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CT Virtuosi Orchestra Presents Bach Concert with CCSU University Singers

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CT Virtuosi Orchestra Presents Bach Concert with CCSU University Singers By Ethan Sadoian – The theme for the Connecticut Chamber Orchestra’s 2017-2018 season is “Reincarnations,” the transformation and reincarnation of musical ideas across the different periods of music history. This idea might not be readily apparent in a concert featuring three works by the same…

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CT Virtuosi Orchestra Returns for a Season of ‘Reincarnations’

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By Ethan Sadoian October 20th and 21st sees the commencement of another season of music-making in Connecticut by the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. – Jim Forgey, the Virtuosi’s principal clarinetist, will be the featured soloist for the performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major at these concerts. Forgey’s association with the Orchestra goes back…

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21st Concert Season Poster

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Feb. 23, 24 “FRENCH IMPRESSIONS”

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CHOPIN: Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante DEBUSSY: Petite Suite RAVEL: “Le Tombeau de Couperin” – Rafael Lewandowski, piano Rafal LEWANDOWSKI combines in his playing the Polish and French piano traditions. He has performed on concert stages across Europe (France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Croatia, Poland, Denmark, Austria), and frequently plays in the USA. Rafael Lewandowski graduated…

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Feb. 24 5:30 pm PRE-CONCERT reception at Hartford Club

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Feb 24 / 5:30 – 7 PM – Yacht Room at the Hartford Club Pre-concert reception with the pianist Rafael Lewandowski. Also, you will enjoy the menu of Hors D’oeuvres from the Club: Mozzarella and Tomato Skewer with Basil and Balsamic Glaze, Bacon Wrapped Scallops, Asian Chicken Potstickers, with Ginger Jus, Artisan Cheese Display, Sliced Fresh Fruit and Seasonal Berries, Beer and Wine Bar. ___________ To…

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March 3 7:30pm VIOLIN & PIANO RECITAL | Adrian Sylveen & Rafael Lewandowski

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   In Program: Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A – major, Op. 100 Alicia Jonas: Suites for piano No. 2 & 3 A graduate from the Warsaw Conservatory of Music, Alicia Jonas trained at The Juilliard School and Mannes School of Music in New York City. Alicia Jonas has lectured, performed and published…

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March 16, 17 BACH Concert with CCSU University Singers

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Choral Concert with CCSU University Singers Music by Johann Sebastian Bach – Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 Jill Maurer Davis – flute, Adrian Sylveen – violin, Michael Korman- harpsichord – Kaffeekantate: “Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht”, BWV 211 Kate Callahan-Hardman – soprano, Steven Fredericks – bass, Alexander O’Neil – tenor –…

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May 11, 13, 18, 19 AIDA (Verdi)

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CAST:   Aida- Jūratė Svedaite (May 13, 18, 19), Frederique Bosz (May 11) Radames- Daniel Juarez Amneris – Galina Ivannikova Ramfis- Steve Fredericks (May 13, 18, 19), Stefan Szkafarowsky (May 11) Amonasro- Ivan Conrad The King Of Egypt- Nathan Resica The Messanger- Joel Edwards, Fred Goff High priestess – Tamra Grace Jones , Frederique Bosz Fri May 11,…

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June 1, 2 “An American Dream”

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Concert Program: Serenade (Leonard Bernstein) Brunilda Myftaraj, violin Adagio (Charles Ives) Fri Jun 1, 2018 7:30pm First Church of Christ Congregational, 830 Corbin Ave, New Britain, CT – Sat Jun 2, 2018 7:30pm Cyril & St Methodius Church, 55 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford, CT About the Artist Albanian-American violinist Brunilda Myftaraj has drawn enthusiastic accolades…

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2018 Greve International Opera Academy and Chamber Music Festival

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THE GREVE OPERA ACADEMY & MUSIC FESTIVAL June 11 – July 7, 2018 www.grevefestival.org The 2018 Edition of the festival will feature productions of Aida and Le Nozze di Figaro as well as other concerts and recitals in multiple locations throughout the Chianti region and Tuscany. Opera performances will take place in Greve in Chianti…

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2018 Virtuosi Summer Music Institute

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www.institute.thevirtuosi.org Welcome to 2018 Summer Music Institute Institute Program is open to instrumental students ages 8-21. Opera Institute is open to young opera singers.  This year’s focus is on music of Mendelssohn, Schubert and Handel.

