The beautiful Schooner Alert setting sail and departing Gloucester at first light.
In 1992 Schooner ALERT was launched and christened TALL COTTON, a southern expression that means Finest Kind. She was designed and built by Paul Rollins in York, Maine. Built for a charter business the owner abandoned the idea, no charters we ever done, and the beautiful vessel was abandoned for at least 10 years.
She was purchased by Roger Woodman in 2006. Woodman changed her name to ALERT and started a new life for this fine boat fitting her out for commercial fishing and research. ALERT operated out of Portland, Maine until 2012.
In 2013 ALERT was sold to Captains Perry Davis and Bethany McNelly-Davis. They have been sailing out of Bailey Island, Maine hosting charters on the ketch TEVAKE since 2006. They converted the ALERT from a commercial fishing schooner to a commercial passenger carrying vessel. In September 2013 ALERT was awarded a certificate of inspection by the United States Coast Guard to carry 28 passengers.
Schooner ALERT Windjammer Cruises collaborates with schools to offer a tall ship experience that caters to their curriculum. Island Adventure trips are offered to students and private parties. The Harpswell based Tall Ship aims to serve their community and get the best out of every day we are given.
The Schooner ALERT and Ketch TEVAKE operate out of Garrison Cove on Bailey Island, Maine hosting two, four, and six hour public and private sailing charters.
When I finished the original I Am More portraits in January of 2018, they were so well-received that I decided to keep going, and expand the project to the rest of the state. I’m finishing up the last of 20 new portraits called I Am More: Massachusetts, which includes subjects from Cape Ann, to Boston, to Cape Cod, to Amherst and everywhere in between, talking about opioid addiction, cancer, postpartum depression, surviving the Holocaust, learning disorders, bullying, suicide, sexual abuse and more. Brave individuals who are sharing their voices to help others – you may recognize someone:
It’s been 19 months of drawing, traveling, meetings, fundraising, editing, and outreach.
So far I’ve raised $24,200 of my goal of $40K to pay for these portraits and exhibits, so I have $15,800 left to raise to make it to my goal and bring these to the public.
Here’s where you can help!
I’ve written a blog post explaining I Am More: Massachusetts with links to all of the portraits and the amount I need to raise. Ocean Alliance (our fiscal sponsor) has added I Am More to their donation page so that people can easily make a tax-deductible donation to the project. If you would consider sharing the link on Facebook that would be incredibly helpful: https://amykerrdraws.org/2019/09/04/help-bring-i-am-more-massachusetts-to-the-public/
All of the info and instructions are in the blog so all you would need to do is share the link, and if you’d like to add a few words about what the project has meant to you, feel free.
Thank you so much for helping get these faces and voices out there!!
CAPE ANN SYMPHONY 2019/2020
The 68th Season:
Celebrating Maestro Yoichi Udagawa’s 20th Season as Conductor & Music Director
INTRODUCING CAPE ANN SYMPHONY’S
YOUNG MUSICIANS’ COMPETITION
Cape Ann Symphony proudly announces the opening of the orchestra’s 68th concert season as well as Conductor and Music Director Yoichi Udagawa’s 20th season leading the orchestra. Under Udagawa’s leadership the orchestra has transitioned to a fully professional year round orchestra, expanded from one concert venue to two: Manchester and Ipswich; increased its traditional five performances per season to eight performances; welcomed an impressive slate of acclaimed guest artists; premiered a new chamber music series, Musicians Unleashed, and this season launched a Young Musicians’ Competition to give a young music student on the North Shore the opportunity to play with CAS and work with Conductor Udagawa.
The Cape Ann Symphony Young Musicians’ Competition is open to young music students of orchestral instruments in grades 6-12 on the North Shore. Players of orchestral instruments other than piano are encouraged to submit a video audition. The winner of the competition will be invited to perform with the Cape Ann Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor and Music Director Yoichi Udagawa, at the Cape Ann Symphony’s Holiday Pops concert on November 30th at 7:30 in Manchester-by-the-Sea as well as receive a scholarship from CAS to support their music education. Cape Ann Symphony Music Director and Conductor Udagawa is excited to introduce the competition this year and mentor the next generation of musicians, “Made possible by the generosity of Dr. Ed and Mrs. Ann Marsh, we are having our first Young Musicians’ Competition this year, and the winner will be featured at our Holiday Pops concert. The amazing level of music talent of young people today is inspiring and makes all of us very optimistic about the future. Never have so many young musicians played at such a high level – and we are really looking forward to performing with the winner.” CAS Board President Fran White echoes Udagawa’s excitement, “Cape Ann Symphony continues to grow! This year for the first time we will sponsor a youth competition and are reaching out to the talented students throughout the North Shore to give them the chance to work with Maestro Yoichi Udagawa and perform with the orchestra. I want to thank Dr. and Mrs. Marsh for their generous contribution that has allowed us to introduce this program and expand our outreach.” The deadline for submissions is September 30, 2019. For details on submission guidelines, visit www.capeannsymphony.org.
