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May 1, 2014

The Lookout: Symphony by the Sea wraps up season with ‘Feast’

The relationship between composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri is explored in Symphony by the Sea’s last concert of the season.

“Feast: On the Music of Mozart and More” will be presented Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport.

Music director Donald Palma wanted to play with the bitter rivalry between Mozart and Salieri, which was highlighted in the movie “Amadeus.” So the concert begins with Salieri’s Symphony in D Major, “La Veneziana,” and ends with Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A major.

In between, Belgian guitarist Jerome Mouffe will perform Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez.”

Tickets are $35 for adults and $5 for students. To purchase, call 978-462-7336 or visit www.firehouse.org. For more information, visit www.symphonybythesea.org.

The concert will also be presented tonight at Abbot Hall in Marblehead.

Farmers market to open for season

The Newburyport Farmers’ Market will welcome its sixth season this weekend with new vendors and a performance by local band Liz Frame and the Kickers.

The summer market will be held every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside The Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St.

Vendors joining the market this season include Appleton Farms, Lilac Hedge Farm, Heron Pond Farm, Casco Bay Butter, Hubba Hubba Foods, Doos’ P.K. and Far From the Tree.

For more information, visit www.thenewburyportfarmersmarket.org.

Amesbury artists open studios to public

A Spring Fling Arts Festival will be held this weekend at 14 Cedar Street Studios in Amesbury.

Local artists and artisans will be working on a variety of projects, from oil and watercolor paintings to pottery, fiber arts and jewelry.

Each participant has also donated to a silent auction that will benefit the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center in Newburyport. All proceeds from a “Bracelet-a-thon” on Sunday will also benefit the crisis center. For $5, guests can make bracelets with beads from Gail Zona Jewelry.

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