Newton Arts Calendar

Jun
1
Sat
The Street Chestnut Hill New Philharmonia Orchestra Pops Concert & Picnic @ The Street Chestnut Hill
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us as we kick off Summertime at The Street with Newton’s 50-piece New Philharmonia Orchestra. Order to-go from any of our restaurants and enjoy a picnic lunch on The Green during the show! We’ll provide the blankets (while they last), enjoy this lovely afternoon of family friendly fun!

Sarah Levy and the Ferocious Flutes @ Second Church in Newton
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Flutists Mary Oleskiewicz and Christa Piehl Evans Team up with Andrus Madsen to play more ridiculously over the top music from Sarah Levy’s circle of brilliant composers, including works by  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach Johann Gottlieb Janitsch, and Johann Gottfried Graun

Jun
2
Sun
Nonantum Village Day @ Nonantum Village Center
Jun 2 @ 11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Nonantum Neighborhood Association is proud to announce its 8th annual village day which is always the first Sunday of June sponsored by VillageBank. NNA is truly an old fashion village day! Each year we honor and have an essay contest which we award two $1,000 scholarships. We have honored businesses in Nonantum, our Veterans, fire & police, and last year our seniors from 90-100. Come listen to Beatles Studio Two band and all rides and events are free!

Jun
4
Tue
A Gala Golden Anniversary Concert Honoring Founder and Artistic Director Joshua Jacobson @ Sanders Theatre
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm

In celebration of Zamir’s golden anniversary, the chorale will honor its founder and artistic director Josh Jacobson and showcase the best of Zamir’s repertoire. The premiere performances of commissioned works from composers Jeremiah Klarman, Ken Lampl, Jonathan Leshnoff, Charles Osborne, Nick Page, and Benjie Ellen Schiller will dazzle and delight. Plus you will hear some of Zamir’s all-time favorite pieces from the past 50 years performed by the 60 voices of the award-winning chorale, assisted by dozens of Zamir alumni.

Jun
8
Sat
Youth Pro Musica “This Shining Night” Choral Concert @ Eliot Church of Newton
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Choral works performed by our three ensembles include Barber’s “Sure on
this Shining Night” and works by Mozart, Handel, Schubert, Willcocks,
and Parker.  Also on the program, Faur’s “Messe basse” and Chilcott’s
“A Little Jazz Mass” with a trio from Berklee College of Music.

ADVANCE SALE Tickets   $15 adults, $10 seniors, students 16-19
FREE to children under 16.
www.youthpromusica.org/tickets

Our artistic director Robert Barney has been with us for nine seasons;  Brian Hagar-McKee is the training chorus director; Yvonne Gobis is our outstanding accompanist.  This year marks Youth pro Musica’s 49th season; we hope you’ll join us to celebrate now and in our 50th year!

Sep
14
Sat
Clara Schumann at 200 @ Second Church in Newton
Sep 14 @ 7:30 pm
Clara Schumann at 200 @ Second Church in Newton

Clara Wieck Schumann was born 200 years ago on September 13, 1819, and didn’t take long to become one of the greats of her era. Newton Baroque will celebrate her 200th birthday with concerts in Newton and Boston featuring both her own brilliant works as well as music written for her by her husband Robert Schumann, and dear friend Johannes Brahms. Sopano, Nicole Estima and pianist, Andrus Madsen will team up to offer Lieder by Clara Schumann taking advantage of the beautiful 19th Century pianos at Second Church in Newton, and at First Church in Boston. Robert August will play fugues by Clara on the organ as well as organ works written for her by Robert, and Johannes Brahms.

Sep
15
Sun
New Year, New JCC! @ Leventhal-Sidman Center
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
New Year, New JCC! @ Leventhal-Sidman Center | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Celebrate the grand opening of JCC Greater Boston’s new Winn Family & Wellness Center with a free day of fun for the whole family – open to all! Sunday, September 15 from 10am-12pm at the Leventhal-Sidman Center (333 Nahanton Street) in Newton. Move to the beat with a music fest including Vanessa Trien, play in the custom-designed Playspace, explore all new program spaces for kids, families and adults, create a community art project with artist Tova Speter, and try out a variety of children’s classes in music, movement, and more. Parents will have an opportunity to talk with parenting experts, get active with free adult fitness classes in our renovated studios, explore our state-of-the-art fitness center and enjoy coffee and snacks. Also available are free parent-child swim lessons (for ages 3 months-2 yrs) and evaluations (for 2+ yrs). Advanced registration for swim is required by email at lksainfo@jccgb.org. RSVP for a chance to win a Family Outdoor Pool Membership for next summer at bostonjcc.org/rsvpnewyear. For more information, contact newtonfamilies@jccgb.org.

