Nov
5
Fri
The Great Guitar Show at The Regent Theatre
Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

In a gathering of Boston’s finest guitar performing artists under one roof, The Great Guitar Night is presented on Friday, November 5, 7:30 to 10:30 pm at the region’s historic Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street, Arlington. 

The Great Guitar Night celebrates Boston’s finest guitarists in one night, under one roof! Listen in as spectacular and legendary guitar performing artists explore a myriad of music’s top genres from blues, jazz, rock n’ roll, rhythm and blues and classical through to gypsy styles. Grammy Award® nominated guitarist Jon Finn appears with laterally accomplished counterpart singer/songwriter and performing/recording artist Juli Finn, as they take the stage in solo and duo tunes delivering a performance to remember! 

Capturing celebrity status at every performance, husband-and-wife guitar/singer/songwriter dream team Jon and Juli Finn perform the music they make uniquely together, a captivating take on jazz, blues, pop and classical, covers and originals, in an organic mix of styles, songs and interpretation. Both performing artists have appeared the world over, performing in such  prestigious concert venues as Tanglewood, Carnegie Hall, Seattle’s Sky Church, Portland’s Roseland Theater and many more.

The roster is rounded out by the exceptional music of professional performing artists Paul Bourgelais, Erin Harpe, Max O’Rourke, Jack Soref, Gerry Beaudoin and Brad Faucher in one unforgettable night on the stage. Celebrate the fine art of guitar playing with some of the greats!

For more information and to order tickets, visit regenttheatre.com, email box.office@regenttheatre.com or call The Regent Theatre at 781-646-4849.

 

Nov
6
Sat
The Great New England Pumpkin Pie Contest
Nov 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Plimoth Patuxet Museums stirs up fun and prizes to find the best pumpkin pie in the region!

Plimoth Patuxet Museums is delighted to gather the New England region around a very special table this fall that will celebrate pumpkin pie and reward bakers for their prize-winning creations.

The Great New England Pumpkin Pie Contest gives contestants the opportunity to enter their best-baked pies to win one of the top three prizes. A panel of celebrity judges will be on hand at Plimoth Patuxet to taste and cast their vote on Sat, Nov. 6.

“We like to say that history is in the baking,” noted Christina Coleman, Plimoth Patuxet Museums’ Director of Public Programs and Hospitality, and organizer of the contest. “This Museum has a long and respected role in Thanksgiving-related programming and historic foodways, and we’re happy to pay tribute to this classic, popular pie that is enjoyed by many during this wonderful season.”

Contest winners will receive The Creative Table cookbook, by Author Michelle M. McGrath, as part of their prize package

Plimoth Patuxet Museums is delighted to present this contest with supporting partners Libby’s, GBH, and South Shore Home Life & Style. Registration is $6 per contestant and is open to both professional and amateur bakers, as well as bakers-in-the-making (amateur bakers under the age of 18) through October 30, 2021. For more information, including dates, contest rules and a list of celebrity judges, visit: https://plimoth.org/events/the-great-new-england-pumpkin-pie-contest.

This contest is one of a number of special events and programming planned this fall to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving, including the recently opened exhibit focused on the origins of Thanksgiving, We Gather Together: Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and the Making of an American Holiday. A complete list of Thanksgiving experiences can be found at https://plimoth.org/explore/thanksgiving.

About Plimoth Patuxet

Through powerful personal experiences of history, Plimoth Patuxet tells the stories of the Wampanoag people and the English colonists who created a new society – in collaboration and in conflict – in the 1600s. Major exhibits include Mayflower, the historic Patuxet Wampanoag Homesite, the 17th-Century English Village, and the Plimoth Grist Mill. Located less than an hour’s drive south of Boston, and 15 minutes north of Cape Cod, the Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. A private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit educational institution, the Museum is supported by admission fees, donations, memberships, and revenue from a variety of educational programming, dining and gift shops. Plimoth Patuxet is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate and receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, private foundations, corporations, and local businesses. For more information, visit www.plimoth.org. Follow the Museum on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and Mayflower on Facebook and Instagram.

The Creative Table cookbook, by Michelle M. McGrath, was published in 2020 and became a bestseller in just 10 days.
The cookbook features coastal images of Massachusetts and satisfying, colorful New England centered recipes that fortify the soul, courtesy image
Nov
7
Sun
Weekend Classics Concert: Argus Quartet at The James Library
Nov 7 @ 3:00 pm

The Argus Quartet, courtesy image

The James Library & Center for the Arts, Norwell’s historic community arts center and lending library, presents a fall season of a variety of music, literary programming and art gallery events serving the South Shore at 24 West Street, Norwell.

