Steve Martorella's Arts-E listing for the second half of June
The Towers in Narragansett offers Wednesday night ballroom, swing and tango dancing lessons and practices and Thursday night concerts throughout the summer. See their attached schedule for more info.

Thursday June 15 7 pm The Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker Quartet performed by Nicholas Suchecki (sax), Phil Person (trumpet), Ron Ormsby (bass), and Bart Weisman (drums) at Eastham Library, 190 Samoset Road, Eastham, MA, free, info: easthamlibrary (.org) or call 508.240.5950

Events for Saturday June 17

11:45 am The return of the “Bach and Friends at Quarter Till” summer weekend organ recital series which runs four weekly through September 3, each week presenting a work of Bach and a movement from one of Charles-Marie Widor’s ten organ symphonies, or a Widor transcription of a Bach work, showcasing the many unique colors of the historic 1894 Hook & Hastings pipe organ at St. John’s, each program repeated four times on Saturdays at 11:45 am and 2:45 pm and Sundays at 5:45 and 8:45 pm, at the church of Saint John the Evangelist, Washington and Willow Streets, Newport, RI, admission 25₵ or as you wish, info: 401.848.2361

2 pm classical guitarist Mychal Gendron will present Guitarra Latina: Music of Brazil, Paraguay, Puerto Rico and Venezuela at the Newport Public Library, free and open to the public, info: mychalgendronguitar (.com)

8 pm jazz vocalist Maggie MacDougall with the Bart Weisman Jazz Group - Alan Clinger guitar, Ron Ormsby bass, Bart Weisman drums - at the Grand Cru Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA, no cover, 508.771.3000, coming events feature June 24 Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz

Events for Sunday June 18

12:30-3:30 pm Jazz Piano Sunday Brunch every Sunday with Bobby Ferreira at the Clarke Cooke House on Bannister's Wharf, Newport, RI, info: 401.849.2900

4-7 pm (3rd Sunday of every month) Jazz Jam Cape Cod hosted by Bart Weisman featuring the rhythm section from the Cape Cod Jazz Quintet - Fred Boyle (piano), Ron Ormsby (bass) & Bart Weisman (drums) at the Riverway Restaurant, 1338 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA, info: 508.398.2172

Wednesday June 21 5:30 - 6:30 pm the Newport Opera House Theater & Performing Arts Center and the Professional Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County host a performance featuring singers Joseph and Thomas Burdick with the choirs as part of their participation in the inaugural year of Make Music Rhode Island, an international outdoor celebration of music which includes a reception where audience members can meet the performers and enjoy refreshments, at Guild Hall of the Church of St. John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar Street, Newport, RI, free and open to the public (The Opera House Theater, one of the oldest Opera Houses in the country, is actively engaged in restoring and renovating the historic 1867 Opera House Theater in downtown Newport into a 700 seat venue for year-round programming of live performances that will serve as a cultural asset, economic driver, and educational catalyst locally and in the region. For further information about the Opera House Theater, see operahouseri (.org)  

Events for Friday June 23

5:30-8:30 pm Artini Partini’s “Flashback to ’56!” fundraiser for the Cape Cod Symphony & Conservatory at the Barnstable Campus, 2235 Iyannough Road, Route 132, West Barnstable, MA, tickets: 75 available at: capeconservatory (.org)

8 pm Dave Langford, Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens, and Everest Whitman perform for a Rehoboth contra dance at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA, beginners welcome, partners not necessary, tickets: 9; 8 students, info: 508.252.6375 or visit: contradancelinks (.com/rehoboth.html)

Events for Sunday June 25 at 4 pm

Greg Abate with Channel One Revisited featuring Rusty Hughes, Joe Potenza, and Steve Langone at Arias in Allary, 108 North Main Street, Providence , RI, tickets: 15 at door, 12 in advance (with 10 credit towards food and drinks), info: 401.228.8377

Tuesday June 27 8 pm Debra Mann (piano & vocals) with Dino Govoni (sax), Ron Ormsby (bass), and Bart Weisman (drums), performing the music of Joni Mitchell at WHAT Summer Concert Series in the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, 2357 Old Route 6 Road, Wellfleet, MA, tickets: 20 (5th one free) available at: what (.org), coming events to WHAT include Stage Door Canteen Big  Band  on Wednesday June 28

Events for Thursday June 29

6:30 pm Cape Cod Jazz Quintet Rhythm Section - Fred Boyle (piano), Ron Ormsby (bass), and Bart Weisman (drums) - at Del Mar, 907 Main Street, Chatham, MA, info: 508.945.9988

6 - 7:30 pm join the Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet with Lois on keys, Ben Coerper on string bass, John McKenna on sax/flute/clarinet and Mike Coffey on drums, for a Jazz on the Porch concert at the historic Eisenhower House at Fort Adams, bring lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy the views of Narragansett Bay and the Newport Bridge as you listen to upbeat jazz and Latin music, free and open to the public, info: fortadams (.org)

6 pm Chris & Meredith Thompson perform at the lovely Wright-Locke Farm Conservancy for their “Lettuce Turnip the Beet” concert series, 78 Ridge Street,  Winchester, MA, free, food available for purchase or bring your own picnic, info: wlfarm (.org)

Events for Friday June 30

7:30 pm the Choir of King's College London, Joseph Fort director, will present a concert including British choral favorites by Tallis, Byrd, Tomkins, Parry and Vaughan Williams, Fort was a past director of Massachusetts based Sine Nomine and and the Woods Hole Cantata Consort choirs and was named College Organist & Director of the Chapel Choir for King’s College London in 2015,  at St. Lawrence Martyr Church, 565 County Street, New Bedford, MA, tickets: 24 at the door, 20 in advance from kclnewbedford.brownpapertickets (.com)

8 pm Amy Larkin and Benjamin Foss perform for a Rehoboth contra dance at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA, beginners welcome, partners not necessary, tickets: 9; 8 students, info: 508.252.6375 or visit: contradancelinks (.com/rehoboth.html)

Recordings by Chopin Club Members

Haig Yaghoobian's performance of Scriabin
at the Bell Street Chapel, October 26, 2008, was recorded and is available here.

The 2010 Presidents Day performers, Duodrama, Lucy Mauro (piano) and Donald George (tenor), have published a new CD, "Love is Everywhere:  Selected Songs of Margaret Ruthven Lang, Vol. 1.  The CD also contains a companion CD-R with printable scores, song texts and even some copies of her manuscripts.  Lang was a Boston composer at the turn of the century, daughter of B.J. Lang.  Listen to My Love is in the Hills or Summer Noon.

Chopin Club Newsletters

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Music Teachers

Link by town in RI here

Chopin club members
Vicky Bharier
Lynda Gulley
Stephen T, Martorella
Nancy Nicholson
Donald Rankin
Barbara Speer
Manabu Takasawa

Gabriel Alfieri, baritone
Margaret J. Frazier, soprano
Georgette Ross Hutchins, mezzo-soprano
Rosalind Wadsworth, soprano (member, NATS)

Other useful links

ACMP (Amateur Chamber Music Players)