In celebration of 2021’s International Make Music Day, Essex Winter Series has re-released its extremely popular Gift of Music virtual concert series. All four amazing concerts will be available to view at any time until July 25, 2021. Concert 1 features a beautiful performance from home by Artistic Director Mihae Lee (piano) and her husband, William Purvis (French horn). The incomparable Jeff Barnhart, our series’ Jazz Artistic Advisor, tickles the keys in Concert 2. For Concert 3, world-renowned artists Patricia Schuman, soprano, and David Pittsinger, bass-baritone, perform songs of love, remembrance and loss. Concert 4 brings the return of the Quodlibet Ensemble to perform Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence.”
Last year taught us how important music is for all and the joy our efforts bring to the community. This year we look hopefully to meeting in person once again for live concerts … so stay tuned for news of that to come. And always, we are grateful for the generous support we have received from our sponsors – Clark Group, Essex Meadows, Jeffrey N. Mehler, CFP, Masonicare at Chester Village, and Tower Laboratories – as well as from advertisers, members and donors, and the Connecticut Office of the Arts.