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Music & More
Sunday Afternoon Concert Series  
January 11 - May 3
All performances begin at 2:30 pm
CCMoA members: $12   Non-members: $15
Call 508-385-4477 ext 20

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April 12, 2:30 pm:  Cerise & the Charlie Jamison Trio 
Note Re-scheduled Date!
Members: $12  Non-members: $15
   Cerise, with her strong soulful voice, is well recognized as one of Cape Cod's top vocalists. Performing twice with the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, Cerise earned much acclaim for delivering powerful performances. She continues to mesmerize audiences performing with jazz combo The Charlie Jamieson Trio at venues all over Cape Cod creating legions of dedicated fans. Cerise's Black Women in Jazz Tribute concert sold-out both at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod and The Wellfleet Preservation Hall last year. She also received standing ovations for her performances at the Cotuit Center for the Arts in "What the World Needs Now" a Burt Bacharach musical revue. Remember her name... Cerise sings in the style of Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Sarah Vaughn, selecting songs from the Great American Songbook. Cerise sings in Spanish performing many Latin numbers as well as performing in R&B and Blues styles. She will be accompanied by Charlie Jamieson (piano), Nick Rice (bass), Phil Vitali (drums).
    Cerise was featured as Cape Cod Magazine’s People to Watch 2014 was profiled in Cape Cod Art Magazine 2014 and featured on the cover of Cape Week for her Black Women in Jazz concert.


April 26, 2:30 pm:  Dixie Diehards: A Trip to New Orleans  Note Re-scheduled Date!
Members: $12  Non-members: $15
    Known for their spirited presentations of Dixieland music, the Dixie Diehards play toe-tapping music from New Orleans of the 1920’s and 30’s. The Dixie Diehards will return to the CCMA to offer songs written and performed by Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Walter Donaldson, Fats Waller and other greats of the early jazz era. The program will include a number of tunes you will recognize as well as a few you might not. One thing is certain: You’re sure to leave happier than when you arrived!
    The band includes a front line of trumpet, trombone, reeds (clarinet & sax). Rhythm section includes tuba, banjo, and drums.  Since appearing at CCMA in 2014, the Dixie Diehards have given some 40 concerts throughout southeastern Massachusetts, receiving enthusiastic reviews from audiences of all ages. For more information, see www.dixiediehards.com


May 3, 2:30 pm:  Rita Moerschel + Two
Members: $12  Non-members: $15  Note Re-scheduled Date!

    Canadian violinist, Catherine French, a member of the Boston Symphony since l994, has established herself as a versatile and accomplished soloist and chamber musician. Lauded for her ‘superbly lyric” playing and her “amazing level of artistry” by Strad Magazine, Ms. French is a dedicated member of the Calyx Piano Trio and Collage New Music.  Her interest in chamber music has led to performances at the Marlboro, Banff, Portland, Missouri and Carolina chamber music festivals, quartet tours of Germany and China and annual concerts as part of the Prelude series at Tanglewood and the Curtisville Consortium.
    Joel Moerschel, cellist, received his early musical training from Chicago Symphony cellist Nicolai Zedeler and Karl Fruh, music professor at the Chicago Musical College.  Recently retired after 33 years in the Boston Symphony in the Boston, Chicago, and Rochester, NY areas.  He has performed chamber music with the Wheaton Trio, The Francesco String Quartet, and with members of The Muir Quartet, and contemporary music with Collage New Music and Boston Musica Viva.Mr. Moerschel taught at Wellesley College and at Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute.
    Rita Southworth Moerschel, pianist, has been active in the Boston music world since l970, first as a graduate student at the New England Conservatory and then as a performer and teacher.  Specializing in collaborative piano, she has given recitals in the Boston area with members of the Boston Symphony and also with Boston freelance musicians.  She earned a Master of Education with distinction from Curry College where she is senior lecturer in the Fine and Applied Arts Department.


Trip to the Peabody Essex Museum on April 16
April 16, 2015
Tickets: Members: $65; Non-members: $75  Sign up early, seating is limited!

