Sun, Jun 9, 2024 | 3:00 pm


$25 plus fees

Celebrate Pride Month with the first of a new and exciting music series Music on the Mezzanine featuring LGBTQ+ artists brought to you by Mezza Concerts. Having hosted house concerts for over 15 years, queer activist, Constance Kristofik is taking shows OUT of her home and into the esteemed Garde Arts Center where you will encounter the same intimate experience within the cozy and stylish space of the Pfizer Mezzanine. 


Namoli Brennet’s performance will include the pride anthem “We Belong” that was featured in the local documentary “Holding Space for Each Other: New London’s LGBTQ+ Community.” The film has been in the festival circuit but will be made available to the public very soon. Opening the show will be spoken word artist Minerva Sadorra.


Namoli Brennet

Namoli Brennet has been writing, recording, touring and releasing albums since the age of Napster. Country Queer called her 2020 release, Light It Up, “An uplifting shot of hope…that queers the sonic landscape.” A multi-instrumentalist with a degree in composition, Brennet’s decades-long career has seen her morph from more traditional singer/songwriter fare into what one reviewer called a “sonic painter,” creating rich, ambient textures as a backdrop for often profound and poetic lyrics. Her music explores themes of belonging, struggle and spirituality and paints a picture of an artist who’s spent their share of time looking for light in the darkness. Namoli has performed in most of the continental United States, Canada, Mexico, Austria, Switzerland and Germany; has been nominated for numerous Outmusic awards, the German Music Critics award (twice) and was listed on the inaugural Trans 100 list. She’s also been featured on NPR and her music is featured in the Emmy-award-winning film Out In The Silence. Her latest album, The Poet Tree, was released in December 2023.

Minerva Sadorra

Minerva Sadorra is an occasional spoken word artist who dabbles on poetic musings here and there. By trade, she is a technical writer. She found her home here in New London, where she lived with her spouse for over 25 years. She has read her poems in local venues and in cities where she resided. She writes her poems mostly in free form, mostly about what she knows instinctively – articulating this so-called knowing, with the intent that someday, someone might take notice and can relate, then, a connection is made.



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