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Free the Children Benefit Concert – Sat, Sept 29

Raise your voices in support of our children. We may feel helpless to make changes but there is power in community!

Sponsored by 91.7 WXCI, the WCSU Alumni Association, and Epic Driving School, The Free the Children Benefit Concert will feature outstanding local talent, mostly consisting of WCSU alumni. The concert will be raising awareness and funds for The Connecticut Institute For Refugees and Immigrants (CIRICT) (https://cirict.org/). Net proceeds from the event will benefit CIRICT in hopes to assist in their Unaccompanied Children Program.

Nutcracker Ballet Auditions

September 14 @ 4:30 pm - September 15 @ 6:00 pm

Be a part of the Danbury Music Centre’s Nutcracker Ballet! This beloved Danbury tradition, is now in its 51st year of production!

Work with our amazing team and dance to Tchaikovsky’s music played live by the Danbury Symphony Orchestra!

Friday, September 14th & Saturday September 15th, times vary by age group

Sponsored, in part, by the Danbury Cultural Commission.


Richter Association for the Arts

Sunday, Sept. 6 at 3 p.m.

Stanley L. Richter Association for the Arts is pleased to announce that The Berkshire Jazz Orchestra will again play at Richter House, 100 Aunt Hack Road in Danbury on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. Bring your chairs and enjoy this outdoor performance.

Under the direction of Chip Zellner this group is known for playing great classic big band music by such names as Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Oliver Nelson, as well as arrangements from contemporary groups such as Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Big Phat Band, includes vocalist, Jan Maki showcasing selections from the American Song Book. This 17 piece ensemble maintains the tradition of a true jazz orchestra featuring many creative soloists from within each section, performing in the format which connects audiences to the sonic power of a true,

Live BIG BAND. Among this group of music professionals are educators, college students and arrangers who bring new life, anticipation and energy to the performance. This group of professionals believe in keeping the big band genre fresh and alive!

The BJO has performed in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts, at such venues as the Palace Theater Waterbury, Merryall Center for Arts (New Milford, CT), the Newtown Arts Festival and most recently the Wilton Jazz Symposium. This group of select musicians, have enjoyed playing for special events, weddings, summer concerts and festivals since 1987.

Rain will postpone this event until next spring. Parking is available at the golf lot at Richter and handicap parking at the house, 100 Aunt Hack Road in Danbury. There is a shuttle from the golf lot to the house and donations to Richter for the performances are gratefully accepted.

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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.

Sponsored, in part, by the Danbury Cultural Commission.

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.


Danbury Concert Association
First Concert of the Season

Llewellyn Sanchez Werner, piano
Sunday, October 21, 2018, at 3 p.m.

Recipient of a prestigious Gilmore Young Artist award, given to the most promising American pianists, when he was just 18, he's appeared on some of the world's most noteworthy stages, from Iraq and Rwanda to the White House and Lincoln Center. Moved by his 2016 DCA performance, we're delighted to have him back to open the season.

The rest of the season below.

Concert Association Series

2018/2019 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. 

First Concert Llewellyn Sanchez Werner, piano on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at 3 p.m.

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.


Ives Concert Park

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The Palace Danbury

165 Main Street Danbury, CT 06810

(203) 794-9944

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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.”

The Arts Mean Business 

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5 is Americans for the Arts' fifth study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry's impact on the economy. It documents the economic contributions of the arts in 341 diverse communities and regions across the country, representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia.