Composer and saxophonist Russ Grazier, Jr. is a native of Portsmouth and has taught saxophone, composition, and music theory for over 30 years. In 2002, together with Wendell Purrington and Katie Grazier, he co-founded the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center (PMAC), a nonprofit community music and visual arts school. Mr. Grazier has taught at some of the most prestigious music schools in the country including Boston Conservatory, Roosevelt University (Chicago), the University of Chicago College, the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, and the Merit School of Music (Chicago).
Seacoast Sessions, with host Kathleen Somssich, offers audiences a rare opportunity to see and hear master performing artists in an intimate setting, and with the help of a moderator, learn about their professional histories and how they mastered their craft.
Sunday, February 2 @ 2:00PM
RUSS GRAZIER: JAZZ SAXOPHONIST
Accompanied by Jim Dozet on Guitar
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4th Annual Storytelling Festival
March 6 to 22, 2020
Featured Storyteller: Diane Edgecomb and with Anne Jennison, Sarah Bauhan, Regina Delaney, Margot Chamberlain, Kent Allyn, Pat Spalding and Genevieve Aichele
Saturday 8 pm performances are $25 & Sunday 2 pm performances are $20.
All performances and workshops will be held at NHTP.
PERFORMANCE TICKETS & WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
The NHTP 4th Annual Storytelling Festival is expanded to 3 weekends in March and will
celebrate Traditional Tales, Legends & Myths with featured artist Diane Edgecomb. Each weekend of the Storytelling Festival has unique theme: performances on March 7-8 celebrate the earth, nature and springtime; the second Festival weekend celebrates all things Celtic in honor of St. Patrick’s Day; and NHTP’s season theme of “Can one person make a difference?” takes center stage on the Festival’s final weekend.
The Golden Thread: Finding Meaning in Traditional Tales – Diane Edgecomb
Fridays, March 6, 13 & 20, 6:30-9:30 pm
Native American Storytelling, Saturday, March 7, 9:30am-12:30pm – Anne Jennison
Irish Music & Storytelling, Saturday, March 14, 6:30am-9:30pm – Regina Delaney
Mythologizing Oral History & Personal Stories,
Saturday, March 21, 6:30am-9:30pm – Genevieve Aichele
Saturday, March 7, 8 pm – In the Groves with Diane Edgecomb
Sunday, March 8, 2 pm – Native American Tales with Anne Jennison
Saturday, March 14, 8 pm – An Irish Rhapsody with Diane Edgecomb
Sunday, March 15, 2 pm – Sarah Bauhan in Concert, with Kent Allyn
Saturday, March 21, 8 pm – A Thousand Doorways with Diane Edgecomb
Sunday, March 22, 2 pm – Storytellers Showcase, hosted by Pat Spalding
NHTP’s 4th Annual Storytelling Festival is sponsored by Heinemann Publishing in Portsmouth, dedicated to teachers for over 50 years, with additional funding from the New England State Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts.
This three-hour workshop led by teaching artist, Eric Schildge, is an exploration of the vocal, physical, and rhetorical elements of the art of persuasion. Participants will use mindfulness techniques, improvisational exercises, and short scene work to explore how individuals leverage their relationships, reputations, and status to influence one another.
Open to community members and theatre practitioners, no experience necessary, please wear comfortable clothing and bring a bottle of water.
Saturday, February 1, 2020
9:30 am - 12:30 pm