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Somerville Museum Programs 2018

 

Previous years' programs

 

Don't miss programs organized by Historic Somerville. The programs are held both in the museum and in the community, and include historic reenactments, talks, and celebrations. Keep up with their schedule at http://historicsomerville.org/.

 

Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Burcu GulecBalli e Lamenti: Contrasts in Early Italian Vocal & Instrumental Music.

Mezzo-soprano Burcu Gulec and percussionist George Lernis join El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Mai-Lan Broekman, Paul Johnson, Alice Mroszczyk, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute & theorbo) in a showcase of laments, dances and florid music by Strig- gio, Piccinini and Kapsperger, and a special performance of Monteverdi's "Lamento d'Arianna."

Admission is $20 for the general public, $15 for students, seniors, and Museum members.

More about Early Music Afternoons

 

 

MosaicSunday February 25, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 pm.

New England Mosaic Society (NEMS) exhibition: Opening Reception.

Juried exhibition of contemporary mosaic works featuring the New England Mosaic Society (NEMS) artists.

 

Thursday, February 22 - Sunday April 7, 2018

The exhibition will feature the work of 60 artists from the six New England states. In addition, Cynthia Fisher, Isabel Margolin, and Lisa Houck, three internationally known mosaic artists from New England, will show their work in an Invitational Exhibit. The show will also include a Salon, where NEMS members can exhibit and sell their small mosaics.

Exhibition hours: Thursdays 2 - 7 p.m. | Fridays 2 - 5 p.m. | Saturdays 12 - 5 p.m. | and Sundays 12 - 5 p.m. on February 25, March 4, March 18, and March 25.

The exhibit will be accompanied by a series of workshops on a variety of mosaic techniques - for adults and children.

More about the exhibit and the workshops...

More about the New England Mosaic Society

 

 

Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

A Consort to Delight: English Renaissance Music for Broken Consort.

Three melody instruments (Carol Lewis & James Williamson, viols; Na'ama Lion, flute) and three plucked instruments (Olav Chris Henriksen, lute; Peter Lehman, cittern; Matthew Wright, bandora) play 17th-century settings of popular ballad tunes ("Go From My Window," "Bachelor's Delight" and others), as well as pavans, galliards and almains by Allison, Morley, Dowland, Reade and John Johnson.

Admission is $20 for the general public, $15 for students, seniors, and Museum members.

More about Early Music Afternoons


Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Mascharada! Musical Surprises from 17th-century Germany.

El Dorado Ensemble (Carol Lewis, Janet Haas, Mai-Lan Broekman, Paul Johnson, Alice Mroszczyk, violas da gamba; Olav Chris Henriksen, lute) perform instrumental works by Hammerschmidt, Scheidt, Schein, Rosenmueller, Reusner and others, including stately dance music, canzonas, and music for masked balls.

Admission is $20 for the general public, $15 for students, seniors, and Museum members.

More about Early Music Afternoons

 

 

Somerville Open Studios

 

Sunday, April 22 - Saturday, May 12, 2018

2018 Somerville Open Studios First Look Exhibit

Museum Reception: Sunday, April 22, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The show continues through Saturday, May 12

See SOS website for more information www.somervilleopenstudios.org

 

Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

My Favorite Historic Homes in Somerville: Top Ten Count Down

Edward Gordon, Architectural Historian and leader of many walking tours, highlights Somerville's most beautiful (and interesting) houses.

 

 

Don't miss programs organized by Historic Somerville. The programs are held both in the museum and in the community, and include historic reenactments, talks, and celebrations. Keep up with their schedule at http://historicsomerville.org/.

 


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