“Jean just felt that there ought to be live music in Newburyport, especially during the horrible winter months,” Mercer said.
Sunday’s concert is the first of three in the 2014 series. Upcoming performances are “Music for the Organ and Strings” on Feb. 23 and the Boston Chamber Music Program on April 6.
If you go
What: Olmsted Ensemble opens 2014 Jean C. Wilson Music Series
When: Sunday, 4 p.m. Reception follows the concert.
Where: First Religious Society, 26 Pleasant St., Newburyport
How much: Suggested donation of $20 for adults, $10 for seniors. Free for students and children.
More information: 978-465-0602, ext. 401, or www.frsuu.org