Arts in the Village


Inaugurated in 2001, Arts in the Village is a classical concert series whose purpose is to enrich the community by presenting cultural events that enlighten and inspire. All performances feature world-class talents and take place in historic Goff Memorial Hall, a wonderful venue with outstanding acoustics. For more information, call 508-463-5384.

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2018-2019 Arts in the Village Season

Arts in the Village is pleased to announce its 2018–2019 concert series. The talents of this sea­son’s exceptional musicians will be showcased in five exciting concerts. All performances will take place on Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, at Goff Memorial Hall, 124 Bay State Road, in Rehoboth, MA 02769. The doors open at 7:00 pm for a wine bar, and seating is non-reserved. Payment may be made by cash or by checks made out to the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society. Please note that sub­scriptions offer a substantial savings. For information, call 508-463-5384. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Admission prices:
$18 for general
$16 for seniors
$8 for children & students

Subscription rates (all 5 concerts):
$80 for general
$60 for seniors
$35 for children & students
$160 for families

To donate to Arts in the Village, please make your check payable to the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, noting that it is for Arts in the Village, and mail it to the address below. The Rehoboth Antiquarian Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and all donations are tax deductible.

Arts in the Village
Rehoboth Antiquarian Society
PO Box 2
Rehoboth, MA 02769
The donor categories are:
Benefactor: $400+
Sponsor: $100-$399
Patron: $50-$99
Friend: $25-$49

Guy Fishman & Friends – SEPT. 29, 2018
Guy Fishman, Ian Watson & Emily Marvosh

Cello, piano & voice

Guy Fishman is principal cellist of Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society, the nation’s oldest continuously performing arts organization, and Ian Watson is H+H’s resident conductor and principal keyboardist. They will be joined by H+H star contralto Emily Marvosh for a program of German Romantic music by Brahms, Schumann, and Mendelssohn. All three wrote magnifi­cent works for the cello that remain both staples of its repertoire and audience favorites. Among these are the sonatas by Mendelssohn and Brahms, the Fantasiestucke by Schumann, and songs for alto and viola by Brahms, played in this concert on the cello.

Frederick Moyer – NOV. 10, 2018
Solo piano

One of the most exciting pianists before the public today, Frederick Moyer has established a career for over 35 years as a full-time concert pianist. He has performed in forty-three countries and venues that include Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Sydney Opera House, Windsor Castle, and the Kennedy Center. Equally at home with classical music and jazz, Moyer presents recitals that are creative, engaging, and entertaining, with time-honored favorites as well as pieces that audiences may be hearing for the first time. His MoyerCam projection system allows audi­ence members to see his hands as he performs.

This concert is supported by BayCoast Bank.

Providence Mandolin Orchestra – FEB. 9, 2019

Led by music director Mark Davis for the past twenty-five years, the Providence Mandolin Orchestra per­forms a wide repertoire of music from around the world including many original compositions. This program will feature the US premiere of “Acerca de la Felicidad,” a prize-winning piece from Spain featuring guitar soloist Adam Levin, who has concertized around the world and has recorded three CDs of new Spanish guitar music. Other works on the program include Prelude No. 2 by Yoshimizu, “Reverie de Poete” by Manente, and a new arrangement of Stanley Myers “Cavatina.”

Duo Stephanie & Saar – MAR. 23, 2019
Piano for four hands

Duo Stephanie & Saar, a NYC-based piano duo, are known for concerts filled with visceral excitement, elegance, and artistic vision. Recent performance high­lights include NYC’s Lincoln Center, a collaboration with Philadelphia’s Orchestra 2001, and a complete performance of J. S. Bach’s “The Art of Fugue” at the Arizona Bach Festival. The Duo’s piano four-hands recital will include Igor Stravinsky’s iconic “The Rite of Spring” and Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Grosse Fuge,” both in the composers’ original piano four-hands tran­scriptions. Also not to be missed is Franz Schubert’s “Fantasie in F Minor,” perhaps the most beloved four-hand work in the repertoire.

Some Assembly Required – APR. 27, 2019
Piano trios with wind instruments

Some Assembly Required collaborates with compos­ers, guest performers, and audiences in the production of exciting, atypical, and carefully curated concerts. While its core instrumentation is horn, trombone, and piano, SAR starts by choosing music that it wants to perform and then finding a way to provide a meaningful presentation by methods of arrangement and collabora­tion with others. For this concert, SAR will present a program that explores various aspects of spirituality through music by Stravinsky, Margaret Brouwer, and a world premier by Adam Schumaker, with guests Wol­cott Humphrey (clarinet) and Andrea Baker (bassoon).

We welcome your feedback on the Arts in the Village Facebook page.

Musicians who are interested in performing in the Arts in the Village series should contact Carolyn Panofsky,

The Arts in the Village concert series is sponsored by the Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, local businesses, and individuals.

More Cultural Happenings in the Village:
Rehoboth Contra Dance

Sunday Night Jammers