On Saturday, September 19, we will celebrate the Autumn Equinox with a live stream concert from our barn here in the hills of Northwest Connecticut. The concert will be at 12 noon, EDT.
The Autumn Equinox, marking the midpoint between the Summer and Winter Solstices, has traditionally served as a reminder to bring some balance into our lives.
Our theme will be “A Salute to the Multiculturalism of the Americas.” The performers will include musicians from Brazil and the United States. This program will be the rhythmic complement to the more contemplative music of our early morning live streams this summer.
Having done now 40 annual celebrations of the Winter Solstice, at New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and 25 of the Summer Solstice (the 25th having been presented in our barn this June), this will be our first-ever “musical party” marking the Autumn Equinox.
The players will be announced in our next newsletter.
The live stream will be free, but donations toward our production costs will be gratefully accepted. RSVP by clicking the button below, and get a link to the stream sent straight to your inbox.
On a separate note, we have recently joined Patreon. For us, Patreon has two main functions: to provide a platform to create and share music and other content, and to offer a forum to build a more interactive community. Patreon makes it possible for audiences to support the idea of fairer compensation for artists, and also affirms the value of the creative process itself. The music from our 25th annual Summer Solstice Celebration live stream is available for free download (you do not need to become a patron to access this), and we will soon be posting the music from our August Morning Music live stream for free download as well.
We invite you to join our community in any way that works for you. We are grateful for you support. Click the button below to learn more about the musical ecosystem we are expanding through Patreon.
For my money, the theatre is up there in the ten top reasons to be human. I leave my home and go sit in a dark room with complete strangers and watch actors do their stuff because I want to be inspired. I’m asking to be involved. I’m volunteering to be led down any old path they choose as long as they don’t let go of my hand.
And if I see a show, and it is NOT so very good – I will try to divert you, because I don’t want you to come to the temple when the preaching isn’t up to snuff. I will bar the door, I will swing from rafters, I will yell FIRE just to set your feet on a path that does not lead to disappointment. Do something different with your evening I will say. Save your money for dinner with a friend you haven’t seen in months because you are too frigging busy. Go take a walk with your dog or your child or your significant other. Go to bed early, I will say. Don’t come to the theatre when it is less than it can be.
I’m an usher snob, and that’s all there is to it.