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May

Claflin Hill Mother's Day Jazz Brunch Concert

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Sunday, May 9 | 11:00 am
$20 for adult |  $10 student— ticket includes continental brunch and Mother's Day craft activity for children

Celebrate Mom this Mother's Day with a lovely brunch concert featuring Claflin Hill's Todd Brunel and Friends. This concert takes place indoors. Only a limited number of tickets is being sold in order to ensure plenty of space between concert goers. 

Todd Brunel and Friends: Todd Brunel on clarinet and saxophone, Michael Shea on piano, Alvin Terry on drums, Ron Mahdi on double bass.

Todd Brunel is a clarinetist, sax player, composer and producer who performs extensively as a classical and jazz musician. He is a member of the Armenian folk jazz project Musaner, Know Orchestra, the Eric Hofbauer Quintet, Made in the Shade, the Sonic Explorers and the avante-funk band, The Circadian Rhythm Kings. Mr Brunel is the director of the Vortex Series for New and Improvised Music and has been awarded grants by the Somerville, Cambridge, Arlington and Massachusetts Cultural Councils. In 2012, he formed Opal Ensemble with pianist Paul Carlson and violist Anne Black, a group dedicated to discovering new 20th and 21st century repertoire and often neglected works of the past. He has premiered new compositions by composers Alla Cohen, Pamela Watson, John Morrison,Vache Sharafyan, Vuk Kulenovic and is a recording artist for PARMA Recordings. In addition to his modern music activities, Brunel champions the music of the swing jazz era and can be heard performing as a guest artist at numerous senior centers and for Lindy hop dances in swing dance communities. 

He has played principal clarinet with Opera Ebony of Harlem, ALEA III, the Bulgarian Virtuosi and plays frequently with the Lexington Symphony, the Claflin Hill Symphony and currently plays principal clarinet with the Waltham Symphony. Some of his recent appearances include Carnegie Hall, Brandeis University, ISIM 2014- 2015, the Longy School at Bard College, Spazio Teatro NO'HMA in Milan, the Out of the Box Festival and the Academy of Music Dance and Art in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Mr Brunel is on the faculty of Wheaton College, where he has directed the Wheaton College Jazz Band, Cushing Academy and is also on the faculties of the Powers Music School and the Lexington Music School. He holds an MM from the Brooklyn College Conservatory and a BM from the Boston Conservatory. To find out more about Todd Brunel, visit him online at: www.clarinetconspiracy.com

Flowers For Mom

Do you have a Mom in your life who will be attending the Mother's Day concert at the HCA? Let us help you make it extra special with flowers that we will order for you! For $15, the HCA will arrange for a beautiful bouquet of tulips to be on-site at the HCA for pick-up at the concert. The tulips will be provided by Blush Bouquets in Ashland. Orders placed by Friday May 7 will be guaranteed ready and on-site at the concert. Ticket to the event must be purchased separately.

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May 09 (11:00 am-12:00 pm)

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May

Free Adult Sketching Virtual Workshop: Triangle Landscapes (May)

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Art at Home: Free Adult Art Workshops from the Hopkinton Center for the Arts

Sketching and drawing can be a wonderful way to de-stress! Join HCA's instructor Marion Buricatu as she guides you through a colored pencil sketch that you can create as a keepsake to hang on your wall or on card stock to make your own greeting cards!

This May workshop will involve a geometric landscape sketch similar to the one pictured:

Although this workshop is intended for adults, teens and kids over the age of 10 y/o are welcome to join. There is no cost to participate, but we ask that if you can, please consider making a donation when you register for the class. Your donation helps support the Hopkinton Center for the Arts and its programs.

You only need to register once per household. A laptop/screen and internet connection is required.

Materials recommended: paper or drawing pad, sharpie (fine point and/or extra fine point), pencil, eraser, colored pencils and a ruler, but you can also use markers, oil pastels, paint.....

May 15 (03:00 pm-04:00 pm)

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May

Dystopia! The Hunger Maze Game of Divergent Death (Outdoor Youth Comedy))

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In this comedy that parodies The Hunger Games, Maze Runner, and Divergent, our colorful cast is trapped against their will in a dystopian future, where they must battle against emotionally sensitive guards, limited budgets, and the trigger-happy Gamemaster to be proclaimed the winner. When the odds are this absurdly bleak, it seems certain that only the main character will make it out alive -- but first the contestants must decide who the main character is.

