Archive For The “2017-2018 Season” Category

Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra Concludes Concert Season With “An American Dream”

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By Ethan Sadoian – The Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will close out its 2017-2018 concert season on the first weekend of June with “An American Dream,” a concert of music by American composers. – A featured highlight of the program will be Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade after Plato’s “Symposium,” for violin soloist and orchestra. “Unfortunately, this…

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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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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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The Italian opera Aida is considered the “grandest “of Verdi’s many operatic masterpieces. Set in Ancient Egypt it was commissioned to open at Cairo’s Khedivial Opera House in 1871. Amid much pageantry, unbelievably beautiful expansive music, and a deep emotional impact Aida was a great success and has continued to be a favorite all-time opera…

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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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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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