The American Institute of Philosophical and Cultural Thought is pleased to announce “The Town that Music Saved,” a presentation and concert in the AIPCT Music and Culture series. Beginning from a grant by the Vermont Arts Council, Dana and Susan Robinson collected stories and composed songs depicting the relation of music and community in difficult economic times. As Dana says:
“The idea for, The Town That Music Saved, was inspired by a book by Cabot author, Ben Hewitt who wrote a book entitled, The Town That Food Saved, about how local farmers, restaurateurs, seed growers and other food-related businesses had transformed the economy of the neighboring town of Harwick, Vermont in the 2000’s. . . . I’ve always been impressed by how the very best concert series were run by people who understood how important music is to the well-being of their communities and were committed to a vision of creating wonderful musical experiences for their neighbors. Sue and I . . . wanted very much to create something like that here in our own town. The lyric in the title song asks, “Could this be the town the music saved?” Meaning, in essence, that in order to help our communities thrive we all must show up and participate.”
This presentation is co-sponsored by Cousin Andy’s Concert Series, and by Redbud Hill House Concerts. Attendees are welcome to bring snacks and their own drinks, although light refreshments and drinks will be available. There is a suggested donation of $15 for this presentation, but please do not let cost be an obstacle to your attendance. It is only a donation. The doors will open at 7:00 PM, and the presentation will extend until roughly 9:30 with one intermission.