North Meadow House Concert in Connecticut
I don’t want this autumn in New England to end, but it has. It’s time to rejuvenate in New York and prepare for our trip to North Carolina.
Yet fond memories remain engraved in my mind along with farewell wishes of “when you come back again.”
Saturday 23 October 2010 Hampton, Connecticut
We rented a mid-size Ford car to drive from Newton, Massachusetts to Hampton, Connecticut.
This was the first concert booked for this tour which was sold out within a week one month before the event. It became the third concert when the previous evenings got booked later. Once again, for the third consecutive time, we did not know the concert producers. What a surprise to find that they loved music and food and company as much as we did.
Everything was set up when we arrived. Here was a concert series that produced sold-out concerts and a peace of mind for the performers from out of town. What are the key success factors for a successful house concert for art music? I interviewed the producers of the North Meadow Concert Series the next morning.
That evening, after all the guests had left except for the local guitar builder whose new guitar Robert Bekkers had “premiered” in the second half of the concert, we witnessed a most extraordinary occasion. “Guitar heaven” is the subject of another blog post.
Secret to a successful house concert: the iced capuchino brownies ran out before the second half commenced.