December Member Spotlight

cover photo credit: Ridgefield Library  

Alice Schuette | December 1st, 2022

Our members at the Cultural Alliance make us who we are. They create a vibrant community of artists and culturally minded people. This is the best of Western Connecticut, and we’re honored to have them as our allies who inspire and enhance their communities. Follow this blog monthly as we shine a spotlight on our members and learn more about who they are and what they offer.

Ridgefield Library – View Profile

The Ridgefield Library is an intellectual and cultural gathering place, adapting to the changing needs of our community in an evolving world. We commit to encouraging creativity, enrichment and lifelong learning. We offer a supportive staff, diverse programming, emerging and tested technologies, and collections available in myriad formats.

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra – View Profile

Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra with the mission to enrich the cultural life of the citizens of Ridgefield and surrounding communities by presenting musical performances of the highest artistic quality. The RSO also strives to increase the appreciation for music through active community involvement and innovative educational programs.

Sherman Historical Society – View Profile

Our Mission
To bring together people interested in Sherman’s history, to collect and preserve objects which help to establish or illustrate its history, to acquire and manage any property available to the Society, to interest young people in their town’s heritage, to publish historical information, and to maintain a library of historical materials.

Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra – View Profile

Founded in 2002, the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra organization provides talented young musicians in the regional Connecticut and New York areas with exceptional learning and performance opportunities, while fostering an awareness and appreciation of the enjoyment and power of music. The mission of the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra is to educate and inspire young musicians through the study and performance of classical and contemporary musical works, participation in enrichment activities, and engagement with the community. Its program overs 3 music ensembles for advancing musicians in grades 5 – 12, retreats, master classes, a concerto competition and a chamber music program as part of the Charles Ives Music Festival concert & educational series. WCYO provides an opportunity to develop artistry and technique, as well as a profound understanding and appreciation of instrumental music. Our members are challenged not only to perform at the highest level, but also to build character, creativity and self-esteem, with music as their guide.

To discover more about the CAWCT community and our members, visit our Directory.

All profile information is taken from CAWCT member directory and/or the members website page.