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Vigorous Tenderness: a winter solstice concert

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Monday, December 21st, 5:30-7pm
The Conant Homestead 89 Conant St, Westbrook ME
sliding sale donation, no advanced tickets required

Join us for an evening of darkness and light to reconnect with acoustic sound in observance of the winter solstice. The second installment of this experimental outdoor concert series resembles an art museum experience, with chamber music and fire illuminating the landscape while the audience follows a path of listening and reflection.


This series highlights nonwhite and lgbtq composers, and features some of Maine's most thoughtful musicians.


Please arrive between 5:30 and 6pm, and move through the installation at your own pace.


Sliding scale donations are welcomed: $0-100

Cash and venmo accepted, everything goes to the musicians.


Bundle up, wear boots, bring a flashlight.


Masks are required at all times, please distance responsibly.


The rain/snow date for this event is Tuesday, December 22nd.

rvsp here for info and updates


featuring music by:

Kevin Day

Franz Schubert

Hildegard von Bingen

Annea Lockwood

Pauline Oliveros

the Tenderness Ensemble

and more

performed by:

Kallie Sugatski

Tracey Jasas-Hardel

Meagan McIntyre

Matt Consul

Ben Noyes

Luette Saul

Jonathan Prak

JD Hunter

Molly Harmon

Sarah Bailey

Lauren Hastings

Anna Maria Amoroso-Noyes

Cindy Giron

Brian Shankar Adler

and more

More details:

Bring a warm beverage to sip.

This concert involves walking on uneven ground along some wet/snowy trails.


Please park on Conant Street on the house side of the road.


The Conant Homestead in an 8 minute walk from downtown Westbrook and the Mechanic St parking lot.

Consider carpooling (with your pod!), or take public transit using the #4 bus or the Husky Line to downtown Westbrook.

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This is an event by and for the community, and we welcome your support.  Please reach out to if you are interested in donating or volunteering.  For this project, we would be thrilled to accept christmas lights, outdoor lights, candles, firewood, wicked long extension cords, hand warmers, and help with setup, cleanup, and lighting.  Financial donations will help us pay musicians, especially artists of color, and will support future concerts.

For more info about this series, check out the writeup in the Bangor Daily News:

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