We are spending one year traveling around the U.S., bringing the classical music experience at its highest level to places familiar to you:
Don't expect a normal concert. In these familiar spaces, audiences are invited to experience the music in a way that engages both the seasoned concertgoer and the first time listener. Recognized internationally for his innovative programs, Steuart has designed some concerts for this tour that you won't want to miss! For the latest concert listings, check out our calendar.
Music in Familiar Spaces launched in October 2015. To make sure you stay up to date with all the latest developments, please sign up for our newsletter, and follow our blog. Interested in where we're going next? Check out our route here.
There are lots of ways to get involved with the Music in Familiar Spaces project. You can come to concerts, volunteer as a host, suggest a venue and more.
from the blog
We have eaten some incredible food over the last 10 months of traveling. We tried shrimp and grits in South Carolina, had Nashville's best fried chicken, oysters on the Gulf of Mexico, BBQ in Texas, deep dish pizza in Chicago, lobster in Maine (and Long Island), poutine in Quebec and dim sum in DC. We've had the privilege of being invited into countless homes for family meals where we've noted recipe ideas and discovered new ways of fixing old favorites.
I want to be honest, but it's a bit scary to be honest and open on a forum as public as this. In this year and in this project we are living our lives more publicly than we'd normally choose, and we should share the good as well as the bad.
This last month has been difficult. The tour is a success.
We meet new people every week. We tell them our story: what we're doing and why we're doing it. It's not a common story and it's not a common way of life. I think this is why we often find ourselves in uncommonly deep and interesting conversations with people we've only just met. Our story invokes questions that one would not ordinarily ask a stranger, and our way of living somehow invites people to think about our lives with more scrutiny (I don't mean negative scrutiny) then they would had we met under different circumstances.
It's hard to believe that we're halfway through this yearlong project. Since the beginning we have tried, with mixed success and failure, to find a balance: not too many concerts, but enough to meet our expenses; enough time in one place to enjoy, but not too much; time to rest while having enough time to get all our work finished. We recognize that this trip is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, and while we want to make the most of it, we also have to work hard to keep it going.
Last month (March) we experienced a mix of failure and success in finding this balance. ...