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The Provincetown Independent - Arts Briefs - May 17, 2023

Arts Briefs

Arts Briefs for May 17, 2023 through May 24, 2023


Calling All Classical Musicians Open Mic Classical was founded in 2015 by clarinetist Monika Woods and violist and sculptor Robert Marcus to create a community of classical musicians of all ages and experience. The organization also promotes work by underrepresented composers and pieces that feature nontraditional instruments.

Classical musicians of any age and skill level on the Outer Cape are invited to sign up to perform at a special edition of Open Mic Classical at the Provincetown United Methodist Church (20 Shank Painter Road) on Sunday, May 21, at 3 p.m.

The program is a collaboration with Red Door Chamber Music, a Provincetown-based organization dedicated to presenting music by underrepresented composers. Works by three Cape Cod composers will be showcased at the PUMC event: Truro-based pianist Michael Holt will play his Prelude in C minor; Provincetown’s John Thomas will play a piece for piano; and three musicians from Red Door Chamber Music from will perform two works by Brewster-based Bruce Abbott (Homage to Georgia O’Keeffe and an arrangement of George Gershwin’s Three Preludes for Piano.)

The program will also include time for other musicians to perform in five-minute slots at the event. Information on signing up is available at, by emailing, or calling 774-353-0244. Sign-ups are open until 2 p.m. on the day of the event.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15, with free admission for participating musicians and children. —Eve Samaha


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