Steve Martorella's Arts-E listing for November 15 - 30
Wednesday November 15 11:30 am Stephanie Weaver (piano), Mariellen Sears (flute), Rod McCaulley (bass), and Bart Weisman (drums) perform selections from the Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio by Claude Bolling to support Merit Scholarships at the Cape Conservatory, at the Barnstable Campus, 2235 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA, scholarship donations accepted, 508.362.2772

Thursday November 16 7 pm Community MusicWorks Sonata Series features guest pianist Eliko Akahori with violinists Sebastian Ruth performing J.S. Bach,  and David Rubin performing Aaron Copland's Sonata for Violin and Piano, in the RISD Museum Grand Gallery, 20 North Main St (also enter on 224 Benefit Street) Providence, RI, free (admission to the museum is also free for this event)

Events for Friday November 17

3 pm Brown University presents a lecture and documentary film screening with Randy Weston discussing his life and music, at the Granoff Center, Martinos Auditorium, 154 Angell Street, Providence, RI, admission is free, Weston returns on Saturday November 18 at 7:30 pm for a concert with Kwaku Kwaakye Obeng and the Brown University World Music Ensemble, in a concert connecting American and African music, in the Grant Recital Hall, 105 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI

7 pm award winning organist Wesley Parrot, who can be regularly heard playing the famous organs of the ballroom at Longwood Gardens and the grand court at Macy's Center City in Philadelphia, will perform music of J.S. Bach and his son Carl Phillip Emmanuel, the Bolero de Concert by Louis Lefébure-Wély, and several pieces by the contemporary Dutch composer, Margaretha Christina de Jong, along with the Youth Choir of St. Mary's Church singing Edward Elgar’s Ave Verum Corpus, in historic St. Mary’s Church, 12 William Street, Newport RI, donations to St. Mary's music program accepted

7-10 pm jazz guitarist John Monllos with Joanne Rodino vocals at Jo’s Bistro, 24 Memorial Boulevard West, Newport, RI, no cover, 401.847.5506

8 pm Brown University presents Fred Jodry performing Bach’s Goldberg Variations on the harpsichord in Grant Recital Hall, 105 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI, free and open to the public

Events for Saturday November 18

7:30 pm Sine Nomine welcomes back its founding director Glenn Giuttari as its Artistic Director for its 25th anniversary season beginning with “A Choral Pilgrimage” through the works of Brahms, Viadana, Stanford, Josquin, Tavener and MacMillan, at Grace Episcopal Church, 133 School Street, New Bedford, MA, with a repeat performance on Sunday November 19 at 3 pm in St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 399 Hope Street, Bristol, RI, tickets 20, senior/student 15, available at sinenominechoir (.org)

8 pm Dennis Flaherty (vocals) with the Bart Weisman Jazz Group featuring Malcolm Granger (piano), Ron Ormsby (bass), and Bart Weisman (drums) at the Grand Cru Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA, no cover, info: 508.771.3000

Events for Sunday November 19

12-3 pm Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet Sunday Brunch with Lois on keys, Ben Coerper on string bass, Art Manchester on sax/flute/clarinet and Ryan Tremblay on drums, at The Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport, RI, 401.619.2552

4 pm and every third Sunday of the month Jazz Jam Cape Cod hosted by drummer Bart Weisman with Fred Boyle (piano) and Ron Ormsby (bass) at the Riverway 1338 Route 28, South Yarmouth, MA, no cover, reservations: 508.398.2172

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)

7:30 pm Rhode Island College Chamber Orchestra, John Sumerlin conductor in Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center on the Rhode Island College Campus, 600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI, free admission

Tuesday November 21 7-10:30 pm jazz guitarist John Monllos with Joanne Rodino vocals at the Viking Hotel, 1 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI, no cover

Events for Friday November 24 at 8 pm

The music group Free Association with Amy Larkin, Carol Bittenson, and Debby Knight 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)

Leslie Boyle (vocals) at the Grand Cru Cape Codder Resort & Spa, 1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA, no cover, info: 508.771.3000

Events for Saturday November 25

7 pm Zoe Lewis vocals, piano, guitar, ukulele, and more at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA, tickets: 20 available at cultural-center (.org)

7:30 pm Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra Edward Markward Music Director with soloists Kelley Hollis soprano, Megan Roth mezzo-soprano, Jesse Darden tenor, and John Allen Nelson baritone in George Frederick Handel’s Messiah, full and complete, at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, 30 Fenner Street, Providence, RI, with a second performance Sunday November 26 at 3 pm at the St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center, 84 Cumberland Street, Woonsocket, RI, tickets 30 (advance 27, senior 24, student 10) available at 401.521.5670 or visit ricco (.org)

Sunday November 26 12 noon Bart Weisman Smooth Jazz Brunch with Steve Hambleton on guitar, Rich Hill on bass, and Bart Weisman on drums at Bleu, 10 Market Street, Mashpee Commons, Mashpee, MA, Reservations: 508.539.7907

Thursday November 30 8-10 pm Brown University Symphony Orchestra performs Mussorgsky Introduction to The Khovansky Affair, Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture, and Shostakovich Symphony no 5, in Sayles Hall on the Brown Quad at 81 Waterman Street, Providence, RI, tickets: 12, senior 7, student 3, brown (.edu/academics/music/)
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
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)