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Laudholm Live: Vigorous Tenderness

Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Celebrate the reemergence of spring with chamber music by composers of color and queer composers.


Not Required

Sliding scale donations are welcomed. Please pay what you can based on need.

Cash and venmo are accepted; everything goes to the musicians and to sustaining future concerts.

venmo: @VigorousTenderness


  • General Admission: Sliding Scale
  • Suggested Donation: $25
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Celebrate the reemergence of spring with chamber music by composers of color and queer composers connecting new sounds, the environment, and the community.

Vigorous Tenderness is an immersive outdoor concert series that amplifies marginalized voices in classical music and democratizes new / experimental music. This vernal equinox event resembles an art museum experience, with chamber music blooming throughout the landscape while the audience follows a path of listening and reflection.

Please arrive between 5:30 and 6:15pm and move through the installation at your own pace. Bundle up, wear boots, and consider bringing traction if it’s icy.

People of all ages are welcome; this is a family friendly event.


A world premiere in collaboration with the Burnurwubskek Singers, a drumming and vocal group representing the Wabanaki nations of Maine.


This concert involves moving over uneven ground, navigating some wide trails without much elevation change, and visiting musical sites up to ½-mile from the parking lot. Some paths are paved and others may be soft/muddy/hard packed/frozen based on weather. For more information about accessibility and trail conditions, please reach out to

Presented with support from…

Shahida Keen Associate Broker Realtor, The Samuel L Cohen Foundation, New Music USA’s Creator Fund, and many wonderful volunteers. We are deeply grateful.

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