Music From Salem is Lila Brown's vision: bring world-class chamber music to a rural setting; allow the musicians to explore their surroundings and the audience to get up close and experience the music viscerally. Concerts are usually held at Hubbard Hall, in the village of Cambridge, ten miles south of Salem. During the summer season, anyone may attend free open rehearsals at various area locations, where musicians work on the program for the weekend and then open the floor to questions concerning how chamber players signal through eye contact or how they resolve differences over things like tempi and dynamics. There are also free workshops for children at various area locations, enabling children to see and hear the instruments at close range and learn how music is composed and performed. Now that's getting pretty close! And for kids there is an introduction to music-making and listening featuring repertoire from upcoming programs targeted at ages 6-12. It's Free! And the next one is Thursday July 9, 10 am at the Bancroft Public Library, at the traffic light in Salem, NY.