Curiosity Concerts will be kicking off the 2016-2017 season of free family concerts at Greenwich “Playing For Change Day” on September 24.
After three sold-out seasons of free family concerts featuring world-class chamber ensembles in the Greenwich area, Curiosity Concerts’ fourth season promises to be the best yet.
The just-announced 2016-2017 Curiosity Concerts season will feature world-renowned ensembles such as the American Brass Quintet, Ethos Percussion, Duo Scorpio, and the Anat Cohen Quartet, as well as Connecticut favorites Karim Nagi, Jonathan Yates, and Argus Quartet. Three of these concerts are presented in partnership with Greenwich Library’s Ashforth Children’s Concert Series.
The season opener on September 24, 2016 will feature the Atacama Ensemble, another Connecticut-based group exploring Latin American classical and folk music. This concert is part of the community celebration “Playing for Change Day” at Western Middle School in Greenwich (Sept. 24, 2-5pm). “Playing for Change Day” is a worldwide event promoting global music education.
In addition to the Atacama Ensemble concert, at “Playing for Change Day” families can attend a concert by the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, music education workshops, and student recitals. Workshop highlights include a Young People’s Drum Circle presented by Music Together of Fairfield County, and a parents workshop called “Practice Revolution,” presented by Heather Watson of the Greenwich Suzuki Academy. All concerts and programs will be free and open to the public but the Atacama Ensemble concert requires advance registration (atwww.CuriosityConcerts.org).
The Greenwich Arts Council’s full Curiosity Concerts 2016/17 season lineup is:
Atacama Ensemble at Western Middle School (1 Western Jr. Hwy.)
Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 3:00 PM
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Karim Nagi at YWCA Greenwich (259 E Putnam Ave.)
Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Duo Scorpio at Greenwich Arts Council (299 Greenwich Ave.)
Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM
Argus Quartet at Byram Shubert Library (21 Mead Ave.)
Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Presented in partnership with Greenwich Library’s Ashforth Children’s Concert Series
Jonathan Yates Trio at First Congregational Church of Greenwich (108 Sound Beach Ave.)
Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Anat Cohen Quartet at Greenwich Library (101 West Putnam Avenue)
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1:00 PM
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American Brass Quintet at Greenwich Library (101 West Putnam Avenue)
Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM
Presented in partnership with Greenwich Library’s Ashforth Children’s Concert Series
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Ethos Percussion at Greenwich Library (101 West Putnam Avenue)
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Presented in partnership with Greenwich Library’s Ashforth Children’s Concert Series
Curiosity Concerts are free, but reservations are required at www.curiosityconcerts.org. Please reserve only if you are certain to attend. Curiosity Concerts is a project of the nonprofit Greenwich Arts Council.
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