Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra will feature its woodwind and brass sections in a delightful evening of serenades and fanfares for the orchestra’s second free outdoor concert of the season on the lawn at First Church, 75 Main St., Farmington, Saturday, July 17, 6:00 p.m.  The program will include serenades by Mozart and Schubert by the woodwinds and music in a variety of styles for brass choir from baroque to contemporary including works by Franck, Purcell, Brahms, Strauss and others.
 
While the woodwinds and brass are most often heard as part of the full symphonic instrumentation,” said Music Director Jonathan Brennand, “this is a unique opportunity to enjoy the rich sounds of these instruments on their own.” 
 
There will be no admission fee for this concert, but all are encouraged to bring a donation of non-perishable food for the Farmington Food Pantry at First Church Congregational which has fulfilled so many requests for emergency food needs during the past year.
 
Those attending should bring lawn chairs or a blanket and are asked to observe social distancing between groups and the wearing of masks for those not yet vaccinated.  Parking is available on Church Street at the Barney Library, next to the campus of the church.  The grounds will be open at 5:00 p.m.   
*** In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held indoors at the First Church Meeting House.
FVSO will follow Connecticut guidance for COVID-19. All performers are vaccinated against COVID-19, and will perform without masks. Audience members who are not vaccinated are required to wear masks while in the building. 
If you missed the first program concert on June 19, you may view it here, thanks to our friends at Simsbury Community TV.   Program details are available here.

As the FVSO looks forward to the resumption of its concert schedule later in the year, continuing contributions are encouraged to help sustain its operations.  Donations may be made online here, or may be sent to “FVSO,” 222 Main St., #273, Farmington, CT 06032.