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Annie Opens, Summer Weekends

Musicals at Richter 

This is it, the final week for Musicals At Richter. 
For almost 40 years it has been summer theater under the stars. First Gilbert and Sullivan, then Shakespeare now for 32 years it is Musicals At Richter.  You are encouraged to be a part of the Summer Scene. Completing this summer is Annie.

Musicals at Richter is located at the Richter Art Center 100 Aunt Hack Road right here on Danbury's West side. 

Annie, previously produced at Richter in 1990 is once again directed by Directed and Choreographed by Bradford Blake with Musical Direction by Dan Koch. Focused on a feisty 1930s-era orphan who escapes the tyrannical Miss Hannigan for a better life in the household of billionaire Oliver Warbucks, the Tony Award-winning musical boasts a tuneful score by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, and a book by Thomas Meehan. Annie plays Thursday through Sunday evenings through August 11
 


The Danbury Music Centre Summer Music Series

 Charles Ives Concert Series   Paul Frucht, Artistic Director    Jonathan Cziner, Associate Artistic Director   The primary purpose of the Ives Series is to bring American music to a community that is home to one of America’s most famous composers. The Ives Series regularly features dynamic and unique emerging artists performing Charles Ives, the music of 20th and 21st-century American composers, and music that transcends the traditional boundaries of classical music to incorporate other styles of music.

Charles Ives Concert Series

Paul Frucht, Artistic Director

Jonathan Cziner, Associate Artistic Director

The primary purpose of the Ives Series is to bring American music to a community that is home to one of America’s most famous composers. The Ives Series regularly features dynamic and unique emerging artists performing Charles Ives, the music of 20th and 21st-century American composers, and music that transcends the traditional boundaries of classical music to incorporate other styles of music.

Carillon Concert Summer Series - Saint James Episcopal Church

Bring your Lunch and enjoy an open-air concert in the garden of Saint James' Episcopal Church. 

June 27: Carla Staffaroni Middlebury, Vermont
July 4: Charles Semowich Albany, New York
July 1:1 Gerald Martendale Toronto, Canada
July 18: Hans Uwe Hielscher Wiesbaden, Germany
July 25: Amy Heebner Albany, New York
August 1: Joanne Archibald Danbury, Connecticut
August 8: Tatiana Lukyanova New Britain, Connecticut
August 15 George Matther Jr. Middlebury, Vermont

These Concerts are sponsored by an anonymous sponsor. 
For additional information contact the Parish office at 203 748 3561
https://www.saintjamesdanbury.org/events.html

 

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.

Prohibition was the end result of nearly a century of activism and protest. Although it was nobly intended to better the lives of Americans and protect society from the devastation of alcohol abuse, it had the unintended consequences of turning law-abiding citizens into criminals, making a mockery of our justice system, and permitting government officials to skirt and even break the law. With Prohibition in place, but unevenly enforced, one observer noted, America had hardly freed itself from the scourge of alcohol abuse – instead, the "drys" had their law, while the "wets" had their liquor.

 

The story of Prohibition's rise and fall goes far beyond the oft-told tales of gangsters, rum runners, and speakeasies, revealing a complicated and divided nation in the process of major transformation. Prohibition: Hatters & Hooch in “Dry” Danbury  will explore this fascinating era—the intersection of temperance, prohibition, suffrage, and immigration—from a variety of angles. The exhibit opens on Saturday, June 9th and will continue through Saturday, November 10.


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Stop by Richter House this Fall Season. All programs begin at 3 p.m.

September 9 - Heart of Gold - Popular Rock music ( outdoors)
September 16 - Berkshires Jazz Band (16 men - outdoors)
September 23 - Suzanne Rossini
September 30 - Gemini Magician/Comedian
October 7 - Circus - watch for exciting details (outdoors)
October 14- Roger Post Jazz Quartet
October 21 - Classical Violinist Ye Jin Han and pianist
October 28 - Madera Sextet Winds

Parking is available at the Richter Golf lot, with handicap parking at the House.

Outdoor concerts will be postponed until next season if canceled due to inclement weather.

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Ecuadorian Festival

Sunday, August 12

Doors: 11:00am – 8:30pm

Experience many exciting cultural festivities during this day-long family event that includes excellent food, music, crafts, dancing and more!

Tickets available at the door: $20

2018 Summer Reading – Libraries Rock

"Rock out" this summer by participating in our summer reading programs for kids, teens and grown-ups too!

 Even though your little one may not be reading yet, there are many fun and simple activities that you can do together to encourage early language and literacy development.  Visit the Library after July 2nd to pick up an activity bingo board from the Junior Department or print them using the buttons below. There are two activity sheets available: one with activities appropriate for babies 0-24 months and another with activities appropriate for toddlers 2-5 years.

Even though your little one may not be reading yet, there are many fun and simple activities that you can do together to encourage early language and literacy development.

Visit the Library after July 2nd to pick up an activity bingo board from the Junior Department or print them using the buttons below. There are two activity sheets available: one with activities appropriate for babies 0-24 months and another with activities appropriate for toddlers 2-5 years.

 Libraries Rock! Reading Club  Log the minutes you spend reading this summer by signing into your Wandoo Reader account!  Register with the first part of your  school e-mail address  as your username and “ dplrocks! ” as the password. Don’t have a school e-mail? Use your first name, last initial, and your favorite number.

Libraries Rock! Reading Club

Log the minutes you spend reading this summer by signing into your Wandoo Reader account!

Register with the first part of your school e-mail address as your username and “dplrocks!” as the password. Don’t have a school e-mail? Use your first name, last initial, and your favorite number.

 Log the minutes you spend reading this summer by signing into your Wandoo Reader account!  Register with the first part of your  school e-mail address  as your username and “ dplrocks! ” as the password. Don’t have a school e-mail? Use your first name, last initial, and your favorite number.

Log the minutes you spend reading this summer by signing into your Wandoo Reader account!

Register with the first part of your school e-mail address as your username and “dplrocks!” as the password. Don’t have a school e-mail? Use your first name, last initial, and your favorite number.

 Complete any five challenges this summer to become eligible to win an Amazon Echo, tickets to local shows, dance lessons, Visa gift cards and more!  Be sure to submit your completed challenges by 2pm on Friday, August 17th.

Complete any five challenges this summer to become eligible to win an Amazon Echo, tickets to local shows, dance lessons, Visa gift cards and more!

Be sure to submit your completed challenges by 2pm on Friday, August 17th.


Ives Concert Park

All Summer Long

 
 

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