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.

Following its amazing March 12, 2023 performance, the ambassador string trio from Project: Music Heals Us provided four days of outreach throughout Middlesex and New London Counties. This nonprofit has gained press worldwide for their performances with isolated Covid patients and marginalized populations … “bringing the healing Power of Music to those who need it most.” Performers Andre Janss (cello), Stephanie Zyzak (violin), and Brian Hong (violin and viola) visited schools and senior communties, touching the lives of nearly 3,000 area individuals of all ages at approximately a dozen facilities. A free, open-to-the-public masterclass at the Essex Town Hall in conjunction with the Community Music School orchestra was a highlight. This overall outreach effort is possible in part with grant funding from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and the generosity of the River View Cemetary Fund and Elizabeth Swaim Arts Enrichment Fund; with the support of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; the Kitchings Family Foundation, and Essex Savings Bank through its CIP funding.

2022: Resurgam Quartet: Harry Kliewe, soprano saxophone; Sean Tanguay, tenor saxophone; Colette Hall, alto saxophone; Michael Raposo, baritone saxophone

2020: LINÜ: Gulli Bjornsson and Jiji, guitarists

2019: Tai Murray, violin

2018: Quodlibet Ensemble

2017: Argus Quartet; Matthew Russo, trombone; Aaron Plourde, trumpet

2016: Tessa Lark, violin

2015: Attacca Quartet

2014: Leelanee Sterrett, horn; Paul Murphy, trumpet; Stephen Dunn, trombone

2013 Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet; Carl Oswald, oboe, Adrian Morejon, bassoon

2012: Kelli Kathman, flute; Carl Oswald, oboe; Adrian Morejon, bassoon

2011: Katie Hyun, violin; Wei-Yang Andy Lin, viola; Mihai Marica, cello

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Essex Winter Series
PO Box 383
Essex, CT 06426


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Valley Regional High School
256 Kelsey Hill Road
Deep River, CT 06417

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Deep River, CT 06417
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