    Join us in the Spring for a trip to the Peabody Essex Museum, including a docent tour of a special exhibition, "Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood from the Montalto Bohlen Collection" -
Rendered by lathe and carving tools, common and exotic woods are transformed into nearly 100 complex sculptural forms with alluring surfaces and textures. Massachusetts collectors Robert M. and Lillian Montalto Bohlen have assembled this premier collection of contemporary wood art that is international in scope and diverse in form. Experience the beauty, sensuality and sculptural qualities of wood.
Image: David Ellensworth, wooden bowl
There will also be a special tour of the acclaimed Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House, home to the Huang family for over 200 years. 
Please be at the Museum by 8:15 am; the Coach will depart from the Museum promptly at 8:30 am, and return by 5 pm.
Price includes comfortable coach ride, admissions and docent tours at PEM and the Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House, and a snack for the ride back. Lunch on your own.



Luncheon & Fashion Show: Under the Tent
Wednesday, May 20, 11 am - 2 pm
Wequassett Resort & Golf Club
Fashions by Chatham Clothing Bar
Tickets: $50  
Hosted by the Guild of Cape Cod Museum of Art
    Think ahead to Spring with its lovely warm days, and join us for a delightful Luncheon and Fashion Show at the beautiful Wequassett Resort & Golf Club! Following a delicious lunch, Chatham Clothing Bar will model an enticing selection of fashions, including some children's styles for those precious little ones! Enter a Drawing for some great prizes!
   This wonderful event takes place "Under the Tent," an architectural wonder 
designed by Anthi of Frangiadis Associates just for Wequassett. Don't miss this exciting event!
All proceeds benefit Cape Cod Museum of Art.
Corporate Sponsor: Anthi of Frangiadis Associates



Cape Cod Dream Wedding Bridal Event
Sponsored by the Cape & Islands Wedding Group
Tickets: $15

Click here to order tickets from the Cape & Islands Wedding Group
    Over 35 vendors will showcase their specialties for the dream wedding of any couple's wishes! These are all local Cape and Islands experienced professionals dedicated to fulfilling your wedding day expectations with integrity, professionalism and passion. From florists, photographers, videographers and musicians to tablescapes, invitations and announcements to decorative iterms, cakes and favors, hair design, make-up artists, spas, catering, and venues for rehearsal dinners, receptions and wedding ceremonies and so much more. The afternoon culminates with a live Fashion Show of gorgeous gowns and wedding party wear!


Art & Alzheimer's Programs 

Art & Conversation
April 24, 2 pm 
    Despite memory loss, the ability to respond to art and music can still be appreciated on an emotional level. And sometimes, art and music can act as gateways to past stories and memories. In fact, research shows that visual stimulation through art can help stimulate memory and enhance conversation among individuals who have dementia.
    These Arts & Conversation programs, held at various art museums and musical venues across our region, invite people with memory impairment and their caregivers to bond with their peers through discussion and positive reinforcement. Participants engage not only with the art, but also with other members of the group. These groups are free and confidential allowing for freedom of self-expression and open conversation.
    Our Museum Educators, trained in Visual Thinking Strategies, lead participants with memory-loss (and their caregivers) in a conversation about selected works of art.

    Free for all participants; walk-ins and groups are welcome! 
For more information, call 508-385-4477, ext.15

The Artist Within
April 17, 1 pm
    A hands-on, art-making activity for those with memory loss and their caregivers, The Artist Within provides a warm, caring environment in which to create art. Experienced art instructor Jennifer Stratton will lead these classes once a month at the Museum, where participants can enjoy an hour of creative expression. Classes are free, but we appreciate a call so the instructor can prepare for that session. Call 508-385-4477 ext 15.

The Sidwell Family Charitable Fund has contributed funding for the Art & Alzheimer’s programs. 



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The Cape Cod Museum of Art is located in Dennis, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. It is close to the following owns and villages:
Barnstable, Brewster,Centerville, Chatham, Eastham, Harwich, Harwich Port, Hyannis, Hyannisport, Marstons Mills,
Orleans, Osterville, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet, Yarmouth, Yarmouthport
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