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June 1, 2 “An American Dream”

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Concert Program: Hymnus ad cosmos (Ernesto Ferreri) Serenade after Plato’s “Symposium” (Leonard Bernstein) Brunilda Myftaraj, violin Adagio (Samuel Barber) Highlights from An American In Paris (George Gershwin, arr. Jerry Brubaker) 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…

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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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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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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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