Posted in January 2012

Classical Guitarist Benjamin Verdery

Classical Guitarist Benjamin Verdery

In advance of classical guitarist Benjamin Verdery’s February 18 performance with the Simon Sinfonieta at Falmouth Academy, my husband Glenn and I recently traveled to New Haven to interview him at his office at Yale University. The video interview will be available soon on FCTV and the web. Verdery is great fun to talk to. … Continue reading

Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra offers Musicale!

Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra offers Musicale!

The Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra will offer a special performance for the whole family this weekend—-a pair of concerts featuring light classical, jazz, and popular music performed by variety of chamber music ensembles. The Musicale! is the first in an annual series designed to appeal to a wide audience and to showcase the individual players … 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

“Happy Endings,” a Comedy about Death

“Happy Endings,” a Comedy about Death

I was particularly curious about Jane Perkins’ one-woman production, “Happy Endings: A Dark Comedy About Seeing the Light,” now at the Cotuit Center for the Arts’ Black Box Theater, not only because it is about that most intriguing and mysterious subject, death, but because Perkins is a hospice nurse. My mother died five years ago … 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

Best of the Arts 2011: Classical Music

Best of the Arts 2011: Classical Music

December 29, 2011 The Boston Cello Quartet concert in Woods Hole (MBL, Lillie Auditorium) in June was one of the highlights of the musical year. The Cape has much to offer music lovers of all kinds, no matter what one’s musical preferences. This is a sampling of the best offerings for 2011, but there are … Continue reading

Best of the Arts 2011: Theater

Best of the Arts 2011: Theater

December 23, 2011 It has been a great year for the arts on the Cape. We have seen wonderful shows and entertainments from tried and true theater companies, orchestras, ensembles, artists, and from some fresh new faces. There is plenty to appeal to all tastes and budgets, and room to explore new genres. This is … Continue reading

Best of 2011 Arts and Entertainment

Best of 2011 Arts and Entertainment

December 16, 2011 I’ve been putting together a list of the Cape & Island’s best theater, concerts, art shows, films, books, and cultural events–of the events that I have seen this year, which limits the list somewhat, but not too much, as I go to every show I can. I see no need to limit … Continue reading