CAPE ANN SYMPHONY
2019/2020 CONCERT SEASON
CLASSICS AND THE MOVIES
Saturday, September 28, 2019: 7:30 PM: Manchester-Essex High School, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
Sunday, September 29, 2019: 2:00 PM: Dolan Performing Arts Center, Ipswich High School, Ipswich, MA
Cape Ann Symphony kicks off the 68th season with Classics and The Movies inManchester and Ipswich.Theseason opening concert celebrates classic compositions used in movies as well as contemporary classics created for Hollywood. The program includes Wagner’s The Ride of the Valkyries which was usedin Francis Ford Coppola’sAcademy Award winning film:Apocalypse Now; Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kije; Rozsa’s Ben Hur Suite; Korngold’s Robin Hood Suite; and John Williams’ Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind and Star Wars.
HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT
Saturday, November 30, 2019: 2:00 PM Dolan Performing Arts Center, Ipswich High School. Ipswich,MA
Saturday, November 30, 2019: 7:30 PM Manchester-Essex High School, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
Sunday, December 1, 2019: 2:00 PM: Manchester-Essex High School, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
TheHoliday Pops Concert, Cape Ann Symphony’s joyful holiday tradition, features a program of holiday favorites from Bach, Anderson, Herbert, Rutter, Handel, Tchaikovsky and others. The Cape Ann Symphony Chorus under the direction of Rockport’s Wendy Betts joins the orchestra for this exciting celebration of holiday music including the annual audience sing-along. The Manchester concert at 7:30 pm on November 30 will feature the Winner of CAS’s inaugural Young Musicians’ Competition performing with the Orchestra.
Sunday, December 1, 2019: 2:00 PM Manchester-Essex
Sunday, December 1, 2019: 2:00 PM Manchester-Essex
TheHoliday Pops Concert, Cape Ann Symphony’s joyf
MOZART, HAYDN, BRAHMS & LEWIN
Performance: Sunday, March 22, 2020: 2:00 PMManchester-Essex High School, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
Mozart, Haydn, Brahms & Lewin features legendary composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn, and Johannes Brahms and guest artist Grammy winning virtuoso pianist Michael Lewin. The internationally acclaimed pianist has played in over 30 countries and commands a repertoire of over 40 piano concertos. Mr. Lewin joins CAS to play Brahms’ powerful Piano Concerto No. 1. The concert also includes Mozart’s joyous Overture to the Marriage of Figaro Overture and Haydn’s delightfulSymphony No. 1 “Clock.”
BRAHMS, DVORAK & DEJARDIN
Performance: Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:30 PMManchester-Essex High School, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
Performance: Sunday, May 17, 2020 2:00 PMDolan Performing Arts Center, Ipswich High School. Ipswich,MA
Cape Ann Symphony welcomes back Boston Symphony Orchestra Principal cellist Blaise Déjardin to play Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. Déjardin made his CAS debut in March 2017 with his acclaimed performance of Saint-Saens’ elegant Cello Concerto.The orchestra revisits Johannes Brahms work in the May concert with his stirring Symphony No. 1, a piece which he struggled with for 14 year to complete.
SINGLE TICKET PRICES FOR CONCERTS
Students (of any age)/$15.00
Youth (Age 12 and Under)/$5.00
Season Subscriptions are Available.
For Information call 978-281-0543 or Visit www.capeannsymphony.org
|CONCERT WINDS OF CAPE ANN plays benefit in Annisquam
The Annisquam Village Church continues its concert series on Sunday afternoon, September 8 at 4 PM with a benefit performance by the Concert Winds Trio. Seasoned players with a penchant for light-hearted chamber music –Jean Antrim, Flute; David Benjamin, Clarinet; and Priscilla Walter, Piano will feature Franz Danzi’s trio “Sinfonia Concertante.” Also on the program are duos and solos of Brahms, Delibes, Noda, and even Leroy Anderson (special student guest flautist Sophia Hogan-Lopez joins the trio in Anderson’s “Penny Whistle Song”).