The Road to Carnegie Hall: Instrumental and Vocal Masterpieces @ Newton City Hall
Sep 15 @ 2:30 pm
The Road to Carnegie Hall: Instrumental and Vocal Masterpieces @ Newton City Hall | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Ten extraordinarily talented children, winners of Talents of the World “Road To Carnegie Hall” International Competition in Georgia (Europe) are traveling to the United States to perform at Carnegie Hall. They will make a few stops, including at Newton City Hall on September 15th at 2:30PM for a special concert.

The children are between 10 and 18 years old, and have already mastered the piano, violin, flute and voice.

Among the children is a 12-year-old boy, Alexandre Zazarashvili, 1st place winner of The Voice. Children. Ukraine, whose youtube video has over 3 million views. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nt2Ph9-qYWI&t=172s

Sep
21
Sat
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day @ Durant-Kenrick House or Jackson Homestead
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day @ Durant-Kenrick House or Jackson Homestead

Enjoy free admission to the Jackson Homestead or the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds through a special one-day nationwide program sponsored by Smithsonian Magazine. Learn more about the Underground Railroad at the Jackson Homestead and about three families over three centuries at the Durant-Kenrick House. Download your tickets now for September 21 admission.

Sep
28
Sat
Mark Development Block Party @ Santander Parking Lot
Sep 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mark Development Block Party @ Santander Parking Lot | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Join Mark Development and the creative minds of UpNext for a community Block Party in West Newton to benefit New Art Center! Stop by to welcome fall with free eats and sweets from the Tenoch Mexican taco truck and New City Microcreamery, drinks, live music by Jane’s Great Dane, games, interactive art and much more family-friendly fun!

Support the New Art Center by soaking members of the Mark Development team at the Dunk Tank!

More info here: https://poppingupnext.com/block-party

Oct
6
Sun
Homestead Hayfest @ Jackson Homestead
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Homestead Hayfest @ Jackson Homestead | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

Drop in for a day of old-fashioned fun at our annual hands-on family festival. Try your hand at butter making, cider pressing, and candle dipping, and learn the history behind these 19th century activities of daily life. Why was butter mysterious to folks in the 1800s? Which recipes are best for dyeing cloth? Why is the hoop-tossing game called Graces? Join us rain or shine to find out!

Nov
24
Sun
New Philharmonia Presents Classics I: From Gustav, With Love @ First Baptist Church
Nov 24 @ 3:00 pm
New Philharmonia Presents Classics I: From Gustav, With Love @ First Baptist Church | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

The New Phil has an exciting season filled with celebratory spirit, incredible music, and exciting guest performances. Join us as we celebrate our 25th season with vibrant works of Mahler, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Vignieri and culminating with Beethoven’s great Symphony No. 9!

Classics I program:

Shostakovich Festive Overture

Mozart Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major
Bruce Falby, Flute

Mahler Symphony No. 5

Dec
15
Sun
New Philharmonia Presents – Celebrations! @ First Baptist Church in Newton
Dec 15 @ 3:00 pm
New Philharmonia Presents - Celebrations! @ First Baptist Church in Newton | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

New Phil’s annual holiday celebration filled with beautiful music and dance for children of all ages. Presented in collaboration with Boston Ballet School and Newton All City Treble Singers.

All Family Concerts are on Sunday afternoons at 3 p.m,
Followed by our Instrument Petting Zoo.

Mar
14
Sat
New Philharmonia Presents Classics II: St. Petersburg Virtuosos @ First Baptist Church in Newton
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm
New Philharmonia Presents Classics II: St. Petersburg Virtuosos @ First Baptist Church in Newton | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

The New Phil has an exciting season filled with celebratory spirit, incredible music, and exciting guest performances. Join us as we celebrate our 25th season with vibrant works of Mahler, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Vignieri and culminating with Beethoven’s great Symphony No. 9!

Classics II program:

Tchaikovsky Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1
Tatiana Dimitriades, violin

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Francisco Noya, Conductor

Mar
15
Sun
New Philharmonia Presents Classics II: St. Petersburg Virtuosos @ First Baptist Church in Newton
Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm
New Philharmonia Presents Classics II: St. Petersburg Virtuosos @ First Baptist Church in Newton | Newton | Massachusetts | United States

The New Phil has an exciting season filled with celebratory spirit, incredible music, and exciting guest performances. Join us as we celebrate our 25th season with vibrant works of Mahler, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Vignieri and culminating with Beethoven’s great Symphony No. 9!

Classics II program:

Tchaikovsky Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1
Tatiana Dimitriades, violin

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Francisco Noya, Conductor

Apr
11
Sat
Sandeep Das and the Celebrity Series of Boston @ virtual
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Sandeep Das and the Celebrity Series of Boston @ virtual

This Saturday April 11th, I will be presenting a virtual Tabla concert with the Celebrity Series of Boston and you’re invited! The event will be streamed on the Celebrity Series Facebook page, their YouTube Channel, and my Facebook page at 12:00pm EST / 9:00am PST / 9:30pm IST.

Hope to see you there!