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    The Park Theatre will show "The Woman Who Loves Giraffes" through its Virtual Movie Theatre beginning Friday. Courtesy photo

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 4/9/2020 1:02:16 PM
Modified: 4/9/2020 1:02:04 PM

While people are still unable to gather and see live music or performances – or even stand within six feet of each other – members of the arts and entertainment community are doing their best to keep the creative times available.

On Thursday, April 9, Monadnock Music will host a live season announcement at 5 p.m. on Facebook with Artistic Director Rafael Popper-Keizer, as he announces for the first time the upcoming summer season. Type in any question for one of Boston’s most celebrated artists; Ask about the program, plans for the summer, his role as artistic director, his career as a concert cellist and more.

Every Friday night, from 7 to 8 p.m., Andy’s Summer Playhouse Artistic Director Jared Mezzocchi is hosting a fireside chat with a special guest via the Andy’s Facebook and Instagram accounts.

This week, Rachel Chavkin, who won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical last year for “Hadestown”, will join Mezzocchi for a wide-ranging discussion. Andy’s kids and alumni have also been writing in to tell stories and ask questions, which Mezzocchi will read during the hour-long program.

On the Andy’s website, Anderson’s Blog was created to collect writing produced during this time of isolation to share and encourage creativity in the community.

Charlie Chronopoulos will go live on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. at https://www.facebook.com/charliechrono and Tyler Allgood is also using Facebook to produce Tyler’s Thursday Quaranstream this week at 5 p.m.

Firelight Theatre Workshop begins its third season with the sixth installment of “We Were Friends”. This episodic project is Firelight’s creative reimagining of Margaret Fuller and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s profound friendship – set in today’s world.

As Margaret and Ralph face the challenge of maintaining a long-distance friendship, Firelight will explore what it means to be in a long-distance relationship with the community. This installment, entitled “New Vistas: Goodbye”, will respect social distancing practices and can be experienced from home.

Tickets are $15 each ($12 for Firelight Members). The date and time of this episode, Wednesday, April 29, from 5 to 5:30 p.m., are approximate. For information, visit www.firelighttheatreworkshop.com.

The Park Theatre will show through its Virtual Movie Theatre, “The Woman Who Loves Giraffes” and “And Then We Danced” beginning Friday through April 16. Ticket prices vary. 

As part of The Park Theatre Park Pix Flix, which is free, movie lovers can watch “Man of The West” (Thursday), “The Sorcerers” (Friday), “Superman Compilation” (Saturday) and a five hour marathon of “Mr. Bean” (1990s) on Sunday.

On Monadnock Tonight on Facebook Live, Thursday’s guests will include Bonnie Harris, Director of Connective Parenting, and Lisa Bostnar, professional actor (and Peterborough Players favorite) reading Maurice Sendak's classic children's story "Where The Wild Things Are". Dr. Stephen Gehlbach, author of “American Plagues: Lessons from Our Battles with Disease” and comedian and actor Greg Boggis will be on the show Tuesday.

Visit https://theparktheatre.org or www.facebook.com/TheParkTheatre for more.

Electric Earth Concerts continues its series of videocasts with a recorded stay-at-home recital by mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano and pianist Christopher Cano, originally done for the Arizona Opera. Featured will be some favorite works that they’ve performed in recitals over the years, including music by Brahms, Leonard Bernstein and Rodgers & Hammerstein. It will be available starting on Saturday, April 11 at 4 p.m.

Future videocasts will feature: Gabriela Diaz, violinist; and Jesse Mills, violin, and Rieko Aizawa, of the Horszowski Trio. Both concerts are in the works with dates and repertoire to be announced

Access to the Cano Concert is free, but donations in any amount will be used to help support Electric Earth’s musicians. The concert will be available online at http://electricearthconcerts.org indefinitely. For more information, email eeconcerts@gmail.com or call (603) 499-6216.

The Keene State Music Department will present Systemic Oppression In/Through Music Education on Friday, April 10, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., featuring Brent Talbot, Associate Professor & Coordinator of Music Education at Gettysburg College.

What possibilities exist for decolonizing music education? Drawing upon a number of scholars and researchers, this provocation and workshop asks scholars and practitioners to consider how our historicities and assemblages may contribute to the perpetuation of systemic oppression in/through music education.

To join, visit https://keene.zoom.us/j/167347929.

If you or someone you know is doing something creative online, send an email to news@ledgertranscript.com with details.

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