We invite the community to enjoy the wide variety of WCMS performances held throughout the year. WCMS faculty and students perform regularly in both formal and informal recitals. Thanks to generous support for community organizations and businesses, these concerts are free and open to the public. Please call the WCMS office if you would like more details on any of these events.
Monday, September 22
Fall Chamber Ensembles begin this week!
Sunday, September 28, 3:00 PM
WCMS Chamber Concert @ Wright Locke Farm!Enjoy the acoustics and
ambiance of the classic 1827 barn at Wright-Locke Farm with an afternoon of
chamber music performed by faculty members of WCMS. 78 Ridge Street,
Winchester. $15; tickets at WCMS or online.
WCMS Faculty performers:
Pamela Ambrose, cello
Marina Krickler, French horn
Olga Patramanska-Bell, violin
Gabriel Solomon, violin
Noralee Walker, viola
Kyoko Hida - Battaglia, oboe
Terry Myers - bassoon
Glenn Dickson, clarinet
Valerie Walton, flute
Thursday, October 02, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Open Mic at the Winchester StarbucksJoin us for our Open Mic Night from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Starbucks, 542
Main Street, Winchester. Open Mic Nights occur the first Thursday of
every month (except January, July and August) and we welcome performers,
families and friends for this lively emceed, coffee house event!
Sign-ups for performers are at the door the night of the event or in advance or by calling WCMS (781-721-2950). We're also on MeetUp.com!
Individual or small duo/trio performances are encouraged, but we
welcome all ages, all instruments, and all types of music. Bands are
welcome but must be acoustic.
Host: guitarist & songwriter Mike Verge
Monday, October 06, 7:30 PM
Faculty RecitalDetails to come. Free and Open to the Public. Nichols Hall.
Monday, October 13
WCMS Closed - Columbus Day
Tuesday, October 14, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Fat Tuesday Blues Jam at WCMS Nichols Hall
The Fat Tuesday Blues Jam is made up of a growing community of serious
hobbyist musicians and one simple concept: musical camaraderie. Our aim
is to make jamming fun again by providing you with everything you need
to just focus on playing:
--A state-of-the-art, professional performance space
--Gear: guitar and bass amps, drums, a piano and a professional PA system (just bring your instrument*)
--A house band comprised of patient, supportive and experienced professional musicians
--A regular schedule: jams are held monthly
--A supportive environment w/no attitudes or egos allowed - just great players, cool tunes and a fun hang
For: All levels of musicians (beginner to advanced)
When: 2nd Tuesday of every month, September-May (plus two summer dates in 2014)
Time: 7 - 9 pm**
Where: Nichols Hall at WCMS. Get directions here.
Price: $10 for participants, free for general audience members
Friday, October 17, 7:30 PM
Parent Education Seminardetails to come. Free and Open to the Public
Thursday, October 23, 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Early Release Workshop - Musical Safari - For grades 3 - 5 !!Turn an early release afternoon into the start of a new
musical journey for your 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader! With six musical
stations to explore, students will enjoy hands-on introductions to a wide array
of new instruments and possibilities:
Woodwinds and brass
Tuition for class: $40
Both experienced students and musical beginners will come
away inspired from this afternoon of exploration, learning about instruments
they may have been curious about, as well as ones they may never have
seen. Register now! Call 781.721.2950.
Friday, October 24, 7:30 - 9:00 PM event - Warm-ups with Accompanist - 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Broadway On Highland - An Open Performance Event for Singers!If you love Broadway, come over to WCMS and sing your favorite Broadway
hit or join the crowd during our sing-a-long numbers. All ages and
ability levels are welcome! Singers from beginners to seasoned
professionals are cordially invited to strut their stuff during this fun
Solo, duo, trio, or family act? We're happy to include you. You don't
need to be memorized. Just bring your sheet music (no lead sheets
please) and a copy for our fabulous accompanist. (Please note that the
piano music should be in the same key in which you plan to sing.)
Sign-ups for performers and run-throughs with the accompanist take place from 6:30-7:30 PM on the evening of the event, first come-first served.
Saturday, October 25, 10:00 AM
Halloween Horribles Parade - Winchester CenterDetails to come. Check back with us.