The Rites of Spring virtual benefit concert and silent auction will be held on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

“We are so grateful for, moved and inspired by the tremendous outpouring of support and contributions to our auction campaign,” said Rites of Spring Music Festival founder Paolo Bartolani. “It’s no secret how challenging this year has been for everyone and, like many other organizations, we’ve had to adapt. Thank you to all of you for helping keep the arts alive and the music going.”

The festival will feature classical music and holiday favorites performed by pianist Barolani and soprano singer Ashley Galvani Bell. To register for the free event, click here.

A silent auction will also be held until Dec. 20. The items available are from local businesses and include wines, tea, jewelry, artwork and more.

The event is free to attend but a tax-deductible donation would be appreciated. Proceeds from the event will go towards continuing the concerts and music festivals held by Rites of Spring.

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