Friends of Music creates musicians fund

Washington Friends of Music are sharing excerpts of previous performances virtually. Donations are being collected for a musicians fund to support those who are out of work because of the pandemic.

WASHINGTON — This year’s Washington Friends of Music’s Summer’s Concert Festival with The New Baroque Soloists has been cancelled due to the COVID pandemic.

During the last seven years, hundreds of music lovers have attended the concerts and developed friendships with the performers, accoding to a statement.

“As many of these wonderful musicians are struggling during this unprecedented time, Washington Friends of Music has created a donation program to support the artists and to demonstrate how much their talent, entertainment, and the joy they bring to our area is appreciated,” members said. “The goal is to reach $20,000; all funds will go to the performers.

During the next few weeks, Washington Friends of Music are sharing excerpts of previous performances virtually. Featured recordings are Handel’s Fireworks and Water Music and Bach’s Overture for Trumpets, Oboes, Strings, Timpani, and Basso continuo and a concerto for violoncello. The Friends will email the recordings after receiving a request.

To make a contribution to the musicians fund and to be added to the WFM mailing list, go to https://washingtonct4music.blogspot.com

Donations can also be made by check to WFM; WFM Musicians Fund, mailed to WFM, P.O. Box 1226, Washington, CT 06793

Connecticut Media Group