Saturday, May 9th, 2015 • 7:00 pm
BUY TICKETS HERE Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927 - 1994) was a Brazilian composer, singer, pianist, guitarist and was a primary force behind the creation of the boss nova. He is best known as the composer of The Girl from Ipanema, one of the most recorded songs of all time, and his other songs include: Agua de Beber, Chega de Saudade (No More Blues), Corcovado (Quiet Nights), How Insensitive, One Note Samba, Wave, and many more! Debra mann (piano & vocals) from Providence will perform a concert of Jobim with Ron Ormsby (bass) who performs in Brazil, and Bart Weisman (drums) who performed with Keter Betts who helped bring Bossa Nova & Samba into Jazz in the 1960's.
Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 • 7:30 pm
Presented by KOA Media, $10 suggested donation
Koa Media presents a unique double-bill of young performers:Weak Signal Broadcast Service Formed in October of 2014, in Burlington, VT by Amr Kashmiri, Kevin Bloom, Jonah Ullman, Fabian Gaspero-Beckstrom, and Rayne Bick.Weak Signal Broadcast Service is a fusion of sounds of the Middle East paired with the jazz, rock, and electronic underbelly of the US.Before moving to the States, Amr made his debut as a Pakistani actor playing the lead role in “BOL”, an Urdu-language social issue drama by Shoaib Mansoor, which established a new box office record in Pakistani cinema. His performance received much praise including “Best New Talent” at the 2011 London Asian Film Festival.In 2013, Kevin and Amr began collaborating through blending the music of their childhood (for Kevin it was the Grateful Dead, for Amr it was Nusrat Fateh Ali- Khan). Jonah, Fabian, Rayne were quickly added to the mix as collaborators, layering in more sounds of jazz, hip hop, dub, and classic-rock.Weak Signal Broadcast Service are currently touring through parts of New England and will be releasing their debut album in the fall of 2015 along with an interactive music video developed for the Oculus Rift. Yield to Pedestrians An Alternative Punk Rock Band influenced by Blink-182, Green Day, and Oasis, Yield to Pedestrians is Spencer Hill (Lead Guitar and vocals), David Hayden (rhythm guitar), Samuel Hammond (bass), and Alex Tulloch (drums). Spencer is from Charlotte, NC, while the rest of the band are Cape Cod natives. They met in high school and originated as a hard jazz funk group. When Spencer joined the group their sound morphed to alternative punk.
Thursday, May 14th, 2015 • 7:30 pm
BUY TICKETS HERE Please join us for the first installment of our 2015 Inside The Pages author series, featuring our favorite notable and award-winning authors. Tonight's event is a special Summer Soul edition of Inside The Pages, co-sponsored by Wellfleet's own Whispering Cowgirl Artisan Boutique. Clark Strand, a former senior editor at Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, has been studying the world’s spiritual traditions for more than thirty years. The author of Waking the Buddha, Meditation Without Gurus, How to Believe in God, and Seeds from a Birch Tree, Strand has written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the Washington Post/Newsweek “On Faith” blog. He is the founder of Way of the Rose, a growing nonsectarian rosary fellowship open to people of any spiritual background, with members around the world. He lives on a dark road with no streetlights in the southern Catskill Mountains. In the tradition of Thomas Merton’s spiritual classic The Seven Storey Mountain or Thomas Moore’s Care of the Soul, Waking Up to the Dark is a deeply resonant and personal project—a modern gospel that is an investigation of the relationship between darkness and the soul. The darkness Clark Strand is talking about here is literal: the darkness of the nighttime, of a world before electricity, when there was a rhythm to life that followed the sun’s rising and setting. Strand here offers penetrating insight into the spiritual enrichment that can be found when we pull the plug on our billion-watt culture. He argues that the insomnia so many of us experience as “the Hour of the Wolf” is really “the Hour of God”—a wellspring of rest and renewal, and an ancient reservoir of ancestral wisdom and inspiration. And in a powerful yet surprising turn, he shares with us an urgent message for the world, received through a mysterious young woman, about the changes we all know are coming. Waking Up to the Dark is a book for those of us who awaken in the night and don’t know why we can’t get back to sleep, and a book for those of us who have grown uncomfortable in real darkness—which we so rarely experience these days, since our first impulse is always to turn on the light. Most of all, it is a book for those of us who wonder about our souls: When the lights are always on, when there is always noise around us, do our souls have the nourishment they need in which to grow?
