Musicians perform close to home
A group of composers, musicians and vocalists who have lived, worked, or studied in Connecticut — including two from Wilton — will take to the stage Sunday, Oct. 6, at 4, for Wilton Library’s Connecticut’s Own concert.
Connecticut Composers, Inc. is represented at this concert by Stan Kaplan, Elizabeth R. Austin, Elizabeth Lauer, Frank Vasi, Eugenie Rocherolle and Ryan Jesperson. Founded in 1981 by 18 charter members, Connecticut Composers, Inc. is a non-profit organization of composers living in or having ties to Connecticut that has since grown to almost 50 members from all regions of the state. Its composers represent diverse musical styles including such media as orchestral, choral, solo, chamber music, jazz, improvisational, folk, electronic and experimental music.
Ms. Lauer and Ms. Rocherolle are long-time residents of Wilton.
Sunday’s concert will feature compositions performed by such diverse ensembles as saxophone and piano, saxophone quartet, solo clarinet, and solo voice and piano.
Performers are pianists Ilya Kazantsev, Elizabeth Austin, Kathleen Theisen, and Marko Stuparevic; Hilary Brown on clarinet, Dorothy Darlington on oboe, Joseph Abad on saxophone and E. D. Ellis on bassoon; and vocalists Erica Maas, soprano; and David Langlais, soprano, Will Cleary, alto, Frank Vasi, tenor, and Tim Moran, baritone, also known as The Thimble Islands Saxophone Quartet.
Karen Danvers, program manager for Wilton Library said “all this wonderful talent” was coordinated by Allen Brings, vice president of Connecticut Composers, Inc.
The concert is free and registration is strongly recommended. Pre-registrants should arrive by 3:50 to be guaranteed seating; waitlisted and walk-ins will be accommodated after 3:50 if seating is available.
Information/registration: 203-762-3950, ext. 213 or wiltonlibrary.org.