Culture Connect Featured Event

Exponential Ensemble Presents Master Class at Community Music School
Ticket Price: Free

CENTERBROOK- Members of the Exponential Ensemble, a group of world class musicians that promotes music and math, will present a free master class for oboe, clarinet, and bassoon at the Community Music School on Saturday, September 29th at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and takes place at the School at 90 Main Street, Centerbrook. Essex native Karen Birch Blundell, oboe; Pascal Archer, clarinet; and William Hestand, bassoon, will be the guest teaching artists. The three will also be performing a concert to benefit Sister Cities Essex Haiti on Sunday, September 30th at 4 p.m. in Essex.


Music and Mathematics are at the core of Exponential Ensemble. They are a group of world class musicians in varying combinations and numbers that can grow exponentially within each of their concerts. The group explores new ways of programming chamber music by creating meaningful connections between the new and the traditional repertoire. Insightful program notes are given from the stage by the musicians making concerts a unique and interactive exchange for all. Education through performance is a primary focus and the group educates people at different stages of their lives, including through school enrichment programs in the New York metro area.

Reservations are recommended for the September 30th concert and tickets are $35 and can be purchased by calling 860-767-1822. For more information about the master class, please contact Community Music School at 860-767-0026 or visit To learn more about Sister Cities Essex Haiti, please visit