Archive for January, 2012


Aht To Do List – 1/30/12 to 2/5/12

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Category: Aht Events

This Week’s New England Art Events:

Sunday:

DuoSopraVoce, flute & Violin
@Loring-Greenough House
12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA

02/05/2012 @ 3:00 pm
Cost: $15 ($10 students & seniors)
Category: Music
Contact: lghhouseconcerts@aim.com

Duo SopraVoce
presents original music for flute and violin
on February 5, 2012

On February 5, 2012, the Duo SopraVoce – Annegret Klaua, violin and Orlando Cela, flute – will present a concert of original music for flute and violin that spans 300 years, including music specifically written for the duo, at the historic Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain MA, as part of the Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House parlor concert series. Selections from the Baroque to the contemporary will enliven your afternoon, interspersed with three world premieres by composers from France, Australia and Israel.
Meet Orlando and Annegret at afternoon tea following the program.

The Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House series recreates the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century “musical afternoons” in the 1760 Loring-Greenough House, twice monthly, October to May. Tickets are available at the door: donation $15 ($10 seniors, students and JPTC members). Space is limited; reservations are suggested-call 617-524-3158 or email lghouseconcerts@aim.com.

Violinist Annegret Klaua is a freelance musician and teacher in the Boston, MA area. She performs with the Boston Classical Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Alea III, and the Boston Lyric Opera. She has taught at Bridgewater State College, Brevard Music Center, Governor’s School of North Carolina, was a teaching and research assistant at Indiana and Brandeis University, and is currently on the faculty of the Winchester Community Music School. Ms. Klaua has participated in the Aspen, Sarasota, Spoleto/Italy, and Verbier Festivals and has given many recitals in her native Germany, in Poland, Austria, Switzerland, the US, and Taiwan.

Orlando Cela started playing flute at a very early age in his native Venezuela. He pursued flute studies at DePauw University, in Vienna Hochschule for Musik und Darstellende Kunst, and at the New England Conservatory. Orlando is the music director of Willow Flute Ensemble and many other chamber ensembles. He has served as faculty in UMass Dartmouth, SUNY Fredonia and College of the Holy Cross. Orlando’s recordings can be found in iTunes, CDBaby and Amazon, and include music from all genres and time periods.

Built in 1760, the Loring-Greenough House, a local landmark listed on the Massachusetts and National Registers of Historic Places, is located at 12 South Street (at the Civil War Monument) in Jamaica Plain, MA. It is owned and managed by the non-profit Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, Inc. as a historic house museum and site for art and music presentations. The Loring-Greenough House is wheelchair accessible. For more information on the Loring-Greenough House, see www.loring-greenough.org.

For reservations or directions, call (617)524-3158, or email lghouseconcerts@aim.com.

Upcoming concerts in this series:
Sunday, March 4: Libella: Women’s choral quartet
Sunday, March 18: Universal Village. Recorder ensemble presents World Music
Sunday, April 1: Pentimento: Eric Haas, recorders, Olav Chris Hendriksen, archlute


Aht To Do List – 1/23/12 to 1/29/12

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Category: Aht Events

This Week’s New England Art Events:

Friday:

Bring Your Own Improv
@95 Empire
Providence, RI

01/27/2012 @ 11:00pm
Cost: $5.00
Category: Improv
Contact: www.BringYourOwnImprov.com

Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI) is now in its fifth season! This is an interactive improv show that welcomes voluntary audience participation! You can participate in one of three ways: Applaud at a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions, or if you feel you’re ready, jump up and get involved with us on stage!!!

Sunday:

Bring Your Own Improv
@The Warwick Museum of Art
Warwick, RI

01/29/2012 @ 6:00pm
Cost: $5.00
Category: Improv
Contact: www.BringYourOwnImprov.com

Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI) is now in its fifth season! This is an interactive improv show that welcomes voluntary audience participation! You can participate in one of three ways: Applaud at a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions, or if you feel you’re ready, jump up and get involved with us on stage!!!

This show is all ages welcome!

