Fri Jun 24, 2:30 PM - Fri Jun 24, 3:30 PM

5 Mountainville Ave

5 Mountainville Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810

Community: Danbury

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Tour the birthplace of Charles Ives: musical maverick, father of American classical music, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer.

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"The music of Charles Ives, which on first acquaintance generally strikes listeners as willfully eccentric, grew from a 'long foreground' as Emerson said of Walt Whitman's equally eccentric Leaves of Grass. Ives well understood how insistently the past remained present in his work." --Jan Swafford, Charles Ives, A Life With Music.

Join us this summer for the soft opening of the Ives Birthplace. Take a guided tour of the birthplace of Danbury's Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Charles Edward Ives. Learn about the sights and sounds that influenced Ives, as well as the Danbury he would have known so well as a young man.

We are most grateful for our generous benefactor, Savings Bank of Danbury, for making the re-opening of the Ives Birthplace possible!

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