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Conductor Alasdair Neale is Ready to Take the New Haven Symphony Orchestra to New Heights

Alasdair Neale will officially take over as music director and conductor of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, the fourth oldest in the country, July 1, shortly after he is introduced to the community...

Polar Punk: CBS 60 Minutes Profile of Tanya Tagaq

The sounds of Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq"It's not for everybody," Tagaq says, but her unique music, a blend of an ancient art form with elements of punk rock, heavy metal and electronica, has...

Meet Our Fellowship Students: Yoselin, Emily, Natalia, Daniela & Maya

The Arts & Ideas’ Fellowship Program gives students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the arts by way of activities and seminars. Over a period of six months, they share their personal stories...

A Message from the Avangrid Foundation

The Avangrid Foundation, the primary charitable arm of AVANGRID, is proud to be among the family of founding and current supporters of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, now spanning more...

Pete Seeger | Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Kronos Quartet celebrate the music of Pete Seeger in Music for Change: The '60s - The Years that Changed America. Learn More >

Pete Seeger’s contribution to folk music, both in terms of its revival...

Social Justice Through Theater Opens Eyes to Reality and Change

On Wednesday, March 20th, our Artist in Residence Toto Kisaku visited Quinnipiac University class “Drama 101: Introduction to Theatre”, taught by none other than Arts & Ideas’ own Lousie Endel...

Get ready for Festival 2019!

Summer 2019 is just around the corner and we can't wait to party with you! See you June 8-22.

See the Full Festival Line-Up >

Visionary Leadership Award Luncheon reflection

On what would have been her father Johnny Cash’s 87th birthday, Rosanne Cash was warmly welcomed with applause at the 9th annual Visionary Leadership Award luncheon. She was humbled and inspired by...

Toto Kisaku, Artist in Residence: on "Identity"

Does the acquisition of an identity change our being? Does looking for and discovering our identity strengthen or weaken our capacity for personal and community development?

When I talk about this...

Senator Chris Murphy congratulates Rosanne Cash on her Visionary Leadership Award

On February 26, 2019 Rosanne Cash was presented with the Visionary Leadership Award at the International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Senator Chris Murphy shares his congratulations to Rosanne for this...

Aleta Staton on Teaching & Theater

Meet our new Community Engagement Manager, Aleta Stanton, in this second half of our interview in which she talks of how her 35 years of teaching experience has shaped her life. Her passion and open...

Aleta Staton on Art & the Community

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas is excited to introduce our new year-round Community Engagement Manager. As a part of our dynamic team, the candidate needed to be a hard-working individual...

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