Long Time Courting
@Studio 99
Nashua, NH

01/29/2012 @ 3 PM
Cost: $14 adv, $20 door
Category: Music
Contact: elizabeth_simmons@hotmail.com

Long Time Courting celebrates the release of their debut album, Alternate Routes! Long Time Courting’s first studio recording sparkles with creativity and fresh energy. Drawing from the deep well of traditional music, the all-women quartet finds new and satisfying ways of making jigs, reels, and old ballads accessible to the modern folk audience. Though the majority of the material on the album is Irish in origin, the album also features material from Sweden, England, and America, as well as a handful of originals.
Bringing together the talents of Sarah Blair on fiddle/vocals, Liz Simmons on guitar/vocals, Shannon Heaton on flute/vocals, and Ariel Friedman on cello/vocals, this Boston-based band shares a love of traditional Irish, Scottish and American folk music as well as contemporary material. They bring elements of these various genres to their repertoire in a way that is seamlessly innovative, inventively arranged, and skillfully rendered.
“An exceptionally good album… one of the best new groups playing in the Celtic genre.”
- Times Argus
“This is not a ‘girl band’ for the sake of being so. These women are true masters of their craft.”
- Aoife O’Donovan, vocalist and songwriter, Crooked Still
“(Alternate Routes) is a tapestry, with bright threads of voice and instrument weaving in and out, coming to the fore and supporting in the background through a series of musical conversations…”
Music Road


Short Film – Casting Call

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Category: Auditions

Short Film – Casting Call
Performing Art
Providence, RI

Employer: Risd student, Mathew McNamara
Compensation: Food and Credit
Contact: mmcnamar@risd.edu

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Aht To Do List – 1/16/12 to 1/22/12

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This Week’s New England Art Events:

Friday:

3 One Acts by David Lindsay-Abaire
@Black Box Theatre at Artists’ Exchange
Cranston, RI

01/20/2012 @ 7:30pm
Cost: $15
Category: Theater
Contact: 401.490.9475

Chickens discuss crossing the road, paroled woman discovers a torte, wine glasses discuss divorce, couples fight over the merits of god parenting over lasagna, heartsick people confront the dilemma of love, strange woman falls into pool while spying on people in a Connecticut home.

CRAZY EIGHTS, BABY FOOD, and THAT OTHER PERSON by David Lindsay-Abaire. Also featuring eight new monologues by Kevin Broccoli!

Sunday:

Bring Your Own Improv
@The Warwick Museum of Art
Warwick, RI

01/22/2012 @ 6:00pm
Cost: $5.00
Category: Improv
Contact: www.BringYourOwnImprov.com

Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI) is now in its fifth season! This is an interactive improv show that welcomes voluntary audience participation! You can participate in one of three ways: Applaud at a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions, or if you feel you’re ready, jump up and get involved with us on stage!!!

This show is all ages welcome!

Portraits in Miniature
@Loring-Greenough House
12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA

01/22/2012 @ 3:00 pm
Cost: $15 ($10 students & seniors)
Category: Music
Contact: lghhouseconcerts@aim.com

Trium, literally “of three,” is a trio of superb sopranos who have dedicated themselves to the exploration and performance of music of three equal voices. On January 22, 2012, they will present Portraits in Miniature. In the tradition of the Renaissance miniature portrait, a tiny detailed devotion to a beloved subject, Trium will explore, luxuriate and celebrate bite-size portions of a variety of periods and styles, from the Notre Dame school in medieval Paris to the sixteenth century Flemish motet, to the English Madrigal style, with a soupcon of turn of the century and contemporary. The concert will take place at the historic Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain MA, as part of the Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House parlor concert series.

Meet Trium at afternoon tea following the program.

The Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House series recreates the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century “musical afternoons” in the 1760 Loring-Greenough House, twice monthly, October to May. Tickets are available at the door: donation $15 ($10 seniors, students and JPTC members). Space is limited; reservations are suggested-call 617-524-3158 or email lghouseconcerts@aim.com.

Trium was founded in 1997 to perform a benefit concert at Emmanuel Church in Boston, but Shannon Larkin, Margaret Johnson, and Susan Trout are well known individually for their work with Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, and Emmanuel Music. Each of the voices has a distinctly unique quality, and when they come together they make a gloriously blended sound that is even greater than the sum of its parts. Margaret’s pure sweet tone and stratospheric range surround each piece with a halo of brilliance. Shannon’s clarion soprano weaves in with a shimmer and dips down into mezzo warmth. Susan’s brilliantly radiant and richly warm tone adds depth and beauty before carrying its strength to the top of the staff. Whether they are singing a finely tuned dissonant chord in a Renaissance motet or an exquisitely blended unison in a contemporary art song, Trium makes music “of three” sound like so much more.


Aht To Do List – 1/9/12 to 1/15/12

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This Week’s New England Art Events:

Friday:

Bring Your Own Improv
@95 Empire
Providence, RI

01/13/2012 @ 11:00pm
Cost: $5.00
Category: Improv
Contact: www.BringYourOwnImprov.com

Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI) is now in its fifth season! This is an interactive improv show that welcomes voluntary audience participation! You can participate in one of three ways: Applaud at a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions, or if you feel you’re ready, jump up and get involved with us on stage!!!

