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A Far Cry with guest artist David Shifrin
Presented by the Danbury Concert Association Sunday, May 20, 2018, at 3 p.m. 

With their sumptuous sound and “fearless and passionate” style, the Grammy-nominated Criers will bring the season to a close as the legendary David Shifrin joins them to perform Aaron Copland’s landmark Clarinet Concerto.

Outstanding musicians, in a pitch-perfect setting. Danbury Concert Association season subscriptions offer music lovers the opportunity to hear top international musicians in an accessible, state-of-the-art venue, at truly affordable prices. Individual tickets available now from their website. Season tickets for next season are also availabel. 
Admission is free for Danbury students 18 and under. 

All performances take place on Sunday afternoons at the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall, located in the Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) on Western Connecticut State University’s Westside Campus in Danbury, CT. 

 

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The Thrill of the Orchestra! Danbury Symphony Young People’s Concert, May 12th

A free concert for all ages!

The Danbury Symphony Orchestra performs it’s annual Young People’s Concert. This family-friendly concert is sure to please the young and young at heart!

The winner of our Student Concerto Competition, Alison Shively will perform the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 35 with the DSO.

The DSO also performs Russell Peck’s, The Thrill of the Orchestra an exciting work with narrator which colorfully illustrates the instruments of the orchestra.

DSO favorite, pianist and radio personality Will Duchon, joins us as narrator.

The music begins at 3PM at the Western Connecticut State University Visual and Performance Center on the West side campus, 43 Lake Avenue Extension Danbury

Mad Hatter Chorus

The Richter Association for the Arts next recital is May 13 at Richter Park. 

 

The Mad Hatters are a 30-man a capella chorus singing songs in the barbershop and other styles. The focus is on impressive singing and spreading the joy of harmony.

All programs begin at 2 P.M. at the Richter Art Center 100 Aunt Hack Road Danbury, Connecticut. 

 

 

 THE MERSEY BEATLES: 4 LADS FROM LIVERPOOL \THE HITS SHOW at the  Palace Theater Danbury 165 Main Street Danbury , Connecticut.   Experience the Mersey Beatles as never before with their all NEW HITS show!!! The show will start as the lads return in the familiar suits of  Beatlemania  and grow older before your eyes via several quick costume changes; they will take the audience on a trip featuring 40 of the greatest hits from all eras.

THE MERSEY BEATLES: 4 LADS FROM LIVERPOOL \THE HITS SHOW at the Palace Theater Danbury 165 Main Street Danbury, Connecticut. 

Experience the Mersey Beatles as never before with their all NEW HITS show!!! The show will start as the lads return in the familiar suits of Beatlemania and grow older before your eyes via several quick costume changes; they will take the audience on a trip featuring 40 of the greatest hits from all eras.

 

Big Band Concert & Dance: The American Songbook

May 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Come dance the night away or just enjoy the music of the Big Band era and more!

Singer Anthony Nazzaro joins the band once again this year!

 

$20 admission, Veterans admitted for free!

47th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby - May 19th, 2018

DANBURY FISH & GAME ASSOCIATION'S

47th Annual Kid's Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, May 19th, 2018 from 8am-11am. 

In 2017, there were 135 children in attendance, along with a large entourage of family and friends.  As always, there was no admission - prizes, equipment, bait, food and drink are provided for free.   Many large (and small) fish were caught!

Lullaby Requiem

In the history of classical music, there has never been a major orchestral and choral requiem written as a memorial for the children we have lost to violence! It was with this thought that Eric Lewis began composing the Lullaby Requiem.

The Lullaby Requiem is conceived as an eleven movement symphony. Six movements are currently completed, the other 5 awaiting funding that will allow the project to continue and move forward into production.

My Mind's Art

Featuring local artist Danielle Rogers.

Come and meet the artist at the reception, Saturday, May 26, 2018  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Stop by and discuss these beautiful paintings with Danielle.

The exhibit runs from May 3 through June 24.

 

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