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2020-2021 Virtuosi Season
(Rev. Jan 2021)


Please note that due to the pandemic and Connecticut state COVID-19 regulations
all dates and details are subject to change or cancellation.


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Jonathan Kane

THE VIRTUOSI – MAIN STAGE:
COVID VICTIMS REMEMBRANCE BY COMPOSER JOHNATHAN KANE

10/11 – 3 pm – Trinity – On Main – New Britain
10/18 – 6 pm – Cyril and Methodius Church – Hartford
A concert commemorating the pain and suffering of all people caused by
the COVID-19. A new piece commissioned by the Virtuosi from the
Connecticut composer Jonathan Kane will be premiered at the event.
Also in the program: Bartok: Divertimento for Strings.
The Orchestra will be lead by Adrian Sylveen who will also play the
principal violin.

Limited on-location tickets are available, tickets available at https://thevirtuosi.ticketleap.com/.
The performance will be broadcasted live via Virtuosi Facebook Live.

Please read our 2020-10 Covid-19 Concert-October Press Release


FROM THE SMALL STAGE:
Friday, November 13th, 8 pm

LIVE – ONLINE – broadcasted live via Facebook.
Connecticut Lyric Opera presents a selection of arias, songs, and more.
Jurate Svedaite, soprano, Rebecca Almeida, mezzo-soprano,
Blake Hansen, piano, Aymeric Dupré la Tour, piano, Brunilda Myftaraj, violin
The event hosted by Adrian Sylveen, artistic director of the Connecticut Lyric Opera.

The performance will be broadcasted live via Virtuosi Facebook Live.


THE VIRTUOSI – MAIN STAGE:
VIOLIN CONCERTI BY BACH for 1, 2, & 3 violins

Sunday, November 29th, 3 pm
Trinity-On-Main Arts Center, New Britain
Connecticut Virtuosi will perform 4 beautiful concertos by J. S. Bach.
Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042
Concerto For Violin, Oboe (violin) in C Minor, BWV 1060
Bach Concerto for 3 Violins in D major, BWV1064R
Brunilda Myftaraj, Adrian Sylveen & Katalin Viszmeg – violins

Limited on-location tickets are available, tickets available at https://thevirtuosi.ticketleap.com/.
The performance will be broadcasted live via Virtuosi Facebook Live.


Daniel Juarez, tenor

FROM THE SMALL STAGE:
Saturday, December 19, 8:30 PM
Connecticut Lyric Opera concert 

We invite you to join us on Saturday, December 19, at 8:30 p.m. (EST) for the second installment of Connecticut Lyric Opera’s free online monthly concert series, From the Small Stage. Our featured artist this month will be celebrated Tenor Daniel Juárez.

From the Small Stage will be broadcast live on the Connecticut Lyric Opera’s Facebook page. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can still view the concert on December 19 using this link.

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with Aymeric Dupré la Tour, piano

THE VIRTUOSI – MAIN STAGE:
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT
A traditional Holiday Celebration of Joy and Beauty

December 27th, 5 pm
Trinity-On-Main Arts Center – New Britain
J. Strauss – Waltzes
F. Schubert – Rondo in A major for Violin and Strings, D 438
W. A. Mozart – Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201
W. A. Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 9 “Jenamy” in E ♭ major, K. 271. First Movement
Christmas Carols

Limited on-location tickets are available, tickets available at https://thevirtuosi.ticketleap.com/.
The performance will be broadcasted live via Virtuosi Facebook Live.

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featuring mezzo-soprano Rebecca Almeida.

FROM THE SMALL STAGE:
Friday, January 22, 8 pm
Connecticut Lyric Opera Concert 

Brazilian Mezzo-Soprano Rebecca de Almeida brings an exhilarating presence and transparent energy to the stage. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Rebecca has performed a wide variety of roles throughout the US and Europe. Rebecca Almeida’s achievements include 1st prize at XXVI Concurso Latino Americano Rosa Mística, II Concurso Nacional Jovem Destaque, two times winner of ‘Concurso Villa Lobos’ as well as 2nd prize at 20º Concurso de Piano ArtLivre – Prova Estímulo, performances at renowned venues such as Teatro Municipal de Niterói and CCBB in Brasil, and The Garde at New London, CT. Rebecca actively performs in New England with CT Lyric Opera, Hartford Opera Theatre, and East Coast Chamber Orchestra, as well as a duo with her husband Blake Hansen.