Sunday:

“Precious Knowledge” Documnetary Screening and Q and A
@Renaissance Church
77, Reservoir Avenue
Providence, RI

01/15/2012 @ 3:00pm & 5:30pm
Cost: $10
Category: Film
Contact: hewsonpaw@gmail.com

First screening is at 3:00 PM followed by discussion with the featured Tucson High School teacher/activist, Mr. Curtis Acosta, at 4:30 PM. Second screening will be from 5:30 to 7 PM.

“Precious Knowledge”
An award-winning documentary about the Tucson’s Mexican American Studies program, is showcased in Providence with the film’s featured teacher/activist Curtis Acosta, present and available for open discussion at the event.

Providence, Rhode Island- Renaissance Church, in collaboration with Save Ethnic Studies, announces a fundraiser with two screenings of the documentary, Precious Knowledge, on January 15, 2012. The film features Tucson teacher Curtis Acosta, who will be present between the screenings to discuss the film and the current lawsuit to save Ethnic Studies in Arizona. The two screenings of the feature length documentary will be shown in the auditorium of Renaissance Church at 77 Reservoir Avenue in Providence RI. First screening is at 3:00 PM followed by discussion with the featured Tucson High School teacher/activist, Mr. Curtis Acosta, at 4:30 PM. Second screening will be from 5:30 to 7 PM. The donation requested for this event is $10.00.

The documentary features disenfranchised high school seniors who become academic warriors and community leaders in Tucson’s embattled Ethnic Studies classes while state lawmakers attempt to eliminate the program and Kim Hewson, a local high school history and language teacher states, “This film highlights how an approach to teaching that includes critical thinking as well as consideration of the background and the funds of knowledge of students fosters dynamic academic success. The proceeds from this fund-raising effort will help support the defense of the current historic legal battle to continue transformative education for all students in Arizona which could have implications throughout the country.”

Movie trailer can be viewed at: http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi2967444761/

Background for “Precious Knowledge”

Precious Knowledge interweaves the transformative stories of seniors in the Mexican American Studies Program at Tucson High School. Inequalities in education continue to affect people of color. The ticking time bomb story of our time is that fewer than six in 10 Latino adults in the United States have a high school diploma. These alarming dropout rates will continue to have a serious impact on our nation. This documentary goes further, however, by illustrating forms of critical pedagogy that can empower Latino youth and other youth of color and change this state of affairs. Precious Knowledge illustrates that a Mexican American Studies program inspires 82% of its students to enroll in college. The themes of Precious Knowledge are embedded in the journey of each student as they: self reflect, seek out precious knowledge, begin to act, and ultimately transform, while nurturing positive images of Latino identity and embracing the dignity of all cultures and histories. For mor!
e information on the situation in educating youth in Tucson visit saveethnicstudies.org.

Bring Your Own Improv
@The Warwick Museum of Art
Warwick, RI

01/15/2012 @ 6:00pm
Cost: $5.00
Category: Improv
Contact: www.BringYourOwnImprov.com

Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI) is now in its fifth season! This is an interactive improv show that welcomes voluntary audience participation! You can participate in one of three ways: Applaud at a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions, or if you feel you’re ready, jump up and get involved with us on stage!!!

This show is all ages welcome!


Casting for Short Film to shoot this Saturday

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Casting for Short Film to shoot this Saturday (1/7)
Performing Art
Providence, RI

Employer: Chillo Hippo Productions
Compensation: $0
Contact: e-mail rroy_7390@ric.edu

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Salon Style! 2012 Call to Visual Artists

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Salon Style! 2012 Call to Artists
Visual Art
Nashua, NH

Event Name: Salon Style!
Entry Fee: $0
Contact: art@thesteezgallery.com

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Auditions for Upcoming Shakespeare Shows

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Auditions for Upcoming Shakespeare Shows
Performing Art
Providence, RI

Employer: RI Shakespeare Company
Compensation: Percentage
Contact: 508-287-6306

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Aht To Do List – 1/2/12 to 1/8/12

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This Week’s New England Art Events:

Sunday:

Bring Your Own Improv
@The Warwick Museum of Art
Warwick, RI

01/08/2012 @ 6:00pm
Cost: $5.00
Category: Improv
Contact: www.BringYourOwnImprov.com

Bring Your Own Improv (BYOI) is now in its fifth season! This is an interactive improv show that welcomes voluntary audience participation! You can participate in one of three ways: Applaud at a scene you like, yell out fantastic suggestions, or if you feel you’re ready, jump up and get involved with us on stage!!!

This show is all ages welcome!

