For the past 17 years, the Arts at St. Matthew’s mission has been to introduce Wilton and its surrounding communities to a wide variety of diverse artists — from Grammy winners like Dave Brubeck and Ricky Skaggs to Broadway performers to a capella groups — and this year is no exception.
Yale University School of Music guitar department chair Ben Verdery will kick start the 2014-2015 season on Nov. 16. Pete Balderston, chair of The Arts at St. Matthew’s committee, said Ben Verdery’s musical explorations across genres and styles made the board particularly excited to invite him to the St. Matthew’s stage. “While his training is rooted in a classical framework, he has sought out and played with contemporary performers such as Andy Summers and Leo Kottke. We all admire artists who push themselves into new realms.”