The Great Hall at Apple Tree Arts is an intimate venue with amazing acoustics. We want to share our beautiful space with as many people as possible so we are hosting two concert series this year: the Homegrown Concert Series and the Claflin Hill Apple Tree Arts Chamber Series.

COVID Safety Policies

ATA requires all staff, performers, and patrons to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination when they work or attend performances at One Grafton Common. Visitors will be asked to show their vaccination card or a photo of their vaccination card at the ticket table before entering the venue. If a patron is not able to show proof of vaccination they will not be allowed to attend the performance, and their ticket purchase will be refunded.

For the time being, all events in the Great Hall are capped at half capacity.

Thank you for helping us keep the community safe and make the music happen! We hope to be able to ease these restrictions once COVID cases decrease. Until then, we appreciate your patience and cooperation.

Homegrown Concert Series

This series of four concerts will feature exciting up and coming artists from the central New England area.
The Great Hall will be set up with cocktail tables and we will have a bar serving wine, beer and soft drinks.
Perfect for a fun, relaxing night out at the end of the week!

For now, we will be limiting our audiences to 75 (half capacity) and we ask that all performers and audience members show proof of vaccination upon arrival.

Check back soon for more information on the rest of the series.

Jessye DeSilva with special guests Old Tom & the Lookouts

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Jessye DeSilva (they/them) is a folk pop singer songwriter, currently based out of Boston, MA. Their lyrically rich Americana music has its head in the clouds and its feet firmly planted in the dirt. Recently named one of American Songwriter’s “10 LGBTQ+ Artists You Should Know,” Jessye has also received critical acclaim for their recent EP “Hover” from outlets such as Country Queer and Audiofemme, who praised the record for its “boldness in melody, lyrics, production, and vocal prowess.”

Old Tom & the Lookouts is a Boston-based Indie-Folk band, creating hopeful, evocative music about mental health. The lyrically driven project is shared through the lens of writer and singer, Alex Calabrese. With the combined efforts of Alex, and bandmate and violinist, Cecilia Vacanti, the two provide a minimalist tone, accompanied by lush string arrangements, witty and brooding lyrics, soulful melodies, and striking harmonies.

The band’s debut record, Beautiful or Not, pays homage to influences such as Frightened Rabbit, Phoebe Bridgers and Tom Waits, capturing a new voice within the Indie-Folk genre. The band is set to release their sophomore record, Just for Beasts in Fall 2021.

Claflin Hill Apple Tree Arts Chamber Series

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Copland:  Sextet for Clarinet, Piano and String Quartet
Prokofiev:  Overture on Hebrew Themes
Weber:   Clarinet Quintet

In a program meant to climax the Twentieth Anniversary season, Paul Surapine joins the Principal Strings of the Claflin Hill Symphony and Pianist Mark Bartlett to get back to work with an exciting program featuring works by Sergei Prokofiev and Aaron Copland for Clarinet, String Quartet and Piano.  Each work is like a “soul song” from different cultures!   Carl Maria von Weber’s rollicking and jubilant Quintet for Clarinet and Strings brings the suddenly truncated Twentieth Season to its final, amazing and thrilling climax and kicks us off into the future!


ATA Faculty on Parade

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Brahms:  Two Songs for Alto Voice, Viola and Piano, Op. 91
Beethoven: Serenade for Flute, Violin & Viola
Bartok:  Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin & Piano
and more!

We’re thinking of composers that start with “B”!!!!  The Apple Tree Arts Faculty and CHSO members come together for an evening of masterworks from the great masters spanning over a century!  Classical Beethoven, Romantic Brahms, and Bela Bartok’s monumental “Contrasts” – written for Clarinetist Benny Goodman – and based on authentic Eastern European dance rhythms and motifs!   


Clarinet Family Ties – The Paul Surapine Clarinet Ensemble

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Here’s a musical program you see as often as an “albino lobster!”  A clarinet ensemble made up of ALL of the clarinets in the clarinet family!  YES!  They come in different sizes from little “Chihuahua” size to the big “Great Mastiff!”   Exciting runs and trills, daring feats of skill – fun for the entire family! Music arrangements from ALL periods and styles, including some NEW jazz arrangements by our own Todd Brunel!

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