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Musicals at Richter 100 Aunt Hack Road Danbury

Grounds open at 7:00 p.m. for picnicking, with the show at 8:00 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students (with ID) and $15 for children 10 and under.

For the Thursday performances (July 4 and 11), tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students and $10 for children 10 and under.

Audience members are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets for lawn seating. A limited number of chairs are available free of charge at the concession area, and a snack/soft drink concession is on site.

For tickets and further information, visit the website at www.musicalsatrichter.org, or e-mail info@musicalsatrichter.org.

Sponsored, in part, by the Danbury Cultural Commission.


Danbury Recreation Department

IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DANBURY LIBRARY & THE DANBURY MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY

SUMMER MOVIE NIGHTS
AT CANDLEWOOD LAKE!

Shows at the Candlewood Town Park, 36 E Hayestown Rd, Danbury, CT, begin at dusk. Bring your picnic blankets, lawn chairs, and the whole family!

THESE EVENTS ARE FREE TO THE PUBLIC

The concession stand will be open before and during the showing.

Rain Date: July 26th

 
Driving Danbury Forward  is open at the  Danbury Museum 43 Main Street  Danbury, Conn. Tuesday through Saturday, 10-4 and is FREE and open to all.

Driving Danbury Forward is open at the Danbury Museum 43 Main Street Danbury, Conn. Tuesday through Saturday, 10-4 and is FREE and open to all.

 
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Summer in the City

Summer in the City

All summer every Thursday from 11:30am - 2:00pm!

All summer every Thursday from 11:30am - 2:00pm!

Farmers’ Market  JUNE 22 @ 10:00 AM - OCTOBER 19 @ 2:00 PM

Farmers’ Market

JUNE 22 @ 10:00 AM - OCTOBER 19 @ 2:00 PM

Danbury’s Short Film Contest!

Danbury’s Short Film Contest!

 

Danbury Music Centre

Summer Strings in Concert

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

WCSU, School of Visual and Performing Arts (VPAC) 43 Lake Ave Extension Danbury, CT 06811

 

Charles Ives Concert Series: Greatest Hits!

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Featuring Our Summer 2019 Artist-Faculty and the Winner of the CMI Piano Competition

We kick off our 5th August with a program of some of our artist-faculty’s favorite music – their greatest hits! The afternoon will feature music of composers both new and old, including Caroline Shaw, Thomas Ades, Tchaikovsky, two works by Ravel, and our very own violinist artist-faculty, George Meyer and associate artistic director, Jon Cziner. The concert will also feature the winner of the CMI Piano Competition.

Location: A Private Home in Ridgefield, CT, RSVP required.
Join us at 3 PM for refreshments!

 

Charles Ives Concert Series: Celestial Mechanics

August 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Featuring Our Summer 2019 Artist-Faculty and Guest Artists

Join us for a program inspired by George Crumb’s masterpiece, Celestial Mechanics, a four-hands work which closes the program performed by Mika Sasaki and George Fu. Preceding that work is music written about the heavens, the sky, an ascent, or a similar thematic idea. This includes music by our 2019 composer-in-residence Robert Paterson, 2019 call for scores winner Hannah Lipton, Jared Miller, Augusta Read Thomas, and the two artistic directors, Paul Frucht and Jon Cziner.

Read more about our composer-in-residence program here.

Location: Marian Anderson Recital Hall at the Danbury Music Centre

Tickets: $20 online, $25 at the door, $10 for seniors, students, and children. General Admission. Free for all CMI participants. Online Ticket sales will end at 2:00 pm the day of the event.

 

Charles Ives Concert Series: Electric Youth V

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Featuring Our Summer 2019 Artist-Faculty, Guest Artists Charles Yang and Peter Dugan, and CMI 2019 Participants

Returning to the CityCenter Green in Danbury for the fourth consecutive year, the Ives Series welcomes back Charles Yang and Peter Dugan for the second half of this concert. The first half will feature a collaboration between CMI participants and artist-faculty as well as the winners of the CMI Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition.

Charles Ives Concert Series: Transfiguration

August 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Danbury Music Centre In Collaboration with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, featuring RSO Music Director Yuga Cohler and Ives Series Artist-Faculty

Unsuk Chin transforms the idea of an etude, Carlos Simon translates a quote from Oprah, 2019 composer-in-residence Robert Paterson uses real-world sounds through electronics, Gabriella Smith reconstructs Bach, David T. Little renews the energy of Ives, Takashi Yoshimatsu invokes birds, and Ives Series artistic director Paul Frucht deals with memory and self-reference. Each work on our final August concert features works that transform sound or music in unique and fascinating ways. Join us and RSO Music Director at the Ridgefield Playhouse for our season finale!

Location: The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Ridgefield, CT 06877

Tickets: $20 online, $25 at the door, $10 for seniors, students, and children. General Admission. Free for all CMI participants.


Concert Association Series

2019 / 2020 Season 

Virtuoso performances, in a pitch-perfect setting. Hear top international musicians in an accessible, state-of-the-art venue, at truly affordable prices: season subscriptions are $65. Admission is free for students 18 and under. 

The series pick up again in the Spring.


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. 

Sponsored, in part, by the Danbury Cultural Commission.


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Ives Concert Park

Tucked away in a lush oasis of natural beauty on Danbury’s west side, Ives Concert Park hosts world-renowned artists in a wide variety of music and theater genres. Named for famed local composer Charles Edward Ives, the venue pays tribute to its storied roots in classical music while acknowledging the ongoing evolution of the art of live performance

2019 Events


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.

 

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“OUTSIDE THE BOX”

In Fall of 2017, Mayor Boughton asked local artists and graphic designers to submit draft proposals for consideration in the City’s Traffic Box Art Program. A selection committee chose 7 artists for our first round of 9 traffic boxes. Art was prepped by Merritt Big Color and placed on vinyl wrapping for our traffic boxes.

“Downtown Danbury represents the vibrancy of our city and our community. By partnering with our local residents for this project, we attempt to capture that vibrancy in a new, unique, and artistic way,” said Mayor Boughton. “Our call to artists brought in folks of all ages who live in and around Danbury, to team up with the City and bring this special public art project to life in downtown. We hope you will take a walk through our city center and enjoy these art pieces.”