The New Hampshire-born pianist Matthew Odell began his studies at the age of 10 and has since won acclaim for performances of a wide range of repertoire as a solo recitalist, soloist with orchestra, and chamber musician. Mr. Odell currently teaches at The Juilliard School and frequently presents master classes, workshops, and lectures at professional conferences and universities throughout the U.S and Europe. Admission $10/Students $5.
The Gawler Family is a fun-lovin’ folk-singin’ family from Maine. Ellen, John, Molly, Edith Elsie Gawler and Bennett Konesni bring you an assortment of old and new sounds from many folk traditions. Admission $10/Students $5.
The passionate one act ballet by Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso, originally conceived for legendary Bolshoi prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, will captivate audiences alongside Petrushka, a new creation for the Bolshoi by contemporary choreographer Edward Clug. Sponsored by Kheops International. Admission Free. The Tilly Hour starts at 1 p.m.
Hélène Papadopoulos was born in Paris, and studied the piano at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg. Recent appearances in the US include Church of the Epiphany in Washington, DC. Hélène has developed an expertise in Baroque music with a large piano repertoire, and also with the publishing of a book on music in the 18th century. Admission $10/Students $5.
Studio Two returns! This headlining Beatles band pays tribute to the early Beatles years, choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era. Unlike other Beatle acts that try to deliver the entire Beatles’ catalog, Studio Two concentrates only on the most exciting and fun time in The Beatles career. Admission $10/Students $5.
Visit the North Country on Memorial Day weekend to enjoy this fantastic festival! High quality arts & crafts vendors feature handmade products, food vendors and live music performances. This year’s music theme is “Springtime Songbirds,” featuring local female musicians.
The location is absolutely breathtaking, including a waterfall, ponds, and manicured lawns and gardens in a private setting. Fun for the whole family!
The Princess Aurora falls under the curse of the Evil Fairy Carabosse on her 16th birthday, falling into a deep slumber of 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could break the spell. The Sleeping Beauty features scores of magical characters including fairies, Little Red Riding Hood, Puss in Boots, and a beautiful young Princess Aurora performed by Olga Smirnova, “a truly extraordinary talent” (The Telegraph). Sponsored by Kheops International. Admission free. The Tilly Hour starts at 1 p.m.
The Colebrook Area Historical Society presents Steve Taylor, an independent scholar, farmer, journalist, and longtime public official. He’ll speak about Poor Houses & Town Farms in early New Hampshire. The early Northeastern colonies followed the lead of England’s 1601 Poor Law, which imposed compulsory taxes for maintenance of the poor but made no distinction between the “vagrant, vicious poor” and the helpless, and honest poor. This confusion persisted for generations and led directly to establishment in most of the state’s towns of alms houses and poor farms and, later, county institutions which would collectively come to form a dark chapter in New Hampshire history. Admission is free, donations accepted.
Internationally acclaimed vocal ensemble Windborne is a group of vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional music within the same concert. Their musical knowledge spans many continents and cultures, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions. Admission $10/Students $5.
At the core of Searson are Colleen and Erin Searson, two sisters who hail from the Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada. Their spirited live shows feature Colleen on fiddle and Erin on piano and tenor guitar, interspersed with the incomparably rich sounds of sibling vocal harmonies, and both sisters “pounding the boards” with Ottawa Valley step dancing.
Rounding out their band is bass/guitar player Fraser Gauthier, who has studied at Humber College and Capilano University, gradually gravitating towards roots music, and Dave MacDougall, a drummer and percussionist who brings creativity and groove to a variety of styles of music.
In the past 10 years, Searson has toured throughout Canada, the United States, Germany, Denmark, Portugal, Switzerland and the Caribbean. They have brought hundreds of fans with them on various bus tours while performing throughout Ireland.
Tickets are $15 and available at Fiddleheads, 110 Main St., Colebrook, online at www.gnwca.org or at the door. For more information on this and other GNWCA shows, find the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts on Facebook, visit www.gnwca.org or you can call (603) 246-8998.