At Music Mountain in Falls Village on Saturday June 2 at 7PM, The Next Festival of Emerging Artists and Artistic Director Peter Askim will celebrate the David M. Hunt Library with a benefit concert of new music for orchestra featuring Soprano Tony Arnold performing in the world orchestral premiere of “And Once I Played Ophelia” by Brett Dean. Hailed by the New York Times as “a bold, powerful interpreter,” Ms. Arnold is internationally acclaimed as a leading proponent of contemporary music in concert and recording, having premiered hundreds of works by established and emerging composers. The concert will also include performances of new music by Jessica Meyer, Through Which We Flow; Liisa Hirsch, Ascending…Descending; and a world premiere by Peter Askim. The Next Festival of Emerging Artists, in residency for its 6th year at Music Mountain, brings together young professional string players from the best music schools and conservatories in the country to work in a highly individualized and inspirational atmosphere focused on musical exploration, entrepreneurial thinking, and contemporary performance practice. Admission is free and donations to the Hunt Library are welcome. For reserve seating, call the library at 860-824-7424. A culinary tent will be open at 6PM. For more information visit next-fest.org and huntlibrary.org.