Garmany Music Series: Asylum Quartet

Asylum QuartetOn Tuesday, August 19, the Farmington Libraries will host its third and final outdoor concert of the 2014 summer season when the libraries welcome the Asylum Quartet to the Garmany Music Series. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Barney Library, located at 71 Main Street.

Lauded for “nonstop virtuoso skills” (Times Herald-Record, New York), the Asylum Quartet plays everything from lush classical works, minimalism, and modernism to indie rock, world music, and klezmer. The four classically-trained saxophonists met as graduate students at the The Hartt School in West Hartford, Connecticut in 2011.  The quartet received the Grand Prize in the 2014 International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in Boston, Massachusetts, becoming the first saxophone quartet to receive this honor. With a mission of engaging and captivating diverse audiences, the Asylum Quartet performs in New York City subway stations under the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Music Under New York program, and in Hartford Public Schools as Arts Providers for Hartford Performs. Beginning in Fall of 2014, the quartet will serve as Ensemble-in-Residence at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Hartford, presenting a season of free concerts to the Hartford community. For more information about the group, visit their web site at: http://www.asylumquartet.com/about/

Bring your lawn chairs, pack a picnic, and sit back and relax to the summer sounds in the Village. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved indoors.

Advanced registration is required for the program. Please register by calling the library at 860-673-6791 or using this link.

Garmany_LogoThis event is made possible by Richard P. Garmany through a grant awarded by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The Farmington Libraries will be hosting a variety of performances throughout the year as part of the Richard P. Garmany music series.

The Farmington Library is part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association.  If you have special needs to attend library programs, contact the library in advance.

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