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Woodbury, Connecticut

Leroy Anderson, American composer

Leroy Anderson
American Composer

Leroy Anderson was America's foremost composer of light orchestral music.
- Yale Universiry Music Library, 2008

Eleanor Anderson (Mrs Leroy Anderson)

Eleanor Anderson
Mrs. Leroy Anderson

Leroy Anderson House
Historic House Museum

Updated September 1, 2019


Arts Alliance of Woodbury Connecticut

September 11, 2019, 7 pm

The Leroy Anderson Foundation is pleased to welcome the Arts Alliance of Woodbury to the Leroy Anderson House on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7 pm.  Musical performers will include Marianna Vagnini, Todd Gorski, Christo Jamo and Gil Rubin. Admission is free to members of the Arts Alliance of Woodbury.  Non-members: $5.

To reserve a space send an email to:;

For information about becoming a member of the Arts Alliance of Woodbury, visit their website:

The Leroy Anderson House is located at 33 Grassy Hill Road in Woodbury, Connecticut.

Leroy Anderson Foundation

The Leroy Anderson Foundation honors the life and work of Leroy Anderson, the American composer of light concert music, who lived from 1908 to 1975.  Some of his best known compositions include Sleigh Ride, Blue Tango, The Typewriter, The Syncopated Clock, Bugler’s Holiday and Fiddle-Faddle.

Eleanor Anderson (1918-2014), wife of composer Leroy Anderson, dedicated herself to furthering her late husband's memory.  Mrs. Anderson created the Leroy Anderson Foundation in 2010.

Leroy Anderson House

The Leroy Anderson House is a Historic house museum in Woodbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut.  The National Park Service named the building to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.  In 2018 the Town of Woodbury designated the Leroy Anderson House as a historic house museum.  It is the headquarters of the Leroy Anderson Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization.

The house contains an exhibit about Leroy Anderson.  Group Visits may be arranged by advance reservation.  The house is open for general admission on Open Days in early and late Summer, in Autumn and in December.  For information about making a Visit and the history of the house, go to the page Leroy Anderson House.

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Woodbury, Connecticut where he lived with his family and wrote many of his compositions;

Cambridge, Massachusetts where he grew up, was educated at Harvard and began his career with the Boston Pops Orchestra;

Sweden where Leroy Anderson's parents were born.

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