Newport String Project: Winter Concert

Celebrate the Solstice and the Seasons

December 11, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Museum is delighted to welcome the Newport String Project back to the galleries for a live, in-person performance by the Newport String Quartet musicians. For this concert, selections evoke themes of hope, lightness and darkness, the solstice and changing seasons. Join us for a cozy winter afternoon at the Museum as we contemplate seasonal turning points and transformation in nature through this atmospheric musical program.

Astor Piazzolla – Primavera Porteña (Buenos Aires Spring)
Oswaldo Golijov – Tenebrae
William Alwyn – Three Winter Poems
Franz Joseph Haydn – String Quartet op 76 no 4 “Sunrise”


To ensure the safety of the musicians and our guests, the Museum will require concert attendees to present proof of vaccination at check in, and will require that masks be worn in the concert gallery.

Seating is limited – reservations are recommended!


About the Newport String Project 

The Newport String Project is a chamber music performance and youth mentoring initiative that aims to build a community that crosses boundaries of generation, heritage, and economic circumstances through access to inspiring musical experiences for all. The project is anchored by the residency of its ensemble in residence, the Newport String Quartet.

Inspired and incubated by nationally acclaimed organization Community MusicWorks (Providence), the Newport String Project was founded in 2012 by two graduates of CMW’s Fellowship Program, EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks and Ealaín McMullin. The project is dedicated to exploring the intersection between artistry, education and social change.

The project aims to strengthen the social and cultural fabric of the wider Newport community by presenting a professional chamber music concert series, featuring both classical and traditional music styles in keeping with Newport’s folk heritage. Now in its eighth season, the project is focused on growing the organization so that it can support a long-term, professional chamber music residency that builds authentic relationships between professional musicians and the community at large.