Grace Farms Foundation offers visitors its Songs of the Season program, a series of free one-hour afternoon concerts featuring improvisational arrangements of seasonal music performed by local musicians.
— an announcement from Grace Farms
Songs of the Season will take place on Dec. 19, 22, 26 and 28 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Sanctuary, which overlooks Grace Farms’ 80-acre preserve at 365 Lukes Wood Road in New Canaan.
“Songs of the Seasons offers visitors a break from the holiday craze to reflect and contemplate in a welcoming environment,” said Chelsea Thatcher, director of communications & marketing at Grace Farms Foundation.
“The diverse lineup of musicians lends unique voices to classic seasonal music, and we’re excited to showcase our community’s talented artists.”
Concert Series Schedule
- Wednesday, Dec. 19 — Lisa Lynne Kirkpatrick: In addition to serving as Grace Farms Foundation’s Community Initiative Director and Faith Initiative Program Facilitator, Lisa Lynne holds extensive professional experience in the performing arts, including serving as a member of the Grammy-nominated choir, Broadway Inspirational Voices.
- Thursday, Dec. 20 — Karen Nisenson: Karen is the founder and clinical director of arts for healing, a creative arts therapy center serving children and adults with special needs located in New Canaan. She also developed the integrated music and art therapy methodology and the Adaptive Music Teaching Curriculum, which has been published by the Simply Music Company.
- Friday, Dec. 21 — Joyce DiCamillo: This pianist has led her own jazz trio for more than 30 years, performing with numerous legends including James Moody, Phil Woods and Donna Summer. Joyce has released five acclaimed trio albums and is included on the prestigious International Roster of Steinway Artists. She will be joined by bassist Joe Sinaguglia, a graduate of The Collective in NYC and an up-and-comer in the New York music scene.
- Saturday, Dec. 22 and Wednesday, Dec. 26 — Tod Hedrick: Tod’s performance will showcase 17th-century French music as well as the sonatas by J.S. Bach and Handel. He will be joined by Emily Eagen, a versatile singer at the intersection of several genres. Emily creates and performs original music and has been a guest performer with the Meredith Monk ensemble.
- Thursday, Dec. 27 to Friday, Dec. 28 — Doug Hartline: One of Connecticut’s best-kept secrets, Doug’s albums demonstrate his ability to write strong and memorable melodies, combined with a flowing optimistic breeziness.
For more information please visit the Grace Farms website.