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Danbury Chamber Music Intensive to perform series of concerts

The Danbury Chamber Music Intensive, a program at the Danbury Music Centre, brings emerging and talented musicians from Juilliard and other major music conservatories to teach and perform with local aspiring musicians for a week every August.  This year, there are 35 participants. 

 

While the musicians are in Danbury, they perform a concert series.  The artists perform classic favorites, modern masterworks, and celebrate the legacy of Danbury-native Charles Ives.  

 

A concert Tuesday featured percussion artist Simon Boyar.   He has performed as a soloist with The American Symphony Orchestra and The Korean Symphony Orchestra among others. The concert showcases his original solo music.

 

On Thursday at 7pm in Marian Anderson Recital Hall, the third-ever “Charles Ives and His Living Legacy” concert is being held.  A pre-concert talk by CMI conducting artist-faculty Yuga Cohler will start the evening.  CMI Artist-faculty violinist Hannah Ji and pianist Robert Fleitz will perform an all-American program curated around the works of Danbury-native Charles Ives and his living legacy.  Ji and Fleitz will also perform works by Grammy-nominated Robert Beaser, CMI Artist Director Paul Frucht, two emerging young composers, Jon Cziner and Josh Getman, Fleitz himself, as well as a contemporary of Ives: the first female African-American symphonic composer, Florence Price.

 

On Friday at 7pm in Marian Anderson Recital Hall a concert will be held in memory of Steven Stucky, a Pulitzer-prize winning American composer who passed away earlier in 2016.

 

The concert on at the City Center Green, entitled Diversity and American Art Music of the Future, will showcase American music that reflects the diversity of the American experience and of today's American musical culture.  Guest Artists violinist Charles Yang and pianist Peter Dugan will perform their own pop crossover arrangements of music by Ariana Grande, The Animals, and more along with some of their original music.

 

All events are free, no tickets are required, and seating is on a first come-first serve basis.

 

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Dave Rinelli

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