Praised for playing with “supreme melodic control and total authority” and “decided dramatic impact” (Calgary Herald), Argus Quartet has quickly emerged as one of today’s most dynamic and versatile ensembles, winning First Prize at both the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition and the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition. The Argus Quartet is dedicated to encouraging the joys of human connection, community, and discovery by bringing a wide-ranging repertoire to life through bold and meaningful programming and a vibrant commitment to collaboration and education.

Tickets: $35 Adults, $30 Seniors 65+, $20 Students
Tickets on sale at
jameslibrary.org on September 6, 2021

Space is limited due to Covid-19 safety protocols.

Nov
18
Thu
The Choir of Men and Boys of St. Paul’s Present Faure’s Requiem, Lecture, Open House
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A trio of events surrounding a Saint Paul’s Choir of Men and Boys’ masterwork performance welcomes the public for learning and entertainment on Thursday, November 18, to Saint Paul’s Parish and Saint Paul’s Choir School, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge.

First, Dr. Thomas Kelly, distinguished Harvard University professor and world-renowned expert of medieval plainchant and early music, offers a 4 pm lecture on the musical and liturgical history of the Requiem.  The presentation is immediately followed by the 5 pm performance of Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, conducted by Saint Paul’s Choir School Director of Music and Choirmaster James Kennerley, with accompaniment by Assistant Director of Music Maks Adach on Saint Paul’s majestic pipe organ.  Lastly, the audience and public are encouraged to attend Saint Paul’s Choir School’s adjacent Open House, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, including a meet-and-greet with faculty, students and alumni, admissions information and tours of the facility. Admission to all three events is free.

Gabriel Fauré’s masterwork Requiem offers some of the most vibrant, dramatic choral music of the twentieth century. Scored for Fauré’s own choir of men and boys at the magnificent church of the La Madeleine in Paris, it has endured as one of his most popular works since its debut performance in 1888.  The audience will be transported by this seminal French composition, immersed in the beautiful acoustics of Saint Paul’s stately architecture, featuring pipe organ and instrumental soloists. Saint Paul’s Choir of Men and Boys often perform in tandem, offering inspiration for growth to the boy choristers, who are all educated at Saint Paul’s Choir School, adjacent to the parish.

The Fauré Requiem is beloved for its Pie Jesu movement, Latin language compositions, and the performance of the Kyrie in Koine Greek dialect. Faure himself described his Requiem as “dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest.”

Founded in 1963 by Dr. Theodore Marier, Saint Paul’s Choir School is a Catholic day school that prepares boys in grades 3 through 8 to succeed in the strongest secondary schools, becoming confident and virtuous leaders, to  grow into compassionate adults. SPCS unites a rigorous academic and musical curriculum rooted in the Roman Catholic tradition. Within this community of faith, friendship and high expectations, students build the habits of mind and heart to rise to all of life’s demands and thrive.

The Choir of Men and Boys of Saint Paul’s Harvard Square in concert, courtesy image

Saint Paul’s Choir School’s world-class music program trains students in choral music appreciation, theory and practice, enabling them to grow as thoughtful students, disciplined performers and virtuous young men. Students sing music ranging from Gregorian chant to contemporary choir commissions to choral masterworks.   The choir provides beautiful liturgical music at daily and Sunday services at Saint Paul’s Parish and have released professional recordings, including Ave Maria and Christmas in Harvard Square by Aim Higher Recordings (available at saintpaulschoirschool.us). The ensemble tours internationally and has performed alongside such renowned groups as the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Saint Paul’s Choir School safely educates in-person during the pandemic in classrooms of 12 or less students, observing state health mandates.   To learn more about Saint Paul’s Choir School enrollment, curriculum, programs and performances, visit saintpaulschoirschool.us, call 617-868-8658, email admin@saintpaulschoirschool.us, or follow Saint Paul’s Choir School Harvard Square on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.  For more information on Saint Paul’s Harvard Square, visit stpaulparish.org.

Schedule of Events ~

Dr. Thomas Kelly, Harvard University Professor, courtesy image

Lecture:  The Musical and Liturgical History of the Requiem

Dr. Thomas Kelly, professor, Harvard University; world-renowned expert, medieval plainchant and early music

Thursday, November 18, 5 pm

Saint Paul’s Parish, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge

Admission is free

saintpaulschoirschool.us


The Choir of Men and Boys of Saint Paul’s Harvard Square in concert, courtesy image

Saint Paul’s Choir of Men and Boys’ Present Fauré’s Requiem

Conducted by James Kennerley, SPCS Director of Music and Choirmaster

Accompanied by Maks Adach, SPCS Assistant Director of Music, Pipe Organ

Thursday, November 18, 5 pm

Saint Paul’s Parish, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge

Admission is free

saintpaulschoirschool.us


Saint Paul’s Choir School Open House

Meet faculty, students, alumni, learn about admissions and tour Saint Paul’s Choir School

Thursday, November 18, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Saint Paul’s Choir School, 29 Mount Auburn Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge

Admission is free

saintpaulschoirschool.us


About Saint Paul’s Choir School

Saint Paul’s Choir School (SPCS) is the only private all-boys Catholic Choir School in the United States, serving students in grades 3 through 8.  It is a vital facet of Saint Paul’s Parish in Harvard Square, Cambridge, led by Father William Kelly, Pastor, an alumnus of the school.

