Ohmigoodness it is a musical weekend! Into chamber music? Newton’s got it. Feel like singing? Newton’s got that too. Want to rock out with your family? No problem, Newton provides!

Read to the end for a glimpse of somewhat random (but seemingly excellent) events happening around town.

There are so many things going on that I did have to cut back a bit. For more local events visit NCA, Patch or TAB. As always, if I missed something please share it in the comments!



Amazin’ Grace
Highland Jazz*
At Newton South High School

Saturday, March 24 at 8pm

Local sensation Grace Kelly (alto saxophone/vocals) with Jason Palmer (trumpet), Doug Johnson (piano), Evan Gregor (bass) and Jordan Perlson (drums) When it comes to Grace Kelly, there are those who marvel at the proficiency and creativity of the 19-year-old saxophonist, vocalist, composer, lyricist and arranger, and those who have yet to hear her perform. Judging by her ever-grown fan base, the ranks of those in the former category are growing by the day.



From the Danube to the Yellow River
Newton Free Library

Sunday, March 25 at 2pm

Come to the Newton free Library for a free concert with the Kelet Duo, violinist Katalin Viszmeg and pianist Pi-Hsun Shih, who will perform a culture-enriched program of classical style combined with folk music, film music, ethnic music and avant-garde.


Highland Glee Club’s Spring Concert*
At Regis College, Weston

Sunday, March 25 at 3pm

Let’s hear it for the boys! Special Concert sponsored by the New England Federation of Men’s Glee Clubs. HGC will be singing with the Apollo and Saengerfest men’s choral groups.



Kalliope Trio
Boston College

Gasson Hall, Room 100
Sunday, March 25 at 3pm

Need some chamber music? Sandy Hebert, piano, Kirsi Perttuli, violin, and Junko Simons, cello will make your afternoon lovely with music by Villa-Lobos, Brahms and Whitman Brown.

If you’ve never heard a concert in Gasson 100 you are missing out. That room makes everything sound glorious.


Nursery School Fundraising Concert Featuring Josh and the Jamtones
At Newton Highlands Congregational Church

Sunday, March 25 at 3:30pm

WeekdayNursery School in Newton Highlands presents a special fundraising concert featuring Josh and the JamTones. $20 per family in advance. $25 per family at the door. Tickets may be purchased online at http://weekday.eventbrite.com. All proceeds from the event will go the support the Weekday Nursery School’s Tuition Assistance Fund. Click to see them in action!



Music for Food Benefit & Reception
Carriage House Violins
Monday, March 26 at 7pm

This benefit chamber concert featuring top-tier musicians Miriam Fried, Kim Kashkashian, and Marcy Rosen benefits The Greater Boston Food Bank. I haven’t heard anything in this hall yet but it’s supposed to be lovely.




Mobius Music Night at the New Art Center
New Art Center

Tuesday, March 27 at 7pm

This sounds incredibly cool. New Art Center presents a Mobius Music night, curated by artists Tom Plesk and Jed Speare. Plesk is a trombone explorer whose compositions often incorporate improvisation, technology and performance art. As a composer, Speare has presented sound performances, video installations and community-based works locally, nationally and internationally. These two artists will invite musicians to play with them for an experimental and improvisational performance!


Somewhat random events that you should attend…

The 21st Century Appeal of Jane Austen Novels
Newton North High School

Thursday, March 22 at 4pm

In recent years, Jane Austen’s novels have enjoyed new popularity. Why are modern, career-oriented women – and men – still drawn to these early 19th-century tales of walks in the country and polite conversations? Join Brenda Keegan, longtime head of the Department of English at Newton North, for a lively discussion about her favorite author from 4-5 p.m., film lecture hall. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Jeanne White, 617 969-6734, or e-mail [email protected].


Singles Karaoke at Tommy Doyle’s
Tommy Doyle’s 

Saturday, March 24 at 7:30pm

I don’t exactly know what it means but it sounds just embarrassing enough for a good time.




Brooklyn Beer Dinner at The Biltmore
The Biltmore 

Monday, March 26 at 7pm

It’s not exactly art and culture but it certainly is important to learn new things.


*=Newton Cultural Alliance Member

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