In the heart of downtown Norwich, CT, Chestnut Street Playhouse is the place to be for entertainment, education and a celebration of the performing arts.
Consonare Choral Community is a brand new community-based program created to explore and cultivate a sense of consonance and build community through singing together. We currently sponsor three choirs:
-Voices of Concinnity – a vocal chamber ensembled dedicated to bringing the cultivated choral art performancesinto the community
-Choir Matrix – a community women’s ensemble open to all self-identified women (no audition necessary)
-Consonare Youth Choirs – community choral programs open to all youth
Sincerely, Miss Bethany
DRUMMING ABOUT YOU presentations are hands-on for entire groups and audiences.
Everyone plays. Bob provides a curious and colorful array of drums for everyone to enjoy.
In 1997, Bob received certification as a “Master Teaching Artist” by The Connecticut Office of the Arts. He served from 2007 to 2010 as chair of the Interactive Drumming Committee of The Percussive Arts Society, the largest percussion organization in the world.
For eighteen years, Bob was a faculty assistant to Dr. Babatunde Olatunji for his
“Language of the Drums” courses at the Omega Institute. At venues including Lincoln Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Jorgenson Hall he performed on the djun-djun drum in Olatunji’s legendary troupe, “Drums of Passion”.
The Hampton Recreation and Community Activities Commission is made up of nine members and three alternates. Offerings at this time are:
Community theater, offering staged play readings several times a year.
Community celebrations such as, Labor Day concert, Halloween pumpkin-carving, a Memorial Day barbecue and entertainment after the parade, and December caroling for elderly residents.
The Little River Music Series, consisting of 4-6 concerts a year, ranging from classical to rock.
Yoga and exercise classes.
Art and fiber arts classes, including quilting, dyeing and photography.
Youth and family recreation events such as bike rides and nature walks.
Most activities take place at the Community Center and surrounding grounds. Please see the Community Center webpage on this site for times and dates. Activities are publicized on this website, in area newspapers, and in the Hampton Gazette. If you wish direct email notification, please request by sending your email address to the email address below.
All activities are organized and staffed by vounteers. If you would like to volunteer, and if you have suggestions for an activity, or event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Originally built in 1968 on the campus of Annhurst College, the Loos Center for the Arts was acquired by The Woodstock Academy with the purchase of South Campus in 2017. The Loos Center for the Arts includes a 1,000 seat theater, theGallery, lecture hall, recording studio, and several classrooms.
The Community School of the Arts (CSA) has history of providing community based programs for over 35 years. In 2014 the University of Connecticut partnered with the Town of Mansfield, ultimately transferring administration of the program. The Community School of the Arts currently offers individual and group music lessons/ensembles, Suzuki guitar and violin classes, visual arts programs for children and adults, visual arts summer camps for children, and the annual community Nutcracker production! In addition to programs with the CSA, the Mansfield Parks and Recreation department offers introductory dance classes for children and adults!
The CSA is proud to be opening a new facility “Lenard Hall” next fall at the intersection of Rtes. 275 and 32 in Storrs/Mansfield, CT.
Community School of the Arts
Visual arts classes and music lesson for adults, teens, and children
For information about classes and programs:
860-429-3015 ext. 0
I am a registered/board certified music therapist since 1984 and bring my experiences to you through my professional services. I can teach you to play and instrument, read notes, accompany your vocal or instrumental solo or group, play for your wedding, funeral, lay down tracks in a recording studio, help you write your own music, and also offer counseling services. I teach all ages and all levels of ability. I make music accessible so you can enjoy it and enhance the beauty of your life.
I’ll come to you or you can come to me. By appointment.
November Sound is a musical group based upon the Mother, Father and Son Musical Trio of Melissa, Bill & Will from Columbia,CT.
…. merely a small family living in a small state in New England, they have managed to make friends throughout the world with their music. November Sound seeks to create a sophisticated sounding alternative pop music that questions popular culture and promotes goodness, historical awareness, cultural sensibility and positive change.
– A real alternative sound with creative original music.
– A real sound alternative with artistically arranged covers.
Different musical configurations are available for your event. We write and perform custom made songs. We specialize in cocktail hours, vineyards, wineries, restaurants and more.
Song-a-Day Music Center provides lessons in Guitar, Piano, Violin, 5-String Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Bass Guitar, Dulcimer, Woodwinds, Brass, Drums, Voice, and the Alexander Technique to students of all ages in the geographical area of Coventry, Connecticut. Also have retail instruments, instrument accessories, music, and gifts, and offer repair services for musical instruments.
EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) performing arts magnet high school offers an arts-based education to academically motivated students in grades 9-12. At ACT, students select a major focus area from among five disciplines that include acting, dance, theater production (lighting/set design/set construction/costuming), audio/video and creative writing. Students have daily access to creative experiences through a rigorous curriculum that integrates the performing arts with more traditional academic high school subjects. Highly qualified ACT teaching artists and certified teachers work collaboratively to provide students with personalized educational experiences. Among the many other features that characterize ACT’s high school program are its student-centered learning model; its state-of-the-art facility with the latest technology to meet the demands of each performing arts focus-area; the opportunity to participate in numerous professional-quality performances throughout the year; and its positive school environment, based on the principles of “Respect Yourself, Respect the Work, Respect the Community.”
