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Many thanks to the Gallery Committee of the Woodbury Public Library
in Woodbury, Connecticut for their exhibit about composer Leroy Anderson
which was displayed for the month of Janury 2023.
Connecticut Open House Day 2022 on Saturday, June 11, 2022.
The Leroy Anderson House, a historic house museum, is located at 33 Grassy Hill Road. Admission is free. Please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
April, May and June 2022
Many thanks to Yulia Fedorov and Mike McGrath for coordinating the March 21 visit by the faculty of the Trumbull Connecticut Public Schools Music Department to the Leroy Anderson House.
Leroy Anderson Foundation
Open Days, Concerts + other Events
Open Days, concerts and other events will be posted here as we develop our plans for March, April, May and June of 2020.
OPEN DAYSJanuary 2020
Scandinavian Christmas - December 2019 Holiday Open House
The Leroy Anderson House is decorated for Christmas in traditional Scandinavian style. Come see the home of the Woodbury composer of "Sleigh Ride" and "A Christmas Festival". Composer Leroy Anderson wrote such well known light concert music as "Blue Tango", "Bugler's Holiday", "Irish Suite", "Fiddle-Faddle", "Serenata", "The Syncopated Clock", "The Typewriter", "A Christmas Festival", "Sleigh Ride" and many more compositions that are performed throughout the world.
OPEN DAYSAutumn 2019
Saturday, October 12, 2019 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday, October 19, 2019 11 am - 5 pm
Sunday, October 20, 2019 1 pm - 5 pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday, November 2, 2019 11 am - 5 pm
Saturday, November 9, 2019 11 am - 5 pm
Early Winter 2019/2020
Open Days May + June 2019
Open Days 2019
Friends of the
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE DAYS
Early Winter 2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018 11 am - 5 pm
Woodbury's Christmas Festival !
Sunday, December 2, 2018 1 pm - 5 pm
Saturday, December 8, 2018 11 am - 5 pm
Music for Advent - A Holiday Concert with Cynthia Bos
Sunday, December 9, 2018 1 pm - 5 pm
The Connecticut Open House Day saw 34 people visiting the Leroy Anderson House on Saturday, June 9, 2018 to learn about Leroy Anderson, his music, and to see where he and his wife Eleanor and their children lived. With Mr. Anderson's music playing in the background, visitors enjoyed touring the house and grounds and learning about Mr. Anderson's life in Cambridge, Massachusetts, his Military Intelligence service in World War II, and his life in Woodbury from 1946 on. We look forward to opening the house to visitors again starting in late August and continuing through the autumn of 2018.
The Leroy Anderson Foundation is pleased to support music performances and music education in 2018 and 2019 at the Leroy Anderson House in Woodbury, Connecticut and at the Woodbury Senior Community Center in Woodbury, Connecticut. In 2018 and prior years the Leroy Anderson Foundation has provided support for music programs organized by the Gunn Memorial Library in Washington, Connecticut; the Naugatuck Community Choir in Naugatuck, Connecticut; the Northeast Connecticut Community Orchestra in Woodstock, Connecticut; the Connecticut Valley Symphony Orchestra in West Hartford, Connecticut; and at the Southbury Public Library in Southbury, Connecticut.
Exhibits about Leroy Anderson have been created and presented in various places, including: the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota; the Yale University Music Library in New Haven, Connecticut; Kristianstad City Library in Kristianstad, Sweden; Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut, Whittemore Memorial Library in Naugatuck, Connecticut and in Woodbury, Connecticut where the composer lived for many years. Please contact the Leroy Anderson Foundation if would like to host an exhibit about Leroy Anderson as part of your performance of his music.
A Wonderland of Snow: The Life and Music of Leroy Anderson
November 19, 2015 - February 7, 2016
The Leroy Anderson Foundation is pleased to partner with the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut in presenting an exhibit featuring Leroy Anderson. With materials borrowed from the Leroy Anderson Foundation, the Mattatuck Museum is honoring the life and music of Leroy Anderson who made his home in nearby Woodbury, Connecticut.
The museum describes the exhibit with these words: "Leroy Anderson was a composer of orchestral songs without words that have permeated the American culture. Using music, photographs, archives and other memorabilia, this exhibition explores the career of the man whose music has become a part of our everyday life."
The Mattatuck Museum is located at 144 West Main Street in downtown Waterbury, Connecticut on the north side of the Waterbury Green. The Mattatuck Museum is closed on Mondays. The museum is open Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sundays: 12 noon - 5:00 p.m. Please note that the galleries are cleared 15 minutes before closing. The museum will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year Day.
Admission: Museum Members: Free, Adults: $7, Seniors (65+) and Students with valid College I.D: $6, Children under 16: Free.
The Howard Whittemore Memorial Library presented an exhibit from December 1 to December 29, 2012 about the life and music of Leroy Anderson in cooperation with The Leroy Anderson Foundation. The exhibit was titled "A Sleigh Ride Together With You".
A reception for the exhibit took place Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 2 pm at the Whittemore Library. Rolf Anderson and Kurt Anderson, two sons of the composer, presented the PBS documentary film "Once Upon A Sleigh Ride" about their father. This film was produced and directed by Peter Rosen. Following refreshments, William Braun presented a program of music for solo piano. Mr. Braun presented works by Leroy Anderson, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Virgil Thompson and Ned Rorem.
The Howard Whittemore Memorial Library is located at 243 Church Street, Naugatuck, Connecticut. The library is adjacent to the town hall and across from the town green. Parking is on the street. The library is open on Monday 12 - 6, Tuesday and Wednesday 10 - 8, Thursday 10 - 6, Friday 10 - 4, and Saturday 10 - 2. For other information call: 203.729.4591. www.whittemorelibrary.org/.
The Woodbury Public Library in Woodbury, Connecticut presented an exhibit about the life and music of Leroy Anderson in 2012. The exhibit was titled "A Sleigh Ride Together With You".
A reception for the exhibit took place Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 2 pm at the Woodbury Library. Rolf Anderson, a son of the composer, presented a short video and spoke about his father.
Both the exhibit and the reception were open to the public free of charge. The exhibit was on display for the months of January and February 2012.
National Register of Historic Places
The National Park Service named The Leroy Anderson House to the National Register of Historic Places on December 31, 2012. The house contains an exhibit about Leroy Anderson and is occasionally open to the public. For information about visiting the Leroy Anderson House, see the Leroy Anderson House page on this website.
For Music Directors
The Leroy Anderson Foundation is writing a history about the composer Leroy Anderson. The book will include a chapter describing the popularity of Leroy Anderson's music in Europe. We would like to include information about performances of his music with a special focus on the centennial year 2008. Please help by sending information about your performances of Leroy Anderson's music. We appreciate receiving text in the original language. Physical copies of concert programs are of special interest for the archives. We appreciate, however, receiving a digital file via e-mail.
If we receive information about future concerts well in advance, we can help to publicize the concert through the newsletter page of the official website for the composer: leroyanderson.com. Musicians as well as listeners may send comments about Leroy Anderson's music in their native language to the Guestbook page of the composer's official website: leroyanderson.com. Your comments will help us to present a European perspective about Leroy Anderson's music.
The "Hatch Shell" on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston, Massachusetts was where the Boston Pops gave free summer concerts and where the annual July 4th concert is presented. Many important musicians have been honored by having their names placed on the "Hatch Shell." The Massachusetts Dept of Conservation and Recreation has recently announced that Leroy Anderson is one of 10 composers whose names will be added to the "Hatch Shell". The Leroy Anderson Foundation is working with several partners in Boston to make this happen.