The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra now celebrating its 47th year. We present subscription concerts throughout the year to a loyal audience. Last year we had the idea to collaborate with the Danbury Hospital, who recently opened a new neo-natal intensive care unit. Members of the orchestra will gather at Enchanted Garden, a facility in Ridgefield, to record a CD of lullabies from around the world. Monica Yunus, a Metropolitan Opera singer, has volunteered to record one of the songs, along with Mara Bonde, a broadway soloist who has performed with the RSO in the past. Other singers include Daniela Sikora, director of the Ridgefield Chorale, a singing group of 85 members, and Carrie Chanin, a professional singer who lives in Ridgefield and has performed with the RSO. All singers are volunteering their time. The CDs will be presented to Danbury Hospital at an event in the spring, and one will be given to every baby who is cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit. The project is being funded through donations and volunteer efforts.
Funded by Connecticut (January 2012)