On November 1, 2, and 3 EEC brings music, song, and stories into three area schools: Rindge Elementary, Jaffrey Grade School, and ConVal High. Among our area residents are some spectacular musicians: Jazmina MacNeil (Chesham), Nicholas Burns, and Louisa Stonehill (Keene) joined Jonathan Bagg for a week devoted to outreach–5 concerts in all.
Also visited: Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, and Lukas Community in Temple.
Electric Earth has been awarded a grant from the State Arts Council! We are thrilled to have this generous support from our home state. A General Projects grant will help us to reach hundreds of schoolchildren in their classes, as well as residents of several life-sharing and special needs communities in our area. The State grant supplements an award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) that we received earlier this year.
Jamie gave an energetic and eloquent demonstration of Scottish fiddling traditions for our friends at Plowshare last Friday.
July 14, 2017, 7:30 pm
Ravel: Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7
Mozart: Flute Quartet in D major, K. 285
Devienne: Duo for Flute and Viola
In case of rain the concert will be held at
the Harrisville Mill Building
EEC will hold its annual meeting on Friday, May 26 at 6;30 pm just prior to the “Music for Three” concert in Bass Hall, which is scheduled at 7:30. All are welcome to come and hear how our organization has grown over the past year. And of course you are welcome to stay and hear the concert of music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Nino Rota, and Rebecca Clarke.
On April 21, Fire & Grace visited the Dublin School, where they gave a beautiful demonstration of their approach to blending musical styles from around the world. Later in the day, they visited Crotched Mountain School and Rehabilitation Center, where they performed for an audience of residents, students, and staff.
On March 24th, 2017, the Verona Quartet shared their music with two different communities in the region. They visited ConVal High School in the afternoon—a new collaboration for Electric Earth—and in the evening performed at Plowshare Farm in Greenfield.
Friday, February 24: Gabriela Diaz, violin & Robert Burkhart, cello joined Jonathan Bagg and Laura Gilbert for two community visits, including our first ever at Scott-Farrar retirement community during the afternoon. In the evening we performed for our friends at Plowshare Farm in Greenfield, with whom we have built a strong musical bond over our five year history.
We are delighted to receive our first award from the National Endowment for the Arts. The $10,000 grant will support 12 free on-site musical encounters in 2017. These range from classical to folk music, by musicians that our fans in the area know well: the Horszowski Trio, the Borromeo Quartet, Indra jazz trio, singer Jennifer Johnson Cano, to name a few. Our musicians love doing these concerts; they love bringing their music more deeply into the community, to people who can’t easily attend public events. The NEA grant allows us to better acknowledge their tremendous enthusiasm for this kind of work and their contributions to this part of our mission, by giving them adequate compensation.
On Saturday, October 8, 2016 Aureole (Stacey Shames, Mary Hammann, and Laura Gilbert) teamed up with Jazimina MacNeil to bring songs of Ravel and Ian Krouse to our two partner communities for people with disabilities: Lukas Community and Plowshare Farm.
And on October 7, Aureole Trio brought music and interesting discussion to Jaffrey-Rindge Middle School’s 300 kids!