Flowerpot Music Concert
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Flowerpot Music Concert Celebrates the Solstice
with Barnstable Land Trust and friends
Pollinators, Percussion, and Environmental Preservation Hit the Global Stage
In honor of international Make Music Day on Tuesday June 21, Barnstable Land Trust (BLT) is celebrating the official start to summer with a free participatory percussion concert at its Ropes Field conservation property in Cotuit with festivities starting at 6:00 pm. The public is invited to BYOFP (bring their own flowerpot) and a blanket or lawn chair, make pollinator-themed arts/crafts with the Cotuit Library preceding the concert, and rehearse/perform the concert under the direction of guest conductor Su D’Ambrosio from Cape Symphony. The event, also part of the conservation community’s four day Celebrate the Solstice Cape Cod celebration, will conclude at 7:30 pm. Free parking is available at Lowell Park. Rain or Shine except for heavy rain.
Flowerpot Music is a special initiative of the global Make Music Day celebration, and was performed in 45 towns and cities throughout the world in 2021. This will mark its debut on Cape Cod and put both musical and nonmusical visitors and residents on the international ‘concert’ stage. Mallets will be provided free to participants (while supplies last) thanks to the generosity of Vic Firth which is part of the The Avedis Zildjian Company, the world’s leading maker of cymbals, drumsticks, and mallets, which is headquartered in Norwell, MA.
Su D’Ambrosio of Cape Symphony, will be the guest conductor. A seasoned music educator, she will lead a 30-minute pre-concert rehearsal starting at 6:30 pm so that interested attendees can learn how to perform musical ‘blooms,’ ‘waves,’ ‘frisbees,’ and ‘travelling swells’ on their flowerpots. Warm-up activities start at 6:00 with pollinator-themed arts/crafts, hosted by the Cotuit Library. June is also National Pollinator Month.
Please contact the venue directly with any questions.