FOR OUR FATHERS collaboration | soprano Ute Gfrerer & mixed media artist Lisa Rosowsky at Gloucester Meetinghouse April 28 co-sponsored by Temple Ahavat Achim

UU Church

UU and Temple Gloucester MA

press release for upcoming program:

FOR OUR FATHERS, Sunday, April 28, 2019 7:30pm, at the Gloucester Meetinghouse: acclaimed Austrian soprano Ute Gfrerer, accompanied by pianist William Merrill, and renowned Boston artist Lisa Rosowsky present a deeply moving evening of song and art, based on the legacy of silence of their two fathers during World War II, one an Austrian member of the Nazi Youth Party, and one a French Jew. In a unique collaboration, the two artists present a Holocaust-themed program of music and mixed media artworks, based on memories of their fathers.  The event is co-hosted with Temple Ahavat Achim. The Meetinghouse (home of the Unitarian Universalist Church) is located on the green at the corner of Middle and Church Streets (accessible side entrance at 10 Church Street with an elevator).  Tickets ($45 preferred, $30 general, $10 students with ID, under 12 free) are available at the door and in-advance with more information at gloucestermeetinghouse.org

About the program from the artist, Lisa Rosowsky: 

When we met in 2017, Ute had already developed a repertoire of musical performances incorporating music that had been set to poems by writers caught up in the Holocaust, and for more than a decade I had been creating mixed media works of art around being the daughter of a survivor. We knew we wanted to find a way to weave together our work into an audio-visual program, and it became my task to craft the presentation. We were amazed by how many of her songs matched up thematically with my pieces! Our goal was to move the audience seamlessly between each song and each work of art, setting both into historical context while offering insight into our individual experiences with our fathers. Over the course of a few months, we developed this performance, which we are pleased to share with you.

Benefit event:  This event is co-sponsored by Temple Ahavat Achim with support from the Paulson Fund, by the Series Sponsors of the Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation, and by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  Proceeds will be used to benefit the ongoing preservation of the historic (1806) Meetinghouse as well as to support Temple Ahavat Achim’s Rabbi Myron and Eileen Geller Endowment Campaign for the Sylvia Cohen Religious School and Family Learning

ForOurFathersPoster.jpg

‘Christmas with the Bach Family’ magical Musicians of the Old Post Road with opera soloists coming to Gloucester Meetinghouse UU Church

GLOUCESTER MEETINGHOUSE FOUNDATION presents The Musicians of the Old Post Road ‘Christmas with the Bach Family’ Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:30pm Corner of Middle & Church Street, Gloucester, MA

Christmas Bach Concert Poster, GMF 12-14-18.jpg

Press release from the Gloucester Meetinghouse: Continue reading “‘Christmas with the Bach Family’ magical Musicians of the Old Post Road with opera soloists coming to Gloucester Meetinghouse UU Church”

Viva Verdi! at the Crowell Chapel in Manchester

With DIANA JACKLIN, Soprano & HARTMUT OMETZBERGER, Violin
3.Flyer_Jacklin_and_Ometzberger_V2b-2_11232013
The concert venue, Crowell Memorial Chapel, was built in 1903. Its naturally vibrant acoustics and classic interior have made it a popular venue for musical performances, appreciated by both artists and patrons. The Crowell Chapel Concert Series–sponsored by the Historic Manchester Trust, a not-for-profit Massachusetts 180 Corporation–is one avenue for helping the Town fund the long-term preservation of recently restored historic structures like Crowell Chapel and Tuck’s Point.
 
Tickets for $25 general, and $15 students and children under 12, can be purchased online by visiting www.thecrowellchapel.com; on the Crowell Chapel Facebook page or calling Woody Kelly at 617-755-9299. Free street parking and free parking at the high school. Parking directions are on the website: www.thecrowellchapel.com.