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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.

IMAR

 

Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

ÍMAR: An amazing Glasgow-based five-piece whose line-up contains current and former members of the folk groups Mànran, RURA, Talisk, Barrule, Cara, Mabon and The Lowground. Between them they have won a BBC Young Folk Award and several All-Britain/All-Ireland music trophies.

Brilliant cutting edge Scottish folk!

Admission: $25.00. Purchase a ticket now.

More information about the concert...

About ÍMAR

 

Cresap's RiflesSunday, September 30, 2018, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Reception to follow 

Cresap's Rifles: The Untold Story of the Riflemen who Helped Save George Washington's Army
A talk by Champ Zumbrun
The untold story of crack elite riflemen from the Appalachian region who served as "George Washington's Continental Army Shock Troops."  These backwoods men saved Washington's army during the Siege of Boston in the summer of 1775.  Their story takes us along on their marathon march from Maryland to Massachusetts, and recounts their battles at Boston Neck and Ploughed Hill.   Cresap's Rifles, coauthored by the speaker with Robert Bantz, Karen E. Cresap and Nina Cresap celebrates these long forgotten men.

Books available for signing and purchase.

General Admission: $8; Free to members

More information at http://historicsomerville.org/


ConcertSaturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Jez Lowe / James Keelahan

A night of music from two of the world’s most respected songwriters- Jez’s legendary insights into English rural life, including his own family’s mining background, have resonated deeply with listeners everywhere, and James’ midwestern Canadian perspective has given us haunting and powerful songs ever written from the traditions of our northern neighbor.

Admission: $25.00. Purchase a ticket now.

More information about the concert...

 

Triple Decker Ecology

 

 

Thursday October 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.

Triple Decker Ecology - Somerville's Urban Landscape Opening Reception

Triple Decker Ecology explores urban environmental issues of Somerville (then, now, and future). Curator Pennie Taylor presents an interdisciplinary installation by artist David Buckley Borden and collaborators that includes both local artifacts and new works inspired by the Somerville Museum’s historic collection.
The exhibit will be on view October 11- December 9, 2018

More information...

 

 

Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Pièces en Trio: Musical Delights from 18th-century France.  

Flutists Na'ama Lion and Peter H. Bloom join Carol Lewis, viola da gamba, and Olav Chris Henriksen, baroque guitar and theorbo, in a program of music for winds and strings together, including works by Couperin, Marais, Jacquet de la Guerre, Senaillé & Dornel.

 

Meuse-ArgonneSunday, October 28, 2018, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Reception to follow
The Yankee Division in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive: A talk by Dan Breen
In the Fall of 1918, the United States army fought the biggest and bloodiest single battle in its history up to that point: the terrible Meuse-Argonne Offensive. The Yankee Division, including men from Somerville, were fully engaged in that battle. This lecture pays tribute to their memory as we commemorate the 100 anniversary of the end of the First World War.
General Admission: $8:00, Free to Members
More information at http://historicsomerville.org/

 

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.  

Fabula di Orfeo: an Entertainment in Italian Poetry and Song.  

This will be an extravaganza of music from the early Italian renaissance, featuring mezzo-soprano Burcu Gulec, countertenor and cornetto virtuoso Michael Collver, with Steven Lundahl, sackbut and recorder, James Williamson and Carol Lewis, viols, Olav Chris Henriksen, lute, and George Lernis, percussion, performing works by Tromboncino, Cara, Pesenti and others, with poetry by Angelo Poliziano.

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

More about Early Music Afternoons

 

Holiday Party SHS Chorus

 

Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Annual Winter Holiday Party
Co-sponsored with Historic Somerville

Don't miss our annual winter holiday party with music, good food, entertainment and great cheer for all.
$20.00 general admission; free to members, volunteers and supporters
RSVP to somemuseum@gmail.com greatly appreciated

 

 

 

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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