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Come enjoy the upbeat, foot thumping music at SHS performed by the Keene Jazz Orchestra! School jazzz bands will highlight the evening.
The Keene Jazz Orchestra Comes to Souhegan High School for Jazz Night #3
AMHERST - The Souhegan High School Music Department will host its final Jazz Night of the year on Friday May 3, 2019 at 7:00pm. This year marks the 18th anniversary of the Jazz Night series of concerts hosted at SHS. To conclude our 18th anniversary season, we are proud to welcome The Keene Jazz Orchestra to SHS.
Founder and former music director, Scott MullettThe Keene Jazz Orchestra was formed in April, 2002 under the direction of Scott Mullett. The intent of the Orchestra is to offer a challenging setting in which local musicians of advanced abilities may study repertoire of big bands past and present. The band hopes to share with our community the big band sound being that it is one of America’s great contributions to world culture. The Keene Jazz Orchestra is made up of local music teachers, students from the local schools, and other area adult musicians. The orchestra continues to provide an outlet for local musicians to hone their jazz abilities and share them with the community.This year's Jazz Night program will include the music of Benny Carter and Thad Jones, as well as a unique, spectacular, and nearly unheard chart by Fred Sturm.
The KJO will be joined by jazz ensembles from Souhegan HS, Nashua South HS, Fairgrounds Middle School and Elm Street Middle School. General Admission at the door is $10.00. Doors will open at 6:30pm. For information on the Keene Jazz Orchestra please go to: www.keenejazzorchestra.com/home or visit: www.facebook.com/keenejazzorchestra/
For event information, contact Carl Benevides at email@example.com.
“Calm Today” Daryl D. Johnson 30 x 40” Oils on canvas
“Vibrant Vistas” Showcases Two Area Artists’ Views of Inner & Outer Worlds
MANCHESTER – Daryl D. Johnson and Roberta Woolfson will show original artworks at Jupiter Hall, 89 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH from May 2 to 17. A reception will be held Thursday, May 2 from 5:30-7:30pm. All are welcome and the event is free to the public. Meet the artists while enjoying light refreshments.
“Portal Through the Church Garden” Roberta Woolfson 24x30” Acrylic-mixed mediaThe artworks represent vistas from travels around the world – grand vistas and deeply personal vistas. “You will experience splendid foliage, fertile and ripe; the sweeps of African horizons; the gemstone colors of the hills of Puerto Rico; intimate views under the sea and views down mossy gorges. All with multi-poetic layers of stories, images and paint,” says Woolfson of her acrylic-mixed media works.
Described by Art New England magazine as “… gestural realist landscapes with the overall effect of speeding through layers of lighted space,” Johnson's oil paintings of coastal scenes and of skies resonate with pulsing waves of brush strokes and rhythms of color. Johnson says of her work: “Shifting water patterns and rising transient clouds reflect nature’s energy in my oil paintings. The views are familiar, but the subtext is the underlying chi, the sweeping momentum. The earth “breathes” in and out with compositions of uplifting shapes.”
Daryl D. Johnson was born in Manhattan, grew up in the suburbs of NYC and moved to New Hampshire in 1988. She maintains a studio in Amherst, NH.
Roberta Woolfson grew up in Zimbabwe in southern Africa surrounded by vibrant colors and powerful scenery. Woolfson’s studio is in Milford, NH.
The artists will be painting in the gallery during open hours Wed-Sat 11am-5pm. For more information visit: www.DarylDJohnsonArtist.com and www.RobertaWoolfson.com
Actorsingers Present the "Feel Good Show"
NASHUA, N.H. – Actorsingers is pleased to announce that it will produce Mamma Mia! May 3-5 in Nashua, N.H. at Keefe Center for the Arts. Tickets are now on sale online at Actorsingers.org or by phone at (603) 320-1870.
Over 60 million people worldwide have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
The story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit! A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!
Mamma Mia! is directed by Angèlica Rosenthal, musical direction by Jonathan Plouffe and choreographed by Jennifer Ryder.
Angèlica Rosenthal, an up and coming director is excited to be tackling a show like Mamma Mia and says “This show is not only filled with timeless music but is also a story about family, friendship and love and the actors are very in tune with all these aspects. The cast is diverse in all facets and has become a melting pot of ideas and knowledge.”
