NECOM – Heritage Homestead Series
Cost of ticket includes refreshments.
The series will kick off with an outdoor performance in the beautiful gardens of 1908 homestead “Emu Creek”. Eliza Scott (violin), Louisa Sindel-Marshall (clarinet and saxophone), Paul Marshall (clarinet and saxophone) and Warwick Dunham (keyboard) will present an eclectic program ranging from highly energized saxophone duos to a klezmer reimagining of Mendelssohn to a special work Emu Run composed for the occasion.
Emu Creek was established in 1868 by George Robert Gill and over the years became renowned as one of New England’s leading Merino studs, winning several international awards for its super-fine wool. The present homestead and gardens were established in 1908 and remains in the family six generations later.
As the concert venues are not open to the public, this series offers an exclusive opportunity to visit these heritage gardens in full springtime bloom, to have an exclusive look inside some of the New England’s most prestigious homesteads and a glimpse into history. It will not only be a real treat for the senses but concert proceeds will go towards NECOM’s outreach schools program to support music education opportunities for students in remote locations.