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Oct 20 & 21: Mozart | Schoenberg

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PROGRAM: Clarinet Concerto (Mozart) Verklärte Nacht (Schoenberg, Arnold) SOLOIST: Jim Forgey, clarinet – Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:30pm First Church of Christ Congregational 830 Corbin Ave, New Britain, CT – Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:30pm Cyril and Methodius Church 55 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford, CT Jim Forgey has been an active performer and teacher in…

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Nov. 17, 18, 26, Dec 2. MAGIC FLUTE (Mozart)

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The Magic Flute (Mozart) Cast and Crew Tamino – Oswaldo Iraheta, Joel Edwards Papageno – Daniel Macey Pamina – Amanda Kohl, Abigail Krawczyńska Queen of the Night – Mary Cook, Letitia Stevens Sarastro – Steve Fredericks First Lady – Mary McCue Second Lady – Tamra Jones, Sara Trenner Third Lady – Rebecca Batista, Rachel Abrams…

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Annual Polish Christmas Concert

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Sunday, Dec. 17, 3pm Welte Hall, CCSU, New Britain Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra Moniuszko Choir Adrian Sylveen, artistic director Zespół Pieśni i Tańca Polanie Hanna Deja, artistic director In the Concert program: Polonaise from opera “Onegin” (Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) Rapsodia litewska, Op.11 (Karłowicz, Mieczysław) Dances and Songs staged and performed by Zespół Pieśni i Tańca “Polanie”…

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2017-2018 / 21st Season

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21st season of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, full of beauty, creativity and passion. 

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Aug. 24 & 26: DIDO & AENEAS by Purcell

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One of the most favorite baroque English operas will be presented with staging, costumes, and VMI Festival Orchestra. The story is based on Book IV of Virgil’s Aeneid. It recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her. Thursday, August 24, 7pm Tunxis Community…

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2017 SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE & FESTIVAL Aug. 11 – 25

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www.institute.thevirtuosi.org 2017 CONNECTICUT VIRTUOSI SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE & FESTIVAL August 11 – 25 LATEST NEWS: Music of Mozart will be the focus of the 2017 VMI Welcome to the 2017 Virtuosi Music Institute. In our 2017 edition of the Institute we will be focusing on the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In particular, we will…

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Connecticut Lyric Opera Domenica 25 Giugno ore 21.15 Rocca di Montestaffoli Via della Rocca – San Gimignano (Si) “TOSCA” di G.Puccini Greve Opera academy, Orchestra di Greve con Connecticut Virtuosi Jurate Svedaite – Tosca Daniel Juarez – Cavaradossi Steve Fredericks – Scarpia Paolo Breda Bulgherini – Angelotti Simon Charette – Sacristan Oswaldo Iraheta – Spoletta…

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CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF GREVE IN CHIANTI & CONNECTICUT VIRTUOSI

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PROGRAMMA Johann Sebastian Bach – Concerto per violino in Mi maggiore, BWV 1042 Brunilda Myftaraj. violino I. Allegro II. Adagio III. Allegro assai Georg Philipp Telemann – Concerto per due flauti, violino, violoncello, archi, e basso continuo Jill Maurer Davis, Andrea Shabazian – flauti, Elisabeth Adams – violino, Kathleen Schiano – cello I. Vivalce II….

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2017 Greve Opera Academy and Music Festival

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  WWW.GREVEFESTIVAL.ORG Welcome to the 2017 Greve Opera Academy and Chamber Music Festival! Dear Music Lovers, It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the third edition of the Greve Opera Academy and Chamber Music Festival. Our passion for music is the common force which draws us together. It is very important that we…

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