Jonathan Plouffe, who has music directed over 20 shows explains "Mamma Mia is a very exciting, fun-filled show with music we all know and love! This is a very "music-driven" show, with 24 songs and 3 encores, yet the time flies by with this talented cast. ”
Choreographer Jennifer Ryder excitedly remarks, “There are 19 Choreographed Dances in Mamma Mia! I’m so honored to have the opportunity to work with such an incredibly talented cast on this upbeat show! Mamma Mia is an extremely dance intensive show that calls for an ensemble of triple threats. These dances are fun, hilarious, sexy, high energy, and sure to have each audience member dancing in their seats!”
Jennifer Sue (Mallard) Rockwell who plays Donna says "I've always loved Mamma Mia, for the story, the characters journeys and the music. I feel incredibly blessed to be able to tap into a role that I see so much of myself in. Jessica Dee and Kath Palmer are playing my bffs in the show, getting to know and work with them in real life has been the most fun so far!!"
William Jurian Kaula (1871-1953), A Summer Day, New Ipswich, NH, oil on canvas
New England Landscape: Works From the 19th–21st Centuries Exhibit
MILFORD - New Hampshire Antique Co-op is pleased to present The New England Landscape: Works from the 19th–21st Centuries, an exhibit and sale of paintings spanning more than 200 years of artists’ interpretations of the timeless and iconic views unique to New England. From fields and forests to lakes and mountains, this region has long been an inspiration to painters, poets and artists of all kinds.
Featured artists from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries include William Sonntag, Willard Leroy Metcalf, Robert Vonnoh, Aldro Hibbard, Henry Ward Ranger, Ben Foster, Eric Sloane, William Hart, William Jurian Kaula, Paul Sample, Frank Vincent Dumond and William Preston Phelps. Also included in the exhibit are contemporary New England artists Erik Koeppel, Dave Dodge and William Davis.
A prominent work in the exhibit is a Vermont landscape by Willard Leroy Metcalf (1858-1925). Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, and brought up on a farm in Maine, Metcalf’s knowledge of the picturesque New England countryside came early. He studied with landscape masters in Boston and then in France. His interest in Impressionism led him in 1898 to become one of the founders of The Ten, a group of Boston and New York painters pioneering and promoting their work and the Impressionist style. In 1904, Metcalf sought a retreat in rural Maine. Inspired by the scenery, Metcalf went on to paint the diverse New England landscapes for which he became best known. In 1925, Metcalf was named the “poet laureate of the New England hills.” He also was influential in the Cornish Art Colony in Cornish, New Hampshire, which was founded in 1885 by the notable sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens.
Be sure to visit The New England Landscape: Works From the 19th–21st Centuries in the Upstairs Gallery at New Hampshire Antique Co-op for an engaging tour of paintings of New England scenery. The exhibit is on view now through until September 10. For information: call 673-8499 or visit www.facebook.com/nhantiquecoop. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
PEM to Open New 40,000SF Wing, Galleries
SALEM, MA — On September 28, 2019, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) will open a 40,000-square-foot wing designed by Ennead Architects, New York. The expansion and renovation—a component of the museum’s landmark $650M+ Connect Campaign—features new installations, a light-filled atrium, an entry and facilities for school and group tours, new linkages and traffic flow to existing galleries, and a 5,000-square-foot garden designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects. As part of a $16M, museum-wide initiative associated with the expansion project to create entirely new experiences of virtually all of the museum’s collections by 2022, PEM is unveiling thirteen new exhibitions and collection-based art experiences by September. Each gallery offers new perspectives that are designed to create experiences of exploration, discovery, and engagement with exceptional works of art.
“The September opening of a dramatic new wing and galleries, a beautiful garden with multiple water features, and innovative, and highly-engaging installations of historical and contemporary art drawn from PEM collections marks an extremely exciting new phase in the museum’s evolution,” said Dan Monroe, PEM’s Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Executive Director and CEO. “The new art experiences we are creating extend the museum’s commitment to creativity, new ideas, and new perspectives.”
Over the course of the next three years, PEM will open even more new installations of its collections–including American and Native American Art; Photography; Chinese and Chinese Export Art; Japanese and Japanese Export Art; Korean Art; South Asian Art; Oceanic Art; a Meditation Gallery; a new installation in East India Marine Hall; and a new gallery dedicated to Yin Yu Tang, PEM’s Chinese House.