Vigorous Tenderness: a vernal equinox concert


Celebrate the reemergence of spring with chamber music by composers of color and queer composers that connects new sounds, the environment, and the community.

Vigorous Tenderness is an immersive outdoor concert series that amplifies marginalized voices in classical music and democratizes new / experimental music. This vernal equinox event resembles an art museum experience, with chamber music blooming throughout the landscape while the audience follows a path of listening and reflection.

Please arrive between 5:30pm and 6:15pm, and move through the installation at your own pace.

Sliding scale donations are welcomed: suggested ticket price is $25 but please pay what you can based on need. Cash and venmo are accepted; everything goes to the musicians and to sustaining future concerts. venmo: @VigorousTenderness

Bundle up, wear boots, consider bringing traction like yaktrax or microspikes if this snow sticks around.

This concert involves moving over uneven ground, navigating some wet/snowy trails, and visiting musical sites up to .5 miles from the parking lot.  For more information about accessibility and trail conditions, please reach out to [email protected].

Please carpool if possible, parking may be limited!

The rain/snow date for this event is Wednesday, March 20th.

People of all ages are welcome, this is a family friendly event.

Featuring a world premiere in collaboration with the Burnurwubskek Singers, a drumming and vocal group representing the four Wabanaki nations of Maine.

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This concert is supported by Shahida Keen Associate Broker Realtor, The Samuel L Cohen Foundation, and New Music USA’s Creator Fund.