De Temps Antan, have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, the three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. In fact, the only thing missing from this magnificent musical blend is you! So come enjoy an evening unlike any other with De Temps Antan.
Cutting her teeth as a sideman in Boston’s roots music scene, Laura Cortese forged a unique path through a pool rich in talent (due to a large population of Berklee School of Music graduates like herself) including stints as an instrumentalist with Band of Horses, Pete Seeger, Rose Cousins, Jocie Adams (of the Low Anthem), and Uncle Earl. Her Compass Records debut, CALIFORNIA CALLING, is the next step in her career as a frontwoman and bandleader - she & the Dance Cards (Cellist Valerie Thompson, fiddler Jenna Moynihan, and bassist Jeni Magana) break new ground based in the lyrical rituals of folk music but exploring new territories of rhythm and sonics. With the support of Sam Kassirer, album producer of folk-pop favorites like Lake Street Dive and Joy Kills Sorrow, they’ve created something that’s simultaneously rowdy, delicate and cinematic. This is post-folk that seriously rocks.
Have the sounds of Ireland been calling you? Have you pictured yourself gazing upon the Cliffs of Moher or kissing the Blarney Stone, or tapping your feet to the music of an Irish pub band? Make those dreams a reality by joining us on an in-depth tour of Ireland, including all of these and more. Fully organized, but with time on your own to explore, with in-country transportation and entrance fees included. Limited to 25 travelers, for a fun and intimate experience!
New York, London, Tokyo, Haverhill!
During the past four decades, the Chamber Players have designed and presented concerts, multi- media presentations, lectures and seminars of the highest artistic and intellectual standards including collaborations with internationally renowned figures like jazz great Branford Marsalis and tango master Pablo Ziegler.
Join The Pine Hill Singers celebrate the rich and joyous sounds of the season, with holiday music from our neighbors “Across the Pond” in the British Isle. The Singers’ popular winter concerts, a North Country tradition for over 15 years, will offer choral gems from a variety of periods and genres from Great Britain, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Skye. They will perform English medieval processionals to works from the modern choral masters Britten and Rutter; along with traditional carols, beloved folk songs and lullabies from across the Isles: Suo Gân, Skye Boat Song, I Saw Three Ships, The Holly and the Ivy, The First Noel, Auld Lang Syne and Balulalow, and much more.
Unlock the contemporary world of international folk and dance. Atlas Key finds common ground and resonant tones in both live dance music and Folk Music from around the world. As Patrick Ross’s latest project, the band defines itself in the space between genres and methods. Live looping and sequencing meets ancient melodies and motifs, reinvented for the dancer in everyone. Percussionist Ben Salomon layers the rhythm, Aaron Johnson drives the groove along, swaying the audience with hypnotic bass lines and Patrick Ross focuses the sound with pointed melodies and harmonies from his guitar, fiddle and voice.
Enjoy a feast of wonderful locally sourced fare and music, while perusing works by the CSA Watercolor atelier. Fabulous prizes and auction items including handcrafted goods, gift certificates, exciting getaways and other delights will be available. Proceeds benefit the programs at Court Street Arts.
Camerata New England combines the rich, lush sonorities of a large group of string instruments with the intimate clarity of a chamber ensemble. Since 2009, they have been providing communities in New England access to professional, live musical experiences of the highest quality. The program will include Bach, Mahler, and Dvorak featuring Omar Chen Guey, violin; Andrew Eng, viola; Linda Galvan, cello; and Evelyn Zuckerman, piano.
Renowned Tenor Anthony Kearns of the PBS sensation, The Irish Tenors, is one of the finest voices today. Anthony Kearns with the Irish Tenors has 5 television specials and 10 CDs, many reaching gold and platinum status. Kearns enjoys a robust international solo career, performing with symphonies and operas across the globe. He has had the honor to sing for three U.S. Presidents, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Pope Francis. The program will feature a beautiful mix of songs from his native Ireland, favorite classics and folk music. We are pleased to have Senator Robert Clegg as a distinguished guest to deliver introductory remarks.
Tapas & Libations
Feast on culinary delights and enjoy a selection of craft beverages in the stunning 1805 Grafton Hotel located across the street from Court Street Arts. From savory bites to decadent desserts, celebratory cocktails and Irish stouts, there will a spread to delight all appetites.
Enjoy tapas & libations, an extraordinary night of song and a post-concert nightcap with Anthony Kearns.
Do you like to create, tinker, design and explore? Maker camp puts your creativity and problem solving skills to work. Court Street Arts and the Haverhill Library Association are teaming up to bring White Mountain Science, Inc (WMSI) to explore everything from robotics and computer programming tothe link between science and engineering. Jump in head first and learn by doing! Participants will be using essential maker tools such as, the Makey Makey inventors kit, LASER Cut prototyping, 3D printing, and Stop Action Animation.
"Topnotch instrumentation and a beautiful vocal blend are the cursory reasons to begin forming an allegiance to this band. Their music is addicting, and just like viewing the Grand Canyon, you can't begin to find the words to describe the wonder witnessed. -Bluegrass Unlimited
"Accomplished, innovative, imaginative, and supremely musical, Ross captured the adrenalin of a thousand hearts. As the last note spiraled into the stratosphere and evaporated, the crowd sprang to its feet and roared for more.” – Stephen Pedersen, The Halifax Gazette
In the Celley Gallery: The Art of the Line is an exhibit of black and white drawings (pencil and pen & ink) by local artists including Michael Heffernan, Bert Dodson, Stephanie Gordon, Ed Kadunc, Bill Tulp, Stephanie Taylor, Tom Baccei, Karyn Neubauer, Karl Neubauer, Ben Gitchell and Barbara Riley. . The works encompass fantasy, humor, the still life and and the magic of nature. Explore the diversity of our world rendered in black and white. A reception celebrating the exhibit and the artists will be held on April 15 from 5:30 - 7pm.
Join this two-night adventure to Quebec City and explore the German Christmas Market, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec featuring a special traveling exhibit of works by Pierre Bonnard, and a concert at the Grand Theatre de Quebec featuring two dynamite Francophone groups - Le Vent du Nord and De Temps Antan.
Traditional Irish accordion, Scottish Fiddling, and an Americana String Band come together in a spectacular mini-fest!
Patrick Ross, Rusty Dewees and Pete Wilder celebrate the songs of Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Charlie Daniels mixed with fiddle tunes like The Orange Blossom Special.