September 19, 2014

Dear Friends,

As we look forward to another year of exciting orchestra performances, operas, and chamber music, we would like to keep you informed of upcoming events, to reaffirm our commitment to serving you and your community, and to ask for your support in the coming year. With your support, the Virtuosi will continue to grow as a strong artistic voice for progress, inclusiveness, and the importance of beauty as a fundamental value in society.

PERFORMANCE SEASON: The 2014-2015 Heritage Concert Series will build on a 16 year tradition of free orchestral concerts in New Britain, presenting the music of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, and other great composers, and outstanding soloists such as Kathleen Schiano, Corbin Beisner, and Jurate Svedaite.

In partnership with Connecticut Lyric Opera, the Virtuosi will present a full season of operas in New Britain, Hartford, Middletown, New London, and Waterbury, including Der Rosenkavalier by R. Strauss, Il barbiere di Siviglia by G. Rossini, and La bohème by G. Puccini. Over the past five years, the Virtuosi – Lyric Opera partnership has become the only full season professional opera project in Connecticut.

EDUCATION: A vital part of our mission is to engage our community with enriching and accessible educational programs. For many years we have partnered with the New Britain school system to offer a series of orchestral concerts in New Britain schools, and each year these concerts give over 2,000 New Britain students the opportunity to experience a live symphony orchestra and interact with Virtuosi musicians, leaving them excited and inspired to pursue music in their lives.

In the coming year we will continue to build our partnership with the New Britain School district to offer an after-school youth orchestra program for elementary school students. The Virtuosi strive to enrich the lives of children, and the community at large, by helping people to appreciate great art and unlock their musical potential.

PRINCIPLES: The Virtuosi is an organization based on principles of effective management, artistic integrity and quality, and collaborative partnership. We continue to build strong partnerships with CT Lyric Opera, Tunxis College, Polish Studies at CCSU, the New Britain Chorale, the Consolidated School District of New Britain, and many other community partners in order to fulfill our artistic mission.

YOUR SUPPORT is a form of partnership with the Virtuosi in building a better future for our entire community. We ask you to consider supporting the Virtuosi by making a tax-deductible contribution here >>>.

We also hope that you will join us on October 10th at 7 p.m. at the Country Club of Farmington for the Fall Gala Dinner, a festive celebration of the Virtuosi’s 2014-2015 season. Please RSVP by contacting us  us at, or by phone at (860) 351 3135. Also, feel free to contact us with any additional questions you might have.



Adrian Sylveen                           Matthew Burry
Artistic Director                         Executive Director

Season Founder’s Package
$5000 Includes 16 Gala tickets, and:
full-page advertisements in all 2014/15 Virtuosi publications,
on-line logo(s) listings on web page and all e-mail blasts,
10 complimentary tickets to all ticketed events.

Season Sponsor’s Package
$3000 Includes 10 Gala tickets, and:
half-page advertisements in all 2014/15 Virtuosi publications,
on-line logo(s) listings on web page and all e-mail blasts,
5 complimentary tickets to all ticketed events.

Patron Tickets
$1,000 – Includes 6 Gala tickets
$ 500 – Includes 4 Gala tickets
$ 300 – Includes 2 Gala tickets

Single Tickets
$125 single / $225 couple

Contact: | Phone: (860) 351 3135