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.

An exciting group of young saxophonists, Resurgam Quartet, was the 2022 Fenton Brown Emerging Artist and performed a concert on March 20, 2022. The following day, members (pictured L to R) Harry Kliewe (soprano saxophone), Colette Hall (alto saxophone), Michael Raposo (baritone saxophone) and Sean Tanguay (tenor saxophone) began a 4-day residency with Essex Winter Series Artistic Director Mihae Lee as part of our outreach program. The group visited several schools and community organizations in Middlesex and New London Counties – both in person and online – performing and teaching through workshops and master classes. These included programs for students at several elementary, middle and high schools; a performance for residents of Masonicare at Chester Village and The Saybrook at Haddam; a master class for saxophone students of the Community Music School in Centerbrook; and a session with Community Music School’s New Horizons (seniors) Band.

This year, outreach was generously made possible in part from grants provided by CT Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature, The Community Foundation of Middlesex County, through a grant made possible by the generosity of the River View Cemetery Fund and Elizabeth Swaim Arts Enrichment Fund, and The Kitchings Family Foundation.

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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