Piedmont Arts is inviting the community to spend an afternoon in the Lester-Gravely Art Garden soaking in early summer sunshine and beautiful classical music. On Sunday, June 11, the Alma Ensemble will perform in the Lester-Gravely Art Garden at 2 p.m. This free concert is open to the public and is sure to be a wonderful event. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy refreshments provided by the museum. This event will also feature the official ribbon cutting for the Piedmont Arts’ Pollinator Path. In case of rain or inclement weather, the event will be held indoors at Piedmont Arts.
The Alma Ensemble was founded by flutist Sarah Wardle Jones, clarinetist Michelle Smith Johnson and pianist Erica Sipes. It was birthed from a desire to create music that is empowering and resonant. The group places a high priority on playing music by other women composers, and is named in recognition of Alma Mahler, a composer who never received the opportunities afforded to the male composers with whom she was romantically linked. Alma also means “nourishment” or “soul” which is something the ensemble endeavors to bring to every performance.
Piedmont Arts is a nonprofit art museum in Martinsville. Learn more at PiedmontArts.org.