On Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Cape Ann Museum invites the public to observe as curatorial staff survey rarely exhibited selections from its toy and doll collection on March 15. This will be the third in a series of four sessions designed to enrich visitors’ appreciation of the depth of the Museum’s holdings. Previously, antique quilts and works by the Folly Cove Designers were spotlighted.
This complete survey of the
institution’s holdings involves physically locating objects in the collection,
then measuring, assessing condition, photographing and repacking each item. It
is a chance to see the Museum’s collection of toys and dolls in close quarters
and gain a better understanding of the Museum’s vast collection. Highlights
from the Museum’s doll collection include European and American-made dolls from
the 19th and 20th centuries.
This program is free for Museum members
or with Museum admission. No registration necessary.
‘Bach and Beyond’ will take you on a musical journey around and through the genius of Johann Sebastian Bach.
In the first half, soak in the serene exultation of Trumpet Concerto No. 2 by Tomaso Giovani Albinoni to gain an understanding of why this popular composer was so intriguing to Bach. Next, venture onward to Bach’s vibrantly fast-paced Orchestral Suite No. 2 with haunting melodies for the flute. Then hold on your seat for Bach’s powerful Prelude and Fugue (“the Wedge”) in E minor for organ solo played by Jeffrey Mead on the mighty 1893 Hutchings-Fisk pipe organ.
In the second half you will meander forward in time to Mozart’s exquisite Clarinet and String Quintet, in which Bach’s influence runs through like a golden thread. And finally we return to Bach for his glorious and brilliant Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, a musical challenge for the whole ensemble including harpsichord and famous for it’s trumpet fanfare, to complete the journey.
TICKETS ONLINE OR AT THE DOOR – cash, check or credit card
Preferred $45 (front center 3 rows & rear gallery front row)
Students $10 with ID
12 & Under Free
LOCATION AND MORE INFORMATION
The Gloucester Meetinghouse (home of the Unitarian Universalist Church) is located on the green at the corner of Church and Middle Streets. Event parking is allowed on the green and is available at other parking lots nearby and on the street in the Historic District. An elevator up to the Sanctuary level is available from the side entrance at 10 Church Street.
Where: Gloucester High School Field House, 32 Leslie O. Johnson Road, Gloucester
Who: Gloucester families and kids of all ages. Admission $5/family at the door.
What: The Power of Play Festival – a fun day of art, games, slime-making, gymja, legos, obstacle courses and so much more!
Research shows that play helps kids develop the critical thinking, communication, problem solving and collaboration skills that prepare them for life-long success. So let’s move, build, climb, create and have fun together!
Gloucester Education Foundation works with parents, teachers and community volunteers to drive innovation in the Gloucester Public Schools. We support programs ranging from music and theater; to literacy and art; to technology, math and science. www.thinkthebest.org
Hosted by Gloucester Education Foundation and Sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank and Cape Ann Savings Trust & Financial Services Department