Come to Mid-Day Music each month for spectacular, fun, wonderfully varied offerings from talented soloists and ensembles from Norwalk, New Haven, and New York City. Programs last 45 minutes. Concerts are open to the public, with a $15 suggested donation.
All concerts are held at St. Paul’s on the Green, 60 East Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851. For information on visiting or accessing our campus, visit stpaulsnorwalk.org/accessibility.
See a full series flyer at this link, find more fantastic performances on our Concerts For Our Time series, and subscribe to our mailing list to get updates on all of our concerts! If you’re a musician and would like to perform on our series, please be in touch.
Press about Mid-Day Music: “Sound Surfing: Norwalk’s Mid-Day series presents monthly concerts at St. Paul’s”
November 20, 2019: Letters to My Future Self
Nick Revel‘s debut album, Letters to My Future Self, of all original compositions and improvisations will take you on a musical journey through the inside of his mind and break preconceived notions of what a viola can do in a constantly-morphing sound-scape of genres. With the help of a microphone and speakers, a powerful audio program, and intricately programmed auto-triggering loops and live-processing, Nick has transformed his album into a solo show filled with wild textures and layers you’ve never heard before.
December 18, 2019: Bach Masterworks
“Whoever says Hilda Huang must also say Bach.” Having won all of the major Bach Competitions by the age of 18, pianist Hilda Huang has presented Bach on the modern piano in recital at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, on film in Michael Lawrence’s documentary film /Bach and Friends/, and as soloist with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. In 2019 and 2020, she tours the Clavier-Übung 2 (Italian Concerto and French Overture) at San Francisco Noontime Concerts, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, and at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, among others. She resides in New Haven, Conn.
January 15, 2020: A Romantic Narrative
Hollywood, classical music, and marriage, oh my! Experience the unique perspective of film music and the romantic relationship with violinist Nicholas Pappone and pianist Candace Chien, with a delectable sampling of music that brings their relationship on to the concert stage!
February 19, 2020: The Joy of Silent Film
Organist David Simon improvises accompaniments to various silent films which will amuse and delight all in attendance! Come for a unique concert experience.
March 18, 2020: Song of the Sea
Chapter House presents a program of nautical stories and music from Scotland and Ireland, including tales of the seal people, and the early medieval voyage of St. Brendan the Navigator. The stories are accompanied by songs and tunes drawn from traditional and medieval sources, performed on pipes, harp, and whistle.
April 22, 2020: Circe’s Consort
It was Luzzasco Luzzaschi, writing in the late 16th century for the famed three ladies of Ferrara, who first proved that female musicians could perform at the apex of their profession. Some fifty years later, Barbara Strozzi, the illegimate daughter of a Venentian courtier was simply too talented NOT to be educated and took up the gauntlet. Addy Sterrett, soprano and Annalisa Ewald, Baroque guitar revel in their accomplishments and share some of their favorite works with you in this program.
May 20, 2020: Virtuoso Classical Guitar
Trevor Babb presents a program of challenging music arranged for solo classical guitar. Mr. Babb will push the limits of his instrument with performances of Bach’s Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, selections from Janacek’s On an Overgrown Path, and a solo arrangement of Australian composer, Nicole Murphy’s, Isa, originally written as a guitar duo in 2013.
June 17, 2020: Rod Davis in Concert
Join longtime St. Paul’s bass-baritone Rod Davis in a collection of songs and tunes old and new, sure to amuse, delight, and move you.
For other concert offerings, please see our Concerts for our Time series.
Nick Revel plays his original composition “Flytrap” at MDM, fall 2019: