Garden expert and butterfly aficionado Kim Smith of Gloucester debuts her new film with the premiere of “Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly” on Friday, June 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Cape Ann Community Cinema, 21 Main St. in Gloucester.
This debut falls on the summer solstice, or the first official day of summer. The 45-minute documentary, written and narrated by Smith, takes place in a garden and at the ocean’s edge. Every stage of the butterfly’s life cycle is experienced close-up, from conception to pupation to metamorphosis.
The film is appropriate for all ages, and was designed to provide a deeper understanding of the symbiotic relationship between wildflowers and pollinators and the vital role they play in the ecosystem.
Tickets are $10, and advance purchase is recommended, either at the box office or online at www.CapeAnnCinema.com.
The Rockport Chamber Music Festival presents a classical music concert Sunday, June 23, at 5 p.m. featuring Concert Artists Guild competition winners. Performing are baritone Mischa Bouvier, Jay Campbell on cello, and Daria Rabotkina on piano.
Bouvier is known as a singer of great versatility. He made his professional musical He has performed with the Boston Symphony, and in Kurt Weill’s “The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny” at Tanglewood, under the direction of James Levine. He performs on Sunday with Yegor Shevtsov on piano.
Cellist Jay Campbell performs with Jacob Greenberg on piano. He has premiered nearly 100 works to date, including concerti by Chris Rogerson and Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang.
Pianist Rabotkina was born in Kazan, Russia, into a family of musicians and gave her first solo recital at age 10. Both her parents were outstanding pianists. She earned her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Mannes College of Music in New York City.