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Important Update

June 21, 2021 | Public Programs

Make Music Day

June 21, 2021 | Time TBA
Free; No Registration Required

We are delighted to partner with Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra on three performances as a part of Ridgefield’s Make Music Day!

Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra musicians will perform In C in the Sculpture Garden.

In C a quintessential and enormously influential piece written by American composer, Terry Riley. As one of the first truly minimalistic pieces, the work consists of 53 musical phrases, which each individual musician chooses how many times to play before moving on. The piece is therefore indeterminate in length, lasting between 15 minutes to several hours (approx. an hour in length for Make Music Day), and can also be performed with any number of players and on any instrument, making each performance unique.

In addition, aduo of musicians from the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra will also perform in the Sculpture Garden. More information to come.