Sunday, September 12, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This event has sold out. Thank you to all our generous friends and supporters.
Join us for a festive late summer afternoon overlooking the Thames River.
Explore the historic house museum and mingle on our terraced lawn while enjoying music, wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, and a raw bar.
Featured speaker will be Lauren Gauthier, special project manager of Norm Bloom & Son/ Copps Island Oysters. She will describe the Connecticut oyster industry and the new aquaculture venture Norm Bloom plans for the Thames River.
Announcing Jazz musicians Alex Owen (trumpet) and Ian Frenkel (pianist) will play.
Ian (Yahn) Frenkel, an expatriate of the former Soviet Union, is active as an arranger, conductor, composer, educator, and pianist in the New England area, and currently holds the position of the Director of Cadet Instrumental Music and Bands at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.
Born and raised in New York City, Alex studied trumpet from a young age. After graduating from Connecticut College, where he was introduced to New Orleans-style jazz, Alex moved to New Orleans, where he played professionally for 7 years. While there, Alex founded the Messy Cookers Jazz Band. The group played frequently around the city, including Three Muses, Bamboulas, The Saint Hotel, the Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel, the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel, the Maison Dupuy Hotel, and many private events. The group performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in the Economy Hall tent in April of 2019 and released their most recent CD, “Get Out and Get Under the Moon,” that same month.
Raw bar will feature delicious Copps Island Oysters.
Sunday September 12 4:00 to 6:00
Oyster presentation is at 4:30.
Tickets are $25
Your purchase supports educational programing and historic preservation. Thank you!
For more information call 860-445-1637 or email email@example.com