I am super excited to share that my friend Lyda Kuth will be giving a presentation on architect Eleanor Raymond as part of the lecture series for the Cape Ann Museum’s Design/Build summer exhibit. You may have met Lyda when she¬†gave a screening of her beautiful film Love and Other Anxieties at the Cape Ann Cinema. The lecture will be held on Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m.¬†I am sure it is going to be a fantastic talk!

About Eleanor Raymond: Eleanor Raymond (1887-1989) was a pioneering woman in the field of architecture during the mid-20th century. A graduate of the Cambridge School of Art and Landscape Architecture for Women, Eleanor Raymond was a noted innovator partnering with solar energy researcher Dr. Mária Telkes to design one of the first successful solar-heated buildings in the Northeast. On Cape Ann, Raymond designed homes for artist Natalie Hays Hammond, anthropologist Carlton S. Coon and a summer cottage for herself overlooking Gloucester’s outer harbor.

About Lyda: She is an independent filmmaker and Executive Director of the LEF Foundation, which supports New England independent documentary filmmakers. She has been recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council with the prestigious Commonwealth Award and honored by Women in Film and Video New England with an Image Award.

kt5b69q3pk_fig018Home designed by Eleanor Raymond, Belmont, Massachusetts, in 1931, seven years before the Gropius House in Lincoln, which was built in 1938.


Eleanor Raymond and Dr. M√°ria Telkes

Today! Ed Emberley @CapeAnnCinema 2PM is in good company as a Gloucester Daily Times weekend pick along with

Gloucester Stage Saturday morning live theater for tots, Our Lady of Good Voyage ¬†Carillon Bells tonight 5pm, and North Shore Arts Association Sunday pot luck reception for its annual members’ Small Works Exhibition!


Ed Emberley is ‚Äúdrawing‚ÄĚ them in today for Cape Ann Reads. Plus he‚Äôs part of the 8th Annual Cape Ann Cinema film festival¬†running August 25-September 1st.¬†¬†Other luminaries on site for special screenings during¬†the film festival include:




Cape Ann Symphony Big Night, Big Music Concert

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Cape Ann Symphony proudly announces the launch of the orchestra‚Äôs 65thAnniversary Concert Season on Saturday, September 24 at 8 pm with the¬†Big Night, Big Music Concert featuring symphonic masterpieces from Bernstein, Debussy and Respighi. The orchestra‚Äôs new season features the Cape Ann Symphony Chorus in the annual Holiday Pops Concert in November 2016; a romantic concert in March 2017 featuring cello soloist Blaise Dejardin and a Scandinavian Spectacular in May 2017 with the remarkable blind pianist Yoo Jin Noh making her CAS debut. Cape Ann Symphony Music Director and Conductor Yoichi Udagawa is eager to open the CAS 65th Anniversary Season, ‚ÄúThe 65th Season of the Cape Ann Symphony starts off with a Big Night, Big Music program of Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Claude Debussy’s La Mer and Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome. These pieces are orchestral blockbusters, and the audience is going to go wild. We have Holiday Popsin November and in March, we are featuring virtuoso cellist Blaise Dejardin playing Saint-Saens gorgeous Cello Concerto. We finish the season in May with an all Scandinavian program with the remarkable pianist Yoo Jin Noh – blind since birth – performing the beautiful and lyrical Grieg Piano Concerto. We’re going to have an incredible season, and the musicians and I can’t wait to share it with our fabulous audiences.” All Cape Ann Symphony Concerts are held at the Manchester-Essex High School auditorium on 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea., MA. Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium is handicapped accessible. Season subscriptions for the four concert season are available to purchase. Single ticket prices are $40 for adults, $35 for senior citizens, $5 for youth 18 years old and under. For information, call 978-281-0543 or visit


Performance: Saturday, September 24, 2016              8:00 P.M.

Cape Ann Symphony kicks off the 65th anniversary season with Big Night, Big Music featuring the thrilling music of Bernstein, Debussy and Respighi as well as showcasing the extraordinary talents of the CAS musicians. TheBig Night, Big Music program includes Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances fromWest Side Story; Debussy’s La Mer and Respighi’s Pines of Rome.



Performance: Saturday, November 26, 2016               8:00 P.M.

Performance: Sunday,    November 27, 2016              2:00 P.M.

The Holiday Pops Concert, Cape Ann Symphony’s joyful holiday tradition, including an audience sing-along to kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 26 at 8 pm & Sunday, November 27 at 2 pm. The Cape Ann Symphony Chorus under the direction of Rockport’s Wendy Betts joins the orchestra for this exciting celebration of holiday music.



Performance:                Sunday, March 26, 2017        2:00 P.M.

The Romantic Masters Concert celebrates the richness, beauty and power of music from the Romantic Era on Sunday, March 26 at 2 pm. Boston Symphony Orchestra cellist Blaise Dejardin joins the orchestra for the elegant Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto. The program also includes Rossini’s La Scala di Seta and Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8.



Performance:                Saturday, May 20, 2017                  8:00 P.M.

Stirring works from Scandinavia are featured in Cape Ann Symphony’sScandinavian Spectacular on May 20 at 8 pm. The phenomenal blind pianist Yoo Jin Noh makes her CAS debut with the Grieg Piano Concerto. The CAS celebration of Scandinavia features audience favorite Sibelius’Finlandia and Nielsen’s Symphony No. 1.


Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium: 36 Lincoln Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

Manchester-Essex High School Auditorium is handicapped accessible



Senior Citizens/$35.00

Youth (Age 18 and Under)/$5.00

Season Subscriptions are Available.

 For Information call 978-281-0543 or


PHOTO: Cape Ann Symphony Music Director and Conductor Yoichi Udagawa Photo Credit: Jeph Ellis