Steve Martorella's Arts-E listing for Dec. 31 and January
Events for New Year’s Eve Sunday December 31

8 pm there will be a New Year’s Eve community dance hosted by the Sunday Night Jammers, a group of area musicians who meet regularly on Sunday evenings to play Celtic dance music, featuring contra dance steps and a variety of couples and international dances such as polkas and waltzes; and all dance steps will be taught, at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA, admission is free and open to the public, and all ages and beginners are welcome. It is not necessary to come with a partner. A potluck precedes the dance at 6 p.m. For information, call 774.644.1369 or visit: contradancelinks (.com/jammers.html)

8-11 pm Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz Group featuring Steve Hambleton on guitar, Rich Hill on bass, and Bart Weisman on drums at the Grand Cru Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA, no cover, no reservations, info: 508.771.3000

Note: This will be the only edition for January. Wishing everyone a warm, safe, and arts-e New Year.


Monday January 1 12:30-3:30 Jazz Candy with Art Manchester and John Monllos at the Bay Voyage, 150 Conanicus Avenue, Jamestown, RI, no cover


Sunday January 7 4-7 pm "First Sunday Jazz Series" features The Sonic Surfers with Dan Moretti, Steve DeConti, Marty Richards, and Lou Bocciarelli at the Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Road in historic Peacedale (Wakefield) Rhode Island, tel: 401.824.9971 or visit pumphousemusicworks (.com) for tickets/info


Friday January 12 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)


Saturday January 20 8 pm Greg Abate Sextet with Arnie Krakowski, Jeff Stout, Kent Hewitt , Todd Baker , and Gary Johnson live at Chan’s, tickets 22 door/20 in advance from 401.765.1900 or visit chanseggrollsandjazz (.com)


Events for Sunday January 21

2 pm Jamestown Community Piano Association presents pianist Constantine Finehouse with violinist Daniel Kurganov, at Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, RI, free admission


7-9 pm there will be a community dance hosted by the Sunday Night Jammers, a group of area musicians who meet regularly on Sunday evenings to play Celtic dance music, featuring contra dance steps and a variety of couples and international dances such as polkas and waltzes; and all dance steps will be taught, at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA, admission is free and open to the public, and all ages and beginners are welcome. It is not necessary to come with a partner. A potluck precedes the dance at 6 p.m. For information, call 774.644.1369 or visit: contradancelinks (.com/jammers.html)


Events for Friday January 26

7 pm Newport Music Festival Chamber Music Series presents violinist Sirena Huang, first-prize winner of the 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition and the 2017 NY Concert Artists Debut Auditions, with internationally renowned pianist Robert Koenig performing Stravinsky Suite Italienne, Ravel Sonata for Violin and Piano, Tchaikovsky Valse Scherzo, Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano, Shangqian Entranced by Mountain Scenery, and Sarasate Zigeunerweisen, at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI, tickets: 40 available from newportmusic (.org)


8 pm Rachel Panitch, EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, and Mike Sokolovsky 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)


Saturday January 27 8 pm the Debra Mann Quartet performs their annual tribute to Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, featuring Debra Mann, keys and vocals, Dino Govoni, sax & flute, Dave Zinno, bass, & Steve Langone, drums live at Chan’s, tickets 17 door/15 in advance from 401.765.1900 or visit chanseggrollsandjazz (.com)


Sunday January 28 a consortium of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport County, the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, and Preservation Society of Newport County present an afternoon with distinguished English choral director Barry Rose, O.B.E., commencing with an open rehearsal at 3 pm in the choir loft of St. John’s Church, Washington and Willow Streets, Newport, RI, tickets 10 (free to members of the above mentioned sponsoring organizations), followed by a Choral Evensong at 5 pm (free will offering) followed by an English Tea served in the Guildhall with Dr. Rose, free but reserved tickets required: 401.848.2561 or visit saintjohns-newport (.org)
Note: This will be the only edition for January. Wishing everyone a warm, safe, and arts-e New Year.

Monday January 1 12:30-3:30 Jazz Candy with Art Manchester and John Monllos at the Bay Voyage, 150 Conanicus Avenue, Jamestown, RI, no cover

Sunday January 7 4-7 pm "First Sunday Jazz Series" features The Sonic Surfers with Dan Moretti, Steve DeConti, Marty Richards, and Lou Bocciarelli at the Pump House Music Works, 1464 Kingstown Road in historic Peacedale (Wakefield) Rhode Island, tel: 401.824.9971 or visit pumphousemusicworks (.com) for tickets/info

Friday January 12 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)

Saturday January 20 8 pm Greg Abate Sextet with Arnie Krakowski, Jeff Stout, Kent Hewitt , Todd Baker , and Gary Johnson live at Chan’s, tickets 22 door/20 in advance from 401.765.1900 or visit chanseggrollsandjazz (.com)


Events for Sunday January 21

2 pm Jamestown Community Piano Association presents pianist Constantine Finehouse with violinist Daniel Kurganov, at Saint Matthew's Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Avenue, Jamestown, RI, free admission

7-9 pm there will be a community dance hosted by the Sunday Night Jammers, a group of area musicians who meet regularly on Sunday evenings to play Celtic dance music, featuring contra dance steps and a variety of couples and international dances such as polkas and waltzes; and all dance steps will be taught, at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, Rehoboth, MA, admission is free and open to the public, and all ages and beginners are welcome. It is not necessary to come with a partner. A potluck precedes the dance at 6 p.m. For information, call 774.644.1369 or visit: contradancelinks (.com/jammers.html)


Events for Friday January 26

7 pm Newport Music Festival Chamber Music Series presents violinist Sirena Huang, first-prize winner of the 2017 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition and the 2017 NY Concert Artists Debut Auditions, with internationally renowned pianist Robert Koenig performing Stravinsky Suite Italienne, Ravel Sonata for Violin and Piano, Tchaikovsky Valse Scherzo, Franck Sonata for Violin and Piano, Shangqian Entranced by Mountain Scenery, and Sarasate Zigeunerweisen, at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI, tickets: 40 available from newportmusic (.org)

8 pm Rachel Panitch, EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks, and Mike Sokolovsky 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)

Saturday January 27 8 pm the Debra Mann Quartet performs their annual tribute to Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, featuring Debra Mann, keys and vocals, Dino Govoni, sax & flute, Dave Zinno, bass, & Steve Langone, drums live at Chan’s, tickets 17 door/15 in advance from 401.765.1900 or visit chanseggrollsandjazz (.com)

Sunday January 28 a consortium of the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport County, the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, and Preservation Society of Newport County present an afternoon with distinguished English choral director Barry Rose, O.B.E., commencing with an open rehearsal at 3 pm in the choir loft of St. John’s Church, Washington and Willow Streets, Newport, RI, tickets 10 (free to members of the above mentioned sponsoring organizations), followed by a Choral Evensong at 5 pm (free will offering) followed by an English Tea served in the Guildhall with Dr. Rose, free but reserved tickets required: 401.848.2561 or visit saintjohns-newport (.org)
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.

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Music Teachers

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

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

Other useful links

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