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Resilience and Hope

Resilience and Hope

I  was not ready for today’s Healing Our City prayer service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. I was not ready to be resilient. I a little more time wailing, keening, and weeping over the tragic deaths of two young women and a boy and the many devastating injuries caused by the bombings … Continue reading

Chappaquoit Cellists

Chappaquoit Cellists

Almost a year ago, on January 28, 2012, the Chappaquoit Cellists performed at the Woods Hole Library, all students of Nikki Patton of West Falmouth. Two quartets performed: the Chappy Cellists (four middle school students) and the Chappaquoit Cello Quartet (four high school students). I videotaped the concert, but it took me a long time … Continue reading

Poetry, Music, and Art at the Falmouth Art Center

Poetry, Music, and Art at the Falmouth Art Center

Artist’s Choice—Poet’s Choice at the Falmouth Art Center The Falmouth Artists Guild and the Calliope Poetry Series have collaborated to create a new exhibit, “Artists Choice—Poet’s Choice,” at the Falmouth Art Center through August 19. The exhibit is a prelude to Calliope Summer Readings, which takes place at the art center on Sunday, August 19, … Continue reading

Chappaquoit Cello Quartets to Perform in Woods Hole

Chappaquoit Cello Quartets to Perform in Woods Hole

Cellists Emily Faris, Courcelle Stark, Kaylee Lino, and Kurran Singh performed last summer at Highfield Hall in Falmouth. Everyone loves the exquisite, warm, expressive sound of a cello. What could be better than hearing four of them together, played with dedication and enthusiasm by talented young students? Easy… Two cello quartets! On Saturday, January 28, … Continue reading

Thank You, Sandy Spencer

Thank You, Sandy Spencer

                                                                                                          Photo courtesy of Carol Knox. Sandy Spencer touched the lives of many. I knew her as a cellist: she played in the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra for many years, and she taught cello to young and older at the Cape Cod Conservatory. She was particularly warm and supporting of adult beginners, helping them to … Continue reading

Cello and Harp

Cello and Harp

November 2, 2009 I “met” Scottish folk cellist Seylan Baxter through another blog I write about my cello-playing adventures a couple of years ago when she commented on my posts about attending Scottish fiddle camp. She sent me a copy of her cello and harp CD, “2:40″ (with harpist Cheyenne Brown, originally from Alaska, but … Continue reading

Modern Music at the Mansion

Modern Music at the Mansion

May 23, 2009 My husband and I attended the final Music at the Mansion Sunday afternoon concert of the season last Sunday at Highfield Hall in Falmouth. It is an elegant and intimate concert setting, where you can enjoy the architecture, interior design, and art exhibits, as well as the music. Cellist Ashima Scripp and … Continue reading

A Cornucopia of Celebrated Cellists

October 3, 2008 The last couple of weeks have yielded a bounty of virtuosic cello performances: four concerts featuring five cellists, each outstanding in its own way, each offering a unique interpretation of the instrument, providing not only musical enjoyment for the audiences, but a glimpse into the many and varied ways that the versatile … Continue reading

Five Cellists

September 5, 2008 There are four local cello concerts coming up (one featuring two cellists) this month. A bonanza for cellists and non-cellists alike. Everyone loves the cello, or at least that is what they tell me when I mention that I play. I usually smile and agree that good cello playing is wonderful. Once, … Continue reading