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.
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.
The temple dancer Nikiya and the warrior Solor fall deeply in love, igniting heated passions and murderous intrigues when the Rajah and his daughter Gamzatti discover their forbidden love. La Bayadere is one of the greatest works in classical ballet history – a story of love, death and vengeful judgment, set in India. Dazzling sets and costumes, with one of the most iconic scenes in ballet, the “Kingdom of the Shades,” illuminate the tragic tale of the temple dancer Nikiya’s doomed love for the warrior Solor, and their ultimate redemption. Sponsored by Kheops International. Admission free. The Tilly Hour starts a 1 p.m.
Heather Pierson is a pianist, singer/songwriter, and performer based in Conway, NH. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” was originally telecast in December 1965 and was an instant hit with audiences who connected with Peanuts’ creator Charles M. Schultz’s cast of characters — especially with its round-headed hero Charlie Brown, his woefully scrawny Christmas tree, and his typewriter-wielding dog Snoopy.
Admission $10 / Students $5.
William Ögmundson is an award-winning and EMMY-nominated composer and lyricist, and a classically-trained solo pianist. William has performed at venues throughout North America and Europe including the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, where he was honored to have been the organist for a Sunday morning mass.
This program is titled “American Beauty” and starts with American Music from the 1860s (Gottschalk, Stephen Foster), Marches and Ragtime (John Philip Sousa, Scott Joplin), ending with early Jazz (Rhapsody in Blue).
Join the Arts Alliance of Northern New Hampshire for an unforgettable performance and artist’s talk with world-class musicians Art of the Duo. World-renowned Syrian clarinetist and composer Kinan Azmeh and Sri-Lankan born Canadian pianist/composer Dinuk Wijeratne combine Arabic and Southeast Asian sounds with classical and jazz styles. Art of the Duo’s masterful melding of composition and improvisation is not to be missed.