Watertown School Staff Putting on Play with 1 Day Prep to Raise Money for Band Trip

Some familiar faces in the Watertown Public Schools will have just one day to prepare a play for a performance on Saturday night. The proceeds from the event will help defer cost of the Watertown High School music program’s trip to New York. 

The Mystery Staff Show features 16 members of the WPS staff, who will not know what they will be performing until just 27.5 hours before they go on stage at the Watertown High School auditorium on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $10, and the money raised will help cut the cost of the every-other-year trip to New York by Watertown High School’s music program. Members of the band, orchestra and chorus head to the Big Apple for a weekend that includes performances, a trip to a play, and visits to tourist spots. The cast includes: Zack Allen, Heidi Baildon, Laurie Brackett, Culley Byham, Holly Cachimuel, Megan DiDuca, Aine Dirrane, Jess Donato, Amy Donohue, Chad Foster, Chris McDermott, Pat O’Neill, Nyssa Patten, Magen Slesinger, Siran Tamakian, and Sarah Thiemann.

First Watertown Library Winter Concert Features Violinist

The Watertown Free Public Library kicks off its Winter Concert Series on Dec. 2 with a performance by violinist Dorisiya Yosifova. The library provided the following information:

Winter Concert Series: Dorisiya Yosifova
Sunday, 12/2 | 2 pm
We’re excited to announce the lineup for the 7th annual WFPL Winter Concert Series! As in previous years, our free concert series will feature all local artists. Performances are free and open to all.

Perkins School for the Blind Hosting Two Holiday Concerts, RSVP Now

Celebrate the Season with a pair of concerts at Perkins School for the Blind in early December. 

Perkins sent out the following information:

You are invited to Perkins School for the Blind for a festive Holiday Concert. Join us:
Sunday, December 2, at 3:00 PM and/or
Tuesday, December 4, at 7:30 PM. Or watch a livestream of the concert to be broadcast at 7:30pm on December 4. View the Events page for details

The Perkins Student Chorus, Chamber Singers, Music Makers, Handbell Ensemble, Instrumental Ensemble and Vocal Soloists celebrate the season with a selection of beautifully arranged choral and instrumental works originating from around the world! The concerts are free and wheelchair accessible in Dwight Hall.

Three Watertown Artists Featured in Three Local Exhibitions

Three members of the Watertown Art Association will have their work shown in exhibitions around the area. 

The Watertown Art Association provided the following announcement:

Three wonderful artists, three unforgettable exhibitions! Robin Orifice at Brigham House, 341 Mt. Auburn St. Watertown through Dec. 31

Don’t miss the beautiful solo show of Robin Orifice’s artwork on display at the Brigham House Gallery with an exciting Artist’s Reception on Thursday, Nov.

Watertown’s Room 83 Spring Gallery Hosts Apocalyptic Hallucinatory Art Exhibit

The following information was provided by ROOM 83 Spring:

Are you ready for a pre-post-apocalyptic-hallucinatory visual experience? These four artists fearlessly compose and construct vibrant wall-hung and freestanding works in a show called tangerine trees and marmalade skies at ROOM 83 Spring in Watertown, Nov. 10 – Dec. 22. tangerine trees and marmalade skies with Timothy Kadish, Carol McMahon, Robert Rindler and Judy Riola at ROOM 83 Spring from Nov.

Meet the Artists and See Their Work at Plumbing Museum Exhibit

The Plumbing Museum’s artists in residence will show their artwork during an exhibit at the Watertown museum, and an opening reception will be held on Nov. 1, 2018. New works by Jeff Chandler and Chloe Feldman Emison, who are the museum’s fall artists in residence. Chandler’s medium is wood, while Feldman Emison primarily works in ink and watercolors. The event will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov.

Early Music Group Led by Watertown Man First American Group to Win “British Grammy”

On Sept. 13, Watertown resident Scott Metcalfe and the group he directs, Blue Heron, made history by winning a prestigious British classical music award.  

The group, mostly made up of people from around Boston, or who used to live in the area, won the Gramophone Classical Music Award in the Early Music category. “We’re the first non-European group to win the Early Music award in the 41 years it has been awarded,” Metcalfe said. Metcalfe flew over to collect the award. “It was amazing,” Metcalfe said.

Watertown Church Hosting Harvest Arts & Crafts Show

The following information was provided by First Parish of Watertown:

The First Parish of Watertown, located at 35 Church Street in Watertown Square, is hosting their first Harvest Art & Crafts Show on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 am to 3 p.m.

The show is includes a wide variety of art and crafts including paintings, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, as well as quilts, bees wax, knitware, and woven items. It’s free to enter so stop in and enjoy the art. First Parish is fully accessible when entering via the Summer Street (parking lot) entrance. The current list of artist are: Gwen Chasan, Ellen Hurley, Mary Hulse, Judy Kamm,
Carole Katz, Carole Smith Berney, Monica Fairbairn, Lora McLaughlin, Kim Katz,
Judy Noonan, Sheri Kennedy, Nora Neale, Missy Shay, Marianne Collins, and Kathy Warren. Baked goods will also be sold.