The First County Bank sponsored Sunday Concert Series at Bartlett Arboretum opens its season Sunday, June 24. Fifteen Sunday concerts are planned at the arboretum in Stamford.

The Sunday Morning Classical Concert Series feature a selection of unique performances by a mix of talented student musicians from the Yale School of Music interspersed with surprise appearances from professional musicians who regularly perform at world renowned venues in New York City. Morning concerts start at 10 a.m.

The 5 to 7 p.m. concerts will feature a host of different pop musical talent from the region. There is no charge to Bartlett Arboretum members, however, non-members have to pay a $6 garden admission fee; children 11 and younger are free.

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Concerts are scheduled to be held in the gardens surrounding the original homestead of Francis A. Bartlett that currently serves as the administration building for the arboretum. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be moved inside the new Silver Educational Center on the same grounds.

"First County Bank is very excited about participating in this relaxed summer concert series at Bartlett Arboretum," Kathy Harris, First County Bank president and chief operating officer, said. "It's a perfect opportunity for the public to relax and enjoy Sundays with live entertainment while sitting in the beautiful gardens of the arboretum, which are truly one of our area's unique natural treasures.

"First County Bank is known for taking care of its customers when it comes to their financial needs," Harris said."And through this sponsorship, we're offering our customers and the general public a leisurely respite from their busy lives." Concert goers should bring a folding chair, a beverage or two and a light snack to enjoy during performances.

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, for more than 160 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 15 branches in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, trust and investment services, business banking services and online banking. First County Bank has more than 220 employees and assets in excess of $1.3 billion. For more information visit