Music of Ladies of the French and Italian Baroque
@Loring-Greenough House
12 South Street Jamaica Plain
Jamaica Plain, MA

01/08/2012 @ 3:00 pm
Cost: $15 ($10 students & seniors)
Category: Music
Contact: lghhouseconcerts@aim.com

Ensemble 44
Presents
Music of Ladies of the French and Italian Baroque
on January 8, 2012

Ensemble 44 (Karen Burciaga, violin, Hannah Davidson, Viola da gamba, Teri Kowiak, voice, and Kathleen McDoiugald, harpsichord) present Music of Ladies of the French and Italian Baroque on Sunday, January 8, 2012, at 3:00 p.m., at the historic Loring-Greenough House, 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain MA, including music of Barbara Strozzi, Isabella Leonarda and Elizabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre.

Meet Ensemble 44 at afternoon tea following the program.

The Sunday Afternoon at the ‘Greenough House series recreates the atmosphere of 18th and 19th century “musical afternoons” in the 1760 Loring-Greenough House, twice monthly, October to May. Tickets are available at the door: donation $15 ($10 seniors, students and JPTC members). Space is limited; reservations are suggested-call 617-524-3158 or email lghouseconcerts@aim.com.

Ensemble 44, so named for the Studio 44 in Boston in which it rehearses, came into existence out of a
wish to explore the works of Baroque women composers. Their first CD, Six by Three: 6 Sonatas by 3
Women Composers, was released last year and contains works of Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre,
Anna Amalia von Preusen, and Isabella Leonarda.

Karen Burciaga (violin) discovered early music while an undergraduate at Vanderbilt University. She
later earned an MM in Early Music Performance from the Longy School of Music, studying violin with
Dana Maiben and viol with Jane Hershey. She has performed with the King’s Noyse, Newport
Baroque, Exsultemus, the Arcadia Players, La Follia Austin, and other period ensembles, including
appearances at the Boston, Bloomington, and Amherst Early Music Festivals. She is a founding
member of Seven Times Salt, an English consort, and Long & Away, a consort of viols. Karen has
coached violin band and masque performances on the string faculty of the Texas TOOT in Austin. Her
other musical interests include traditional Scottish fiddle and dance, American shape-note singing,
and Italian Renaissance dance.

Hannah Davidson (viola da gamba) began performing early music with the Quadrivium, under the
direction of Marleen Montgomery, and can be heard on the Revels CD Sing We Now of Christmas.
Having soon discovered a love for the viol, she went on to study with Sarah Cunningham, Laura
Jeppesen, and at the Longy School of Music with Jane Hershey, as well as in intensive summer
workshops. She has performed on the SoHIP summer concert series with La Donna Musicale,
Ensemble Soleil and Heliotrope Consort, and has several times been a recipient of the Silbiger Grant
Award to bring music for viols and voices to church services. Hannah served as President of the Viola
da Gamba Society of New England from 2006-2010 and remains active in the VdGS-NE overseeing the
newsletter and organizing workshops.

Teri Kowiak (voice) is a professional musician based in the Boston area. A recent graduate of the
Longy School of Music’s Early Music Program, she specializes in the historically-inspired performance
of medieval, renaissance and baroque music while also performing a wide range of styles including
classical, jazz, traditional Irish/Celtic, and premiering new compositions. She is a featured vocalist on
the premier solo album Redline by bagpiper Michael McNutt (of Tartanic) and has performed with
Cappella Clausura, the Seraphim Singers, the Harvard Early Music Society and the choir of the
Church of Our Saviour in Brookline, MA. Recent performances include the role of La Poésie in
Harvard Early Music Society’s Les Plaisirs de la Paix in December and her debut with Spanish baroque
group El Fuego in January.

Kathleen McDougald (harpsichord) holds a masters degree in harpsichord performance from Longy
School of Music. She is the creator of Boston-based Studio 44 and founding member of Ensemble 44.
She has been organist and choir director at Church of the Good Shepherd in Woburn and other
Massachusetts churches. She taught music in the Boston Public Schools, and has taught privately for
many years.

Built in 1760, the Loring-Greenough House, a local landmark listed on the Massachusetts and National Registers of Historic Places, is located at 12 South Street (at the Civil War Monument) in Jamaica Plain, MA. It is owned and managed by the non-profit Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, Inc. as a historic house museum and site for art and music presentations. The Loring-Greenough House is wheelchair accessible. For more information on the Loring-Greenough House, see www.loring-greenough.org.

For reservations or directions, call (617)524-3158, or email lghouseconcerts@aim.com.

Upcoming concerts in this series:
Sunday, January 22. 2012: Trium, vocal trio
Sunday, February 5: Orlando Cela, Guitar
Sunday, March 4: Libella: Women’s choral quartet

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