Arts for Labor

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas (Arts & Ideas) and New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) celebrate the end of summer Festival-style with two days of programming honoring the workers who carried us through the pandemic.

Arts & Ideas Executive Director Shelley Quiala says, “We are excited to celebrate joy, imagination and reconnection as we enter into the 2021-2022 academic season.” She is particularly excited to uplift the workers who carried our communities through the pandemic. “Caring for the sick, teaching young people, and providing necessities did not stop during the pandemic. The work of feeding our communities did not stop and has not stopped. We are partnering with NHSO to take a moment to acknowledge and honor that labor, both over the last year and every year.” 

Concert on the Green

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NEW HAVEN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

A performance by the full New Haven Symphony Orchestra featuring internationally renowned vocalists.

Sunday Vibe

A 5-hour concert on the Green featuring community-led programming and performances inspired by the 2021 Festival’s IMAGINE theme.