June 3 – Jennifer Koh with Next Festival for Emerging Artists

Saturday, June 3, 7:00 p.m.

The Next Festival of Emerging Artists celebrates David M. Hunt Library with a free concert featuring renowned Grammy-nominated violinist Jennifer Koh and Conductor Peter Askim leading a string orchestra of young professional musicians performing contemporary works by Anna Clyne and Caroline Shaw, the youngest recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music.  Ms. Koh has been called “one of our most thoughtful and intense musicians” by the New York Times. The concert is free; donations benefit the library.

A refreshment tent with sips and small bites will open at 6PM. For reserve seating, call the library at 860-824-7424. (NW CT Arts calendar listing)

Founded in 2013 by Artistic Director Peter Askim, The Next Festival of Emerging Artists is an immersive residency for young (20-30 years old) professional string players focused on musical exploration, entrepreneurial thinking, and contemporary performance practice. This year’s fifth anniversary festival takes place May 28-June 10. After a week at Music Mountain in Falls Village, CT, the festival moves to NYC.

Anna Clyne: Rest These Hands, Jennifer Koh, violin
Caroline Shaw: Entr’acte
Ted Hearne: Excerpts from The Law of Mosaics
Brett Dean: Short Stories
Peter Askim: New Work (Premiere)

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