Friday, May 15th, 2015 • 7:00 pm
$20 at the door - includes 2 raffle tickets!
Our now famous Merci D’Avance Dance brings together friends and community to support the long-standing collaboration between Haitian and Cape Cod artists, teachers and students in Matenwa, a small community in rural Haiti. This year the dance party, traditionally scheduled for the dead of winter, will celebrate our long-awaited spring in addition to Matenwa’s perennial new growth. The evening will include: -Light appetizers, desserts and a cash bar -A fresh raw bar by The Wellfleet Bay Oyster Company -A live auction MC’d by our state Senator Dan Wolf and his senior advisor Seth Rolbein. -An original video following four Nauset High School students on their first experience in Matenwa this April. -A photo/progress report on our ongoing support of Wana’s Safe House for Girls and Boys. -A performance by Denya LeVine, a founding sponsor of Wana’s Safe House for Girls and Boys. -A chance to meet Josyan Magloire, a fine embroidery artist and member of Art/Matenwa who is here on her very first visit to the United States. - Live dancing music by Wellfleet’s The New Beach Band and DJ music by Lisa Brown -Original artisan work by the Matènwa artists on sale at great one-night prices. Every one’s invited, bring friends, meet friends, eat, dance and give generously to a small thing making a big difference.
Saturday, May 16th, 2015 • 7:30 pm
$18.00 - Sponsored by the Wellfleet Historical Society
BUY TICKETS HERE Come out and listen to the lively and heartwarming songs and tunes of Ireland, Scotland and Cape Breton on fiddle, pipes, bass and guitar. This concert presents Eugene Clancy on guitar singing the songs of Ireland, the exhilerating fiddle playing of Rose Clancy of the Chatham Fiddle Company and John Clancy backing it up on a thumping good bass. As a special guest, they will be joined by Sarah Marchio, award winning piper, performing the feisty, high-spirited tunes of Scotland and Cape Breton. The Clancy Tradition originates in Ireland in the 1950s when the Clancy family of Moy, County Tyrone formed a Ceili Band, playing at Irish country dances and concerts throughout Ireland, and touring in the US as the Irish Ramblers. The Clancy Tradition is comprised of two of the original Irish Ramblers, Eugene and Pat, and various Clancys of the next generation.
Sunday, May 17th, 2015 • 2:00 pm
Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 • 7:00 pm
Free & Open to all
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month, The Feed Your Love Open Mic is a tolerant and supportive, diverse, engaging and, most of all, entertaining environment (whew!). We host musicians who sing and play everything from old timey folk to rock-n-roll; acoustic guitar solos to improvisational jazz sets; poets and story-tellers, first-time performers (ages 6 to 86) to retired professional musicians. All are welcome and made to feel at home. If you are not already a member of our musical (and poetic) community, please stop by to listen, to play, or just to say hello. Cash bar serving cold and hot drinks and snacks.
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 • 5:00 pm
A Special Signature Prez Hall Event!
Sunday, May 24th, 2015 • 7:30 pm
General Admission $15, Students w/ID $10
BUY TICKETS HERE A sax quartet usually features one of each of the four main types of saxophones: soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone. This instrumentation lets the different abilities and sonorities of each individual saxophone shine, while presenting the saxophonists with more unusual challenges and roles. Saxophone ensembles are regarded as an efficient way to focus on developing communication and listening skills among musicians. The Cape Cod Sax Quartet features some of Cape Cod’s most notable saxophonists: Bruce Abbott, Berke McKelvey, Ryder Corey, and Nicholas Suchecki. Please join us for an evening including jazz, classical, and popular music from an ensemble you have probably never heard before! Throughout the show, we will also teach the audience about the saxophone, including its roles in different musical settings, the various parts of the instrument, and the more unusual types of saxophones, including the 6 feet and 4 inches tall, 45 pound contrabass sax. Not only will you have fun, you will also learn something!
Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 • 7:00 pm
Shedding Light, Shedding Shame is a special community event hosted by the Plain Talk Initiative and is partners in memory of those who have lost their battle with addtion...and in support of those still fighting. Join us for an evening of testimonials, music, poetry, and a candle-light ceremony as we commit to redouble our effforts to deal with addiction together. For more info, please visit http://www.plaintalkcapecod.org/
Thursday, May 28th, 2015 • 7:30 pm
Jazz Balladeer and pale soul man, David Wright, returns to the Wellfleet Preservation Hall stage for an evening of well-loved and original songs. Accompanying himself on keyboards, Wright has been described by playwright Dina Harris as "The love child of Noel Coward and Billie Holiday".
Saturday, May 30th, 2015 • 2:00 pm
Restaurant Week special event
Featuring Truro Vineyards & Cape Cod Beer. More details to follow!
Saturday, May 30th, 2015 • 7:30 pm
w/pianist Ron Roy, $18 General Seating
BUY TICKETS HERE Described by The Boston Globe as the "superb cabaret/jazz singer and her ace piano accompanist," Shepley Metcalf and Ron Roy return to the Hall with a new show, GOING PLACES, a tour from Rhode Island to the Riviera - and beyond - via song. The duo will take you from London to New York to New Orleans, and from heartache to hilarity, with music by Joni Mitchell, Johnny Mercer, Stephen Sondheim, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Cole Porter, and other terrific songwriters. GOING PLACES explores travel in all its guises...and journeys by plane, by train, and by automobile. Metcalf and Roy's show and album, “The Songs of Fran Landesman + Simon Wallace," earned a favorable New York Times review and a four-star/excellent rating from Britain’s top jazz magazine, JazzWise. In 2013 Shepley released “The Songs of Laura Nyro,” and performed Nyro's tunes here at the Hall with Roy, Chris Rathbun on bass, and Bart Weisman on drums. Last summer Metcalf and Roy returned to the Hall, playing from their new album, “Don’t Bother to Knock,” little-known gems unearthed from the Great American Songbook. Roy is on the faculty at The Boston Conservatory and at The Tuscany Project, a vocal workshop held each summer in Italy. He and Metcalf met at The Tuscany Project (she was a student), and the Boston-based duo have performed together since 2008. “..possessing a velvety voice with a ragged edge…Ms. Metcalf is musically joined at the hip with her one-man band, extraordinary pianist and arranger Ron Roy.” Stage Buddy Watch Shepley and Ron here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FJDkkIiP-g Shepley's website: www.shepleymetcalf.com
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015 • 8:00 am
Thursday, June 11th, 2015 • 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 13th, 2015 • 7:30 pm
$12.00, Summer Soul Co-sponsored by The Whispering Cowgirl
BUY TICKETS HERE Author Beverly Donofrio was recently dubbed a master memoirist by the Daily Beast. In addition to her three memoirs, her three children's books, Mary and the Mouse, the Mouse and Mary; Where's Mommy? and Thank You Lucky Stars are much praised; her NPR documentaries are perennially rebroadcast; and her personal essays have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, Marie Clair, More, Allure, Spirituality and Health, The Village Voice, Huffington Post, Slate, as well as numerous anthologies. Tonight Beverly will read from her three memoirs: the New York Times bestseller, Riding in Cars with Boys, which was made into a popular movie; Looking for Mary, a Barnes and Noble Discover pick, began as an NPR documentary; and Astonished: A Story of Blessings, Grace and Solace, called "astonishing," by more than one reviewer, is being transformed by Bev into a play with music. she will also talk a bit about Memoir and Writing. On Sunday June 14th she is offering a follow up two-hour memoir writing workshop at the Hall. REGISTER HERE FOR BEVERLY'S WORKSHOP READ MORE ABOUT BEVERLY HERE
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