2003-04

Date Event Details Presenter
Friday, September 12, 2003, 8 P.M. TIERNEY SUTTON A honey voice…with a touch of Ella Fitzgerald… – Boston Globe. WICN Public Radio – Tickets, TBA
Sunday, October 19, 2003, 3 P.M. MUSIC FOR KIDS: China Patterns by the Chinese Folk Dance Company Dance styles range from the serene and exquisite representation of nature to the raucous folk traditions of China’s farming villages, to the classical styles of China’s imperial palaces, to the drama of China’s legendary battlefield. Performed in full costume; includes the beautiful Chinese Ribbon Dance. Music Worcester – Tickets, $12 adults, $6 kids
Tuesday, October 28, 2003, 8 P.M. ANOUSHKA SHANKAR To be announced. Music Worcester – CONCERT CANCELLED! Please contact Music Worcester.
Wednesday, November 5, 2003, 4 P.M. WORCESTER ART MUSEUM MEETING Annual Meeting of members of the Worcester Art Museum Worcester Art Museum
Thursday, November 6, 2003, 8 P.M. Friday, November 7, 2003, 8 P.M. Saturday, November 8, 2003, 8 P.M. WCPA BENEFIT PERFORMANCES Stones in His Pockets, an all-Irish cast in a collaborative presentation by the Stoneham Theatre and the Gloucester Stage Company, to benefit the (new) Worcester Center for Performing Arts. On Thursday evening at 6:30 P.M. there is a pre-show reception, tickets $100. For all tickets, contact the M.T. Plante Ticket Agency, 321 Main Street, Worcester MA 01608, (508) 752-0888 Worcester Center for Performing Arts – Tickets, $35; seniors, $32
Saturday, November 15, 2003, 5 P.M. LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF GREATER WORCESTER (Private event) Private reception for supporters of the Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester
Monday, November 17, 2003, 5:30 P.M. JIM McGOVERN FUNDRAISER Fundraiser for Congressman Jim McGovern http://www.jimmcgovern.com
Friday, November 21, 2003, 8 P.M. CAVANI STRING QUARTET Haydn, Quartet in D, op .20 #4 Bartok, Quartet #5 Brahms, Quartet in c, op. 51 Music Worcester – Tickets, $31 and $28
Saturday, November 22, 2003, 11 A.M. MUSIC FOR KIDS: Team Up With Music by the Cavani String Quartet Children are treated to a medley of music from Mozart to “Pop Goes the Weasel”. Fairy tales include “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” and poetry includes verses from “Winnie the Pooh” author A.A. Milne. Music Worcester – Tickets, $12 adults, $6 kids
Saturday, November 29, 2003, 8 P.M. CHRISTINE LAVIN & CHERYL WHEELER Christine Lavin has been called a comic observer of contemporary manners by no less than The New York Times. Cheryl Wheeler is a brilliant comedian in live performances; she cracks up the audience constantly and then breaks into the most gorgeous heart-wrenching ballad with her powerful voice. WICN Public Radio – Tickets, TBA
Friday, December 5, 2003, 4 P.M. FORUM: “STRATEGIC COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS” Speaker: Paul Grogen, CEO, The Boston Foundation  CEOs for Cities Colleges of Worcester Consortium, Inc.
Sunday, December 7, 2003, 4 P.M. BENEFIT HOLIDAY CONCERT Holiday concert – featuring Ida Zecco, pianist Will Sherwood, and others – with a reception following. Benefit for the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance. Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance
Saturday, February 14, 2004, 8 P.M. BENEFIT PERFORMANCE: THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES A benefit production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues to raise awareness and funds for local organizations (Abby’s House, Worcester, and Rape Crisis Center of Central Massachusetts) working to end violence against women and girls. Performed by Lea Deschenes, Deborah Ellstrom, Donna Foley, Dawn Gabriel, Melissa Guillet, Joyce Heon, Nora McGunnigle, Lex Thomas. Pre-show (Mahogany Browne) begins at 6 P.M. V-Day Worcester – Tickets, $25 General Admission, $35 Balcony Seating
Friday, February 27, 2004, 4 P.M. FORUM: “INCREASING EDUCATIONAL CAPITAL” Speaker: Gene Maeroff, The Fred Heckinger Institute, Teachers College, Columbia University Colleges of Worcester Consortium, Inc.
