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More Music Series: Skip McKinley & Daymark
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

More Music Series: Skip McKinley & Daymark

Michael aka "Skip" McKinley has released two CD albums The Executive Session and Fairytales and his own band, Executive Session is about to release the third titled Live at La Grua. He plays a 10-keyed granadilla wood flute made in London circa 1850. The sound is quite different than that of the contemporary silver flute and is reminiscent of the clarinet or oboe. Early influences came from playing the sax in a stage band and listening to Jimi Hendrix.

For this concert, Skip has invited the sensational new band Daymark. Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger. Fusing the talents of Will Woodson (flute, border pipes), Dan Foster (fiddle) and Eric McDonald (guitar, vocals), the group presents a classic blend of wind and string as driving flute meets virtuosic fiddle, underpinned by well-considered and expertly delivered guitar. 

Open to the public.

Tickets $15. Age 18 and under admitted for free. Cash, check, or credit card accepted at the door.

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Cost
$15

Links:
The Executive SessionDaymark

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Kids Summer Art Workshop
Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

Kids Summer Art Workshop

Children will be able to work with local artists and participate in their choice of various art activities, including painting, crafting, clay, and more!  This year our friends from Stone Acres Farm will be joining us for a special craft project as well. All ages welcome! (Please note, for younger children parental supervision is required; no drop offs.)  

Cost
Suggested donation $5.

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Westerly Sounds & La Grua Center present: Glenn Jones & Joseph Allred
Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

Westerly Sounds & La Grua Center present: Glenn Jones & Joseph Allred

Glenn Jones is an instrumentalist of unparalleled skill and creativity. As a masterful raconteur Jones’ guitar work is both complex and sublime, intricate and emotional. His deep knowledge of the world of American Primitive music and his abilities on the fretboard have made Jones a pillar in his community. With each album Jones chronicles his experience, looking to the past or capturing the present with limber melodies that potently communicate the underlying emotions of the songs. Jones’ flair for storytelling shines in a live setting where origin stories are quite often the song’s introduction. It not only makes for an exceptional evening of listening, but one that draws on the deep traditions of country blues. 

Doors open at 7pm. Tickets $20.

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Cash, check, or credit card accepted at the door.

Cost
$20

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More Music Series: Bergin O'Malley - Album Release Concert
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

More Music Series: Bergin O'Malley - Album Release Concert

More Music Series: New Album Release Concert~"Somebody," with Bergin O'Malley

Local favorite Bergin O'Malley will play through songs from the her latest album and share the stories behind them. She will also be playing new material and a few songs that didn't make the album. Join us for a special evening of music! Tickets $15.

Tickets will be on sale shortly.

Cost
$15

Links:
Bergin O'Malley

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Kids Summer Art Workshop
Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Kids Summer Art Workshop

Kids Summer Art workshops at La Grua Center!  Children will be able to work with local artists and participate in their choice of various art activities, including painting, crafting, clay, and more!  This year our friends from Stone Acres Farm will be joining us for a special craft project as well. All ages welcome! (Please note, for younger children parental supervision is required; no drop offs.)  

Cost
Suggested donation $5.

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9th Annual Stonington Artists Exhibit
Jul
13
5:00 PM17:00

9th Annual Stonington Artists Exhibit

Come join us for our 9th annual Stonington Artists Show which will feature fantastic creations in various media from our Stonington, Mystic, and Pawcatuck artists. Exhibit will run through the end of August. Opening reception Friday, July 13 from 5-7pm.  

Open to the public.  Suggested donation $5

This is an open, un-juried exhibit. Space is limited and pieces are accepted on a first come, first serve basis. To participate, please download the PDF on the left, fill out, and return according to instructions on the form. Registration closes June 15 or until space is filled.

