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Historic Gardens of Greenwich and their
Creators – A Symposium
Greenwich Historical Society,
Vanderbilt Education Center
39 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT
Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:30 – 9:30 PM

Offered by Palladium Musicum, Inc. as its contribution to the 375th Anniversary Celebration of the Founding of Greenwich and sponsored by the Greenwich Historical Society, the symposium is focused on two pioneering women landscape architects, Ellen Biddle Shipman (1869-1950) and Marian Coffin (1876-1957), active in designing the historic gardens of many great estates in Greenwich. Their contributions in shaping the formation of the field of landscape architecture in this country will be examined by two eminent experts in the field: Judith B. Tankard, landscape historian and lecturer, Landscape Institute at Harvard University and Mac Griswold, journalist, cultural landscape historian and author. The lecture begins at 7:30 pm with refreshments, a reception and book signing at the conclusion of the symposium.
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In My Lady's Garden. Opera Concert Honoring the Garden Clubs of Greenwich
Seaside Garden, Tod's Point
Greenwich, CT
Sunday, September 28, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

As a preview to Celebrating Greenwich at 375, a concert of opera music will be held in the historic Seaside Garden, originally designed by Marian Coffin. Rising stars of the Manhattan School of Music Opera Program will perform selections from the opera repertoire under the direction of Shane Schag, Music Director for the American Musical Theater and Dona D. Vaughn, Artistic Director of Opera Programs, both at the Manhattan School of Music. Each of the garden clubs of Greenwich will be recognized in the program. A post-concert reception will be held in the Seaside Garden. CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens) is our exclusive media sponsor.
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Festive Handbell Concert: Westminster Bell Choir
Chapel, Carmel Academy
270 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT
Friday, November 30, 2012, 7:30 – 9:30 PM

The Westminster Bell Choir, the world-renowned bell choir of Westminster Choir College, Rider University, Princeton, NJ, directed by Kathleen Ebling Shaw, will perform a program of seasonal and classical music. With the largest range of handbells in the world (8 octaves), the bell choir tours regularly, has performed twice at Carnegie Hall and appeared on Public Television. A post-concert champagne reception will be held in the chapel.
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Festival Concert for Organ with Flute. Commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Installation of the Chapel's E.M. Skinner Organ (opus 863, 1931)
St. Bede's Chapel, Carmel Academy
Saturday, April 15, 3:00 — 5:00 PM

This commemorative concert features Bruce Neswick, associate professor of organ at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and until recently, Director of Cathedral Music and Organist, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City.  Richard Wyton, flutist, the Hanoverian Ensemble, will join Mr. Neswick in a varied program of music for solo organ, solo flute, and duos for organ with flute and recorder.   Selections included music by Johann Sebastian Bach, William Byrd, Gerre Hancock, Gerald Near, Georg Philipp Telemann, Jacob van Eyck, and Alec Wyton.  A post-concert reception will be held in the chapel.
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Music for A May Afternoon at St. Bede's Chapel with A Courtyard Finale
270 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT
Saturday, May 14, 2011, 3:00 — 5:00 PM

A Juilliard School student ensemble comprised of a string quartet and two organ students will collaborate in a classical music program. A delightful courtyard finale of music will complete the concert. A courtyard reception will conclude the occasion.
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St. Bede's Chapel, Westchester Fairfield Hebrew Academy
270 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT
Saturday, February 26, 2011, 7:30 — 9:30 PM

In partnership with the Boston Early Music Festival, Palladium Musicum, Inc. introduces the internationally acclaimed South African fortepianist, Kristian Bezuidenhout, in an all Mozart program. Mr. Bezuidenhout has been described as a "prince of the fortepiano" by the New York Times.
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World Premiere of Commissioned Cantata "Holy Women"
St. Bede's Chapel, Westchester Fairfield Hebrew Academy
270 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT
Saturday, November 6, 2010, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

