Adonis Puentes & the Voice of Cuba Orchestra
It’s getting chilly outdoors, but any season is right for hot! Latin! Jazz! Adonis Puentes’s rich, soulful voice is the perfect front for his all-acoustic orchestra, layering traditional Cuban rhythms with deep bass lines, jazzy horns, and his melodic guitar. This singer and composer from Cuba weaves passionate, hypnotic salsa and Cuban son melodies through jazz arrangements. His group performs November 17 at the Strand Theatre.
You might not think of Thanksgiving as a rockin’ holiday, but Plymouth, Massachusetts, styling itself as “America’s Hometown” because it is where the Pilgrims landed, does, indeed, rock all weekend before the actual holiday. From November 16 to 18 the town hosts concerts of patriotic music, a crafters village, a food festival, a Thanksgiving Parade (Saturday at 11 a.m.) and more. Illuminate Thanksgiving, on Saturday, begins at 4:30 p.m. at the National Pilgrim Memorial Meetinghouse. A procession of lights moves down Leyden Street to the waterfront, where two choirs will perform.
Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge, New Hampshire, is a serene and beautiful outdoor property originally created to honor military veterans (a central stone altar, in fact, contains a stone from every state). On November 17 the land hosts Trio Notturno, performing original nocturnes for flute, viola, and harp. Situated on a hilltop with a panoramic view of the Grand Monadnock, the Cathedral of the Pines is a breathtaking open-air cathedral. NY Astronomical Society will conduct a guided tour of the skies, and guests may enjoy hot beverages and seasonal treats.
This cello concerto is a cornerstone of the solo cello repertoire, composed in the aftermath of World War I. The contemplative and elegiac sound is sure to be glorious in Veterans Memorial Auditorium during the November 17 performance. Performance is by cellist Colin Carr, the Providence Singers, soprano Mary Wilson, and baritone Andrew Garland of Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3. Also, enjoy Vaughan Williams’s Dona nobis pacem.
Merck Forest & Farmland in Rupert, Vermont, welcomes kids and adults on November 17 to two different sessions of building fairy houses – a nice addition to your holiday decorations and table tops. Construction materials and tools are provided for a 5 by 6-inch domicile, but your kids may bring additional materials from home to embellish their creation. The afternoon adult session will begin with a walk in the woods to collect materials to embellish your creation; additional construction materials and tools are provided.
This annual exhibit, created by train artist Steve Cryan, opens November 16 at the Connecticut river Museum. The new season brings more trains, new scenery, and lots of surprises in the fully operational 26-foot model train layout. Visitors can also challenge themselves with the I-SPY scavenger hunt for objects hidden with the displays and throughout the exhibit gallery. Smaller visitors set can get hands-on at an American Flyer and Lionel Train layout designed for toddler size viewing.