Performances

Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble Series

Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble…everchanging…unpredictable…delightful!

The CCA Stage Series is proud to present a series of four concerts by the Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble in 2015.

Tickets are $20 Adults or $75 for the series and $15 for Senior/Students or $55 for the series.  Available at the CCA or on line HERE.

 

Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm – Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble, a multi-instrumental, multi-colored chamber music group, begins its spring season with two adventurous 20th-century works: British composer Malcolm Arnold’s Trio op. 6 for flute viola and bassoon, and Swiss composer Bohuslav Martinu’s “Promenades” for flute, violin and piano; along with music of two classical masters: Mendelssohn’s two Concert Pieces for clarinet, bassoon and piano; and the mighty Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 25, by Brahms.

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Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm – Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble brings you another diverse program, featuring a variety of instruments, styles, and musical expression.  It will include three jazzy neo-classical pieces: one that was premiered by Benny Goodman, the “Concerto a Tre” by Ingolf Dahl; Jean Françaix’s Quartet for English horn and strings; Mervyn Cooke’s “Clockwork” for flute, oboe and clarinet; and Eugene Bozza’s Three Pieces for flute and oboe.  Complementing these will be one of Mozart’s beautiful Viola Quintets, considered by many to be among his most sublime chamber works.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm – With a program representing three centuries of chamber music, Kaleidoscope Chamber ensemble returns with a quartet for winds and strings by J. C. Bach; two French masterpieces, the Cello Sonata by Debussy and the Piano Quartet in C minor by Fauré; and for dessert, tops things off with a delightful set of Tangos by the great Astor Piazzolla.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:30 PM – In its final program of the season at Chelmsford Arts Center, Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble presents two Boston area premieres touching on war and peace, and brings back guest soprano singer Jessica Cooper to add new dimensions to the chamber music experience.  Local composer Mark Latham’s “Four Meditations on War” for Voice and String Quartet is complemented by music of another local composer, Jonathan C. Rappaport, who offers his “Peace Now” for Piano and String Quintet.  These new works are accompanied by two classics: J. S. Bach’s beloved Wedding Cantata, and, to end the program, the famous nineteenth-century Piano Quintet by Robert Schumann.

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Travel with the CCA and Collette: The Gardens of London

Travel with the CCA and Collette:  The Gardens of London Travel with the CCA and Collette:  The Gardens of London

Join us on a May tour to London which will benefit the Chelmsford Center for the Arts.  This is your chance to see the famous Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show on the Members Opening as well as the famous gardens of London.  Highlights: London, City Tour, Traditional Pub Dinner, RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens, RHS Wisley Gardens, The Savill Garden.

You can read all about it HERE.  Collette offers insurance that allows you to cancel for any reason, so now is the time to make your plans to see the world renowned Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show as a member.

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Acoustic Cafe Open Mic

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COME ONE, COME ALL!  SINGER-SONGWRITERS, POETS & TELLERS OF TALES!

Host Ruth Canonico is looking for future Featured Performers.  Come and share your favorite performance pieces in the round in this intimate cafe style performance space in the CCA Cabaret Cafe.  Previous featured performers include Carrie Little & Russ Graham, Kate Chadbourne, Woody Carpinella, Seth Connelly, Rick Gottlieb, Rose Sheheen & John Hicks, and George Cappacio…our next feature could be YOU!

All ages and abilities are warmly welcome.  Perform or come and enjoy.  $5 at the door, sign up at 6:30 for 7 pm start

This month Acoustic Cafe Open Mic is on the THIRD Friday, November 21st

Honoring Veterans for Peace 

Featuring Eric Wasileski: Poet/Writer 

Eric Wasileski (M.Div) is a Persian Gulf Veteran of Operation Desert Fox (the forgotten battle of Iraq). He has worked for 8 years in Parish Ministry in the UU and Quaker tradition. He is active with Warrior Writers Boston and on the Executive Committee of the Smedley Butler Brigade Chapter 9 Veterans for Peace and is Clerk of New England Yearly Meeting Peace and Social Concerns Committee. He is expecting his first poetry book to be published by Human Error Publishing to be out before winter. 


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