Archive For The “New Britain, CT” Category

Carmen by G. Bizet

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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 is lured away from his…

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Rhapsody in Blue & Rakastava

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Jean Sibelius: Rakastava (The Lover) George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Featuring Batia Steinbock-Lorenzen, piano Josef Suk: Serenade, Op.6 – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 2018 | 8:00 PM | FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, CONGREGATIONAL >>> 830 Corbin Avenue, New Britain, CT 06052 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 2018 | 8:00 PM | CYRIL AND METHODIUS CHURCH >>> 55 Charter Oak Ave,, Hartford, CT 06106 Born in…

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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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21st Concert Season Poster

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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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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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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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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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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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