Uniquely integrated with music study, the school’s vigorous academic program provides an outstanding classical preparation in the liberal arts, which prepares boys well for the most competitive high schools. The positive influence derived from the study of music on other academics is clearly evident. Often families are unaware that their child is a capable singer upon entry.  Students receive incomparable academic benefits through SPCS’s frequent choral practice, regular performances, and academic study of music theory. Classes are small and motivation is high among both students and teachers, making for a lively, energetic and creative classroom environment.

To learn more about enrollment, curriculum, programs and performances, visit saintpaulschoirschool.us, call 617-868-8658, email admin@saintpaulschoirschool.us, or follow Saint Paul’s Choir School Harvard Square on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Nov
19
Fri
Art Exhibit: Pastel Gems: Small Works for the Holidays at The James Library
Nov 19 @ 1:00 pm

The James Library & Center for the Arts, Norwell’s historic community arts center and lending library, presents a fall season of a variety of music, literary programming and art gallery events serving the South Shore at 24 West Street, Norwell.

Open House Art Gallery Opening Friday, November 19, 1-7 pm

On view November 19, 2021 to January 8, 2022

Free and open to the public

This exhibit will feature small but exceptional pieces of art perfect for holiday gift giving. All pieces are original works created by well-recognized and accomplished local pastel artists who have been painting and exhibiting together for years. Small Works shows are a popular event due to the small scale and affordability, and with the holidays right around the corner, you will not want to miss this show!

For more information about The James Library’s programs and events, please call 781-659-7100, visit jameslibrary.org or follow our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

Nov
20
Sat
Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s Sustaining Sounds Concert
Nov 20 @ 4:00 pm

String players performing with Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra, image by Jean Kirby Photography

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra (CCCO), the Cape’s professional collaborative orchestra, presents the concert “Sustaining Sounds”, on Sunday, November 21, 3 pm, at Yarmouth New Church Preservation, 266 Main St., 6A, Yarmouth Port.  The orchestra is conducted by Founding Music Director Matthew Scinto.

CCCO’s second performance of its fourth season offers a collection of music for strings, featuring selections by Caroline Shaw, in a program about sustainability on Cape Cod.  “Our orchestra looks forward to returning to  New Church, a very gracious host during our last year of our virtual programs. We’ll explore more music composed for string orchestra and discuss issues surrounding sustainability and environmental protection on Cape Cod,” says Scinto.

Yarmouth New Church Preservation Foundation is a non-religious, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the historically registered former church on Yarmouth Port common as a vibrant cultural center for public benefit and use, recognized as one of the best venues for the performance of live music on Cape Cod.

On the program, CCCO performs Barber’s “Adagio for Strings”, Tchaikovsky’s thrilling “Serenade for Strings”, and “Entr’acte” by Caroline Shaw. On her work, Shaw writes: “Entr’acte was written in 2011 after hearing the Brentano Quartet play Haydn’s Op. 77 No. 2 – with their spare and soulful shift to the D-flat major trio in the minuet. It is structured like a minuet and trio, riffing on that classical form but taking it a little further. I love the way some music suddenly takes you to the other side of Alice’s looking glass, in a kind of absurd, subtle, technicolor transition.”

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra prides itself on exceptional programming and its collaborative performances, a highlight of every season.  Committed to artistic integrity and excellence, CCCO’s mission is to connect the diverse arts communities and individuals of Cape Cod inclusively. By collaborating with other disciplines of art and culture, the Orchestra aims to create unique concert experiences while providing exciting, enriching and memorable orchestral music.  Spotlighting living composers is at the forefront of the orchestra’s mission; bringing audiences closer to the music of modern time, positioned as an essential and educational element to each performance program.  Other repertoire emphasize the championing of works of living composers, as well as the music of the classical canon.

Tickets to “Sustaining Sounds” are $35 general admission, children and students attend for free.  Regarding CCCO’s Covid-19 policy, masks will be required by all audience members at all times. In order to allow for adequate social distancing, tickets for this event will be limited.  Tickets to all Season Four performances are available at capecodchamberorchestra.org, by calling 508-432-1668, or at each venue door by cash or credit card.

A preview of this program’s music performs on Saturday, November 20, 4 pm, at Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center, presented by the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society. More information and tickets will be available on November 1 at mvcms.org.

For more information visit capecodchamberorchestra.org, email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram.

