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We Never Stopped!
We would be grateful for you join the Festival as we all continue to weather these unusual times!
Although the face of the arts has changed, the Festival has worked hard to remain nimble and active. Working closely with local and regional health officials, the Festival created an ambitious plan that allowed the continuation of performances and events while maintaining the safety of audiences, artists and staff as the highest priority. The Festival presented 17 live performances and an art exhibit this fall, welcoming more than 5,000 patrons—safely social-distanced—to these events.
The Festival is actively working with school districts to offer virtual education outreach opportunities. This fall, four unique artists and ensembles traveled to the area to record programs in our Robin Hixon Theater at the Clay and Jay Barr Education Center. These programs are broadcast to students throughout our region, who also attend master classes with these same artists over Zoom.
- Rhythm Project
Our Rhythm Project classes are reaching more students than ever. The instructors created flat, life-size steel pan discs that the kids can use to learn their music at home. Then, when the students are eventually able to come together, they will be ready to play! The Rhythm Project All-Stars high school ensemble has been rehearsing and performing in an extremely safe, socially distanced environment since August in the Festival Courtyard, as pictured above.
- Virtual Content
If you haven’t checked it out, we hope you will! Check it out here!
Be part of the Festival and together, we will continue to pioneer new ways of connecting the arts with our communities!