Saying it with music – twice

Sunday, July 19, is a good day to Zoom into two virtual concerts, one sponsored by the Bruce Museum in Greenwich and one by Caramoor in Katonah.

To celebrate the artistry of L.A. Ring — the Danish master painter presented in the Bruce Museum’s current visiting exhibit—the Greenwich-based museum will host a virtual concert Sunday, July 19, performed by another Dane, jazz and improvisational pianist-composer Nikolaj Hess.

Hess, whose influences are a Nordic mix of International jazz, European classical and Scandinavian folk music, has created a concert reflecting the themes in Ring’s artistic universe as seen in the exhibit, including naturalism in the landscape and the humanity in portraiture. His riffs on Ring will be accompanied by film director Andreas Johnsen’s visuals.

“Impressions of L.A. Ring: On a Threshold will be broadcast via Zoom webinar from 2 to 3 p.m.. As part of the “Bruce Experiences” series of special programming for museum members, admittance to the virtual concert is free for members and AFSMK patrons and $10 for nonmembers to benefit the museum. For reservations, visit

Then for those who may have missed the first program in Caramoor’s new live, open air “Concerts on the Lawn” series — which begins Saturday, July 18 with mandolinist Chris Thile – or are just not ready to take the plunge at the Katonah-based arts center, you can stream Thile’s performance Sunday, July 19 at 7 p.m. (The rain date is Monday, July 20 at 7 p.m.)

The concerts, which continue Saturdays through Aug. 8, are $10 each; free for Caramoor members. For more, visit

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