Join CONCORA on January 20 to enjoy the magic combo of great music, fine wines, and friendly people.
Scientists have determined that just as certain foods and wines pair well, certain music and wines pair well, too. Try it for yourself!Join CONCORA and friends on Saturday, January 20 to sample an array of fine wines, taste-test an abundant selection of hors d'oeuvres, and enjoy a playlist selected especially to enhance your evening. Reserve your tickets soon for this special event - seating is limited.
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 6:00-9:00 PM Porter Memorial - 75 Main Street - Farmington, CT Snow Date: Sunday, January 21, 6-9 PM, same location
It’s true! Wine and music really do belong together!
Curious to learn more about how people experience different types of music while enjoying certain wines, researchers offered three different wines in combination with three different musical selections, and asked participants about their reactions.
The result? “This brief study confirmed what is already known about wine and music – that certain songs seem to ‘pair’ well with certain types of wines. Additionally, the results seemed to support the idea that emotions might, at least in part, drive a preference for a certain music and wine pairing type. In other words, people are more likely to prefer a wine-music ‘pairing’ where the wine and musical number share similar emotional response ratings ... it may be possible to come up with the ‘perfect’ playlist for a wine tasting event.” *
Ah... creating a perfect playlist for a wine tasting event – what a great idea!
And that’s exactly what CONCORA has prepared for your enjoyment when Wine, Jazz, & Song returns on Saturday, January 20 to the lovely Porter Memorial in Farmington.
Bill Stillinger, leader of the Sir William Trio and a long-time friend of CONCORA, has concocted a delightful cocktail of sweet and tangy classics from the American Song Book, sparkling jazz standards, and smoothly suave instrumentals, garnished by the sophisticated stylings of three outstanding CONCORA vocalists: Salli-Jo Borden, Jermaine Woodard, Jr., and Ken Downes.
And yes, there will be plenty of fine wine (and nonalcoholic alternatives) to enjoy, along with an abundance of delectable hand-crafted hors d’ouevre and canapes. A selection of wines will also be available in a silent auction, so you can take home a bottle or two to enjoy with your own favorite playlist.
During the evening, have some fun with song dedications! Choose a song to dedicate to your sweetheart, to your favorite CONCORA singer, or to a special friend – make it sweet, sassy, or sentimental – then enjoy hearing them all read aloud by our charming emcee Timothy O’Leary. Song lists and descriptions will be available so you can choose just the right songs to express your sentiments.
Slip on your slinkiest cocktail dress or smart jacket, or come as you are to enjoy casual, lively, friendly entertainment in an elegant atmosphere.
Reserve your tickets soon!
Seating is limited at this special event, and reservations are recommended, so reserve your seats soon at our secure online ticketing site (click HEREor on the red button below) or contact the CONCORA office at 860-293-0567 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are just $50 per person. Information about directions and parking is given below.
Wine Jazz, & Song takes place in the Amistad Hall at the Porter Memorial at 75 Main Street (Route 10) in the historic district of Farmington, CT, just off Route 84 and 15 minutes from Hartford and Route 91. Click on the image to open Google maps for this location and to plan your route.
Free, off-street parking is in the large lot on Church Street, behind the First Church of Christ and the Barney Library, and next to the elementary school. Accessible parking is on School Street and in the adjacent small lot in front of the elementary school. The entrance to Amistad Hall is on School Street, just a few steps from the Church Street parking area.
CONCORA’s 2017-2018 season is made possible through the generous gifts of many individual donors and with the generous support of the following foundations and institutions: the American Savings Foundation, the Greater Hartford Arts Council, the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, the Andrew J. Sloper Music Fund, the Saunders Foundation, The Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation, the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Connecticut DECD Office of the Arts, The William and Alice Mortensen Foundation, the City of New Britain Commission on the Arts, and the Robert C. Vance Foundation.