Sunday, March 3 2013

Format: 2015/02/27

Sunday, March 3 2013

Connecticut Master Chorale Winter Concert

"The Peacemakers" - Karl Jenkins. Jenkins' newest creation.

Tina Johns Heidrich, Conductor.

With texts from Percy Bysshe Shelley, Gandhi, The Dalai Lama, Terry Waite, Mother Teresa, Albert Schweitzer, Carol Barratt, Karl Jenkins, St. Francis of Assisi, Sir Thomas Malory, Rumi, Nelson Mandela, Bahá'u'lláh, Anne Frank, and the Bible, this is perhaps his most significant and gorgeous contribution to the choral world to date.

Accompanied by the Connecticut Master Chorale Orchestra


The Little Prince

Here’s an astonishing new take on this classic story, which is actually a tale for all ages. In association with Emmy Award-winning puppet designer Michael Schupbach, and Monkey Boys Productions (puppet builders on the West End production of Avenue Q and the most recent Broadway production/tour of Little Shop of Horrors) this beautiful new production uses inventive puppets, live actors, original music and magnificent design to bring to life the heart-warming story of the Little Prince who gains rare and unique insights into love, loss, and laughter.


"Nudes and Nudibranchs'

 Award-winning painter Frank Bruckmann and sculptor Gar Waterman will exhibit their most recent  work at the Kehler Liddell Gallery: "Nudes and Nudibranchs," from February 7- March 10, 2013. Frank Bruckmann and Gar Waterman are both traditionalists who use direct observation of nature and carefully applied technique to craft their work. Bruckmann's brushstrokes caress oil paint with an expert and familiar hand into the eternally complex landscape of the female figure, while Waterman's sculpture bends the liquid sheen of polished stone into impressions of rhythm and grace from the marine environment. 


Greenleaf Pottery: Classes in Wheel Thrown Pottery

Classes offer firsthand experience of the entire pottery-making cycle. Beginning emphasis is placed on working with one of the fifteen potter's wheels.  Beginning as well as advanced students are welcome. Sets of eight week classes are offered Tuesday or Thursday evening 6 to 9 p.m.,  year-round. Sign up now to reserve your place.

Call or go to the website for more information. 860-528-6090,


Lecture Series with Tom Brenner: “Illumination – The Role of Light in Two-Dimensional Art: as Tool, as Subject, as Symbol & Sig

In exploring this fascinating subject, Brenner will survey scores of images from a wide range of times, places and artistic perspectives. Among the questions that will be considered are the following. How best can an artist perceive and understand the workings of light in the physical world? By what means can he or she most effectively translate these observations into an artistic image? How does the artists’ treatment of light affect the viewer’s response?  Woven throughout this visual journey, the words of artists, scientists, poets and philosophers, will further illuminate the aesthetic, emotional, and spiritual significance of light in our lives and our creativity.

Tom Brenner, has been a painter, pastelist and photographer for more than 30 years.  He has exhibited widely throughout the Northeast and his work hangs in numerous private and public collections.  During this time, he has taught a wide range of courses in drawing, painting and design.  In addition to being an instructor at the Silvermine School of Art since 1996, he also teaches at Sacred Heart University and Housatonic Community College.  Over the years, Tom Brenner has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Mexico, Africa and India.  He holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College, a BA in Fine Arts from Yale University, and has studied applied arts and design at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA.  


Please join us at the Silvermine Arts Center - Sara Victoria Hall at 4:30 PM.



"On Your Toes"

The Wallingford Symphony Orchestra will present its next concert “On Your Toes” at 2 p.m, on Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the Paul Mellon Arts Center on the campus of Choate Rosemary Hall, 333 Christian Street, Wallingford, CT. 

The concert will feature a guest performance by dancers from the New Haven Ballet and works of Tchaikovsky, Delibes, Stravinski, and Prokofiev. 
Tickets are open seating and are priced at $27 for adults, with reduced prices for seniors and students.   
Tickets will be available at the door or may be purchased in advance at the Gallagher Travel Shoppe, 369 Center Street, Wallingford (203-265-2856), or by visiting the Symphony’s website at or by calling the Symphony's phone line 203-697-2261.

Booksigning: The Good House by Ann Leary

Good House

This is a rescheduled event!

Anne Leary will sign copies of her new book, The Good House @ 2:00 pm.

A riveting novel in which an engaging and wildly irreverent woman is in complete denial--about herself, her drinking, and her love for a man she's known all her life. Hildy is a successful real-estate broker, good neighbor, mother, and grandmother. She's also a raging alcoholic. An exceptional novel that is at turns hilarious and sobering.

"Hildy is an original, irresistibly likable and thoroughly untrustworthy ... a genuinely funny novel about alcoholism."--"Kirkus", starred review

"Leary's powerfully perceptive and smartly nuanced portrait of the perils of alcoholism is enhanced by her spot-on depiction of staid New England village life and the redemption to be found in traditions and community."--"Booklist"


Connecticut College Faculty Reed Trio: "Americans & Paris"

The Connecticut College Faculty Reed Trio, featuring Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Libby Van Cleve on oboe, Thomas Labadorf on clarinet, and Rebecca Noreen on bassoon, perform a recital featuring pieces by 20th-century French composers such as Darius Milhaud and Joseph Canteloube, and American music, including the new work “Lines of Desire” by Connecticut composer Jack Vees.


Stellar Scholars Star Search: Connecticut’s Best Young Sci-Fi Writers

High school and college students are challenged to write a 500-word short story about the painting of the iconic Avanti sports car "THE WHISPER AND THE ROAR" by Don Wieland. Champion wins $500 and has the story posted on Stellar Scholars e-magazine Cum Laude, The Scholarly Evening Post.



Vino e Voce!

Greenwich Choral Society invites you to Vino e Voce, a benefit celebration featuring arias and exciting auction items on Sunday, March 3, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Richards on Greenwich Avenue. Soloists Marcia Davis, Kirsten Hahn, Kirk Dougherty and Tom Woodman will perform works from La Boheme, Pearl Fishers, and La Traviata. Up for bid are getaways in Costa Rica, Utah, and New York City, Metropolitan Opera tickets, a tour of Malcolm Pray’s vintage car collection, a wine tasting tour, and much, much more.  Tickets are $50 and are available at




Eastern Connecticut Symphony January Concert

 The Eastern Connecticut Symphony concert series begins the New Year on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 8 PM at the Garde Arts Center.  ECSO Music Director, Toshi Shimada, conducts a program which features, Hyewon Kim, winner of the 2013 ECSO Instrumental Competition, performing Elgar’s Cello Concerto, sponsored by Chelsea Groton Bank.  The audience members will also hear Sibelius Karelia Suite and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No, 2, (the Little Russian.)   Pre-concert conversation at 7 PM with Gary Chapman; post-concert reception free for members of the audience.  Tickets are priced from $32-$62 with senior and student tickets in selected seating areas.  Call the ECSO office at 860-443-2876 or purchase them on the Internet at:  For further information, visit the ECSO website at: or friend us on Face Book.