A Cantata devoted to the lives of the nine women saints in the stained glass windows of St. Bede's Chapel performed by nine vocalists and chamber ensemble, composed and conducted Dr. Robert Sirota and Victoria Sirota, librettist.
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Wedding Music Program
St. Bede's Chapel, Westchester Fairfield Hebrew Academy
270 Lake Avenue, Greenwich, CT
Saturday, May 22, 2010, 3:00 - 5:00 pm

A varied program of outstanding wedding music for organ, strings, brass, and vocal ensembles under the direction of Bruce Neswick, Director of Cathedral Music and Organist, Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.
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Bruce Museum of Arts and Science
One Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT
Friday, April 4, 2008, 7:30 — 9:30 PM

Professor Witold Rybczynski, guest speaker, Martin & Margy Meyerson Professor of Urbanism, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and author of "The Perfect House: A Journey wit the Renaissance Master, Andrea Palladio" (Scribner, New York 2002), speaking on "Palladio's Villas in the Veneto — Country Estates, Uncommon Places, Sacred Spaces." Accompanied by the Greenwich Academy Madrigal Singers, Ms. Beth Raaen, Director and Chair of the Performing Arts Department, performing a selection of Italian  Renaissance madrigals. Catered reception and book-signing to conclude the evening.
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January 26, 2008
Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library
101 West Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT
7:30 – 9:30 PM

Dr. Tracy E. Cooper, guest lecturer, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, and author of "Palladio's Venice" (Yale University Press, New Haven, 2005), will speak on "Palladio's Achievements in Venice: Patronage, Patriarchs, and Politics. " Making their Greenwich, CT début, the renowned Early Music New York, Dr. Frederick Renz, Director and Founder of the Early Music Foundation, will perform Music of Venice, 16th century Italian Renaissance music from the Venetian School of composers on period instruments. Catered reception and book-signing to conclude the evening.
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November 17, 2007
The Field Club of Greenwich, Greenwich, CT
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Benefit for Palladium Musicum, Inc.: An Evening Festival at the Villa of A Venetian Nobleman, near Venice, Italy. Lecture by Carl and Sally Gable, owners of Palladio‘s Villa Cornaro, and 16th Century Italian Renaissance music by the Atlantic Brass Quintet and Pueri Cantores Palladio and the poetry of Petrarch read by Latin Honors Students of Brunswick School.
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May 17, 2007
Greenwich Post

Two Roads Diverged
Marie Williams melds music and architecture.
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April 13, 2007
Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, CT
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Landscape Architecture Shaping the City of Rome and An Evening of Italian Renaissance Music for Small Vocal Ensembles. Lecture by Laurie D. Olin and 16th century Italian Renaissance vocal music by Pueri Cantores Palladio, conducted by James Kennerley.
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January 27, 2007 
Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, Greenwich, CT
7:30 – 9:30 pm

The Influence of the Architecture of Ancient Rome on Palladio and An Evening of Brass Instrumental Music. Lecture by Professor Vaughan Hart and Dr. Peter Hicks, and brass instrumental music by the Festival Brass Consort.
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November  11, 2006 
Miller Motorcars, Greenwich, CT
6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Benefit for Palladium Musicum, Inc.: An Evening of Italian Opera and Song in the Villas and Gardens of Rome. Members of the Renata Scotto Opera Academy and the Music Conservatory of Westchester.
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April 29, 2006 
Bruce Museum of Arts and Science, Greenwich, CT
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Architecture of Edwin Lutyens and Instrumental Music. Lecture by Margaret Richardson, and instrumental music by the Tourmaline String Quartet.

April 8, 2006 
Delamar Hotel, Greenwich, CT
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Benefit for Palladium Musicum, Inc.: An Afternoon of Edwardian Song in An Edwardian Garden. Lectures by Cheryl Richardson and Judith Tankard and vocal music by Charles Taylor, Metropolitan Opera.

February 25, 2006
Cole Auditorium, Greenwich Library, Greenwich, CT
7:30 pm–9:30 pm

The Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll and Operatic Selections in Garden Settings. Lecture by Rosamund Wallinger and opera selections by members of the Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program

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