Program:

BARBER Adagio for Strings

SHAW Entr’acte

TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings

Conductor Matthew Scinto, image by Jean Kirby Photography

Dr. Matthew Scinto, Conductor

Matthew Scinto is an emerging conductor based in Cape Cod, where he currently serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Boston Civic Symphony under Music Director Francisco Noya. Mr. Scinto received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from Boston University, where he was a student of Stefan Asbury and David Hoose and twice received the Conducting Department Award for Excellence in Conducting. Mr. Scinto has studied conducting at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center and was invited back again in July 2018. While at Boston University, Mr. Scinto served as the Assistant Conductor of the Boston University Symphony, Chamber, and Opera Orchestras where he covered and conducted in numerous concerts and opera productions, including Boston University’s recent production of Le Nozze di Figaro in 2017. Matthew Scinto has worked with conductors Bramwell Tovey, Ken-David Masur, Stefan Asbury, Diane Wittry, Daniel Hege, Marin Alsop, David Effron, and Markand Thakar. He has conducted such orchestras as the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Symphoria, the New Haven Civic Orchestra, the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra, the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras, the Indian Hill Sinfonia, the Miami Music Festival Orchestra, the Syracuse University Symphony, and the Boston University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.

About Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra

Committed to artistic integrity and excellence, the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to connect the diverse arts communities and individuals of Cape Cod inclusively. By collaborating with other disciplines of art and culture, the Orchestra aims to create unique concert experiences while providing exciting, enriching and memorable orchestral music.  Featuring living composers is at the forefront of the orchestra’s mission; bringing audiences closer to the music of modern time, positioned as an essential and educational element to each performance program.  Other repertoire champions the works of living composers, as well as the music of the classical canon.  For more information visit www.capecodchamberorchestra.org, email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram.

Nov
21
Sun
Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s Shaw, Barber & Tchaikovsky Concert
Nov 21 @ 1:19 pm

Yarmouth New Church Preservation, 266 Main St., 6A, Yarmouth Port

Matthew Scinto, Conductor

CCCO returns with a program of eclectic music for strings featuring the music of Caroline Shaw. The Yarmouth New Church Preservation Foundation is a non-religious, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the historically registered former church on Yarmouth Port common as a vibrant cultural center for public benefit and use. The CCCO will perform Barber’s Adagio for Strings, Tchaikovsky’s thrilling Serenade for Strings, and Entr’acte by Caroline Shaw. On her work Shaw writes:  “Entr’acte was written in 2011 after hearing the Brentano Quartet play Haydn’s Op. 77 No. 2 — with their spare and soulful shift to the D-flat major trio in the minuet. It is structured like a minuet and trio, riffing on that classical form but taking it a little further. I love the way some music (like the minuets of Op. 77) suddenly takes you to the other side of Alice’s looking glass, in a kind of absurd, subtle, technicolor transition.”

Author Stephen Puleo: Voyage of Mercy at The James Library
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm

Author Stephen Puleo, courtesy image

The James Library & Center for the Arts, Norwell’s historic community arts center and lending library, presents a fall season of a variety of music, literary programming and art gallery events serving the South Shore at 24 West Street, Norwell.

The remarkable story of the mission that inspired America to donate massive relief to Ireland during the potato famine, which sparked America’s tradition of providing humanitarian aid around the world. Voyage of Mercy tells the incredible story of the famine, the Jamestown voyage, and the commitment of thousands of ordinary Americans to offer relief to Ireland, a groundswell that provided the collaborative blueprint for future relief efforts and established the United States as the leader in international aid.

Tickets: $20 Adults, $10 Students
Tickets on sale at
jameslibrary.org on September 6, 2021

Space is limited due to Covid-19 safety protocols.

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s Sustaining Sounds Concert
Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm

String players performing with Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra, image by Jean Kirby Photography

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra (CCCO), the Cape’s professional collaborative orchestra, presents the concert “Sustaining Sounds”, on Sunday, November 21, 3 pm, at Yarmouth New Church Preservation, 266 Main St., 6A, Yarmouth Port.  The orchestra is conducted by Founding Music Director Matthew Scinto.

CCCO’s second performance of its fourth season offers a collection of music for strings, featuring selections by Caroline Shaw, in a program about sustainability on Cape Cod.  “Our orchestra looks forward to returning to  New Church, a very gracious host during our last year of our virtual programs. We’ll explore more music composed for string orchestra and discuss issues surrounding sustainability and environmental protection on Cape Cod,” says Scinto.

Yarmouth New Church Preservation Foundation is a non-religious, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the historically registered former church on Yarmouth Port common as a vibrant cultural center for public benefit and use, recognized as one of the best venues for the performance of live music on Cape Cod.

