Welcoming the autumnal equinox on Thursday, September 22nd, 2022, Vigorous Tenderness will be performing chamber music curated for the landscape and the changing season along Portland’s Eastern Promenade from 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.
Now in its second year, Vigorous Tenderness, an outdoor experimental concert series, resembles an immersive art museum experience where the audience members follow a path of listening and reflection in an outdoor space. Vigorous Tenderness invites the audience to re-engage safely with acoustic sound. Audience members will receive a map and a program to guide you as you move through the installations at your own pace.
Presented as a community event by Kallie Sugatski, a talented and professional violist from New York City, the series will highlight BIPOC and queer composers, as well as, some of Maine’s most thoughtful musicians.
Organizers have asked attendees to arrive between 5:30 PM and 6:15 PM. The concert series will be taking place where the Eastern Promenade in Portland meets North street. Coordinators have asked attendees to park along the Eastern Promenade and enter near the Loring Memorial. You can RSVP here with the rain date Friday, September 23rd, 2022.
The event is free, but sliding scale donations (cash or Venmo) are welcome ($0-$100 per person), with all donations going directly to the musicians. All Venmo donations can be sent to @VigorousTenderness
and for a little taste of what’s to come, you can watch a short film from their fall 2020 debut at Fort Williams Park and Portland Headlight below.