Programs   Music & Performance

**Inclement Weather – If Region 15 is closed or delayed, please call the Gallery for class updates. A decision will be made by 9 am whether the daytime classes will be cancelled or delayed. For evening classes, a decision will be made by 4 pm. NBC will also post our information on the TV and on your phones if you have the app.

*For Information, enrollment, cancellations and tickets:
call the Arts Escape office at: 203-586-1474.

All registrations need to be paid for before program/workshop date.
There are no refunds for programs not attended.

Music in the Glen: A brief Journey through Irish Music & History

Jeanne Freeman & Dan Ringrose
Wednesday, January 30
3 pm

Ireland is perhaps the only country whose national symbol is a musical instrument, the harp – representing a powerful artistic legacy of music, poetry, and storytelling. Join fiddler Jeanne Freeman and balladeer Dan Ringrose for a fascinating musical journey of tunes and songs exploring connections between Irish history and the enduring tradition of Irish music.

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Patty Carver Song Book Trio – The Music of Harold Arlen

Entertainers, Patty Carver Vocals, Keith Coakley, Keyboard & Jim Goodwin on Bass
Wednesday, February 13
2 pm

A composer for movies, Broadway shows and popular songs, Harold Arlen is regarded as a major contributor to the Great American Songbook.  In his career, Arlen composed over five hundred songs, collaborating with top lyricists of the day including Johnny Mercer, Yip Harburg and Ted Koehler.  Many of his songs have achieved worldwide popularity including the […]

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Jazz and the American Musical Identity

Lecturer/Pianist, Dr. Gil Harel
Thursday, February 21
3:30 pm

For casual listeners and historians alike, jazz is perhaps the defining musical idiom of the 20th century American soundscape. But after the Second World War, the identity of jazz itself began to change at a rapid pace. Gone were the large swing bands, replaced by smaller, tight-knit ensembles playing strange and virtuosic music.

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