Listen to Sister Felicia’s Interview With Aurelia This Sunday at 9:00AM!
“Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.”
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) suggested by Rick Isaacs
Born in France, Berlioz was initially sent to Paris to study medicine, but spent the majority of his time in the library of the Conservatoire, in which he later enrolled to study composition. He himself was influenced by Beethoven, Gluck, and Mozart, among others, but would go on to have a profound effect on symphonic music, especially in powerful instrumentation, along with Liszt and Wagner, his contemporaries. Much of Berlioz’s work was inspired by the poetry of Byron, Goethe, and Shakespeare; his best known work, Symphonie fantastique, was inspired in part by Thomas deQuincey’s Confessions of an Opium Eater. Later in life, Berlioz came full circle, returning to the Paris Conservatoire to serve as Head Librarian. Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov all gave credit to Berlioz for work that pre-figured their own.
CAPE ANN MUSEUM * IS THE NEXT BIG HARBORTOWN CULTURAL DISTRICT EVENT
Date: August 27, 2013
Let’s support our GHCD partner! The Cape Ann Museum, a Harbortown founding partner, has generously offered an exclusive after hours treat.
Come wander the hallways, rooms, expansive permanent collection and not one, but TWO well-thought and expertly curated, rotating exhibits, all the while sipping a beverage and enjoying your fellow GHCD cohorts. Museum Director Ronda Faloon will lead a tour of the Museum’ s renovation plans, with the most up to date and exciting reveal and news. Let’s put it this way…their campaign is inspiring! Take your own mental “before” snapshots and be ready for the Museum’s “after” plans: aiming for an even better visual, intellectual and cultural classic for downtownGloucester.
Along with socializing, having a bit of wine, cheese and fruit (compliments of the Museum), we’ll also mesh this event seamlessly with a partners meeting. We’ll do some GHCD business while we’re hobnobbing and doing business!
Questions, please contact
Judith Hoglander, Co-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Whitmarsh, Co-Chair, email@example.com
*Gloucester Harbortown Cultural District founding partner institution
At Harbor Loop, August 15, 2013.
The festival goes on Saturday and Sunday, August 17th and 18th. On a beautiful day some down and browse.
Carol McKenna Gallery presents professional Angel Reader, Joy Kasmer Saturday and Sunday 2-6:00 PM or by appointment. Joy’s readings are a combination of mediumship, psychic flow, angel cards and pendulum. Enjoy a Salem reading at Gloucester prices, $25 for a 15 minute reading and $45 for a 30 minute one, and $10 for a children’s reading.
A visit to Magical Madfish Wharf in the Rocky Neck Art Colony is not to be missed. Visit with gifted artists, enjoy music and amazing sushi and reconnect with your guardian angels.
Although Shark Week is officially over, I can’t resist one more video featuring Shark Cat, Sharky the Ferocious Pit Bull, and a baby duck who appears to want to go for ride with Shark Cat on the roomba.
The Rockport Legion Band concludes its 80th season of free summer concerts at the Back Beach Bandstand on Sunday, August 25, 20913 at 7:00 PM.
Kids are welcome, bring chairs or sit on the grass, and popcorn and cold drinks are available.
Jason Howard conducts the eighth concert of our eightieth consecutive summer concert series. The diamond anniversary program will include the following pieces:
- Star Spangled Banner – Francis Scott Key
- Marche Des Parachutistes Belges – Pierre Leemans
- The Music Man – Meredith Willson
- A Johnny Mercer Medley – Arr. Frank Cofield
- Harlem Nocturne (Alto Sax Solo, JoAnn Thrasher) – Earle Hagen
- Clarinet Boogie – Andrew Balent
- Dixieland Jam – Arr. Bob Lowden
- American Anthem – Gene scheer
- Penny Whistle Jig (Piccolo Solo, Jeannine Lynch) – Henry Mancini
- Lord Of The Dance – Ronan Hardiman
- Hey Jude – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
- Alabama Jubilee (Tuba Solo, Alan Bernard) – Arr. Trevarthen
- The Presidents March – Henry Fillmore
- 1812 Overture – P. Tschaikowsky
- Stars and Stripes Forever – John Philip Sousa
- God Bless America – Irving Berlin
MUSIC & MEDITATION IN THE MEETINGHOUSE
With Dr. Neil Williams and Moira Kelly
SUNDAY EVENING, AUGUST 25, 2013 at 7:30pm
GLOUCESTER UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH
Corner of Middle and Church Streets
Open to the Public with Free-Will Offering
Social Gathering Afterwards with Refreshments
For more information click here
Well … Aurelia Nelson found a clever way to host Sista Felicia on her North Shore104.9 radio show Curtain Up that features guests in music and theatre. But it wasn’t much of a stretch. Anyone who’s ever seen Felicia in the kitchen knows that she puts on a great show. She’s got star quality!
So get up early enough tomorrow (Sunday) to catch Aurelia Nelson interview Sista Felicia about her new cookbook at 9am and you’ll also get to hear Peter talk about how our Fall concert series is reviving The Larcom Theatre in Beverly.
In the meantime, you can bop down to the Waterfront Festival and check out Sista Felicia’s tent.
Watching her put the sides on is a good show in and of itself.
I thought I would share this shot of the house around the corner from you that is going through some major renovation!
North Shore Kid
Hi Joey! As part of our first anniversary we are replacing watch batteries for free to show our gratitude to our locals. If you can, post the ad attached here, or go to our Facebook page and share the ad I posted there. We are thrilled to be part of this great community and wanted to give something back.
Yesterday evening at The Hive (on Pleasant Street, less than a block up from Main Street, on the right) there was an opening of an art show by Jason Burroughs in their back room. It was accompanied by a concert by a variety of bands. I stopped in to snag some photos! Jason is an up-and-coming local artist, who also works in the programs offered at The Hive and Art Haven.
He will also be in the gallery during the block party today. Stop by to see the art and meet the artist! And maybe buy a print or an original… Get it before he gets famous and the prices go up!
Flu Clinic at Rockport Council on Aging
The Rockport Council on Aging will host a Health Clinic on Tuesday, September 24th from 12 Noon – 4:00 p.m. at the Rockport Senior Center, 58 Broadway. The Rockport Board of Health will provide flu shots for those 18 years of age and older. Please bring your Medicare card and supplemental insurance card for the flu shot. Diabetes screening and blood pressure screening will also be offered by Addison Gilbert Hospital.