Please note: The Museum will be closed on September 19 for a Members-Only preview and September 20 for a private event.
We are thrilled to present a two-part concert series featuring Lotus Chamber Music Collective set outdoors in The Aldrich Sculpture Garden in collaboration with Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra. The first concert on September 11 considers the concept of freedom, featuring music by American composers and composers who influenced American music. The program includes pieces by Kaitlyn Raitz, Florence Price, George Gershwin, and Felix Mendelssohn exploring how each composer's identities and their sense of personal freedom impacts their works. The second concert on September 25 delves into ways we navigate physical and mental spaces through the lens of our identities. The featured composers consider the question “How do the spaces we actively create or inactively participate in effect the way we interact with the world?” The program includes works by Caroline Shaw, Astor Piazzolla, Rhiannon Giddens, Hawa Kassé Mady Debaté, and Jessie Montgomery.
The core ensemble of The Lotus Chamber Music Collective performing in this concert include Tiffany Weiss, violin, Emily Frederick, violin, Brianne Luga, viola, and Sasha Ono, cello. The Lotus Chamber Music Collective’s mission is to strengthen communities through highly accessible music and social experiences that reflect the hopes, dreams, and concerns of community members, with the aim of highlighting the diversity in our world. Lotus Chamber Music Collective is a recipient of a Chamber Music America Ensemble Forward Grant, made possible with generous support from the New York Community Trust.
Please plan on bringing a lawn chair or blanket for seating in the Sculpture Garden lawn and staff will be onsite to help with social distancing protocols for everyone’s safety and convenience.