On the program, CCCO performs Barber’s “Adagio for Strings”, Tchaikovsky’s thrilling “Serenade for Strings”, and “Entr’acte” by Caroline Shaw. On her work, Shaw writes: “Entr’acte was written in 2011 after hearing the Brentano Quartet play Haydn’s Op. 77 No. 2 – with their spare and soulful shift to the D-flat major trio in the minuet. It is structured like a minuet and trio, riffing on that classical form but taking it a little further. I love the way some music suddenly takes you to the other side of Alice’s looking glass, in a kind of absurd, subtle, technicolor transition.”

Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra prides itself on exceptional programming and its collaborative performances, a highlight of every season.  Committed to artistic integrity and excellence, CCCO’s mission is to connect the diverse arts communities and individuals of Cape Cod inclusively. By collaborating with other disciplines of art and culture, the Orchestra aims to create unique concert experiences while providing exciting, enriching and memorable orchestral music.  Spotlighting living composers is at the forefront of the orchestra’s mission; bringing audiences closer to the music of modern time, positioned as an essential and educational element to each performance program.  Other repertoire emphasize the championing of works of living composers, as well as the music of the classical canon.

Tickets to “Sustaining Sounds” are $35 general admission, children and students attend for free.  Regarding CCCO’s Covid-19 policy, masks will be required by all audience members at all times. In order to allow for adequate social distancing, tickets for this event will be limited.  Tickets to all Season Four performances are available at capecodchamberorchestra.org, by calling 508-432-1668, or at each venue door by cash or credit card.

A preview of this program’s music performs on Saturday, November 20, 4 pm, at Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center, presented by the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society. More information and tickets will be available on November 1 at mvcms.org.

For more information visit capecodchamberorchestra.org, email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram.

Program:

BARBER Adagio for Strings

SHAW Entr’acte

TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings

Conductor Matthew Scinto, image by Jean Kirby Photography

Dr. Matthew Scinto, Conductor

Matthew Scinto is an emerging conductor based in Cape Cod, where he currently serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Boston Civic Symphony under Music Director Francisco Noya. Mr. Scinto received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from Boston University, where he was a student of Stefan Asbury and David Hoose and twice received the Conducting Department Award for Excellence in Conducting. Mr. Scinto has studied conducting at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center and was invited back again in July 2018. While at Boston University, Mr. Scinto served as the Assistant Conductor of the Boston University Symphony, Chamber, and Opera Orchestras where he covered and conducted in numerous concerts and opera productions, including Boston University’s recent production of Le Nozze di Figaro in 2017. Matthew Scinto has worked with conductors Bramwell Tovey, Ken-David Masur, Stefan Asbury, Diane Wittry, Daniel Hege, Marin Alsop, David Effron, and Markand Thakar. He has conducted such orchestras as the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Symphoria, the New Haven Civic Orchestra, the Brandeis-Wellesley Orchestra, the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras, the Indian Hill Sinfonia, the Miami Music Festival Orchestra, the Syracuse University Symphony, and the Boston University Symphony and Chamber Orchestras.

About Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra

Committed to artistic integrity and excellence, the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to connect the diverse arts communities and individuals of Cape Cod inclusively. By collaborating with other disciplines of art and culture, the Orchestra aims to create unique concert experiences while providing exciting, enriching and memorable orchestral music.  Featuring living composers is at the forefront of the orchestra’s mission; bringing audiences closer to the music of modern time, positioned as an essential and educational element to each performance program.  Other repertoire champions the works of living composers, as well as the music of the classical canon.  For more information visit www.capecodchamberorchestra.org, email info@capecodchamberorchestra.org, or follow Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra on Facebook and Instagram.

Nov
22
Mon
Guitar Night: Berklee’s Rock and Pop Student Showcase
Nov 22 @ 8:00 pm
Guitar Night: Rock and Pop Student Showcase
Monday, November 22 8:00 pm
Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
$10 in advance / $15 day of show
Discounted admission with Berklee ID: Free in advance / $5 day of show

Guitar faculty members Jon Finn and Robin Stone will host the Berklee School of Music Guitar department’s Guitar Night: Rock and Pop Student Showcase. This concert will feature selected, student-led ensembles representing the best rock and pop guitarists at Berklee.

Dec
4
Sat
Americana Theatre Company’s It’s a Wonderful Life – a live radio play
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm

It’s a Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play, 2017, image by KB Designs of NE HR

It’s a Wonderful Life – a live radio play

Select dates from December 4 through 12, evening and matinee performances available

Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North Street, Plymouth

Tickets:  $35.00 adults, $30.00 students/seniors

Back by popular demand!  The beloved American holiday film classic performed as a live 1940s radio broadcast comes to captivating life as It’s a Wonderful Life:  A Live Radio Play. Inside the WBFR radio studio, a small ensemble plays out 40+ roles with microphones, sound effects and the quintessential “applause” sign gracing the stage as the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds. The hubbub and excitement of the Christmas Eve broadcast of It’s a Wonderful Life lulls as “listeners” tune in, and Bailey contemplates the fate of his future and what his world would be like if he never existed in it.  A story of desperation and miracles finds hope in the prayers of an angel, delivering holiday season entertainment and joy to all those in need.