A conservatory style performing arts studio and performance venue catering to community artists and art enthusiasts. Education offered in dance, theatre, and music. Infants through adults are welcome to explore the performing arts at The Complex Performing Arts Centre.
Dr. David Belles, Director
The Concert Choir is proud to have provided fine choral music to the community for the past 48 years. In 1959, a group of local singers came together under the leadership of Warren Geissinger, The group’s first concert, performed on June 5, 1960, at the First Congregational Church of Woodstock, consisted of Bach’s Contata No.192, and Faure’s Requiem. We most recently presented Karl Jenkin’s the Armed Man: a Mass for Peace on Saturday, April 25, 2009 as the culmination presentation of our 50th anniversary celebration.
The future of the arts at Eastern is full of promise and activity. The 118,000-square foot, state-of-the-art Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC) opened in January 2016 with instructional classrooms, studios and performance spaces for the art & art history, music and theatre programs. Three performance spaces provide students with opportunities to practice their skills and present their work while also offering a rich cultural experience for the campus and local communities.
A 400-seat auditorium is tailored to music performances; a 254-seat Proscenium Theatre provides an exciting venue for theatre performances; and a flexible 125-seat Studio Theatre can be arranged in multiple seating configurations. A glass-enclosed movement/dance studio can host intimate dance performances and senior recitals. Art and Art History students will also enjoy two state-of-the-art digital design studios, sculpture facilities and large printmaking and painting studios.
With general purpose classrooms and a variety of art courses offered through the liberal arts core curriculum, the new facility will benefit all Eastern students. A new professional art gallery, a resource and showcase for faculty and student artists, is also open to the public in the new facility. In addition, state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, professional theatre lighting and sound systems, and other modern arts-related technology in the FAIC provide students with the tools they need to stay current in today’s professional art environments.
“Enriching, Inspiring, Accessible. Bringing professional performing arts to our community.” Now in our 39th season, P/A brings high quality, accessible and affordable professional performing arts to northeast CT. Our own flagship programs are our FREE Children’s Educational Opera and Children’s Educational Symphony programs. Through our artistic partners, Salt Marsh Opera Company and the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, local school children are introduced to the creative artistry, discipline, beauty and storyline in productions of the opera and of the orchestra. The students learn about the art form, the narrative and the music through a multi-media study guide provided to teachers. Each participating class is visited by the artists for an in-school workshop prior to the performances. In the spring, the children attend live, fully-staged productions of the opera or symphony at the Hyde Cultural Center.
The Putnam Dance Center, founded in 1996, offers a complete program of dance education for all levels from beginners to advanced. Our goal is to develop coordination, grace, physical fitness and time management while building self esteem and confidence. Through positive reinforcement our students wil gain a lifelong appreciation for music dance and the arts while creating friendships and memories that will last a lifetime!
The Bradley Playhouse is a 111 year-old vaudeville theatre in the heart of the Putnam Antiques and Restaurant District in the “Quiet Corner” of Northeastern Connecticut. It is an amateur community theatre, operated by the members of the Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut, Inc. The NECT produces six season shows per year and several special fundraising events for the Bradley Playhouse Restoration Fund.
Turning Pointe Dance Academy was founded in 2003 by Amanda Bonin and Meagan LaPierre. The studio has been the foundation to hundreds of youth in the community for the past 16 years. TPDA alumni have proven to be successful into adulthood in dance careers as well as other professions. We offer many weekly classes for all ages and levels in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip Hop, Musical Theater, Contemporary, Modern, Tiny Tumblers, Preschool and more! We are committed to your child and look forward to nurturing them into becoming the best they can be!
The Willimantic Orchestra is a non-profit community orchestra dedicated to the performance of authentic orchestral music.
The Willimantic Orchestra is affiliated with the Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Windsong Farm Productions is the recording label of singer/songwriter/actor/writer and storyteller, Donna Dufresne of Pomfret. Her primary performing ensemble is GYPSY ROMANTIQUE, an acoustic swing band that features her original music inspired by Gypsy jazz and the American Songbook and Gypsy Jazz standards. Their motto is: A LITTLE DJANGO, A LITTLE TANGO, A LITTLE SWING, A LOT OF FUN! Whimsical and romantic, this group is an ideal choice of entertainment for civic and corporate events, festivals, concert series, house concerts and private parties. The music is upbeat and perfect for dancing to the ballroom, swing and Latin rhythms.
Donna has recorded three albums since 2004. Cowboy Romance (vintage style western swing); Tango with the Moon (vintage jazz & swing) and Speaker for the Earth (a children’s musical about climate change and environmental issues). She has written an adult musical featuring the songs from Tango with the Moon.
Donna also performs one-woman shows of historical women, most notably CT State Heroine, Prudence Crandall.