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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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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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21st Concert Season Poster

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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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Magic Flute (Mozart) – Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:30pm Trinity-On-Main, 69 Main St, New Britain, CT – Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:30pm Middletown High School, 200 La Rosa Ln, Middletown, CT – Sun Nov 26, 2017 Time TBA Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT – Sat Dec 2, 2017 6:30 pm…

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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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CT Virtuosi Gala Concert Celebrates 20 Years of Music

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By Ethan Sadoian On June 2nd and June 4th, the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will celebrate 20 years of making music in Connecticut with a commemorative Gala Concert, the finale of the Orchestra’s concert season this year. Dr. Cathryn Addy has been involved with the Virtuosi for nearly all of those 20 years, serving as…

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20th Anniversary Dinner

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  You can use the following link to make Dinner reservations CLICK HERE >>>

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TOSCA – May 12, 14, 20, 26

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Jurate Svedaite, Frederique Bosz – Tosca Daniel Juarez – Cavaradossi Steve Fredericks, Andrew Potter – Scarpia Andrew Potter, Steve Fredericks – Angelotti Steven A. Fasano – Sacristan Terrence Fay, Oswaldo Iraheta – Spoletta David Kennedy – Sciarrone Adrian Sylveen, Conductor Jan Mason, Stage Director Dara Blackstone – Chorusmaster Carter Alevrides – Set design Nightwing Whitehead –…

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When in Rome, do NOT do as these Romans do! Interview with Steve Frederiks

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By LARRY KELLUM Puccini’s 3rd most popular opera, the violent but gorgeous “TOSCA” returns to Connecticut in May when the CT Lyric Opera and the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra present a new production of the masterpiece in its usual four venues throughout the state. Composed in 1900 and based on the famous French Sardou play…

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CT Virtuosi Orchestra Presents “Music of J.S. Bach”

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~ By Ethan Sadoian ~ The Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra celebrates the music of Johann Sebastian Bach with concerts in New Britain and Hartford next week featuring three of his works. Italian harpsichordist Giacomo Benedetti will be the featured soloist in a performance of Bach’s ‘Harpsichord Concerto No.1 in D Minor, BWV 1052.’ Benedetti has…

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March: 24 & 25: MUSIC OF BACH

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In Program: Harpsichord Concerto No.1 in D Minor BWV 1052 Cantata BWV 32 “Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen” Motet BWV Anh. 159 “Ich Laße dich nicht, du segnest mich denn” Giacomo Benedetti, Harpsichord Christiana Aloneftis, soprano Christian Kotsis, baritone CCSU University Singers Drew Collins, conductor (march 25) Friday, March 24, 7:30pm First Church of Christ Congregational,…

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CCSU University Singers are joining Virtuosi in performance

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The University Singers is CCSU’s premiere, elite vocal ensemble. The 16-24 auditioned singers represent departments throughout the University. Their repertoire encompasses some of the greatest choral music from the past five centuries. University Singers has toured to China, France, Hungary, Japan, Puerto Rico, and Spain, and recently returned from their ninth international tour to Poland…

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Christiana Aloneftis, soprano (March 24&25, 2017)

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“Young Greek-Cypriot Australian Soprano Lirico, Christiana Aloneftis “has an exceptionally warm, expressive soprano voice….She performs with poise and graceful, nuanced phrasing” – Joyce DiDonato (The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall). Currently based in Germany, she completed a BMus and a DipLang (Adv. Italian) at The University of Melbourne in 2012. In addition, she holds…

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Giacomo Benedetti, harpsichord (March 2017)

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Giacomo Benedetti has studied Organ and Organ Composition in the conservatory “Lorenzo Cherubini” in Florence with Mariella Mochi and graduate with G. Libertucci: he studied with Matteo Imbruno, organist of the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, following Masterclasses in Amsterdam. He studied piano with Rosa Scarlino, harpsichord with Annaberta Conti and Alfonso Fedi, basso continuo with…

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Christian Kotsis, baritone

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Christian Kotsis was born in 1984 and is currently a voice student of Prof. Bernhard Adler at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and finised his Bachelor of Arts 2014, Master studies in Florenz with Maestro D’Agostini, Maestra Taddei and Maestro Bellugi. He took Masterclasses with Prof. Kahry and Maestro Alessandro Corbelli. In…

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