2015-2016 Season Report

2015-2016 Season

Season Concerts and Operas:

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART – “MUSIC OF A GENIUS”
Thursday, October 1 – Holy Cross Church, New Britain
Saturday, October 3 – Cyril & Methodius Church, Hartford
Symphony No.25 in G minor, K.183/173dB
Violin Concerto No.1 in B-flat major, K.207
Luca Rinaldi, violin
Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K.364/320d
Luca Rinaldi, violin, Adrian Sylveen, viola

SLAVIC MASTERPIECES
Friday, October 23 – Welte Hall, CCSU, New Britain
Sunday, October 25 – St. Joseph Cathedral, Hartford
Mieczyslaw Karlowicz: Lithuanian Rhapsody, Symphonic Poem Op. 11
Antonin Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
Melissa Morgan, cello
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: “The Tempest” Symphonic Poem Op. 18

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (W. A. Mozart, libretto by Da Ponte)
Friday, November 6 –Trinity-on-Main Arts Center, New Britain
Saturday, November 7 – MHS Arts Center, Middletown
Wednesday, November 11 – Infinity Music Hall, Hartford
Thursday, November 12 – Infinity Music Hall, Hartford (Hartford Children’s Matinee)
Sunday, November 15 – Garde Arts Center, New London
Fully staged opera in partnership with Connecticut Lyric Opera

FAUST (Charles Gounod, libretto by Jules Barbier)
Friday, February 19 – Trinity-on-Main Arts Center, New Britain
Sunday, March 6 – Infinity Music Hall, Hartford
Friday, March 18 – Palmer Auditorium, Conn College, New London
Sunday, April 3 – MHS Arts Center, Middletown
Fully staged opera in partnership with Connecticut Lyric Opera

THE SIX BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS
Saturday, February 27 – St. Cyril and Methodius, Hartford

Sunday, February 28 – First Church of Christ, New Britain
Bridget De Moura Castro, harpsichord, other soloists

ROMANTICS REDISCOVERED
March 11 7pm– Trinity-on-Main Arts Center, New Britain
March 13 7pm – Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Hartford
Gounod: Symphony No.1
Jorge Antonio Pita in a program of Sacred Arias.

SOUNDS OF SANCTUARY: Mozart & Jenkins
Fri, April 15, 7pm – Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Hartford
Sun, April 17, 4pm – Trinity-on-Main Arts Center, New Britain
W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.17 In G Major, K.453
Yonjoon Yoon, Piano; Maestro Adrian Sylveen, Conductor
Karl Jenkins Adiemus: Songs Of Sanctuary
Archdiocesan Youth Choir; Chorus Angelicus; Ct Children’s Chorus
Meredith Neumann & Gabriel Lőfvall, Conductors

RIGOLETTO (Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco M. Piave)
Fully staged opera in partnership with Connecticut Lyric Opera
Friday, April 22 – Trinity-on-Main Arts Center, New Britain
Sunday, April 24 – Garde Arts Center, New London
Sunday, May 1 – Infinity Music Hall, Hartford
Saturday, May 14 – MHS Arts Center, Middletown

AMERICAN PREMIERE OF WELLS ORGAN CONCERTO
Saturday, May 7 – Emanuel Lutheran Church, Manchester
Sunday, May 8 – South Church, New Britain
Program:
John Wells: Organ Concerto (American premiere)
Francis Poulenc: Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings in G minor
Woosug Kang, organ

Virtuosi Performances at New Britain Schools

10/01/16

9 AM Vance School – Mozart and it’s concertos with Luca Rinaldi

10:30 AM Smith School – Mozart and it’s concertos with Luca Rinaldi

2/25

9:00 DiLoreto – Bach, Brandenburg Concerti, and the art of polyphony

10:30 Smith – Bach, Brandenburg Concerti, and the art of polyphony

2/26/16

9:00 Jefferson – Bach, Brandenburg Concerti, and the art of polyphony

10:30 Smalley – Bach, Brandenburg Concerti, and the art of polyphony

3/10/16

9:00 Northend – Mozart, Grieg, Suite vs Serenade

10:30 Northend – Mozart, Grieg, Suite vs Serenade

Hartford Performs School Concerts for Schools in Hartford

10/22/16

9AM Cyril and Methodius Church, 63 Popieluszko Court, Hartford, CT – “Cello is a beautiful thing” Dvorak and his cello concerto.

11/22/16 Infinity Hall – Mozart – Marriage of Figaro excerpts.

