Four Nations Ensemble Concert Series:
Saints and Sinners
The Four Nations Ensemble embraces the Wadsworth Atheneum’s pioneering exhibitions of Counter-Reformation and Baroque Art with passages from 17th- and 18th-century oratorios. Renowned American vocalists Pascale Beaudin, Eric Jurenas, Thomas Cooley and David Newman will join the ensemble in a dramatic program about St. John, Salome, Saul, David, St. Cecelia and Mary Magdalene that complements the museum’s Baroque art collection.
Preceded by a Gallery Talk at 1pm.
Free with museum admission.
Generously supported by the Ellie Warburg Residency Concert Series at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.
6:30pm | Doors open, cash bar
7:30pm | Concert
The incomparable Shemekia Copeland returns to the Wadsworth Atheneum! With a voice that is alternately sultry, assertive and roaring, Shemekia’s wide-open vision of contemporary blues, roots and soul music showcases the evolution of a passionate artist with a modern musical and lyrical approach.
“Shemekia captures the timelessness of the blues while spinning it forward with remarkable maturity.” –USA Today
Image: Shemekia Copeland © Photo Suzanne Foschino
5pm | Happy Hour
7pm | Concert
The acclaimed East of the River chamber group will perform a program of Middle Eastern music in conjunction with the special exhibition Frederic Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage.
Arrive early for a Middle Eastern-themed happy hour in the Untitled Bistro and outdoor courtyard.
Free admission; happy hour concessions available for purchase.