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4th Annual Stonington Sounds Summer Music Festival
Jun
23
11:00 AM11:00

4th Annual Stonington Sounds Summer Music Festival

Stonington Sounds is a free music festival with concerts happening throughout the day in various outdoor/indoor locations in Stonington Borough anchored at La Grua Center. The festival will feature a diverse lineup of musicians from classical to jazz and is scheduled so that attendees can shop and dine during breaks in the music. A perfect way for residents and visitors alike to spend the day with friends and family!

Public parking at Town Dock, Wayland's Wharf, and DuBois Beach. Bring your lawn chair or blanket - the festival goes on, rain or shine (rain location for all events will be at La Grua Center).

Downloadable rack card of scheduled events will be available shortly.

Open to the public.

Schedule of Events:

11am ~ Sing & Play with Ms. Bergin(Children’s Concert) ~ Wadawanuck Square

Noon ~ The Westerly Band ~ Wadawanuck Square (Co-presented with SVIA)

2pm ~The Chris Conte Trio (Classic American Songbook Jazz) ~ Stonington Commons Green

3pm ~ Violinist Stephan Tieszan with Elena Zamolodchikova (Classical) ~ La Grua Center

4pm ~ Executive Session (Irish) ~ Stonington Commons Green

7pm ~ Chanteys & Songs from the Sea:  Craig Edwards & Geoff Kaufman ~ Portuguese Holy Ghost Society

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La Grua Center's Summer Soiree
Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

La Grua Center's Summer Soiree

It’s our first Summer Soiree, taking place on Friday, June 22, from 6-9 p.m. We’re doing our best to put the FUN in FUNdraising for the people who support us, and this time we’ve designed some additional ways to take your money for you to enjoy your evening with the hope that you’ll be having such a good time you’ll hardly notice that your wallet has been lifted you’ll leave feeling great about our little cultural center! Buy your tickets online here. We’re trying something different this year with an inside/outside event—inside La Grua Center with a tent leading out the side door so we’re well equipped for rain should it dare to fall.
 
We’ve conned convinced some lovely people to donate auction items that we hope will—like La Grua—provide some sort of satisfying arts or cultural experience. From fine food and wine to art, music, baseball, and sailing, as well as stays at Ocean House or in Portugal, you might be taking something home with you that will really make you smile. We have some of the auction items viewable online via our Facebook Summer Soiree photo album, so please take a look here to whet your appetite. We will also have a wine pull, where for a mere $15 you might walk away with a bottle worth a good deal more (all bottles will be wrapped with their labels hidden). Again, some kind friends of La Grua have donated wine that they personally enjoy and think you will too. In fact, the bottles I am contributing come from my little hometown corner of Northeast Ohio that is the country’s next up-and-coming wine region, so the wine snobs aficionados among you might pick up something surprisingly excellent!
 
So there’s my pitch. We have a wonderful committee who has helped plan a nice evening with yummy food catered by Dog WatchCove Ledge Beer, Wine & Spiritsdonated the wine and beer, and The Real McCoy Rum contributed the spirit of choice in our signature mojito. Stonington High School's terrific theatre director Erin Sousa-Stanley will sing some show tunes to liven up the evening. We especially want to thank our Gold Sponsor, UBS and its New London office, for its support of the event and the next day’s free summer festival, as well as our Silver Sponsors, our neighborhood Dime Bank in Cannon Square; Heritage Fisheries/The Williams family; the marketing communications agency Pappas MacDonnell; the New London law firm Waller, Smith & Palmer; and Yale-New Haven Health Lawrence+Memorial Hospital. At the Bronze level, we thank Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties – Borough Office and the Water Street Cafe, both just down the block from us. Please consider giving them your business and letting them know you appreciate their sponsorship of our events.

In case you've managed to read this far and haven't yet clicked on the link to buy tickets, here it is again!  The date to RSVP by is June 15. Please know that your support of this event benefits our year-round programming at La Grua Center, as well as the next day's free Stonington Sounds Summer Music Festival.

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Author Jeanne Blasberg on Her Novel, "Eden"
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Author Jeanne Blasberg on Her Novel, "Eden"

What is Eden?

Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg will discuss her award-winning novel, EDEN.  Anita Shreve described it “[as] not just another farewell-to-the-summer-house novel, but instead a masterfully interwoven family saga with indelible characters, unforgettable stories, and true pathos. Most impressive, there’s not an ounce of fat on this excellent book.”  

Set in fictional Long Harbor, RI, which very closely resembles Watch Hill, has resonated with readers up and down the coast of New England. The novel points to the themes of paradise and creation and the challenges one matriarchal line of a family faces. Jeanne will discuss her inspiration, the nuances of the story, as well as her writing journey. Books will be available for signing and sale. 

Open to the public.

Cost
Suggested donation $5.

Links:
Author Jeanne Blasberg

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Music Matters: Castle, Kalayjian & Kaplan
Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

Music Matters: Castle, Kalayjian & Kaplan

Hilary Castleviolin

Ani Kalayjianvioloncello

David Kaplanpiano

A First Flowering – Two Young Masters

Beethoven Piano Trio in c, Op. 1, No. 3

Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B, Op. 8

Can you imagine three more different instruments than piano, cello, and violin? The magic and great challenge of this combination have seized the imagination of our best composers for two and a half centuries. Brahms and Beethoven were in their twenties when they first wrote for piano trio. How their first flowerings have endured!

La Grua Center will once more ring with the vibrancy  Hilary Castle & Co. invariably brings to life in our resonant acoustic space. Please let fellow music lovers know of this splendid afternoon — chamber music at its very best!

Tickets $10. 18 and under admitted free. Cash, check & credit card accepted at the door.

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Lecture: Sue Ellen Thompson on Poet Jane Kenyon
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Lecture: Sue Ellen Thompson on Poet Jane Kenyon

Jane Kenyon only published four collections of poetry, but her reputation and influence, especially following her death from leukemia at the age of 47 in 1995, have continued to grow. Today she is widely recognized as one of America’s premier lyric poets. Sue Ellen Thompson will explore the impact that Kenyon's lifelong struggle with depression and her marriage to a future U.S. Poet Laureate had on her work. Several of her poems will be read and discussed, with particular attention paid to their plainspoken diction and use of metaphors from the natural world. Open to the public.

Cost
Suggested donation $5.

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Exhibit Opening: Northeastern Connecticut Art Guild
May
11
5:00 PM17:00

Exhibit Opening: Northeastern Connecticut Art Guild

La Grua Center is pleased to welcome back artists from the Northeastern Connecticut Art Guild (NECTAG) during the months of May and June. A wide variety of works are on display, including oils, water colors, acrylics and more! Opening reception Friday May 11 from 5-7pm. Open to the public.

Cost
Suggested donation $5.

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The Environmental Activism of Beatrix Potter
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

The Environmental Activism of Beatrix Potter

While English author Beatrix Potter went on to fame and fortune as a children’s book writer and creator of Peter Rabbit, her true passion was preserving the landscape that provided inspiration for her stories: the hills and farms of western England’s stunning and dramatic Lake District. Tom Verde will discuss how Potter, an active conservationist, practically single-handedly saved the Lake District from development and deforestation, using the proceeds of her books to fund her efforts.

Cost
Suggested donation $5.

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Good Stories Well Told: Letter to My Father with Author G. Thomas Couser
Apr
28
5:00 PM17:00

Good Stories Well Told: Letter to My Father with Author G. Thomas Couser

Having wounded his father with a hurtful letter when he was twenty-three, Tom Couser felt somewhat responsible for his later mental collapse. When his father died, Tom found personal documents that revealed facets of his father’s life of which he had known nothing. Too traumatized to grieve properly, much less to probe his father’s complicated history, Tom boxed the documents and stored them—for over thirty years. When he finally explored his father’s rich legacy, he achieved a belated reconciliation with a man he had not really known. Letter to My Father is the heartfelt story of how these events unfolded.

