Music at the Farm

Virginia Sindelar, Artistic Director, David Bernat, Associate Artistic Director

2024 CONCERTS

Concerts start at 2 PM. TICKETS are $30.
For reservations call 401-567-0354.

Upcoming Concerts:

July 14

Guest artist Lun Li, violin
with Minyoung Kang, piano

Bach Chaconna, Tchiakovsky Valse Scherzo Op. 34
Chaminade Capriccio in e minor,
SchumanViolin Sonata No. 2


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Concerts start at 2 PM. TICKETS are $30. 
For reservations call 401-567-0354.
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August 11

Eureka Trio
with virtuoso clarinetist Milos Bjelica

Brahms Trio, Beethoven Trio, Tajcevic Balken Dances

 

  

Sept 8
Flutist Anthony Trionfo &
pianist Albert Cano Smit

Prokofiev Sonata, Mozart Sonata in B Flat

Bartok Rumanian Dances and more

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Concerts start at 2 PM. TICKETS are $30. 
For reservations call 401-567-0354.
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Oct 13

Katrina String Quartet

The Katarina String Quartet has been named Juilliard’s next graduate resident string quartet. The ensemble’s two-year residency begins in September and runs through spring 2026. Violinists Jeanel Liang and Jérôme Chiasson, violist Celia Morin, and cellist Maya Enstad make up the Canadian ensemble, which was founded in 2022 under the tutelage of André Roy at McGill University in Montreal.

Haydn – String Quartet op. 33 no. 1
Schulhoff – 5 Pieces for String Quartet
Schumann – String Quartet op. 41 no 1

 

Nov. 10

Yunwen Chen, cello
Xiyu Deng, piano

 

Dec 8
Opera Holiday Celebration

Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro

Emma Robertson, soprano,
Claire McCahan, mezzo soprano
David Rivera Bozon, tenor
& Elias Dagher, piano

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Concerts start at 2 PM. TICKETS are $30. 
For reservations call 401-567-0354.
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About Artistic Director Virginia Sindelar

Since 1994 Ms. Sindelar made her home in Pascoag, Rhode Island where she taught for many years, pursued equestrian activities, built her horse farm, and historic inn business (Grace Note Farm Inn). In 2018 she began the new concert series Music at the Farm with the goal of furthering the careers of  brilliant young artists. 

 
As a Flutist, Virginia made her solo debut at the age of twelve with the Chicago Symphony String Ensemble. A pupil of Julius Baker at the Juilliard School, she earned both BA and MS degrees, and was presented the Three Arts Award in recognition of her outstanding performance. A Fromm Fellow at Tanglewood for three summers, she also taught in the Boston University Tanglewood Institute and appeared as soloist with the Berkshire Festival Orchestra under the direction of Gunter Schuller. 
 
Ms. Sindelar has toured both North and South America presenting concerts and master classes. Under the management of Albert Kay Associates, NY she performed at the Seoul Arts Center as guest of the Korean government. As founder and Artistic Director of the Scarborough Chamber Players, she commissioned new works, presented classical, historic, and multi-cultural series, received National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Lottery funding to bring multicultural programs to the public schools of Massachusetts and served as consultant to other organizations interested in promoting and presenting the performing arts . She has produced and hosted numerous performing arts programs for Continental Cablevision of Cambridge , MA. which were distributed across the country. She was artistic  coordinator for both Quincy’s first First Night (1993) and the Randolph Peace Committee 1994 Peace Begins with Me celebration in Massachusetts. 
 
Ms. Sindelar has recorded works by Mauro Giuliani and Music of the Romantic Era for flute and guitar on the Centaur and Titanic labels. She  was Adjunct Professor at Lowell University, Clark University and  Eastern Nazarene College, and also taught at , Milton Academy, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival, and privately for over 35 years.
 

DONATIONS WELCOME!

If you are unable to attend but would like to support our concert series please donate :
[email protected] to either Venmo or Paypal 
or mail a check to:
Grace Note Farm
969 Jackson Schoolhouse Rd.
Pascoag, RI 02859

True to its Historic Roots

Grace Note Farm, also known as the Benjamin Smith homestead farm c. 1730, is nestled in the northwest corner of Rhode Island adjacent to the George Washington Management area.

Catering to Equestrians

Riders can enjoy over six hours of riding on wide, mostly sandy trails that connect to Connecticut and Massachusetts. Trails wind through a covered bridge, hemlock grove and pass picturesque lakes and streams. You can ride alone on the well marked trails, or join a guide. Over 25 miles are safe for carriages.

Guests bring their own horses and can stay one or more nights on their own or in groups of up to 8 people. The stalls are airy and there is plenty of turnout in the rolling pastures or corrals surrounding the farm. Grace Note Farm welcomes group rides, and offers breakfast or lunch. The farm hosts parties for horse enthusiasts.

 

 

Activities in CT, MA, and RI are Near

Nearby activities include massage therapy for horse and rider, and private or group lessons in the outdoor ring. Mountain biking, hiking, swimming, fishing, canoeing, cross-country skiing are all permitted in the adjacent state park. Enjoy visits to Southwick Zoo (Mendon, Ma); Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, Ma); and the over thirty antique stores in Putnam, CT.

Recommended by the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council
Email: [email protected] or call 401-724-2200