Julia Cash and Friends

The Allen Center 35 Webster Street, Newton, MA, United States

Musical Program Antonio Vivaldi Concerto in B minor, RV 580 Grażyna Bacewicz Concerto for 4 violins, B. 60 Bedřich Smetana Quartet No. 1 "From my Life", JB 1:105 Julia Cash our concertmaster is joined by our two new violinists Yeolim Nam and Jeff Pearson as well as member Liana Zaretsky. We will feature violin centric AMAZING chamber music by Vivaldi, Bacewicz […]

Amanda Shea and Grey Held – Spoken Word

The Allen Center 35 Webster Street, Newton, MA, United States

Amanda Shea is a distinguished spoken word artist, multidisciplinary creator, educator, and advocate, celebrated for her dynamic contributions to the arts and community activism. Her notable roles include hosting BAMSFest and numerous poetry events, leading youth workshops in spoken word, visual arts, and public speaking, and working as a publicist for hip-hop artist Brandie Blaze. […]

Newton Festival of the Arts Presents Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra

The Allen Center 35 Webster Street, Newton, MA, United States

Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra is a collection of multi-talented and accomplished chamber musicians. They return to the Festival with a supergroup of talents. Violinist Julia Cash serves as the concertmaster of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and has held principal positions with Opera Boston and collaborates with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Boston Ballet. […]

Newton Festival of the Arts Presents Hankus Netsky and Eden MacAdam

The Allen Center 35 Webster Street, Newton, MA, United States

Newton Festival of the Arts Presents Hankus Netsky & Eden MacAdam-Somer – Klezmer Since 2013, Newton native Hankus Netsky (piano and accordion) and Eden MacAdam-Somer (violin, voice, and percussive dance) have been blending Yiddish, Hassidic, and Klezmer melodies with their rich backgrounds in Western classical music, jazz, and global folk traditions. They lead the Department […]

Newton Festival of the Arts Presents A Tribute to Duke Ellington

The Allen Center 35 Webster Street, Newton, MA, United States

Dominique Eade and George Russell Jr.: A Tribute to Duke Ellington These two talents are incredible on their own but brought together for the Festival, they form the ultimate dynamic duo of jazz. They will perform a special program dedicated to Duke Ellington’s 125th birthday. Newtonite Dominique Eade, a vocalist, composer, and improviser, merges musical […]

Orchestra Without Borders Benefit Concert

First Unitarian Society in Newton 1325 Washington St, West Newton, MA, United States

Communities Without Borders will host a benefit concert on May 18, 7:30PM at the First Unitarian Society in Newton (1326 Washington Street, West Newton). The concert will feature Orchestra Without Borders, jazz duo Jonathan Fagan and Michael Rosen, and soprano Hannah Shanefield. They will share music for chamber strings from around the world by composers from […]

Newton Festival of the Arts Presents Olga Lisovskaya

Hyde Bandstand 90 Lincoln Street, Newton, United States

Newton Festival of the Arts Presents Olga Lisovskaya – Opera Classics & Broadway Showtunes Newton treasure Olga Lisovskaya, a soprano from Kiev, Ukraine, stands out in the classical music world for her remarkable vocal talent and impactful performances. In this year’s festival she will be performing with a string quartet. Critically acclaimed for her “wonderful […]

Newton Festival of the Arts Presents The Music and Life Bob Marley

Hyde Bandstand 90 Lincoln Street, Newton, United States

Matt Jenson, a renowned keyboardist, composer, arranger, and performer, leads a captivating homage to Bob Marley with his ensemble, presenting the reggae legend’s iconic songs with authenticity and fervor. Jenson’s diverse career features collaborations with music luminaries like Judy Mowatt, Rita Marley, Chinna Smith, and many more, underscoring his deep connection to Marley’s music and […]

Dennis Montgomery III with Pleasant Praise Gospel Choir

Hyde Bandstand 90 Lincoln Street, Newton, United States

Dennis Montgomery III grew up singing and playing in Baptist churches around the upper Louisiana area under the tutelage of his father and mother. Shortly after he arrived at Berklee in 1983, he headed for the gospel choir which he believes is a fundamental ingredient of the American experience for international students. Montgomery states, “When […]

Newton Festival of the Arts Presents the Thaddeus Hogarth Collective

Hyde Community Center 90 Lincoln Street, Newton

“…Take a healthy dose of Sly and The Family Stone, add a liberal pinch of Stevie Wonder, put on your dancing shoes, and boogie to the music of Thaddeus Hogarth…” — Bruce Gelerman, NPR. So popular with Newton audiences, Thaddeus is making his third appearance at the Festival of the Arts. Bring your dancing shoes […]

Queer Open Studios at Night

New Art Center @ 61 Washington Park 2 Newton St, Waltham, MA, United States

Join New Art Center on June 5 for Queer Open Studios! Located at our main location, this event will feature local queer community artists and makers, along with live music, crafts, and entertainment so that attendees can experience everything that Newton’s arts and culture community has to offer. Interested in being a vendor? Visit the […]

Powwow and the People Who Bring It to Life

New Art Center 61 Washington Park, Newton, MA

Join Indigenous Peoples Day Newton at the New Art Center between June 6th–8th to experience Powwow and the People Who Bring It to Life, an exhibit on Native American powwows through the lens of local photographers Scott Strong Hawk Foster & Dr. Rob Adelman. The exhibit can be viewed from 5:00–9:00 PM on Thursday, June […]

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Newton Cultural Alliance 10th Annual Strawberry Festival

Wow! What a year we’ve had at The Allen Center – the NCA’s premier gathering place for arts and culture! This year we’ll be celebrating with our annual Strawberry Festival and we hope you’ll be on hand to join the fun and perhaps be a sponsor as well. The enclosed/attached materials explain the various opportunities […]