Connecticut’s versatile and innovative vocal chamber ensemble, Voices of Concinnity, is venturing outside to explore what it means to make art in the current moment, using the plein air movement as inspiration to emerge from isolation with song. In painting, “plain air” is a technique that depicts the transformation of an outdoor scene under the constantly changing quality of natural light. As singers, the richness and uncertainty of nature has become part of our new choral landscape as the pandemic has drawn us outside to gather safely. To acknowledge the struggles endured by singers as choirs were silenced during the pandemic, Concinnity will explore the diametrically opposed through song as a representation of the varying and ever-changing quality of our experiences of this past year. “From Silence to Song” will feature part-songs from a diverse array of composers, such as Elaine Hagenberg, Vittoria Aleotti, Claude Debussy, Reena Esmail, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Cheryl Engelhardt, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and more on themes of love, singing, nature, and the promise of spring.
Hill-Stead is a venue for this year’s Make Music Hartford, a musical celebration of live, free music across the city. coordinated by the Greater Hartford Arts Council.
Bring a blanket, chairs, and a picnic.
6 pm Gates open
6:30 pm Performance begins
In case of rain, the group will livestream their performance from Hill-Stead’s Makeshift Theatre.
In-person tickets | Free
Admission is free but seating is limited. Attendees must reserve in advance.