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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 – Spoletta David Kennedy – Sciarrone Adrian Sylveen, Conductor Jan Mason, Stage Director Dara Blackstone – Chorusmaster Carter Alevrides – Set design Nightwing Whitehead – Costumes design…

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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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20th ANNIVERSARY GALA CONCERT (New Dates)

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Brahms: Violin Concerto, op. 77 Kane: “Shesh” (World Premiere) Adrian Sylveen, violin ___ (New Dates) Friday, June 2, 7:30pm St. Joseph Cathedral, Hartford ___ Sunday, June 4, 4pm First Church of Christ Congregational, New Britain

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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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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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CT Virtuosi Welcomes Pianist DMITRI NOVGORODSKY for Concerts This Month

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~ By Ethan Sadoian ~   Pianist Dmitri Novgorodsky will join the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra for performances of Felix Mendelssohn’s ‘Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Strings in D Minor’ in New Britain and Hartford later this month. Novgorodsky originally came to the United States nearly 25 years ago for his graduate studies at Yale….

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CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN, PIANO AND STRINGS

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Concert Program: Felix Mendelssohn: Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Strings in D minor Brunilda Myftaraj, violin Dmitri Novgorodsky, piano – Edward Elgar: Serenade For Strings In E Minor, Op 20 Jakub Kowalewski: “Przyplywy – Odplywy” Friday, February 24, 7:30pm First Church of Christ Congregational 830 Corbin Ave, New Britain, CT 06052 Saturday, February 25, 7:30pm…

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Dec. 18: Polish Christmas Concert at Welte Hall

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Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! from Dr. M. B. B. Biskupski The S. A. Blejwas Endowed Chair in Polish and Polish American Studies — — Please join us for the Annual Christmas Concert Sunday, December 18th, 2016 at 3:00pm Welte Auditorium Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT PROGRAM: Chór Moniuszko Connecticut…

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Violinist Luca Rinaldi joins CT Virtuosi Orchestra for Concert of Italian Masterworks

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By Ethan Sadoian Italian violinist Luca Rinaldi will join the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra for two concerts on December 9th and 10th, featuring Italian masterworks by Arcangelo Corelli and Ottorino Respighi. Luca Rinaldi’s acclaimed career has seen him perform as a soloist and violinist throughout Europe, and win international competitions and receive awards as a…

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Dec. 9 & 10 – ITALIAN MASTERWORKS with violinist Luca Rinaldi

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  Concert Program: Vivaldi:  Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, RV 522 – Corelli: Concerti Grossi Op. 6: Concerto grosso No. 1, in D major Concerto grosso  No. 8, in G minor ‘Fatto per la Notte di Natale’ (Christmas Concerto) – Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3 – Luca Rinaldi, violin Friday,…

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MENDELSSOHN HAYDN Oct 21 & 23

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Concert Program: Overture to The Creatures Of Prometheus…….Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64…….Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) Eckart Lorenzen, violin Allegro molto appassionato Andante Allegretto non troppo – Allegro molto vivace intermission Symphony No.104 in D major, Hob.I:104…….Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809) Adagio – Allegro Andante Menuetto and Trio: Allegro Finale: Spiritoso October…

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OPERA: ONEGIN Nov 4, 6, 13, 19

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Trinity-on-Main Arts Center, New Britain Wordsworth Atheneum Museum of Art MHS Arts Center, Middletown Garde Arts Center, New London

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Faust (February / March / April 2016)

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Music by Charles Gounod, libretto by Jules Barbier. Charles Gounod’s Faust draws upon the two act play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a literary classic based on the German legend of a man who sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for knowledge and power. Gounod’s opera does not attempt to match the breadth of…

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The Six Brandenburg Concerti (February 2016)

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Saturday, February 27 – 7pm, St. Cyril and Methodius, Hartford Sunday, February 28 – 6pm, First Church of Christ, New Britain

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Sounds of Sanctuary: Mozart & Jenkins

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Fri, April 15, 7pm – Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Hartford Sun, April 17, 4pm – Trinity-on-Main Arts Center, New Britain

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RIGOLETTO Verdi (April / May 2016)

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RIGOLETTO (Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco M. Piave) Fully staged opera in partnership with Connecticut Lyric Opera Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto is a spectacular fast-paced story of seduction, love, ridicule and tragic death, with powerful music, that has often been cited as Verdi’s best! Connecticut Lyric Opera and the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra present a fully staged…

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Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)

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Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte Mozart’s beloved Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), Mozart’s comedic masterpiece follows the story of Figaro, Count Almaviva’s man servant, and his plans to marry his love, Susanna. The plot twists humorously as Count Almaviva meddles with Figaro’s plans, spurring the Countess to…

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