On Friday June 12, we were the “season openers” and kicked off the outdoor-movie screenings at Harbor Point, in Stamford.
Over two hundred people: families, young professionals, millennials and the loyal followers and supporters of INTAKE gathered at Commons Park to hear the INTAKE Native Instrument Academy (NIA) sing some pieces from the movie “Frozen” as well as recent repertoire from their recent Anniversary concert and recital.
INTAKE had never performed in the lawn of an outdoor park, so our kids got used to this new STAGE and natural lighting after a hot summer day in Connecticut.
Our “Young Heifetz” violin group opened the concert and the kids ages 3-7 who were sitting in the front row of the concert could identify the violin and the piece that they had just played for the audience. When it came time for everyone at Harbor Point to say “charango”, there were kids running to the microphone to learn and say “sha-rangow” and others that pronounced it very well! Our young musicians played their “hits” and we would be comfortable in saying that is was the first time that this native instrument was heard among Commons Park.
A giant inflatable screen filled the park at sunset and our PBS Documentary overview, of Compadre Huashayo, opened the season immediately followed by a Disney classic, Frozen.
INTAKE is grateful for Harbor Point’s invitation to bringing in our diverse and thriving audiences; as well as to the Stamford Mayor’s Community Arts Partnership (CAPP) grant program for sponsoring our May/June concert season celebrating women in the arts.