Cost
Suggested donation $5.

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Military Matters: 150th Naval Base Anniversary with Capt. Paul Whitescarver
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

Military Matters: 150th Naval Base Anniversary with Capt. Paul Whitescarver

In honor of the 150th anniversary of our Naval base this month, we are pleased to present Capt. Paul Whitescarver, Commanding Officer of Naval Submarine Base New London. He will discuss a little of the base’s history as well as highlight the base’s role and mission today. Q&A and wine reception to follow.

 

 

 

Cost
Suggested donation $5.

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The Rise of White Nationalism in America, with Author Vegas Tenold
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

The Rise of White Nationalism in America, with Author Vegas Tenold

La Grua Center and Bank Square Books present an evening with award-winning journalist Vegas Tenold to discuss his book Everything You Love WIll Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America. Vegas has covered the far right in America for years, as well as human rights in Russia, conflict in central Africa and the Middle East, and national security. A graduate of Columbia University's School of Journalism, his work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Rolling Stone, New Republic, andAl Jazeera America. Books will be available for purchase and signing through Bank Square Books.

 

Cost
Suggested donation $5.

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Music Matters Concert with Elena Zamolodchikova & Natalie Kress
Mar
17
5:00 PM17:00

Music Matters Concert with Elena Zamolodchikova & Natalie Kress

DUO SEICENTO

Natalie Kress

Baroque violin by Joseph Thiriot (1760)

Elena Zamolodchikova

double harpsichord by Zuckermann

Passionate 17th-century duos & solos for Violin & Cembalo

March is New England's notice that Spring and pleasant weather will indeed return. What could be more appropriate to our seasonal renewal than to delve into the fresh, burgeoning richness of the 17th-century Baroque? Italian, German, French, and English music of the time are impassioned, teasingly sensuous, and possessed of wonderful drama.

Gifted Baroque violinist Natalie Kress and Stonington's brilliant harpsichordist Elena Zamolodchikova are bringing us an uninterrupted hour of sonatas, chaconnes, fantasies, and evocative period transcriptions. Seicento composers Biber, Castello, Schmelzer, Gibbons, Purcell, L. Couperin, and Lully painted every musical hue in existence in that astonishing era. This colorful, touching afternoon concert will transport all of us to seventeenth-century delight.

Tickets $10. 18 and under admitted free. Cash, check & credit card accepted at the door. For advance ticket sales, click here.

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Irish Poet Paul Muldoon
Mar
3
5:00 PM17:00

Irish Poet Paul Muldoon

Acclaimed Irish poet and Princeton professor Paul Muldoon will read selections from his poetry and be interviewed about his work. Paul is widely acclaimed as one of the most original and influential poets of the past 50 years, having received the Pulitzer Prize and having served as the poetry editor for The New Yorker. Do not miss this rare opportunity to hear his poetry, from the poet himself! Wine reception to follow. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Click here for advance ticket sales. Cash or check accepted at the door. Age 18 and under admitted for free.

Cost
$15

Links:
Paul Muldoon

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Exhibit Opening: Sweeney's Flight~The Photographs of Rachel (Giese) Brown
Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

Exhibit Opening: Sweeney's Flight~The Photographs of Rachel (Giese) Brown

Inspired by Seamus Heaney's poems, and notably by his version of the medieval saga Buile Suibhne, the American photographer, Rachel Brown (formerly Rachel Giese) has produced a stunning portfolio of pictures of the northern Irish landscape, covering the boundaries of Mad Sweeney's original kingdom of Dal-Arie. She has resourcefully followed the clues to topography and the natural world in Sweeney's wanderings... Come celebrate the spirit of Ireland with this breathtaking exhibit! 

Opening reception Friday, March 2 from 5-7pm. Exhibit will be up for the month of March only.

Cost
Suggested donation $5.

