The Concerts For Our Time series looks to expand on the usual subjects and composers we hear in concert, in order to challenge the listener and explore those voices that are most relevant to us today. These concerts seek to explore Seabury’s mission of making exceptional music created and heard by all people.
As part of that mission, these concerts will support causes chosen by the performers in line with the mission of their programs. All proceeds beyond the cost of the series will go to benefit those causes.
Concerts are Sundays at 4pm. Concerts are by donation only, and all proceeds beyond cost will benefit a charity of the performers’ choice.
All of our concerts are held in the Church at St. Paul’s on the Green, 60 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851. For information on accessing the campus and our concerts, visit stpaulsnorwalk.org/accessibility. If you have questions or would like assistance at one of our programs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and we would be happy to help you. For a season flyer, please click here.
March 1, 2020: Songs for Lost Souls
This program, featuring English and Spanish art song, explores modern themes and stories of immigration, and delves into themes of war, migration, separation, and death. Proceeds will go to the Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants.
With Gene Stenger, tenor, and Kim Leeds, soprano.
March 15, 2020: Miraculous Convergence
Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time, written while the groundbreaking French composer was a prisoner of war during World War II, was born out of a miraculous collision of diverse influences, political ideologies and religious beliefs under the most unlikely circumstances. “Miraculous Convergence” will chronicle the amazing story of the quartet and the people who brought it to life, as well as the contemporary resonances of this timeless music. Featuring the Center for Musical Excellence: Min Kwon, Graeme Steele Johnson, Suliman Tekalli and Ari Evan.
Proceeds from this concert will benefit Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services, or IRIS.
May 10, 2020: Defiant Women of the Baroque
Despite the social conventions of the time, many women in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries wrote music on par or surpassing their male peers–some privately, some secretly, and others with success and acclaim in their own time. This concert highlights the compositions of these women who defied the paradigms of the day, including virtuosos and firebrands such as Isabella Leonarda, Jacquet de la Guerre, and Barbara Strozzi. Featuring Ula Kinderyte, violin; Janet Stone, soprano; Madeline Healey, soprano; and Jake Street, harpsichord.
This concert will support Seabury Academy’s own Exploring Music and Art Camp, a summer program for young children offered for low- to no-cost.
May 31, 2020: Hidden Mothers
The Rhythm Method performs works by historical female composers that have been unfairly ignored and forgotten by the institutions, historians, and musicians that have created the classical canon as we know it. With Leah Asher, violin; Marina Kifferstein, violin; Wendy Richman, viola; Meaghan Burke, cello.
Proceeds from this concert will go to the Women’s Center of Greater Danbury.
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