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

THE VIRTUOSI – MAIN STAGE:
BEST OF THE TRUE ROMANTICS
Masterworks for strings

Friday, February 5, 7:30 pm – (Location details TBA)
Edvard Grieg: “Suite in olden style”, op. 40
Pyotr Ilyich: Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48

A program exploring the “romantic” nature of the great music. The True Romantic composers wrote music that captivates our hearts and imagination with colors and depth of musical and human emotion.

Limited on-location tickets are available, tickets available at https://thevirtuosi.ticketleap.com/.
The performance will be broadcasted live via Virtuosi Facebook Live.


Karol Szymanowski

THE VIRTUOSI – MAIN STAGE:
POLISH REBIRTH OF THE XX CENTURY

March (date TBA)
Mieczysław Karłowicz: Serenade for Strings, Op. 2
Karol Szymanowski: String Symphony (Quartet no 2)

A concert presenting the most significant Polish composers of the XX century. The so-called Second Polish Rennaisance was a great cultural achievement, not only for the Polish nation but for the whole region. It was also the result of cultural influences from major cultural and historical events of that time.

The performance will be broadcasted live


violinist Brunilda Myftaraj

THE VIRTUOSI – MAIN STAGE:
MOZART & FRIENDS MINI-FESTIVAL

Friday, April 16, 7:30 pm Trinity-On-Main Arts Center
Sunday, April 18 (details TBA) Hartford

New Britain:
Mozart: Symphony No. 17 in G, K. 129
Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Symphony op. 11 No. 1 in G major
Mozart: Symphony Concertante in E♭ major, K. 364

Adrian Sylveen

Hartford:
Mozart: Symphony No.6 in F, K.43
Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Symphony op. 11 No. 2 in D major
J. C. Bach: Sinfonia concertante, W.C 34 in A-major for Violin and Cello

Limited on-location tickets are available, tickets available at https://thevirtuosi.ticketleap.com/.
The performance will be broadcasted live via Virtuosi Facebook Live.


CONNECTICUT LYRIC OPERA & THE VIRTUOSI – MAIN STAGE:
PUCCINI – LA BOHEME

May 2021 (Dates, Locations, and times TBA)
Fully staged with the CT Lyric Opera: The production will also include
young singers from the Virtuosi Academy in Hartford Program
Cast to be announced at a later date,
Stage Director TBA, Adrian Sylveen, conductor


with oboist Johanna Lamb

THE VIRTUOSI – MAIN STAGE:
MUSIC INSPIRED BY NATURE

Friday, June 11, 7:30 New Britain
Sunday, June 13, Hartford (details TBA)

New Britain:
Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in D minor
Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, op. 61- incidental music
Charles Fernandez: Oboe Concerto Mov I

Hartford:
Charles Fernandez: Oboe Concerto Mov II & III
Paul Hindemith: Trauermusik
J. S. Bach: ‘Sheep May Safely Graze’, from Cantata Nº 208

On-location tickets are available, tickets available at https://thevirtuosi.ticketleap.com/.
The performance will be broadcasted live via Virtuosi Facebook Live.


RESCHEDULED DUE TO CONNECTICUT COVID-19 REGULATIONS

Opera – “The Telephone, or L’Amour à trois” – Menotti
A look at a XX century “socially distanced” love relationship via a telephone.
date TBA Trinity-On-Main Arts Center
date TBA Wadsworth Museum
A production in partnership with the CT Lyric Opera
Conductor: Adrian Sylveen


RESCHEDULED DUE TO CONNECTICUT COVID-19 REGULATIONS

Opera Johann Strauss – Die Fledermaus
Fully staged with the CT Lyric Opera Young Artists Program
DATES TBA
Cast: Charles Eaton, Daniel Kamalic, Jūratė Švedaitė -Waller,
Maria Margiolakou, Rachel Abrams, Rebecca de Almeida, Spencer Hamlin
Stage Director: Jan Mason, Music Director/Conductor: Adrian Sylveen