ORFEO ED EURIDICE by Christoph Willibald Gluck

Opera Baroque: “Orfeo ed Euridice” by Christoph Willibald Gluck staged in collaboration with the Connecticut Lyric Opera’s Young Artist Program and with students and faculty of the Virtuosi Music Academy and Greve Opera Academy.

Guest Conductor – Giacomo Benedetti
Stage Director – Alan Mann
Rebecca De Almeida – Orfeo
Mary McCue, Maria Margiolakou – Euridice
Haley Stoliker, Nora Paunescu – Amore

NEW BRITAIN – TRINITY-ON-MAIN – FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 2020 7:30 PM
HARTFORD – WADSWORTH ATHENEUM – SUNDAY, MARCH 1 2020 2:00 PM


POLISH REBIRTH of the XX Century

The concert will include works for strings by the giants of Polish music of the XX century.  Virtuosi’s Artistic Director, Adrian Sylveen will lead the orchestra in the performance of the String Symphony (Quartet) no 2 by Karol Szymanowski and the Serenade for Strings by Mieczyslaw Karlowicz. Also in the program, arrangements of Szymanowski’s Mazurkas by contemporary Polish composer Jakub Kowalewski.
HARTFORD – WADSWORTH ATHENEUM – SUNDAY MARCH 22 2020 – 2 PM – GET TICKETS >>>
NEW BRITAIN – CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY – SUNDAY MARCH 29 – 3 PM (This presentation will include a lecture, and is free and open to the public)

SACRED MASTERWORKS of the Baroque

STABAT MATER by Giovanni Battista PergolesiOne of the most famous sacred works written by the 26 years old Italian composer will be the focal point of the program. The concert will also feature smaller instrumental and vocal works of J. S. Bach. The Virtuosi will perform the work with the professional Chorus of the Good Shepherd and Parish House in Hartford lead by Rebecca Batista de Almeida.
HARTFORD – FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH – SUNDAY, APRIL 5 2020 – 1:30 PM

DIE FLEDERMAUS by Johnnes Strauss

Die Fledermaus was Johann Strauss II’s most celebrated and popular operetta intoxicatingly melodious and exuberant. Mistaken identities, flirtations at a masked ball, elegant frivolities and confusions of all kinds provide a hilarious vehicle for some of the most captivating music ever written.

NEW BRITAIN – TRINITY-ON-MAIN – FRIDAY, MAY 8 2020 7:30 PM GET TICKETS
NEW LONDON – GARDE ARTS CENTER – THURSDAY, MAY 14 GET TICKETS
HARTFORD – WADSWORTH ATHENEUM – SUNDAY, MAY 17 2020 2:00 PM GET TICKETS
MIDDLETOWN – SANTO FRAGILIO CENTER – SATURDAY, MAY 30 7:30 PM GET TICKETS

PORTRAITS OF TIMES AND PLACES – Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Respighi

Eclectic and beautiful program showcasing three different places and times of Eastern and Central Europe. Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra in the performance of the Serenade for Strings by Tchaikovsky, Sextet op. 48 by Antonin Dvorak, and the famous Ancient Airs and Dances (Suite no. 1) by Ottorino Respighi.
HARTFORD – WADSWORTH ATHENEUM – SUNDAY, MAY 24 2020 2:00 PM
NEW BRITAIN – LOCATION TBA – SUNDAY, MAY 31 2020

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