Events for: Whistler House Museum of Art

Wednesday
Oct
20
7:00 pm

Concert: Aaron Larget-Caplan “Bach, Dance and Sleep”

Guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan performs exotic dances, tangos, and serenades by Isaac Albeniz (Spain) and Astor Piazzolla (Argentina), New Lullabies by New England composers, and a prelude and fugue or two by Bach.

Saturday
Oct
23
1:00 pm

Family Concert: Aaron Larget-Caplan “Spirit of Spain”

Join Aaron on a tour of Spanish history, geography, language and poetry through Spanish classical and flamenco music. Lively stories, dialogue, guitar techniques and musical interactions introduce 400 years of classical music from exotic Spain and Latin America. Ole!

Thursday
Nov
15
7:00 pm

“Remembering Peter Stamas: A Celebration of Community and Service”

An evening remembering Lowell educator and community leader Peter Stamas. Throughout his life, Peter S. Stamas was known as a man with many hats. Through his many varied roles as an educator and community leader, the former LHS headmaster and co-founder of both the Human Services Corporation and the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, lived a life dedicated to helping others, especially in his hometown. This November, ten years after his passing, Peter’s family, friends, colleagues and other interested Lowellians will join together to remember a man who truly set an example that celebrated both community and service in Lowell.

The evening’s program will consist of several segments including speakers, panels, and a brief film, related to Peter’s work in the Lowell Public Schools, the Model Cities program, the Human Services Corporation, the Greater Lowell Community Foundation and other community initiatives.. Co-sponsored by the Hellenic Heritage and Culture Society and the Lowell Heritage Partnership.

Wednesday
Nov
6
7:00 pm

Steve Kurkjian – “Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist”

A Boston native, Stephen A. Kurkjian spent 37 years as an editor and reporter for The Boston Globe before retiring in 2007. During his career, he shared in three Pulitzer Prizes and won more than 20 regional and other national awards. Kurkjian was a founding member of The Globe’s investigative Spotlight Team, and its editor for 1979-1986. In 1986, he was named chief of The Globe’s Washington Bureau and for six years oversaw the work of the paper’s 10 reporters in Washington. In addition, while at the bureau he covered the Supreme Court, the Justice Department and the Bush White House during the first war in Iraq. His 2005 article of the theft of 13 pieces of artwork from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is regarded as the most complete account of the still-unsolved crime. In his retirement, he is working on a book on the art theft as well as working on investigative articles and freelancing for The Boston Globe.

Thursday
Sep
18
6:00 pm

Amy Ziffer “Shade Revealed: How to Garden Successfully in Low Light (Really”

Shade plants are not created equal!” Shade Revealed, a talk abundantly illustrated with beautiful photography, focuses on what makes some shade plants belter performers than others. She also presents a clear approach to designing your shade garden for the best chances of long term success.

Download the Handout: “Recommended Plants”

Thursday
Sep
8
7:00 pm

Steven Hancoff – “From Tragedy to Transcendence The Six Suites for Cello Solo By J. Sebastian Bach”

_0016_hancoffSteven Hancoff will take you on a journey to see how Johann Sebastian Bach, a poor, unappreciated and tormented orphan transformed himself into the greatest virtuoso of his time. Half of the presentation is devoted to the historic story of Bach, his family, Felix Mendelssohn’s contribution to rescuing and resurrecting the music of Bach, and Pablo Casals almost miraculous discovery of the Cello Suites. With video, music and pictures, Hancoff will describe how it became his mission to transform these treasures into guitar pieces.