Canterbury sets alumni art show, chamber concert
Canterbury School in New Milford will play host to a celebration of art and music in April.
To celebrate the private school’s 100th year, a centennial alumni art exhibit in the Edward J. Duffy Family Gallery will be open April 2 through 23.
A reception will be held April 9 from 4 to 6 p.m.
It will be followed by a centennial chamber concert featuring the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, with Canterbury music students, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel of the Lady.
Twenty-three graduates spanning 60 years will participate in the art exhibit, which will includes photography, film, illustration, sculpture, architecture, drawing and fashion.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the arts at Canterbury and the growth of the school’s program over the years,” says Kim Tester, fine arts chairwoman.
Founded by New York City downtown resident Gary S. Fagin, an accomplished conductor, composer and educator, the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra is the only professional chamber orchestra based in Lower Manhattan.
The Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra is a meshing of the old and the new, classical music played by top contemporary musicians, performed in the fast-growing neighborhoods of old New York, in venues steps away from cobblestone streets and wireless skyscrapers.
Until the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra was founded, there were few programs in Lower Manhattan devoted to the great classical music repertoire.
Performing with the orchestra will be Nancy Hume, wife of Gary Fagin, granddaughter of founding Headmaster Nelson Hume, and the daughter of Michael Hume ’41, as well as Canterbury’s Orchestra and Chamber teacher, Belinda Whitney.