Friday, January 22, 2010

CONCORA-to-Go at the Hill-Stead

.CONCORA-to-Go to perform at Hill-Stead Museum, Sunday, January 31

The public is cordially invited to attend a concert featuring CONCORA-to-Go at the Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road in Farmington on Sunday, January 31 at 2:30 p.m. The concert is presented in conjunction with the Hill-Stead’s open house and birthday celebration in honor of its founder and architect, Theodate Pope Riddle. The celebration, which starts at 11:00 a.m. and continues until 3:00 p.m., includes a day of self-guided tours, a slice of birthday cake at 2 p.m., and the CONCORA-to-Go concert at 2:30 p.m. Concert tickets are $15 and include all museum activities for the day. Please purchase tickets in advance at http://concora.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=KpEBcwADAAEAAAaVAAOKww or by calling the CONCORA office at (860) 224-7500. Tickets will also be available at the door.

CONCORA-to-Go is a quartet of singers made up of members of the professional choir CONCORA. For the January 31st program, soprano Stacey S. Grimaldi, alto Salli-Jo Borden, tenor Ehren Brown, and bass Kenneth Downes have put together a program of a cappella music from around the globe that illuminates Theodate’s life and work. Their songs will encompass folk music from Asia, reflecting Theodate’s extensive travels there; renaissance madrigals that express her love of the English countryside; music of Debussy, in homage to the numerous Impressionist paintings her family collected; and other music that friends of Hill-Stead might have enjoyed in Hill-Stead’s community room, also known as the “Makeshift Theater.”

For more information about CONCORA-to-Go, please visit http://www.concora.org/.
Details about Hill-Stead Museum and its open house are at http://www.hillstead.org/.

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