Running time is just under 1 hour. The performances will take place outdoors in the HCA amphitheater. Ticketed patrons will need to be masked, and should bring blanket, cushion, lawn chairs, etc. to sit on. Audience size will be limited to 75 tickets per performance.

Performance: $15 adult / $10 senior/child

Friday, May 21 @ 6:00 pm

 

Tickets: $15 General Admissions, $14.25 for members

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May 21 (06:00 pm-07:00 pm)

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May

Spring Outdoor Watercolor Mini-Retreat 5/22

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It’s time to release some stress and indulge in a creative mini-retreat!  Join instructor Richard Denzer for this 6-hour outdoor class (from 10AM to 4PM) to be held outdoors (location in or around Hopkinton, MA).

The workshop will begin with an informative demonstration followed by coached student painting with individual instruction. Throughout the day, there will be numerous topics discussed such as composition, values, various wash options, contrast, textural techniques and choice of art materials.

All levels, from beginner to advanced, are welcome! Students will need to bring their own supplies (a list can be supplied in advance upon request), a chair and easel or table, and snacks/beverages/lunch. The rain date for this Saturday workshop will be the next day (Sunday). For teens and adults.

Mini-retreats will be offered on 5/22, 6/5 and 6/19. Please register for each date that you are interested in participating. Locations will vary. This is a great alternative to on-line learning in which you can safely try your hand at capturing the beauty of Spring in New England!

May 22 (10:00 am-04:00 pm)

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May

Madeline Goes to the Circus! (Saturday 3 pm)

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 The HCA Dance Department is proud to present it's Spring ballet:

Madeline Goes to the Circus

Under the direction of Dance Director Jessica Wilson, and featuring a talented cast of HCA dance students, enjoy this filmed performance from the comfort of your home!

Based on the beloved Madeline stories by Ludwig Bemelmans, this forty-minute ballet is perfect for an audience of all ages. The adventure begins when Madeline and her friend, Pepito, get lost during a visit to the circus. Poor Miss Clavel won’t rest until she has brought them home!

$25 per household—Select 1 Adult ticket when making your purchase.

Ticketed patrons will receive a link with instructions on how to view the performance one hour in advance of the show time

 

Tickets: $25 General Admissions, $23.72 for members

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May 22 (03:00 pm-05:00 pm)

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May

Dystopia! The Hunger Maze Game of Divergent Death (Outdoor Youth Comedy)

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In this comedy that parodies The Hunger Games, Maze Runner, and Divergent, our colorful cast is trapped against their will in a dystopian future, where they must battle against emotionally sensitive guards, limited budgets, and the trigger-happy Gamemaster to be proclaimed the winner. When the odds are this absurdly bleak, it seems certain that only the main character will make it out alive -- but first the contestants must decide who the main character is.

Running time is just under 1 hour. The performances will take place outdoors in the HCA amphitheater. Ticketed patrons will need to be masked, and should bring blanket, cushion, lawn chairs, etc. to sit on. Audience size will be limited to 75 tickets per performance.

Performance: $15 adult / $10 senior/child

Saturday, May 22 @ 3:30 pm

Tickets: $15 General Admissions, $14.25 for members

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May 22 (03:30 pm-04:30 pm)

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May

Dystopia! The Hungry Maze Game of Divergent Death (Outdoor Youth Comedy)

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In this comedy that parodies The Hunger Games, Maze Runner, and Divergent, our colorful cast is trapped against their will in a dystopian future, where they must battle against emotionally sensitive guards, limited budgets, and the trigger-happy Gamemaster to be proclaimed the winner. When the odds are this absurdly bleak, it seems certain that only the main character will make it out alive—but first the contestants must decide who the main character is.

Running time is just under 1 hour. The performances will take place outdoors in the HCA amphitheater. Ticketed patrons will need to be masked, and should bring blanket, cushion, lawn chairs, etc. to sit on. Audience size will be limited to 75 tickets per performance. 

Performance: $15 adult | $10 senior/child

Saturday, May 22 @ 6:00 pm

Tickets: $15 General Admissions, $14.25 for members

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May 22 (06:00 pm-07:00 pm)
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