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Vigorous Tenderness: a winter solstice concert

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Tuesday, December 21st, 5:30-7pm
Broadturn Farm, Scarborough
sliding scale donation, advanced tickets available

Join us for an evening of darkness and light to reconnect with acoustic sound in observance of the winter solstice.  


Vigorous Tenderness is an experimental outdoor concert series that amplifies marginalized voices in classical music and democratizes new / experimental music.  This winter solstice event 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 POC and queer composers, and features some of Maine's most thoughtful musicians.

Sliding scale donations are welcomed: $0-50 per person

Cash and venmo accepted, everything goes to the musicians and to sustaining future concerts.
venmo: @VigorousTenderness

All are welcome, advance tickets are available here

Please arrive between 5:30 and 6:15pm, and move through the installation at your own pace.

The concert experience begins here.  From Broadturn Road, turn onto Hanson Road and park along the access road immediately on the left. 


Overflow parking is available across the road in the field. 


Please consider carpooling.

People of all ages are welcome, this is a family friendly event.​

rsvp here for info and updates

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Bundle up, wear boots, bring a flashlight.  Bring a warm beverage to sip.


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


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


With music by Ella Jarman Pinto, Jessie Montgomery, Anthony R Green, Mary Prescott, deVon Russell Gray, Raven Chacon, and more.


Featuring Annea Lockwood’s Piano Burning, and a world premiere by Liz Rhaney in response to Piano Burning.


Additional details:

Bring a warm beverage to sip.


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

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.  Financial donations will support future concerts, enable us to pay musicians equitably, and promote our effort to amplify underrepresented voices in classical music.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts

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