To purchase tickets, or for more information about Americana Theatre Company, visit americanatheatre.org/tickets, or call 508-591-0282.

winter concert, includes joyous songs of the season.  Highlights include Gwyneth Walker’s “How Can I Keep from Singing?”, Paul Carey’s “A Cradle Song”, movements from Gabriel Fauré’s “Messe Basse”, Z. Randall Stroope’s “Missa”, Nicolas Porpora’s “Magnificat”, Bob Chilcott’s “A Little Jazz Mass” and more.

For more information and tickets, visit americantheatre.org.

Pilgrim Festival Chorus: Remembering Christmas Past Concerts
Dec 4 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 4, 7:30 pm, and Sunday, December 5, 4 pm

St. Bonaventure Parish, 803 State Road, Plymouth

Tickets:  $20 for adults, $18 for senior citizens and $15 for students over 14

Children age of 14 and under are admitted free

Conducted by Co-Artistic Director William B. Richter, with accompaniment by Co-Artistic Director Elizabeth Chapman Reilly

Pilgrim Festival Chorus presents its annual holiday season concert, this year a collection of memories in “Remembering Christmas Past”The program explores five centuries of seasonal music, including favorites from past concerts to ring in the holiday season.

Advance tickets may be purchased online at pilgrimfestivalchorus.org or from PFC members. To reserve tickets by phone, please call PFC President Hannah Woodbury at 781-834-8601.  For more information, visit pilgrimfestivalchorus.org, or follow Pilgrim Festival Chorus on Facebook.

Americana’s It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm
Americana’s production of It’s a Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play
in 2017 by Denise Maccaferri

Holiday theatrical classic revived for Americana’s third biennial production

Americana Theatre Company (ATC), Plymouth’s professional theatre company, presents its holiday season biennial tradition “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” on select dates from December 4 through 12, at Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North Street, Plymouth.  “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” is a radio play adaptation by Joe Landry, directed by Marianne Savell.

A beloved American holiday film classic showcasing a live 1940’s radio broadcast comes to captivating life in It’s a Wonderful Life:  A Live Radio Play”.  Inside the WBFR radio studio, a small ensemble portrays more than 40 roles with microphones, sound effects and the quintessential “applause” sign gracing the stage as the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds. The hubbub and excitement of the Christmas Eve broadcast of  “It’s a Wonderful Life” lulls as the audience as “listeners” tune in, and Bailey contemplates the fate of his future and what his world would be like if he never existed in it.  A story of desperation and miracles finds hope in the prayers of an angel, delivering holiday season entertainment and joy to all those in need.

Award-winning director, actor, teacher and theatre coach Marianne Savell is familiar with Americana audiences as the director of prior productions, including “Grease”, “The Three Musketeers”, “An Inspector Calls” and “Moonlight and Magnolias”.  She has directed multiple premiere productions across the United States, including the west coast premiere of “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play”.

It’s a Wonderful Life 2017, image by KB Designs of NE

“It’s A Wonderful Life’s” cast features company members from across the country including Jesse M. Sullivan, David Friday, Joshua Nicholson and Erin Friday. Returning guest performing artists include Johan Woods and Ciera Miller. Americana is excited to welcome Trina Vargas in the role of Mary.  Five of ATC Studio Americana’s local students round out the cast, featuring Alexis Friday, Evelyn Humani, Sadie Metrano, David Savastano and Jude Sullivan.

Tickets for “It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” are $35 adults, $30 for students and seniors.  Performances are held on December 4 at 8 pm; December 5 at 2 pm and 7 pm; December 8 at 7 pm; December 9 at 7 pm; December 10 at 8 pm; December 11 at 2 and 8 pm; December 12, 2 pm and 7 pm.

For tickets, or more information about Americana Theatre Company, visit americanatheatre.org, or call 508-591-0282. Advance ticket purchases are recommended, as seating is limited to capacity.  Plymouth Center for the Arts is handicap accessible, and paid public parking is available street side and in nearby public lots.

It’s a Wonderful Life 2017, image by KB Designs of NE

About Americana Theatre Company

Americana Theatre Company (ATC) is a non-profit, professional theatre company serving the Greater Plymouth region. ATC’s leadership team including Artistic Director Jesse Sullivan, Technical Director David Friday, and Director of Education Erin Friday are charged with continuing Founder Derek Martin’s vision of opening a professional theatre organization in America’s Hometown, a dream fulfilled in 2011.  ATC’s audiences find that story is paramount. ATC is committed to hiring directors, actors, and designers of the highest caliber, with an aim to enliven the cultural atmosphere of the Plymouth community by offering excellent, entertaining theatre and theatre education to residents and visitors alike. For more information, visit americanatheatre.org, or call 508-591-0282.

