Subject: Click...Pick...and Go! Your E-Buzz Events for the Week March 14-20, 2018

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The list below is a small selection of the many cultural events happening across our region this coming week. We recommend you click the link above for our complete listing for this period.
Hazardous Beauty

Thurs. March 15, 6pm
Flinn Gallery
Greenwich Library
Opening Reception

An environmental art show on the collision of consumer culture with the natural world. Featuring multimedia artist Alejandro Durán, who creates beautiful installations and photographs from the plastic pollution that washes ashore in Sian Ka’an, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Mexico, and Willie Cole, who transforms ordinary discarded objects into innovative artworks. This show features three of Cole's large-scale sculptures, including a vintage Cadillac built from 3,000 bottles. More...
Stratford Arts Commission
Celebrate Creativity 

Thurs. March 15, 6pm
Riverview Bistro

The Stratford Arts Commission celebrates Creativity at the Riverview Bistro with this month's display of local talent: Southwest Regional Student Art Display, the Bunnell High School Select Band, Christina Cole, with the Feral Art Collective and Alesia DiFederico of Fiddlehead Reclaim.   More...
Jen Williams

Thurs. March 15, 5pm
Longshore, Westport
Opening Reception

Cultural Alliance member artist Jen Williams' solo show is of flora and fauna, a fascination that started in her childhood in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains in Australia. Jen comments: "With the spring flowers came wonderful surprises in the form of change, color, light and astonishing new growth. Many years of travel, study and working abroad have further enriched my appreciation for new flora, wildflowers and their curious possibilities."  More...
Melissa Newman
Jazz Performance

Fri. March 16, 7pm
Silvermine Arts Center

Offering selections from traditional and arcane jazz songbooks, the exciting jazz singer Melissa Newman is accompanied by guitarist Tony Lombardozzi and bassist Phil Bowler in this benefit for Silvermine's Art Partners Outreach Education Program serving 1,000 under-resourced students in Norwalk and Stamford More...
Greenwich Art Society
101st Annual Members Exhibition

Fri. March 16, 6:30pm
Greenwich Art Center
Opening Reception

The Greenwich Art Society's 101st Annual Members Exhibition will show a diverse range of works by its members, juried by 
Randall R. Griffey, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  More...
Carrie - The Musical

March 16-17, 7:30pm
Crystal Theatre
Ben Franklin Center, Norwalk

Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it. This Crystal Theatre production is performed by high-school students, directed and choreographed by Stacey Curti with musical direction by Cheryl KemenyMore...
A Themed Member Show

Sat. March 17, 4pm
Ridgefield Guild of Artists
Opening Reception

Ridgefield Guild of Artists presents its annual themed member show, Universe: "We look forward to our artists giving us a peek into their universe with this show,” says Mary Pat Devine, President of the Guild. More...
Stamford Symphony
Paul Watkins
Benjamin Beilman

Sat. March 17, 8pm
Sun. March 18, 3pm
Palace Theatre

Guest Conductor, Paul Watkins (also a member of the famed Emerson String Quartet) invites you to join him on a musical journey of iconic masterpieces by Haydn, Mendelssohn and Schumann, including the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto played by rising star Benjamin Beilman.  More...
Music on the Hill
Song of Light

Sun. March 18, 3pm
WEPCO Parish Hall

An uplifting program of comfort, renewal and joy, "Song of Light" features two new songs by New Canaan composer Gwyneth Walker; Fauré's much-loved "Cantique de Jean Racine;" and original works for handbells by Artistic Directors David H. Connell and Ellen Dickinson, including the “Glory” movement of Dickinson's Threads of Light: A Tapestry of African American Spirituals
Norwalk Symphony & 
The New World
James Naughton

Sun. March 18, 3pm
Norwalk Concert Hall

Norwalk Symphony musicians will be joined by members of the Norwalk Youth Symphony's Principal Orchestra in a side-by-side presentation of Copland's Lincoln Portrait, narrated by James Naughton.  Mark Xu, winner of the Young Artists Festival Concerto Competition, will perform the first movement of Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto and the concert concludes with Dvorak's New World Symphony. 
Chamber Players of the Greenwich Symphony
Blown Away

Sun. March 18, 4pm
Round Hill Community Church
Mon. March 19, 7:30pm
Greenwich Arts Council

This concert program includes Cherubini, Sonata No. 1 for Horn and Strings; Mozart, String Quartet K. 464 in A major; Buyanovsky, España for Solo Horn; and Reicha, Quintet, Op. 106 for Horn and String Quartet. More...
Lisa Lucas
The Need For Literature in Politically Challenging Times

Tues. March 20, 7pm
Dolan School of Business
Fairfield University

Lisa Lucas, the dynamic director of the National Book Fundation, will reflect upon the invaluable role that literature has played during times of political disquiet, and discuss how literature has fostered dialogue, empathy, and social change. She will also address the role that the global community of readers can play in cultivating an inclusive vision for the future. Former publisher of Guernica Magazine, Lucas is a vocal advocate in support of diverse voices in publishing. More...
Stamford Museum & Nature Center
2nd Annual Benefit Dinner

Thur. March 15, 6pm
Woodway Country Club

This dinner is a glorious celebration of the SM&NC and will feature the progress on the new Environmental Education Farmhouse. Entertain clients, celebrate with friends and fellow supporters, and enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a delicious dinner. More...
David Sapadin
Clarinet Master Class 

Wed. March 14, 4pm
Darien High School
Band Room

Stamford Symphony clarinetist, David Sapadin, will be presenting a free, 2 hour clarinet masterclass “boot camp” open to clarinetists of all ages on Wednesday, March 14 from 4:00 -6:00 p.m. in the Darien High School Band room. Sapadin has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, American Ballet Theater, New York City Opera, American Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, and Stamford Symphony. More...

Cris Dam
Holly Danger
Susan Wallerstein
Who Cares about Public Art?


If you missed our monthly broadcast interview show, Spotlight on Arts & Culture, on Who Cares About Public Art? featuring artists Cris Dam (Westport) and Holly Danger (Stamford) and Susan Wallerstein, head of Norwalk’s Arts Commission, you can hear the discussion about the past present and future of public art in our communities on the podcast available here.
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