The Newport String Project has recently launched a new series, Hidden Newport, showcasing some of Newport’s most beautiful and unusual locations through virtual chamber music concerts.

Their first performance, premiering on January 17th at 2 pm on YouTube, was filmed at Fort Adams and features music by Haydn, Komitas, and Walker. 

Hidden Newport aims to make the music-making of the Newport String Quartet accessible from the comfort and safety of home, and give their supporters the opportunity to share the music with loved ones, near and far. 

Watch the free concert here:

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Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

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