Dec
5
Sun
A Winter Day – Music of the Season, Secular and Sacred, Lively and Lovely
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 465 First Parish Road, Scituate

Tickets: $20 general admission

Danica Buckley, Conductor

A Winter Day’s featured work is written by Canadian contemporary composer Sarah Quartel, accompanied by piano and cello. The five-movement work celebrates the frigid beauty of Canada’s winters, as expressed in poems by Sara Teasdale, Lucy Maud Montgomery (of “Anne of Green Gables” fame), Melville Cane, as well as Quartel’s own writings. Each movement depicts the passing times of day, beginning with the cold darkness before dawn (Timid Star), concluding as the evening turns to dusk, followed by darkness (Snow Toward Evening). The work conjures up vivid images of a cold, crisp winter, and swirling, dancing snowflakes. The concert culminates with delightful, joyous songs of the season.

For more information about Choral Art Society, visit choralartsociety.org, or follow Choral Art Society of the South Shore on Facebook.

Dec
11
Sat
Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra: Summer Holiday Concerts
Dec 11 @ 5:00 pm

Saturday, December 11, 5 pm – a benefit performance for WE CAN

St. Christopher’s Church, 625 Main St., Chatham

Sunday, December 12, 2021, 3 pm

Pilgrim Congregational Church, 533 Rt. 28, Harwich Port

Matthew Scinto, Conductor

Guess what? Summer has come early. Join CCCO for some mid-winter warmth featuring soprano Sarah Joyce Cooper in Samuel Barber’s Knoxville, Summer of 1915. Barber paints an idyllic, nostalgic picture of Knoxville, Tennessee based on text by James Agee. The work is a simple, dreamlike depiction of an evening in the American South, narrated by a child. The CCCO will also perform the Andante movement from Florence Price’s String Quartet No. 1, concluding with Charles Ives’ trip to camp with his Third Symphony “The Camp Meeting”.

The Saturday evening performance is a benefit for WE CAN, as they celebrate 20 years of empowering women on Cape Cod.  Details and tickets at capecodchamberorchestra.org

 

Dec
17
Fri
Pilgrim Festival Chorus: Messiah and Carol Sing-along Concert
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm

Church at the Green, 6 Plympton Street, Middleborough

Tickets: $10.00 for adults and youth ages 12+, available at the door. Children under age 12 are admitted for free

Conducted by Co-Artistic Director William B. Richter, with accompaniment by Co-Artistic Director Elizabeth Chapman Reilly

Pilgrim Festival Chorus co-director William B. Richter leads the audience in both carols and the familiar choruses from Part I of Handel’s masterpiece, concluding with the Hallelujah Chorus. Solos selected from Part I, the Christmas portion, will be sung by featured local vocalists. Organ accompaniment is performed by PFC accompanist/co-director, Elizabeth Chapman Reilly, music director at the church, often enriched by visiting guest instrumental musicians.

In Messiah Sings, popular throughout the area for more than 40 years, the audience can either sing or listen.  Scores are available to borrow on site, or attendees are welcome to bring their own. Funds raised from this event support the PFC’s yearly operating expenses.

For more information, visit pilgrimfestivalchorus.org.

Dec
18
Sat
South Shore Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm

92 dancers from 24 South Shore communities return to the ballet stage for beloved holiday season tradition

McGRATHPR.com – Celebrating the magic of the holidays through the joy of dance, South Shore Ballet Theatre presents the seasonal classic The Nutcracker, on December 18 and 19, 2 pm, Thayer Academy Center for Performing Arts, 745 Washington Street, Braintree.

For over 13 years, South Shore Ballet Theatre’s full-length production of The Nutcracker has celebrated the magic of the holidays on Boston’s South Shore. Based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” and set to Tchaikovsky’s treasured musical score, The Nutcracker is the dance classic that offers quintessential enchantment in holiday season entertainment.  Be entranced by Clara as she explores a charmed world from her family’s living room on Christmas Eve, adventures through an enchanted forest of dancing snowflakes, into the magical Land of The Sweets led by the Sugar Plum Fairy.

“Resuming live performance is vital to the education and development of our dancers, especially following the limitations of the pandemic. We are very excited to welcome back the community to our annual tradition of The Nutcracker and are very grateful to Thayer Academy and their leadership for our long-term collaborative relationship supporting the arts on the South Shore.” shares SSBT Founding Artistic Director Marthavan McKeon.