General admission $20. Seniors & Students $15.
Ticket may be purchased online at: https://capeannwinds.brownpapertickets.com
or at the door the afternoon of the Concert. Information at 978.281-0376
The barge that is rebuilding Magnolia’s Pier was docked near Cruiseport last week.
PAUL TAYLOR 2 DANCE COMPANY RETURNS TO WINDHOVER FOR THE CONCLUSION OF OUR SUMMER SEASON starting Wednesday, September 4, 2019. This engagement is part of “The Celebration Tour” honoring Paul Taylor’s life and work, since his death at age 88 in August 2018.
You are invited to join in the excitement of experiencing this company in one of three ways: Three Master Classes, Two Open Rehearsals and Two Dance Performances of Paul Taylor repertory. Here are the details:
Windhover Performing Arts Center hosts the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company starting Wednesday, September 4–Saturday, September 7, 2019. This week explodes with three Master Classes in modern dance for all ages and levels. Master classes offered on Wednesday, September 4 from 6:00-7:30pm; Thursday, September 5 from 9:30am-11:00am; and Saturday, September 7 from 9:30-11:00am. Please come. No fee, but donations are encouraged.
Open rehearsals for the public are Thursday, September 5 from 4:00-5:30pm and Friday, September 6 from 4:00-5:30pm. The works being rehearsed will be different from the works being performed in the evening performances, so come and see more of Taylor’s works.
Evening Dance Performances are Friday, September 6 at 7:30pm and Saturday, September 7 at 7:30pm. Performances include three works by Paul Taylor: “Images” (1977) to music by Debussy; “Funny Papers” (1994) to novelty tunes, and “Airs” (1978) to music by Handel. Performances will be held on Windhover’s outdoor stage in the back garden (weather permitting) or in case of rain, in the back dance studio.
There are no advance tickets and all seating is first come first served. Donations are greatly appreciated. Please come and experience this masterful company in the bucolic natural setting of Windhover.
Windhover is a non-profit 501© 3 organization. All donations are tax deductible.
Donations are critical to the continuation of these programs to the public, so please donate any amount either through paypal on our website:www.windhover.org or you can send checks made payable to Windhover at: P.O Box 2249, Rockport, Ma. 01966. Thank you.
Lisa Hahn, Executive Director
Windhover Performing Arts Center
257 Rear Granite Street, Rockport, Ma. 01966
978-546-3611 • firstname.lastname@example.org
The Annisquam Village Church continues its concert series on Sunday afternoon, September 8 at 4 PM with a benefit performance by the Concert Winds Trio.
Seasoned players with a penchant for light-hearted chamber music –Jean Antrim, Flute; David Benjamin, Clarinet; and Priscilla Walter, Piano will feature Franz Danzi's trio “Sinfonia Concertante.” Also on the program are duos and solos of Brahms, Delibes, Noda, and even Leroy Anderson (special student guest flautist Sophia Hogan-Lopez joins the trio in Anderson’s “Penny Whistle Song”).
The concert is a benefit for the newly refurbished Village Church at the head of Lobster Cove. Widely known for its beauty and resonant acoustics, this historic building is an ideal venue for chamber music and has attracted many world-class musicians to perform. A reception in the Cove Room, which has also undergone renovations, follows the concert.
General admission $20. Seniors & Students $15.
Ticket may be purchased online at:
or at the door the afternoon of the Concert.
Information at 978.281-0376
Photo caption: Priscilla Walter (l), Jean Antrim and David Benjamin of the Concert Winds Trio
Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, September 4 – 7pm
My Musical Guests: HONKYTONK WOMEN!
They’re BA-A-ACK! Those wonderful gals known as Honkytonk Women! So,
so much fun every time. Just look at ’em. Don’t it just make you wanna smile?
See you there. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe! Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
9/11 Allen Estes (Guest Host)
9/18 John Rockwell (Guest Host)
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂
Everywhere you look there is something interesting to photograph when walking around Gloucester’s waterfront. This “dog house” behind Maritime Gloucester always catches my eye.
It was a pretty quiet day at Good Harbor Beach on Labor Day at high tide. The key word here is that is was pretty, as always.
Building next to the Shalin Liu. Fine job by Rockport Fire Department and other responders.