The Newport String Project is excited to share the third virtual concert in our new series Hidden Newport, showcasing some of Newport's most beautiful and unusual locations through virtual chamber music concerts. This performance, premiering on February 28th at 2pm on YouTube, features the Newport Congregational Church, the only surviving comprehensive architectural interior by the renowned American artist John La Farge. For this project, La Farge was inspired by geometric patterns of Byzantine, Moorish and Persian tiles in his designs. The program will include works by Henry Purcell, Alan Hovhaness, Komitas, and an arrangement of the Unst Boat Song from the Shetland Islands.
To learn more about the La Farge Restoration Fund and Newport Congregational Church, visit http://lafargerestorationfund.org/
Watch the free concert here on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJviVuGlcia7duMuldqyYCg
Hidden Newport aims to make the music-making of the Newport String Quartet accessible from the comfort and safety of home, and give our supporters the opportunity to share the music with loved ones, near and far.