Fenton Brown Emerging Artists

As part of its robust outreach program, EWS brings highly accomplished musical artists to schools, senior residences, and community organizations in several Shoreline communities each year. The Argus Quartet, who appeared in the Fenton Brown Emerging Artists Concert benefit in September 2016, were the 2017 Fenton Brown Emerging Artists and participated in our outreach programs. The recent winner of the prestigious M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, the Argus Quartet is also a recipient of 2017 Tarisio Young Artist Grant.  During a very busy three-day residency, members of the Quartet visited several schools and community organizations in Middlesex and New London Counties. The first day included programs for students at Jennings Elementary School and Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School in New London, a performance for residents of Kindred Crossing in New London, and a master class for violin students of the Community Music School in Centerbrook, which is a community partner of EWS. The next day, they performed for and took questions from Middletown High School students, played two concerts for residents of Covenant Village in Cromwell, and presented programs for Deep River Elementary School students, as well as clients of the Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries in Old Saybrook. The final day of the residency included a performance at Valley Regional High School where they also worked with student musicians in the band, a concert at Essex Meadows’ Health Center, a program for students of Essex Elementary School and a visit to the after-school program of the Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut. The outreach programs are generously sponsored by the EWS Fenton Brown Circle, the Community Foundation of Middlesex County/Riverview Cemetery Fund, and the Community Music School.

2016 Emerging Artist – Tess Lark, violinist

2015 Emerging Artists – The Attacca Quartet

2014 Emerging Artist – Leelanee Sterrett, horn

2013 Emerging Artist – Romie de Guise Lanlois, clarinet; Adrian Morejon, bassoon; Carl Oswald, oboe

2012 Emerging Artists – Yoobin Son, flute; Paul Cho, clarinet; Mihai Marica, cello

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Essex Winter Series
PO Box 383
Essex, CT 06426



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