Today — 2 weeks before Christmas — is a busy day for many of us.
We’ve got holiday parties to go to, trees to buy and trim, football games to watch. There aren’t enough hours in the day.
But if you can manage to be free for just an hour — starting at 5 p.m. — you won’t regret it.
Beechwood Arts and Innovation — the unique immersive salons sponsored by Frederic Chiu and Jeanine Esposito at their amazing Weston Road home — is staging another event.
But this time, on this cold day, you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home.
You don’t even have to live around here to attend.
All you need is Facebook.
The idea is to replace the “me” in social media with “we,” Chiu explains. “We hope to bring people together to inspire a sense of unity on a global scale.”
Today’s salon is a virtual one. Held on Facebook Live, it’s a stream of an actual salon to be held at the couple’s home (called Beechwood). Igor Pikayzen — a 2005 Staples High School graduate, 2007 Westport Arts Horizon winner, and internationally known violinist, will perform.
Fairfield neighbor Orin Grossman will play favorites from the Gershwin songbook on piano, and Brahms’ “Hungarian Dances” with Chiu.
Greg Wall — Westport’s unique “jazz rabbi” — will show off his rarely seen classical side.
“The goal is to create unity around the world, through the universal language of music,” Chiu says. “Facebook Live is the perfect platform, because it’s interactive.
Hundreds of intimate gatherings of friends and families have already been planned (thanks to Facebook, of course). But individuals can join too. Everyone’s invited.
Today’s Beechwood salon is music at its finest — and most accessible.
That football game can wait.
(Click here to join the Beechwood Arts Salon Facebook Live event, or search Facebook for “Beechwood Arts and Innovation.”)