Archive For The “New Britain, CT” Category

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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October 23 & 25
SLAVIC MASTERPIECES

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Karlowicz   Dvorak   Tchaikovsky Mieczyslaw Karlowicz: Lithuanian Rhapsody symphonic poem Op. 11 Antonin Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 Melissa Morgan, cello Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: “The Tempest” Symphonic Fantasia after Shakespeare symphonic poem in F minor op. 18 On Friday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 25, the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will…

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2015-2016 Season Preview

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BEETHOVEN, TCHAIKOVSKY, HAYDN
Kathleen Schiano, cello
Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 ~ 7:30PM

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First Lutheran Church of Reformation, 77 Franklin Square, New Britain, Connecticut

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Richard Strauss:
Der Rosenkavalier
INFINITY HALL, Hartford
Dec. 4, 2014

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Fully Staged Opera Production with the Connecticut Lyric Opera

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Annual Polish Christmas Concert at CCSU
with Karolina Wojteczko, mezzo-soprano
Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 ~ 3PM

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with Polonia Paderewski Chorus at Welte Hall, CCSU

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PRAYER IN OPERA
Jurate Svedaite, Soprano
Daniel Juarez, Tenor
March 7 & 21, 2015

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Manchester, Hartford

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
PIANO CONCERTOS 1 & 3, SYMPHONY No. 5
Corbin Beisner, piano
April 18, 19, 2015

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April 18, 7 pm | Cathedral of St. Joseph, Hartford April 19, 3:30 pm | Welte Hall, CCSU, New Britain

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MUSIC FROM WAWEL
with CCSU’s “UNIVERSITY SINGERS”
April 24, 25, 2015

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New Britain, Hartford

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Giacomo Puccini:
LA BOHEME
May 1, 3, 15, 29, 2015

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Fully Staged Opera Production with the Connecticut Lyric Opera

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2014/15 Season Draft

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The Virtuosi is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 season of orchestral concerts and operas, building upon a 17 year tradition as Connecticut’s premiere chamber orchestra and, in our co-productions with Connecticut Lyric Opera, offering the state’s only full-season professional opera. October 17, 2014 Heritage Concert: Music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Roccoco Variations and More Kathleen…

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