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Making Classical Music More Accessible

Music Mountain has been presenting live classical music concerts since 1930. Now more than ever, we would like to make classical music more accessible. To that extent, this summer we are organizing 9 free events for the community: 4 pre-concert talks, 1 family concert, 2 poetry presentations, 1 stargazing event, and 1 birdsong walk. These events are designed to introduce people with a wide range of interests to classical music.

The presenters are Connecticut Poet Laureate, Margaret Gibson; author Barbara V. Bechtolsheim; Fran Zygmont, Litchfield Hills Audubon Society; composers Alexandra Du Bois and Octavio Vázquez; Dr. Mark Ferraguto, Penn State University and Haydn Society; Tabea Debus, English Prize-Winning Recorder Player; Cramer Quartet; Penderecki String Quartet; American String Quartet; and Merz Trio.

Between presenter fees, staff expenses, equipment expenses, and advertising, this initiative will cost $14,000. We are reaching out to the community to raise $14,000 by July 29, 2022. The Northwest CT Community Foundation will match every dollar to help us reach this goal.

In 2020, we were able to reach our goal via a similar grant to sponsor our Live From Music Mountain livestreams of artist conversations and performances during the pandemic. That initiative kept our community together, virtually, at a critical time. The feedback we received was very positive.

Now that we are back to in-person concerts, we feel that giving back to the community and reuniting with those who supported us during the pandemic is key. If we succeed at raising the necessary funding, this project will make classical music much more fun and accessible to everyone in our community.

Thank you!

Northwest CT Community Foundation
33 East Main St. 
Torrington CT 06790

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