Recognized by critics, audiences and professional musicians alike for its uniquely polished and passionate performances, the Dorian Wind Quintet is known worldwide as one of chamber music’s preeminent and longest continuously-active ensembles.
The quintet has literally been around the world, concertizing in 49 of the 50 United States and Canada, touring Europe 18 times, and playing throughout the Middle East, India, Africa and Asia. The Dorian made history as the first wind quintet to appear at Carnegie Hall.
The Máirtín O’Connor Trio have toured the world with legendary Irish singer Christy Moore, with Australian guitar master Tony Emmanuel, and with the beloved fiddler Martin Hayes’ Masters of Tradition ensemble. They have played to full capacity audiences in venues such as Lincoln Center and UCLA’s Royce Hall.
A free mattress and book recycling point will be part of this year’s Earth Day Festival. The festival will return to the front lawn of Newtown Middle School, 11 Queen Street, on Saturday, May 2, from 10 am to 4 pm.
Each year, just prior to Memorial Day, members of Newtown Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 308 place new flags on the graves of all veterans buried in Newtown, a way of honoring departed service members each May.
The Water & Sewer Authority (WSA) has postponed a public hearing on a 74-unit multifamily housing complex proposed for Washington Avenue in Sandy Hook Center, which initially had been scheduled for Wednesday, April 1.
The WSA public hearing on local developer/builder Michael Burton’s request for sanitary sewer service for the project has been rescheduled to 7 pm on Thursday, April 9, at the sewage treatment plant office building at 24 Commerce Road.
Police Commission members conducted a special meeting last week to discuss the traffic problems posed by the flagpole intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street. They invited the chief elected official of the borough to discuss the matter with them.
But Borough Warden James Gaston, Sr, urged the Police Commission on March 24 to broaden its review of local traffic issues and to support having a traffic study performed on town roads, generally. Mr Gaston also is a town selectman.
On Wednesday of Holy Week, April 1, at 8 pm, the Mystery Players of Immaculate Heart Central High School in Watertown, N.Y., will present the Stations of the Cross in a very creative way at St Rose of Lima in Newtown.
The Mystery Players bring the stations to the modern level through the use of special lighting, music, pantomime, and paraliturgical readings. Using the sanctuary of the church as a stage, The Paschal Mystery is recreated in a moving, dramatic presentation.
The cable television program Unity in Diversity can be viewed on Charter Community Vision (Channel 192) each Monday at 12:30 pm and again on Wednesday at 5:30 pm. The program features interviews with prominent pastors, rabbis, imams, and other spiritual leaders of a variety of local faith communities.