The six-day Chelsea Music Festival presents "Songs for the Earth" this summer from June 24–29. The festival celebrates the natural and explores the way the arts can bring attention to the needs of our changing planet.
Artistic Directors Melinda Lee Masur and Ken-David Masur are spearheading the festival, which features chamber music, orchestra, art song, jazz and various educational events.
This year's composer-in-residence is Iman Habibi, an award-winning Iranian-Canadian composer and pianist. You can hear Habibi's work on opening night, during the Beloved of the Sky concert, and at the festival finale.
In addition to music, be sure to check out work by visual artist-in-residence MaDora Frey, who will showcase immersive video art created in collaboration with Chris Deford Johnson. Plus, stop by to meet a number of environmentally-focused culinary partners including Growing Uptown, an organization that teaches communities to grow their own food and promote food security.
Here's the full schedule.