To the Editor:

The 2015 Washington Friends of Music’s summer concert festival with the New Baroque Soloists attracted a record number of music lovers from near and far.

We thank the musicians who gave four, first-class performances and graciously mingled with concert-goers.

We appreciate the enthusiasm of the audience and thank the Connecticut Community Foundation and all our contributors for their support, especially the business community.

We thank Arbor Services of Connecticut, County Wine & Spirits, financial adviser Thomas T. Daniels, G. W. Tavern, Realtor Gael Hammer, Hidden Valley Bed & Breakfast and Hidden Valley Eatery. Also, the Hickory Stick Bookshop, Klemm Real Estate, Litchfield Bancorp, the Mayflower Grace Inn & Spa, New Preston Kitchen Goods, Restaurant Oliva on Main and The Pantry. Also, Trevenen & Coploff LLC, Titus Park Garage, Union Savings Bank, Washington Food Market, Washington Supply Co. and the White Horse Country Pub & Restaurant.

Thanks also to the Hickory Stick Bookshop for selling concert tickets and the Gunn Memorial Museum for its special invitation to our patrons to attend the Nell Dorr photography exhibit.

A big thank you to Barbara and Charlie Robinson for generously hosting a fundraiser party at their magical Brush Hill Gardens.

We appreciate that Carl Weese and Greg Davis took wonderful pictures during and after the concerts, some of which are posted on our website.

Thank you all for making Washington a better place. Now it’s on to the New Year’s Day Concert at 4 p.m. Stay tuned. For more information, visit

Hermann Tammen


Friends of Music