On Monday March 19th at 8:00pm eastern, Ashley and I will present a webinar titled "Presenting Concerts in Your Local Community – Creative Ideas for Making Concerts Happen Anywhere." The Webinar is part of the Polyphonic On Campus webinar series (view past webinars here). We will talk about the process of how we started the Westminster Chamber Music Workshop, and use it as a case study for thinking about how to make musical events happen in any community, large or small. Hopefully it will be fun and interesting so if you are free, sign up! The webinar is free and the great thing about webinar technology is that you can participate from anywhere in the world! All you need is a computer and an internet connection. See you Monday!
Last year's Westminster Chamber Music Workshop was a great success and we are looking forward to sharing more wonderful music experiences with the community this year. For our second season, the WCMW will present four exciting events - one on each of the Saturdays in May - May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26. These special events are intended to be educational, entertaining, and fun, combining the performance of music with insight from our esteemed guest artists. Best of all, in keeping with our mission to provide all people with exposure to excellent musical opportunities, all events are FREE of charge and OPEN to ALL! If you are anywhere near central MA or the Boston area, please join us! Saturday May 5, 2012 – 7:00pm First Congregational Church of Westminster 138 Main Street, Westminster, MA 01473 THE SAMIRAH EVANS JAZZ TRIO Co-Presented by CenterStage at FSU
Saturday May 12, 2012 – 7:00pm First Congregational Church of Westminster 138 Main Street, Westminster, MA 01473 COMMUNITY SING Led by Dr. Susan Conkling
Saturday May 19, 2012 – 7:00pm First Congregational Church of Westminster 138 Main Street, Westminster, MA 01473 THE SAXOPHONE QUARTET Directed by Lynn Klock
Saturday May 26 – 7:00pm First Congregational Church of Westminster 138 Main Street, Westminster, MA 01473 THE COPERNICUS DUO Jamecyn Morey - violin, David Bebe - cello
Last summer, I co-founded the Westminster Chamber Music Workshop, a one-week summer series of free musical events for the community. It featured top notch professional musicians from the local and regional area, presenting performances and lectures on a wide range of musical topics. This year, we have some exciting plans for the Workshop, and we are currently finalizing details for the events. I can't say too much yet, other than to say stay tuned! My hope is that we will be able to announce all the exciting details in the coming few weeks.