Join us for a fun afternoon

Sunday, June 11
12:30 PM
Hygienic Art Park, New London

“Conduct Us” June 11, 2023, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM, Hygienic Art Park

On Sunday, June 11 from 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, members of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra will be located at Hygienic Arts waiting to perform, all they need is a conductor. The general public will have a chance to conduct In the Hall of the Mountain King, Blue Danube Waltz, Toreador Song from Carmen, Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld, and William Tell Overture (The Lone Ranger Theme.) Everyone is invited to step up to the podium and try their hand at conducting the orchestra. Our Music Director and Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada will be there to give guidance and encouragement to the volunteer maestros!

Generously sponsored by the City of New London ARPA funds, the City of New London allocated $130,000 municipal ARPA funds for arts & culture to be re-invested into the community through the Cultural Coalition.

Hygienic Art is located at 79 Bank Street, New London. This unique experience is free and open to the public in the outdoor Frank Loomis Palmer Amphitheater. Pack a lunch or enjoy takeout from the many eateries on Bank Street and come enjoy a gorgeous afternoon with us. Families and children are welcome and encouraged.

“Conduct Us” started when the ECSO participated in the international Make Music Day movement, which brings free, community-wide, outdoor musical celebrations to hundreds of cities worldwide! We last held this fun community event in Mystic River Park and we are delighted to bring it to New London.

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