In October, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Alasdair Neale performed at the Canal Dock Boathouse on Long Wharf Drive in New Haven, Connecticut. On a patio facing the water, the first concert featured a percussion duo and string trio, and the second spotlighted the symphony’s brass quintet. The concerts came about after NHSO Operations Director John Leibensperger attended presentations by the Yale School of Public Health and Shoreline Arts Alliance about safely reopening arts venues. When symphony CEO Elaine Carroll and Patron Services Ambassador Cheri Brooks visited the wharf, it was determined the concerts could proceed while complying with health regulations, and the city donated the space for the concerts. In addition to music by Bach and Handel, selections included Scott Joplin’s “Solace” and “Bethena,” Fats Waller’s “Ain’t Misbehavin’, and an arrangement of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” with marimba player Aya Kaminaguchi and percussionist Michael Singer.