The Sanford-Covell Villa Marina
72 Washington St.
Newport, RI 02840.
Tickets are limited and will be $40 in advance and $50 at the door! (if available).
The Sanford-Covell Villa Marina is located in the quiet historic district, The Point. It is a perfect waterfront location with an amazing wraparound piazza which affords magnificent views of Narragansett Bay and the Newport Bridge. An article in the Boston Journal of August 9, 1870 calls it ‘the most elegantly finished house ever built in Newport’ and the house is now on the ‘National Register of Historic Places.’
An early work of the Boston architects, Fehmer and Emerson, this house is exceptional for its interior decoration in the Pompeian style. Irregular in shape, the house is excellently adapted for summer living along the shore. The surrounding open porches further establish the relationship to the sea.
The sunsets from the Piazza are a spectacular delight and this porch has become a virtual Newport Icon.
For more information on The Sanford-Covell Villa Marina, click here.
presented by Organist and Choirmaster, Peter Stoltzfus Berton
Saturday, March 18th 3:00 pm
Saint John the Evangelist Church
61 Poplar St, Newport, RI
at the corner of Washington and Willow Streets
The organ was built in 1894 and consists of 1,769 pipes in the organ chamber. The largest pipe is 16 ft. long in speaking length (not counting the “foot”), 18 inches square, and made of maple. The smallest pipe is a half inch long in speaking length, about 1/16 inch in diameter, and made of tin and lead. Modern electronic circuits have replaced some of the mechanical operations but no frequency is enhanced or created by electronic or digital simulation, excepting one temporary replacement (the Pedal Trombone) while original pipes and chest are being restored.
Mr. Berton will discuss the electrification of the organ and well as some of the plans for future restoration. He will perform a brief musical demonstration of the instrument’s resources, a discussion of the application of modern technology to an old instrument with integrity, and allow for Q&A and attendees to both tour the interior mechanisms and play the instrument.
As with the summer organ recital series he has performed at the church the past three summers, video cameras and a projector screen will take the audience right into the action during this event.
$10 for ACA Members and $12 for non-ACA members
RSVP as space is limited.
“A Treasury of Rhode Island Jazz and Swing Musicians”
POSTPONED UNTIL THE SUMMER
Arts Behind the Scenes – Fiber Art Paintings
Kerstin Zettmar, Fiber Artist
Tuesday, August 30th 5:30 p.m.
Newport Congregational Church
73 Pelham Street, corner of Spring St., 2nd floor.
Kerstin Zettmar is an artist living in Newport, Rhode Island. Her work has earned her international recognition selling to corporations and private collectors through group and one person shows and by commission. Although working in several mediums, Kerstin has been most widely recognized for her unique, one-of-a-kind fiber-art pieces. Her subject matter ranges from outdoor to inner landscapes, often having a dream-like quality reflecting mythological and spiritual themes.
$10 per person for ACA Members , $15 for Non-members.
Please RSVP as space is limited.
Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 — 6:30pm — Casino Theater, Newport
FREE event with a $5 suggested donation
With support from Newport Health Equity Zone