Dr. Ryan Ford

Double Bassist and Music Educator

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Sounds of Autumn

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Imagine Main Street

Imagine Main Street
Manchester, CT

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Imagine Main Street’s mission is to revitalize the downtown historic district of Manchester, Connecticut through the economic and cultural impetus of the arts.

We envision creating a well known arts “Mecca” including performance, galleries, pop-up stores, public art and sculpture and beautification projects. Imagine Main Street strives to incorporate the rich cultural and historic heritage of Manchester with a new and creative arts culture. Imagine Main Street will work in collaboration with representatives for the Town of Manchester, Manchester Community College, the Downtown Special Services District, local business owners, non-profit organizations, artists and concerned citizens to create a culturally diverse and creative arts community catalyzing tremendous economic development and business growth for downtown historic Manchester.

 

 

Victoria Summer Music Festival with Gary Karr

Spring Soiree: Meditative Yoga with Live String Bass

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Yoga with Double Bass
May 6, 2016
Samadhi Yoga Studio, Manchester, CT

 

UUS:E Celebrates Easter

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Alice Li Benefit Concert Update

Alice and her family are overwhelmed by the outpouring of kindness and love from all the supporters, even many who remain anonymous. The March 1st Benefit Concert generated over $13,000 from tickets, food and bake sales, well-wish cards and donations on GoFundMe.  Anyone who prefers to donate by check may make it payable to Simsbury High School with “BeLIeve in Alice Fund” in the memo line. Checks can be mailed to Simsbury High School / 34 Farms Village Road / Simsbury, CT 06070.

– Update from GoFundMe page, March 5, 2016

 

Benefit Concert Planned For Simsbury Teen Violinist Recovering From Hemorrhage

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Alice Li was about to start her junior year and was looking forward to being a member of the chamber orchestra and taking on AP English. But the weekend before the first day of class, Alice suddenly suffered a brain hemmorhage and faced a dire prognosis.

Read full Hartford Courant article by Jordan Otero

UUS:E Jazz Band Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The UUS:E Jazz Band helped celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. with several African American Spiritual Songs.

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Hartford Symphony Featured in CT Tourism “Still Revolutionary” Campaign Launch

“Sonnambula Fantasy” by Giovanni Bottesini

Performed on October 17, 2015 at Unitarian Universalist Society: East with Pianist Mary Bopp.

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