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On Sunday, 3:00 -5:00 pm At Audubon Greenwich/ The award-winning vocal chamber ensemble Musica Plenti, Artists-in-Residence at the Greenwich Audubon Center, will present its Summer Solstice Concert, "Music for a Summer Afternoon," "From the famous medieval carol, 'Sumer Is Icumen In' to settings of Shakespeare songs from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and 'The Tempest' by early 20th century composer Amy Beach, the program is suffused with the music of nature," said Alma Hamilton, conductor. In addition to the above-mentioned works, the first half will feature English madrigals by Thomas Morley and John Bennet, and a variety of American works: Kirke Mechem's "He's Gone Away," "Kansas Boys," and "New York Girls"; and the hilarious "Seasonings," by P. D. Q. Bach, otherwise known as Peter Schickele. The melodious song cycle "Neue Liebeslieder," ("New Love Songs") by Johannes Brahms will open the second half, followed by Four English Folk Songs set by Ralph Vaughan Williams, including "The Spring Time of the Year" and "Just as the Tide Was Flowing." Aaron Copland's settings of early American songs, including "Zion's Walls," "Little Horses," "The Dodger," and "Simple Gifts" will then be sung. The concert will conclude with the rousing "Celebrate," by the composer and tenor Robert Puleo. For more information visit the website.