Links:
Rachel Brown Website

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Living in Love, with Alexandra Stoddard
Feb
22
5:00 PM17:00

Living in Love, with Alexandra Stoddard

Bank Square Books and La Grua Center present an evening with local treasure Alexandra Stoddard, who will discuss the concept of Living in Love. Alexandra's Living in Lovepresentation will take place at La Grua Center, and general admission is a $20 donation to La Grua. Books will be available for purchase through Bank Square Books. VIP tickets are also available, which include admission to the La Grua Center presentation plus a three-course dinner at Breakwater following the talk and a copy of one of Alexandra's books. These tickets are limited and cost $100.

Alexandra is a philosopher of contemporary living and the bestselling author of 28 books, including Choosing Happiness: Keys to a Joyful Life; Things I Want My Daughters to Know; You Are Your Choices: 50 Ways to Live the Good Life and Happiness For Two: 75 Secrets for Finding More Joy Together. In this discussion on the last day of February, the month of love, Alexandra will touch upon many aspects of Living in Love, including self-care and self-love; intimate and family love; small acts of kindness; caring for your community; and loving your home.

The intimate Living in Love dinner will begin at Breakwater at 8 p.m., after Alexandra's presentation. This dinner will feature three courses plus a complimentary drink, and will include a copy of one of Alexandra's books: Choosing Happiness; Happiness for Two; or You Are Your Choices. You can select your book when purchasing a ticket.

Purchase tickets here.

Cost
General admission:$20, VIP tickets: $100

Links:
Alexandra Stoddard

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Music Matters Concert: Axelrod-Martin Duo
Feb
10
5:00 PM17:00

Music Matters Concert: Axelrod-Martin Duo

Eric Martin and Karen Axelrod are a highly respected acoustic duo who bring the vibrancy of traditional dance music and song to the concert stage. Their musical journey sweeps us through the British Isles, France, Germany, Argentina, Québec, Appalachia – even exotic New England! They play English country and contra dance gigs at camps and festivals all over North America and overseas. Colleagues describe their presence as powerful, whimsical, and always heartfelt. Can you think of a better antidote against February? Join us!

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Cash or check accepted at the door. Age 18 and under admitted for free.

Cost
Tickets $10

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Cool Nights Warm Jazz: Glenn Kendzia
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Cool Nights Warm Jazz: Glenn Kendzia

Glenn Kendzia, songwriter of the New England alternative band Wild Sun, will be performing a selection of his songs in a stripped down acoustic setting. Known for his honest, cut-to-the-point lyrics and familiar songwriting, Glenn will be playing songs from the band’s debut album Little Truths as well as their forthcoming follow-up, Closed Door Talks

Tickets $10. Click here for advance ticket sales.

Cash or check accepted at the door. 

Cost
$15

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Wrap Story Tell ~ The One That Got Away
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

Wrap Story Tell ~ The One That Got Away

Co-presenters Westerly Regional Arts Partnership (WRAP) and Live Cafe Productions, along with Bank Square Books, present A Story Tell storytelling event. In a Moth-style story slam, the amazing true stories will center around the theme of “The One That Got Away.” 

Tickets for this event are $12 and will be donated to WRAP and La Grua Center. Age 18 and under admitted for free. Cash, check or credit card accepted at the door. For advance purchase click the link below:

Cost
$12

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Music Matters Concert: Arcadia Viols/Frances Fitch~A Musical Banquet
Jan
20
5:00 PM17:00

Music Matters Concert: Arcadia Viols/Frances Fitch~A Musical Banquet

Arcadia Viols & Frances Conover Fitch

A Musical Banquet

17th-century German music for viols & harpsichord

Seventeenth-century Germany abounded in courts and cities with sumptuous musical establishments. Among the brilliant composers writing suites, dances famous to this day, and fine evocations of contemporary Italian and French style were Schein, NicolaiBöhmKindermann, Froberger, Scheidt, and Hammerschmidt. Please join us for Arcadia Viols' memorable concert of this striking, songful, early Baroque music. Celebrated harpsichordist Frances Conover Fitch will join Arcadia's sonorous viola da gamba quintet.

