Charles Ives Concert Series
August 6-12th, 2017

The primary purpose of this endeavor is to bring American music to a community that is home to one of America’s most famous composers.

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The Charles Ives Concert Series regularly features dynamic and unique emerging artists performing Charles Ives, the music of 20th and 21st-century American composers, and music that transcends the traditional boundaries of classical music to incorporate other styles of music.

Explore our inaugural 2017 series below!

All of our concerts are free, though we gratefully accept donations at the door.  Interested in helping the Danbury Music Centre bring these concerts to our community? Consider becoming a concert sponsor!   Sponsors receive a behind-the-scenes look at the concert production and rehearsal processes, invitations to special private events featuring the musicians, and sincere public thank you.

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2017 Series Calendar 


Sunday, August 6th– Folk Music in the Era of Ives

Location: A private home in Ridgefield, CT. RSVP here to be sent the details!

Time: Doors open at 3:00 pm, music starts at approximately  4:00pm

Come celebrate the launch of our series with an afternoon house concert and event. Come early at 3:00 pm for ice cream and soft drinks or an afternoon glass of wine before the concert starts at 4. To kick off a week of exciting music, Ives Series Artist-Faculty will bring you into Ives’ world with a program of folk music written in Ives’ lifetime.

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 Tuesday, August 8th: Enduring Traditions

Featuring Ives Guest Artists Julian Schwarz and Marika Bournaki
Location: Marian Anderson Recital Hall at the Danbury Music Centre
Time: 7:00 PM
The Series welcomes cellist Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki to Danbury to take you on a journey through American concert music through the ages, ranging from Arthur Foote, a contemporary of Ives to today’s living composers, including 2017 Composer-in-Residence, Justin Dello Joio.


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Thursday, August 10th: Harmony

Featuring Guest Artists Peter Dugan and Charles Yang, Ives Artist-Faculty, participants of the Danbury Chamber Music Intensive.
Location: CityCenter Danbury Downtown Green, Ives Street, Danbury, CT 06810
Time: 7:00 PM
Join us at CityCenter Danbury’s Downtown Green for a showcase collaboration between Ives Artist-Faculty and participant in the concurrent Chamber Music Intensive capped off by the return of violinist Charles Yang and pianist Peter Dugan performing original music and their own compelling covers of pop, rock, and jazz favorites. 

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Saturday, August 12th: The Ives Legacy: Today’s American Music

Featuring Ives Artist Faculty and Guest Artist Simon Boyar
Location: Marian Anderson Recital Hall at the Danbury Music Centre
Time: 7:00 PM

The series closes with a celebration of Ives’ profound impact on American concert music, embodied in music written by the composers of our time. The program features works by, 2017 composer-in- residence, Justin Dello Joio, 2017 featured composer Max Grafe, as well as David Ludwig, Kevin Puts, Caroline Shaw, the 2017 Call for Scores Winner,Ursula Kwong-Brown and Paul Frucht, the artistic director of the series.

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