Charles Ives Music Festival FREE Chamber Concert and Exhibition at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Sundays

DUE TO EXCESSIVE HEAT, THIS FREE COMMUNITY EVENT WILL NOW TAKE PLACE INDOORS SO ALL GUESTS CAN ENJOY THE SHOW COMFORTABLY.

The exhibition starts at 12 p.m. in the hall / The performance starts at 2 p.m.

“Simple Gifts is CIMF Summer 2022’s gift to the community – a FREE chamber concert and community exhibit at the Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, August 7.

The CIMF artist-faculty representing some of the most talented early-career artists in the United States, will perform pieces by Chris Cerrone, CIMF Composer-in-Residence Jared Miller, CIMF Artistic Director Paul Frucht, award-winning composer John Williams, Pulitzer-winning composer John Corigliano, and more! CIMF artists hold positions in major American orchestras such as the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the Dallas Symphony, conduct acclaimed chamber ensembles, and perform on Broadway. At this concert, the artists will be joined by several of our advanced level CIMF student musicians to present a tapestry of American works.

Bring the whole family to enjoy a great day of music. Before the show, take advantage of the free exhibit in the lobby of Ridgefield Playhouse from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., with local businesses and amazing artisans sharing product information, samples, and demonstrations. There will be food samples, food to buy, and more!

Tickets are FREE! Book your free tickets and fill out our reservation form or call the box office to reserve yours today – 203.438.5795! You can also stop at People’s United (inside Stop & Shop, 125 Danbury Road, Ridgefield) and pick up tickets. All tickets will be held at the box office until 1 p.m. on the day of the show.

The Charles Ives Music Festival (CIMF) at WCYO is a summer chamber music festival offering budding young musicians the opportunity to perform side-by-side with world-class professional artists and a series of professional concerts for the community.

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