Hartford, CT

2019 SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
August 9 – 25

Admission to all concerts by suggested donation ($15-$25) Fri. August 9, 7 PM Opening concert – Sylveen Family Concert In Program works by J. S. Bach performed by 2 generations of musicians and their friends Tunxis Room, Tunxis Community College 271 Scott Swamp Rd. Farmington Sun. August 11, 6 PM […]

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2019-2020 Performance Season

The 2019-2020 Season of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra centers around operatic works and in keeping with our mission, we are presenting several musical selections from Eastern Europe.   Daphnis et Eglé The season continues with a staged production of the baroque opera Daphnis et Eglé by Jean-Philippe Rameau presented […]

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2019 SUMMER INSTITUTE
August 12–25

Chamber Music – Individual Instructions – Master-Classes – Orchestra – Art History – Fun & Educational Activities – Opera Young Artist Program – Public Performances – About the Institute: – Virtuosi Summer Music Institute is a two-week creative music education program open to instrumentalists ages 8-18 and young and upcoming […]

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Opera review from performance in Middletown

SPANISH INQUISITION IN MIDDLETOWN Special to Town Times by Larry Kellum Not heard with any opera company in Connecticut since 1976, the CT Lyric Opera and its CT Virtuosi Orchestra presented Verdi’s colossal “Don Carlo” at the newly named Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center in Middletown on May 11. As […]

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May 31, June 2
Music of Revolutions

In Program: Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major for violin and viola Shostakovich: String Symphony No. 8, op.110 Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) – Concert program exploring music that reflected milestone events of social change. Virtuosi will present pieces that inspired or expressed progress, equality, human rights, and all human […]

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May 10, 11, 17, 26
DON CARLO
by Giuseppe Verdi

“Don Carlo, one of the most enigmatic, yet profoundly beautiful operas Giuseppe Verdi ever composed. The story takes place in the mid-1500s, at the time of the Spanish Inquisition, and it’s loosely based on historical characters and events. The title character is the son of Spain’s King Phillip II, and […]

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March 22 & 24
Songwriter
Emma Rae
Jazz Cross-Over

The Connecticut Virtuosi and our students will perform music from the popular film series, and jazz standards with the singer and songwriter Emma Rae. – Fri. March 22 / 8 pm / New Britain First Church Of Christ Congregational (830 Corbin Ave) – Sun. March 24 / 4 pm / […]

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January 12 Brunilda Myftaraj in Violin Solo recital

In program: Johann Sebastian Bach – Partitas for solo violin: Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 About the Artist Albanian-American violinist Brunilda Myftaraj has drawn enthusiastic accolades from audiences as well as […]

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Tamra Grace Jones – Musician, Storyteller, Artist, Soprano

Tamra Grace Jones is a Boston-based soprano with a passion for communication through song. She aims to tell the beautiful and timeless story of the human experience. She recently joined the Connecticut Lyric Opera Young Artist Program. She has won silver at the Vancouver International Music Competition and received top […]

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Introducing the cast of CARMEN Production

Truly outstanding cast of singers will be joining the CLO and the CVCO for it’s upcoming production of CARMEN.   CARMEN: Tamra Grace Jones DON JOSE: Daniel Juarez ESCAMILLIO: Justin Ryan (Nov. 9, 18), Ivan Konrad (Nov. 11, 17) MICHAELA: Jurate Svedaite (Nov. 11, 18), Mary McCue (Nov. 9, 17) […]

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Carmen by G. Bizet

Carmen by G. Bizet Bizet’s immortal opera, Carmen, is without doubt one of the most well-known and beloved operas in the repertory today, and was the first opera CLO presented more than a decade ago. Set in Seville, the opera deals with the love and jealousy of Don José, who […]

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