Danbury Music Centre hosting 2 outdoor concerts
The Danbury Music Centre is back in action, provided the weather cooperates.
Two live events are planned and one is this weekend. Danbury Trombone Outfit, led by Richard Gosnay, will perform an outdoor show for the benefit of the Danbury Music Centre and its programs Sunday, Sept. 20. The 3 p.m. concert takes place on the top floor of the Bardo Parking Garage, at 10 Library Place. Selections will include “Superman, “Jubilate Deo,” Shenandoah” and more.
The second event features Danbury Music Centre’s Summer Recovery and Reopening String Orchestra. Led by Michael Bank, the orchestra will perform a concert near the red barn at Tarrywile Park, Saturday, Sept. 26, at 1:30 p.m. Bring blankets and chairs for socially-distanced seating. The park is at 70 Southern Blvd. in Danbury.
“Michael Bank has been rehearsing this group of wonderful and conscientious string musicians, with diverse levels of experience, who just want to play music, since July 27,” the Music Centre says, in a news release. “They’ve been rehearsing weekly with safety as a priority (over 6 feet apart, masks, temperatures taken weekly) and are ready to perform for us under the baton of Maestro Ariel Rudiakov.”
The music will include “Panama Dances” from William Grant Still, along with selections from “Porgy and Bess” (George Gershwin), such as “Summertime,” “Bess, You is My Woman,” “Oh Lawd, I’m on My Way” and more.
Partial funding has been provided by the Danbury Cultural Commission. Donations are gratefully accepted and everyone is asked to wear a mask at the performances.