Charles Ives Concert Series: An Ives Day Celebration, October 21st

Featuring Violinist Chelsea Starbuck Smith, Cellist Mitch Lyon, and Pianist Mika Sasaki

Join us for the first-ever Ives Series celebration of Charles Ives Day, an annual local celebration of Ives’s birthday. This year – his 144th – is the first year the Ives Series has celebrated this day, which is of great importance to the Series, the DMC, our community, and to classical music. While most Ives Series concerts reflect Ives’s legacy, the American music that came as a result of his innovation, this concert flips the narrative and contextualizes Ives with those that influenced him. He cites Brahms and Beethoven, the latter of whom he quoted, as two of his greatest influences while Amy Beach was a pioneering American woman whose music is iconic the important, but often forgotten generation American of American composers the preceded Ives. The program features selections from Beethoven’s Bagetelles for solo piano, Beach’s Romance for violin and piano, the famous Brahms C Minor Piano Trio, Ives’s Largo, arranged for piano trio, and a selection from his groundbreaking piano trio.
Read more about Chelsea, Mitch, and Mika here.

Location: Marian Anderson Recital Hall at the Danbury Music Centre

3:00 pm

$20 tickets general admission online (link will be available soon) and at the door

$10 for students with ID online (link will be available soon) and at the door

For tickets and other concert information, call the Danbury Music Centre at (203) 748-1716 or e-mail us at