Ports of Call – A Meandering Mediterranean Melange, Sunday, May 21, 2023
The last Wednesday Afternoon Music Club concert of the Spring season was held on Sunday, May 21 at 3:00 pm at Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church, Fairfield. Performances included music by Cole Porter, Rogers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Gilbert & Sullivan, and more, all based on the theme of worldwide travel.
“Bon Voyage” from Anything Goes, by Cole Porter.
“Shalom” from Milk and Honey, by Jerry Herman. See more photos from the concert.
Scholarship Winners Concert, Sunday, January 15, 2023
The January 15 Scholarship Winners Concert was held at 2 pm at Jesse lee United Methodist Church, 25 Flatrock Rd., Easton.
Kate Wegener is an oboist in her first year of her master’s degree at the Juilliard School on a Jerome L. Greene Fellowship. She was the silver medalist in the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s International Oboe Competition in 2020. As an orchestral player Kate has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Apex Ensemble and the Florida Orchestra. She will be accompanied by Avery Duer.
Kate performing “Vocalise-Etude en Forme de Habanera,” by Maurice Ravel.
Michael Kalinin is at UCONN studying for a Bachelor of Music and organ performance. As well as playing for numerous local churches he has enlisted in the US Army Reserves and joined ARMY ROTC as a Military Police Cadet. He is projected to graduate from UCONN and earn his commission in 2024.
Hear Michael performing “Masquerde Suite-Waltz,” by Aram Kachaturian in a piano duet with Olga Kalinina.
See more photos from the concert.
The Veteran’s Day “Soldiers and Sailors Salute” Concert a Success
On November 13, 2022, the Wednesday Afternoon Music Club’s “Soldiers and Sailors Salute: A Veteran’s Day World War II Era Cavalcade” concert was featured on News 12 CT.
WAMC President’s Update & Upcoming Concerts
The Wednesday Afternoon Musical Club is back!! This is Joanne Kant, your new President speaking! We are well on our way to putting the uncertainty of the last two years behind us and starting to celebrate the healing power of music. During the pandemic your Board has been meeting regularly to keep WAMC alive. We have continued to support our two scholarship winners, Kate Wegener, oboist at Julliard and Michael Kalinin, organ study major at UCONN. Kate is going on to get her Master’s at Julliard and Michael is continuing his undergraduate studies after a semester hiatus. We are hoping at the Winter Scholarship Winner’s Concert in January to be able to feature Felix Jarrar who has been busy composing and accompanying young singers.
Please note. During the pandemic we did not collect dues, but we are now asking for them. Dues are $40 and are for the coming year, 2022-2023. We have a new Treasurer, Andree Halcott, so please send your dues to her at 333 Vincelette St., Unit 52, Bridgeport CT 06606.
Obviously, the pandemic has changed much in our lives. We welcome your support, both financial and in person. Also, if you are ready to get more involved with WAMC, perhaps even in a leadership role, we could use you. We are always looking for input from our members. Welcome back and I look forward to seeing you soon!
For more information or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
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Recent Events – 2022
A Celebration of the Life of Ann Spencer and Husband Charlie
September 18, 2022, 3:00 pm, at Fairfield Grace Church.
Up Up and Away! A Musical Tour
February 23, 2020, 3:30 pm, at Fairfield Grace Church.
WAMC Scholarship recipient Chelsea Starbuck Smith performing at the Lounsbury House in Ridgefield, CT on April 3, 2022.
Scholarship Winners Concert
January 5, 2020, 2:00 pm, at Jessie Lee Church, Easton.
Recent Events – 2019
We’re Throwing A Party!
November 3, 2019, 3:30 pm, at Fairfield Grace Church.
Miserable Fantastic Opera Cabaret Story
Miserable Fantastic Opera Cabaret Story was held on May 19, 2019, 3:30 pm, Fairfield Grace Church.
Richard Rodgers Retrospective
“With a Song in His Heart” – A Richard Rodgers Retrospective was presented on Sunday, March 24, 2019, 3:30 pm, Fairfield Grace Church.
Annual Scholarship Fundraiser
WAMC presented the Scholarship Winners Concert on January 6, 2019.