Tickets $10. Age 18 and under admitted for free. Cash, check, or credit card accepted at the door.  For advance ticket sales click here.

Cost
$10.00

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Cool Nights Warm Jazz: Jazzical Fusion ~ Classical, Samba, and More!
Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

Cool Nights Warm Jazz: Jazzical Fusion ~ Classical, Samba, and More!

Jazzical Fusion features Maestro Martin Piecuch on multiple woodwinds, pianist Regan Ryzuk, guitarist Richard Miller, and bassist Laurence Goldman.

Martin Piecuch’s “Jazzical Fusion” is a delightful potpourri of music from Classical, Samba, Jazz and Baroque, with a few other styles added in. It’s a remarkable display of versatility, styles and hip arrangements. Join us for a jazzical evening!

Tickets will be on sale shortly.

Cost
$15

Links:
Jazzical Fusion

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The Trade: Journey into the Labyrinth of Political Kidnapping
Jan
17
6:00 PM18:00

The Trade: Journey into the Labyrinth of Political Kidnapping

Jere Van Dyk talks about his latest book, The Trade: My Journey into the Labyrinth of Political Kidnapping, which recounts the story of his excursion back to Afghanistan and Pakistan to investigate his own kidnapping by the Taliban in 2008. In pursuing his kidnappers and the stories of the intermediaries and money men, he uncovered not just the story of his own abduction but the operation of what he calls the trade: the business of kidnapping. Join us for this riveting account of his experience.

Cost
Suggested donation $5.

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Mystic Middle School Chorus Winter Concert
Jan
3
7:00 PM19:00

Mystic Middle School Chorus Winter Concert

Please join the Stonington Singers to hear their winter selections. Featuring works by The Fleet Foxes, Eric Whitacre, and music from "The Nutcracker".

The Stonington Singers, directed by CT's 2016 Choral Conductor of the Year, Ellen Effman-Gilbert, is an auditioned choral ensemble from Mystic Middle School. Students from this ensemble have been involved in the ACDA Connecticut and Eastern Division Honors Choir, the CMEA Children's Honors Choir and the Eastern Region Music Festival. The choirs have performed several times by audition at the Connecticut State Music Educators In-Service Conferences as a guest Honors Choir. This group has received platinum ratings for the past 11 years at the Great East Music Festival in Agawam, MA. Recently, the choir premiered the piece "Yo Puedo" by Grammy nominated composer, Jim Papoulis. Most recently they performed the Connecticut premier of Paul McCartney's oratorio "Ecce Cor Meum" with the Eastern CT Chorus and Symphony and were the guest artists of "Tono Dolce", one of eastern Connecticut's premiere adult ensembles. The MMS Select Choir can be seen performing at local community events such as the Cabin Fever Festival and the beloved Stonington Borough Holiday Stroll.

Cost
Suggested donation $5.

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Our Blue Park: A Scientist's Stroll Through the Northeast Canyons & Seamounts Marine National Monument, co-sponsored by the Mystic Aquarium
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Our Blue Park: A Scientist's Stroll Through the Northeast Canyons & Seamounts Marine National Monument, co-sponsored by the Mystic Aquarium

The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, which was designated by President Barack Obama on September 15, 2016, is the only marine national monument in the U.S. Atlantic Ocean and the only one located off the continental United States. With words and pictures, Senior Research Scientist at Mystic Aquarium Dr. Peter Auster will recount research on the ecology of this region at the edge of our continental shelf and beyond - conducted with ships, submersibles and aircraft - and the otherworldly animals that live there.  He will also describe why this is such a special place for marine wildlife and worthy of protection. 

