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Law Offices of Sonja B. Selami Hold Their First Valentine’s Day Media Meet & Greet

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On Monday, February 12th, the Law Offices of Sonja B. Selami held their first Valentine’s Day media meet & greet at the Wellesley home of co-host Ashley Bernon, client relations manager. Live music of violinist Vivian Luo and the band Almost Owen provided entertainment for this Valentine themed party and dinner was prepared by chef Tiffani Faison, owner Tiger Mama.

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Sonja Selami share laughter with husband Rudolf Selami while waiting for and greeting all guests

Elaine Dolly, a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker, spoke about how wonderful it was to interact with real estate colleagues and media figures in such an environment.

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Sonja Selami and Elaine Dolly, Coldwell Banker, Boston.
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Ashley McPartland Esq. and lead paralegal Cassandra Marshall, Selami Law

On why they chose Valentine’s Day to hold the event, Ashley Bernon said “It just represents who we are.” Sonja stated, “We really appreciate all of the people we work with. With this cold weather and in this business it is good to be reminded that you are loved, so we wanted to make a warm and caring environment for people.”

Credit: Rolling Out the Red Carpet, By Caroline McCann

Celebrate the Coming of Spring With a March 4th Concert by the Wellesley Chamber Players

In the afternoon of the first Sunday of March, the Wellesley Chamber Players will celebrate the joyous coming of the spring season with piano trios written by Viennese composers, Ludwig van Beethoven and Franz Schubert. The concert is at 3pm on Sunday, March 4 at Beveridge Hall, Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA.

Beveridge Hall is located on the grounds of the Dana Hall School at 45 Dana Road, off Grove Street, just up the street from Wellesley Center, with ample parking and easy access to the hall.

Screen Shot 2018-02-15 at 12.41.00 PM       The internationally acclaimed classical musicians are passionate about music and are eager to share their love for music with the Wellesley community. The players have won numerous worldwide competitions. The artistic director, Jayoung Kim is a piano faculty member at the Dana Hall School of Music. Jayoung will be accompanied by violinist Zenas Hsu, who joined the players in 2015. Another outstanding guest performer is Sasha Scolnik-Brower, acclaimed cellist and conductor, who joined the players in 2016.


Refreshments will be served following the program, providing the opportunity to meet the performers. The suggested donation, $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students, helps to defray the cost of the concert series.

This year, in addition to their performances, the Wellesley Chamber Players is hosting a young artist chamber competition for students from the ages of 13 to 18 on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the Dana Hall School of Music, Wellesley. The winner will perform with the Wellesley Chamber Players in their final concert on Sunday, May 13th.

Additional  information is available on the website.  Or email Jayoung Kim, and Phyllis Glazerman,

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Brothers Sing On! An A Cappella Festival Hosted by The Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus



The Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus with The Yale Whiffenpoofs, the Wellesley High School Men’s Chorus, and the Handel and Haydn Society Young Men’ s Chorus in an afternoon of sonorous a cappella singing.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 @ 4:00 PM

Wellesley High School, Katherine L. Babson Auditorium

50 Rice Street,  Wellesley Hills, MA. 02481

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On Sunday Feb 11, 2018, Wellesley High School will present Brothers, Sing On!, a male voice a cappella festival hosted by the Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus.

Headlining the afternoon are the famous Yale Whiffenpoofs. Each year 14 senior Yale men are selected to be members of the “Whiffs,” a tradition that dates back to 1909. Their inimitable style and their performances from “the tables down at Mory’s” to at least one concert in Antarctica have given rise to hundreds of collegiate a cappella groups around the world.

The Handel and Haydn Society Young Men’s Chorus, is a choir for advanced changed and changing male voices that is part of the Vocal Arts Program. This choral program also has three treble choirs for elementary, middle and high school aged singers. In an effort to educate the entire musician, choir members also take musicianship classes.

The Wellesley High School’s Men’s Chorus, conducted by Dr. Kevin McDonald, will also sing. Each year the Wellesley High choral department performs in numerous formal events, a cappella festivals, and community outreach events providing important opportunities for the singers to share their music with a wide audience and learn from the many other talented groups with whom they perform.

Boston Saengerfest Men’s Chorus is made up of approximately 70 male choristers based in the Greater Boston area. The men of Saengerfest enjoy the camaraderie of singing at weekly rehearsals and performing in four or five concerts each year. The traditional but wide-ranging repertoire includes folk songs, love songs, spirituals and sacred music, classical excerpts, traditional English and Welsh songs and anthems, and an occasional show tune.