2015 Virtuosi Summer Music Institute Festival Performances

Fri Aug 14, 7:00pm, Brandenburg Concerti No. 6, 5, 2

Tunxis Room (Cyber Cafe) | Tunxis Community College
271 Scott Swamp Rd, Farmington, Connecticut

In Program: Brandenburg Concertos No.: 6, 5, 2

Daniel Lorenzen, violin, Jill Mourer-Davis, flute, Julia Caruk, trumpet, Lilly Toomey, flute, Yash Nair, violin, Johantan Kane, viola, Adrian Sylveen, violin, viola, Antonio Plumer, harpsichord, Batia Lorenzen- Steinbock, harpsichord, Jonathan Sakes, harpsichord, VMI Festival Orchestra, Adrian Sylveen, director

Sat Aug 15, 5:15pm, Piano Recital

Cyril and Methodius Church, 63 Popieluszko Court, Hartford, CT

Maurice Ravel: Une barque sur love an

Alban Berg: Sonata

Franz Liszt: Ballade no. 2 in B-minor

Antonio Plumer, piano, Noah Shafner, piano, Donald Lee III, piano

Sat Aug 15, 7:00pm, Faculty Concert “BAROQUE STRINGS”

Cyril and Methodius Church

63 Popieluszko Court, Hartford, CT

In Program: J. S. Bach: Concerto for 2 violins in d-minor BWV 1043, A. Vivaldi: Concerto for 4 violins in b-minor RV 580

Eckert Lorenzen, violin, Brunilda Myftaraj, violin, Katalin Viszmeg, violin, Adrian Sylveen, violin, Daniel Lorenzen, violin, Jonathan Kane, viola, Batia Lorenzen- Steinbock, piano

Sun Aug 16, 5:00pm, Beth El Temple: Recital by Batia Steinbock, Eckert Lorenzen, & Friends

Beth El Temple, 2626 Albany Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut

Batia Steinbock – Lorenzen, piano, Eckert Lorenzen, violin, Daniel Lorenzel, violin, Rony Arael, violin

Eden Lorenzen, piano, Jonatan Sakes, piano,

IN PROGRAM: Joseph Achron, Haim Alexander, George Gershwin, Paul Ben-Haim, Jan Freidlin,

also: Franck, Mozart and more…

All proceeds from the concert went to support scholarship fund for the students from Israel

Tue Aug 18, Luiz de Moura Castro – Piano Recital

Tunxis Room (Cyber Cafe) | Tunxis Community College

271 Scott Swamp Rd, Farmington, Connecticut 7pm

Luiz de Moura Castro – Piano Recital

In Program: J. S. Bach: Italian Concerto, Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata Opus 111, Franz Liszt:

6 Consolations, Legend No. 2 “St. Francis Walking on the Waves”, Heitor Villa-Lobos:

Alma Brasileira, Dance of the White Indian

Wed Aug 19, 7:00pm, Tunxis College: Orchestra Concert: Jonathan Kane – World Premiere

Tunxis Room (Cyber Cafe) | Tunxis Community College

271 Scott Swamp Rd, Farmington, Connecticut 7pm

World Premiere of the “Music for String Orchestra” by composer Jonathan Kane premiered by the VMI Orchestra, Adrian Sylveen, conductor

Thu Aug 20, Mozart: Cosi fan Tutte (Full Opera)

Tunxis Room (Cyber Cafe) | Tunxis Community College

271 Scott Swamp Rd, Farmington, Connecticut

7pm

Fri Aug 21, 1:30pm, Tunxis College: Young Division Orchestra

Tunxis Room (Cyber Cafe) | Tunxis Community College 271 Scott Swamp Rd, Farmington, Connecticut

Georg Philipp Telemann Klingende Geographie

Fri Aug 21, 5:30pm, Tunxis College: Chamber Music Review

Tunxis Room (Cyber Cafe) | Tunxis Community College 271 Scott Swamp Rd, Farmington, Connecticut

Public Review of Chamber Music Groups of the 2015 VMI

Fri Aug 21, 7:00pm, Tunxis College: Brandenburg Concerti, part 2

Tunxis Room (Cyber Cafe) | Tunxis Community College 271 Scott Swamp Rd, Farmington, Connecticut

Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerti No. 4, 3, 1

2015 Virtuosi Institute Orchestra and Soloists:

Janise Ko, violin Iris Zhao, violin Janny Zhao, violin Daniel Lorenzen, violin (piccolo) Eckart Lorenzen, violin (faculty) Brunilda Myfrataj, violin (faculty) Tyler Tan, violin Jill Maurer-Davis, flute

(faculty) Whitney Perrine, flute Adrian Sylveen, violin, viola (faculty) Donald Lee III, harpsichord Eden Lorenzen, harpsichord Noah Shafner, harpsichor

Sat Aug 22, 7:30pm, Woodbury Old Town Hall:

(Full Opera) “COSI FAN TUTTE” by Mozart