Saturday, February 28, 2004, 7 P.M. BENEFIT FUNDRAISER FOR WORCESTER ACADEMY Pops Night/Silent Auction: This gala evening of music and dinner, complete with silent auction, is a major fundraising event for the March 2004 music trip. The night features soloists and performances by instrumental and vocal ensembles. Worcester Academy
Sunday, March 28, 2004, 3 P.M. MUSIC FOR KIDS: Ball in the House – Boston’s Original “Mouth Band” Armed only with their voices, this innovative a cappella ensemble is able to create beautiful vocal harmonies as well as the sound of drums, guitar, keyboards and horns. Music Worcester – Tickets, $12 adults, $6 kids
Saturday, April 3, 2004, 8 P.M. RENE MARIE TBA. WICN Public Radio – Tickets, TBA
Thursday, April 15, 2004, 11:30 A.M. FORUM: “VALUING VOLUNTEERISM AND SERVICE” Lori Vogelgesang, PhD, director of the Center for Service Learning Research and Dissemination at the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, will speak on the benefits of community engagement for students, their colleges and communities. Her current national research examines how service learning impacts students in their post-college years and the community engagement attitudes and behaviors of faculty members. Lunch will be served. Colleges of Worcester Consortium, Inc. – Free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.
Friday, April 23, 2004 BENEFIT FUNDRAISER FOR DISMAS HOUSE TBA. Dismas House
Sunday, April 25, 2004, 3 P.M. MEMBERS OF THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Beethoven: Piano trio op. 121a, Kakadu Messiaen: Quartet for the end of time Complimentary coffee and dessert reception follows. Boston Symphony Orchestra – For free tickets, call (617) 638-9300.
Friday, April 23, 2004 BENEFIT FUNDRAISER FOR DISMAS HOUSE  TBA. Dismas House
Sunday, April 25, 2004, 3 P.M. MEMBERS OF THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Beethoven: Piano trio op. 121a, Kakadu Messiaen: Quartet for the end of time Complimentary coffee and dessert reception follows. Boston Symphony Orchestra – For free tickets, call (617) 638-9300.
Friday, April 30, 2004 BENEFIT FUNDRAISER FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF WORCESTER  TBA Boys & Girls Club of Worcester
Saturday, May 1, 2004, 8 P.M. KENDRICK OLIVER & THE NEW LIFE JAZZ ORCHESTRA  Swingin’ the Blues: Basie and Beyond – celebrating Count Basie and the Kansas City sound. Music Worcester – Tickets, $31 and $28
Sunday, May 2, 2004, 3 P.M. OPERA GALA  Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute Bizet: Carmen, The Pearl Fishers Rossini: The Barber of Seville Puccini: Tosca, Madame Butterfly, La Boheme Verdi: La Traviata, Rigoletto Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Bernstein: Candide Part of the Assumption College Centennial 2004 celebration. Assumption College HumanArts – Free admission
Friday, May 7, 2004, 7 P.M. STEPHEN SALISBURY SOCIETY LECTURE  Lecture for Stephen Salisbury Society donors of the Worcester Art Museum. Worcester Art Museum
Sunday, May 16, 2004, 3 P.M. MUSIC FOR KIDS: Little Red Riding Hood by Connecticut Opera Express  This classic fairy tale is retold in opera form by Seymour Barab, the most performed composer of opera in America. Music Worcester – Tickets, $12 adults, $6 kids
Sunday, June 6, 2004, 6:30 P.M. AN EVENING OF THE STARS: A JAZZ CELEBRATION An all-star extravaganza of jazz and swing music. Performances by: Curtis Stigers, Dave Samuels, Emil Haddad, Dick Odgren, Jim Odgren, Paul Broadnax, Monica Hatch, Jim Gwinn, Marshall Wood. This special presentation is a benefit concert for WICN Public Radio WICN Public Radio – Tickets, $35