Known for its spectacular professional-quality productions, SSBT engages guest artists in The Nutcracker’s leading roles, including Nichola Montt of Hanover as Sugar Plum Fairy, Rachel Smith of Plymouth as Dew Drop, and Haissan Booth of Dorchester as Drosselmeyer. The production also engages 92 student dancers from SSBT ballet training programs, gathered from 24 South Shore communities.

South Shore Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker Snow corps, image by Maura Longueil

Founded in 2008, South Shore Ballet Theatre is a pre-professional ballet school with world class faculty, training tomorrow’s dancers today. SSBT administers American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT®) National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough eight-level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development.  The National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.

Tickets to The Nutcracker are $22, available for purchase starting November 15, available at buy.tututix.com/southshoreballettheatre. The performance is family-friendly and plays at about 90 minutes. If the scheduled performances are an early sellout, a third performance will be added on Saturday, December 18, 6 pm, visit the website for updates.  To make a donation to support South Shore Ballet Theatre, or for more information about SSBT’s programs, tuition and performances, visit southshoreballettheatre.com, call 781-312-7224, or follow South Shore Ballet Theatre on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest.

A prior SSBT production of The Nutcracker, featuring Clara and Drosselmeyer, image by Maura Longueil
South Shore Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker (3 performances)
Dec 18 @ 2:00 pm

The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 18, 2 pm and 6 pm; and Sunday, December 19, 2 pm
Thayer Academy Center for the Arts, 745 Washington Street, Braintree

A welcome sign of the holiday season, South Shore Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker celebrates the magic of the holidays through the joy of dance. Come watch as Clara explores a world of magic from her family’s living room on Christmas Eve, through an enchanted forest of dancing snowflakes, and into the magical Land of The Sweets led by the Sugar Plum Fairy.  This exciting, family-friendly production features 90 student dancers from our ballet training programs, representing communities on the South Shore from Plymouth to Quincy.

Tickets are $22 available for purchase starting November 15, available at buy.tututix.com/southshoreballettheatre.

For more information about South Shore Ballet Theatre, its programs and performances, visit southshoreballettheatre.com, call 781-312-7224, or follow South Shore Ballet Theatre on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest.

Dec
19
Sun
South Shore Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm

92 dancers from 24 South Shore communities return to the ballet stage for beloved holiday season tradition

McGRATHPR.com – Celebrating the magic of the holidays through the joy of dance, South Shore Ballet Theatre presents the seasonal classic The Nutcracker, on December 18 and 19, 2 pm, Thayer Academy Center for Performing Arts, 745 Washington Street, Braintree.

For over 13 years, South Shore Ballet Theatre’s full-length production of The Nutcracker has celebrated the magic of the holidays on Boston’s South Shore. Based on E.T.A. Hoffman’s tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” and set to Tchaikovsky’s treasured musical score, The Nutcracker is the dance classic that offers quintessential enchantment in holiday season entertainment.  Be entranced by Clara as she explores a charmed world from her family’s living room on Christmas Eve, adventures through an enchanted forest of dancing snowflakes, into the magical Land of The Sweets led by the Sugar Plum Fairy.

“Resuming live performance is vital to the education and development of our dancers, especially following the limitations of the pandemic. We are very excited to welcome back the community to our annual tradition of The Nutcracker and are very grateful to Thayer Academy and their leadership for our long-term collaborative relationship supporting the arts on the South Shore.” shares SSBT Founding Artistic Director Marthavan McKeon.

Known for its spectacular professional-quality productions, SSBT engages guest artists in The Nutcracker’s leading roles, including Nichola Montt of Hanover as Sugar Plum Fairy, Rachel Smith of Plymouth as Dew Drop, and Haissan Booth of Dorchester as Drosselmeyer. The production also engages 92 student dancers from SSBT ballet training programs, gathered from 24 South Shore communities.

South Shore Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker Snow corps, image by Maura Longueil

Founded in 2008, South Shore Ballet Theatre is a pre-professional ballet school with world class faculty, training tomorrow’s dancers today. SSBT administers American Ballet Theatre’s (ABT®) National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough eight-level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development.  The National Training Curriculum consists of a comprehensive set of age-appropriate, outcome-based guidelines to provide the highest quality ballet training to dance students of all ages and skill levels.

Tickets to The Nutcracker are $22, available for purchase starting November 15, available at buy.tututix.com/southshoreballettheatre. The performance is family-friendly and plays at about 90 minutes. If the scheduled performances are an early sellout, a third performance will be added on Saturday, December 18, 6 pm, visit the website for updates.  To make a donation to support South Shore Ballet Theatre, or for more information about SSBT’s programs, tuition and performances, visit southshoreballettheatre.com, call 781-312-7224, or follow South Shore Ballet Theatre on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest.

A prior SSBT production of The Nutcracker, featuring Clara and Drosselmeyer, image by Maura Longueil