Cost
Suggested donation $5

Links:
Mystic Aquarium

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Music Matters Concert: Portuguese Fado ~ Cafe Lisboa
Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

Music Matters Concert: Portuguese Fado ~ Cafe Lisboa

Sonia Bettencourtfadista

with Guitarras do Atlantico

 Manuel Leiteguitarra portuguesa

 Viriato Ferreiraguitar

 Tiago Goulartpercussion

Café Lisboa

Portuguese Fado to warm the soul

Fado is the folk music of the old Portuguese cities. Until recently, it was an entirely oral tradition. Its fluid, intimate nature brings about subtle, ever-evolving variation that keeps the tradition vibrantly alive.   

What's fado about? These wistful, haunting songs — it is largely a sung tradition – evoke longing and tragic loss, or joy tempered by what fate holds in store. The busy ports where the sea and Portugal meet infused fado with a rhythmic and harmonic complexity that make it unique in Europe. There's just nothing like it. Sonia Bettencourt and her brilliant fado colleagues are masters of their art. Won't you join us for a moving, memorable afternoon?

"guitarra portuguesa" is the name by which people know the instrument; "Portuguese guitar" is acceptable but lacks the poetry of the original   

Ticket $10. Age 18 and under admitted for free. Cash, check, or credit card accepted at the door. For advance sales, please click the link below:

Tickets

Cost
$10.00

Links:
Sonia Bettencourt

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A Musical Evening with Nora Fox & Friends~For My Father
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

A Musical Evening with Nora Fox & Friends~For My Father

Featuring Nora Fox, Devon Yesberger on piano, and a possible special guest! This upcoming concert will remain largely mysterious until the moment of execution, but audiences can expect a little song, a little dance, and bit of holiday cheer!  So come visit us after an evening of shopping and dining at Stonington Borough’s Holiday Stroll for a one-of-a-kind performance as only Nora can deliver! 

Tickets $15. Age 18 & under admitted for free. Cash and check accepted at the door or click here for advance purchase.

Cost
$15

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Exhibit Opening: Photo-Op
Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

Exhibit Opening: Photo-Op

A collection of noteworthy images by an eclectic mix of local and regional photographers. Photo­Op was founded in 2015 by Maria Scaglione of Westerly, Rhode Island. Each year the organization showcases different local communities in the 50 U.S. states. Opening reception Friday November 10, from 5-7pm.  Exhibit will run through the end of December.

Cost
Suggested donation $5

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Music Matters Concert: The Heart of the Romantic Piano with Stephen Porter
Oct
14
5:00 PM17:00

Music Matters Concert: The Heart of the Romantic Piano with Stephen Porter

*Rescheduled from February*

Stephen Porter

1922 Mason & Hamlin piano

The Heart of the Romantic Piano

Edvard Grieg Lyric Pieces, Book 6, Op. 57 *

Frédéric Chopin  Waltz in c#, Op. 64, No. 2

  Mazurka in c#, Op. 50, No. 3

  Barcarolle in F#, Op. 60

Franz Liszt  Deuxième Année de Pèlerinage: Italie

Troisième Année de Pèlerinage

  4. Les jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este

Deux légendes

  1. St. François d'Assise: La prédication aux oiseaux

  2. St. François de Paule marchant sur les flots

Acclaimed Boston pianist Stephen Porter returns to the La Grua Center with a remarkable program. He will share with us multi-hued sets of works by Chopin and Liszt. He also continues Music Matters’ joyous, two-season traversal of all 66 of Edvard Grieg’s impassioned, evocative Lyric Pieces, one of the great compositional legacies of all time. Our 1922 Mason & Hamlin grand offers Mr. Porter an ideal medium for his insight into this core Romantic repertoire.


CYCLES! is Music Matters' presentation of integral performances of groups of compositions by, typically, a single composer. Following our first traversal, Grieg's sixty-six Lyric Pieces (on modern piano), we will survey the Nineteen Great Keyboard Suites of Bach (on piano, harpsichord, and Bach-era Baroque piano).  

Ticket sales will open shortly.

Cost
Tickets $10

Links:
Stephen Porter Piano

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