We are pleased to announce that the Museum garden summer concert series, Strings at the Strong, will begin its 2022 season on Saturday, August 6. Local musicians will perform in a series of free concerts on Saturdays at 2PM in the 18th Century garden at the Strong House. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.

The series will begin on August 6 with the group Bella Musica. Bella Musica is a quintet of local musicians: Cindy Naughton on the flute, Steven Williams on the violin, Rebecca Phelps on the piano, Scott Halligan on the cello, and Sarah Mahler Kraaz on the piano. They will play duets, trios and quartets from Quantz, Telemann and Handel.

On August 13cellist Ignacy Gaydomovich will give a solo concert.

No concert is scheduled for Saturday, August 20.

On August 27Conway Fine Arts will perform.

On September 3, the Cushman String Quartet will perform. The musicians are Laura Arpiainen and Amanda Stenroos, violins, Lesley Hogg, viola, and Karl Knapp, cello.

All concerts are free and open to the public. The concerts are made possible by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council and the generous support of Stammell Stringed instruments.