ECSO Musicians to Perform at Opening of Catherine Fosnot Gallery Exhibition

Gallery opening in Harris Building:

Cathy Fosnot, a long-term resident of New London most known for her work in math education, is opening a new gallery in the Harris Building at 165 State St. (Atrium 102) on Friday, September 18 at 6pm. The opening exhibition will be her own works, which she created as the global pandemic forced closures. The exhibition opening will be from 6-8PM and runs through October 10th. A duo of musicians from the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra will perform in the Atrium of the Harris Building as part of the opening, adding to the newly announced Soundscape series. Joan Winters, Principal 2nd Violin will join Matilda Petrela, ECSO section cellist to perform works together as a duo in addition to solo pieces. This event is free and refreshments will be served outside in the adjacent courtyard.

Please RSVP on the gallery’s website: if you plan to come so organizers can monitor numbers and manage the group safely. Masks are required.


About Cathy Fosnot:

Cathy Fosnot, an award-winning author, speaks around the world on the topics of numeracy and producing vibrant math communities in K-8 classrooms. She is the author of the Young Mathematicians at Work series and the curriculum series, Contexts for Learning Mathematics, used in many schools in the area and around the world.

Cathy is also a serious artist. She has received several awards for paintings in juried shows through the years and was awarded a fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center twice. With schools closed during the COVID-19 crisis, Cathy turned her energy to her painting and has completed a body of new work, now on display at her new gallery at 165 State St. Information is available on the gallery’s website:

Other Upcoming ECSO Soundscape events:

Friday, September 18, 12pm – 1:30pm: Bass duet at the Hygienic Art Park, New London, CT featuring ECSO bassists, Kohei Yamaguchi and Jordan Calixto. FREE EVENT

Friday, September 18, 6pm – 8pm: Cello and violin duet featuring Matilda Petrela and Joan Winters at the Harris Building, Catherine Fosnot Art Gallery opening exhibition. FREE EVENT; refreshments available.

Friday, September 25, 12pm – 12:45pm and 1:15pm – 2pm: Clarinet and Bassoon duet at the Hygienic Art Park, New London, CT, featuring ECSO clarinetist, Jonathan Towne, and ECSO bassoonist, Rebecca Noreen. FREE EVENT


Saturday, September 26, 2pm – 3:30pm: Brass quintet led by ECSO trumpet Longino Villareal at Olde Mistick Village Gazebo, Mystic, CT. FREE EVENT