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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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Rafal LEWANDOWSKI combines in his playing the Polish and French piano traditions.

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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 from the Academy of Music in Gdansk, Poland. In 1995 he won a scholarship to attend a master-class…

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Steven Fredericks, bass-baritone

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Steven Fredericks, bass-baritone ​represents the complete package of an artistically satisfying performer. Hailed for his “robust” singing with “great emotional depth” he has made his mark with some of opera’s most celebrated roles. Fredericks’ impressive repertory spans all styles and represents his versatility as a performer. From favorite Puccini roles, Colline and Timur, to the…

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Galina Ivannikova, contralto

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Galina Ivannikova is critically acclaimed for her rich, lustrous voice as much as passionate dramatic portrayals. Bruce Michael Gelbert of the NY Art Review raved about her “ her timbre ruby in color, her chest register aptly gusty and her emotional pitch perfect”, “big, glorious Verdi voice in the Golden Age tradition.” Her signature role…

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Bass Stefan Szkafarowsky returns to CLO

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Bass Stefan Szkafarowsky has been praised for the beautiful quality of his bass voice as well as for his impeccable technique. Here in the 2017 -2018 season Stefan will make his debut with the Virginia Opera Company singing the role of The Old Hebrew in their production of Samson and Delilah. Stefan returns to the…

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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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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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2017 SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE & FESTIVAL Aug. 11 – 25

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www.institute.thevirtuosi.org 2017 CONNECTICUT VIRTUOSI SUMMER MUSIC INSTITUTE & FESTIVAL August 11 – 25 LATEST NEWS: Music of Mozart will be the focus of the 2017 VMI Welcome to the 2017 Virtuosi Music Institute. In our 2017 edition of the Institute we will be focusing on the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In particular, we will…

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Connecticut Lyric Opera Domenica 25 Giugno ore 21.15 Rocca di Montestaffoli Via della Rocca – San Gimignano (Si) “TOSCA” di G.Puccini Greve Opera academy, Orchestra di Greve con Connecticut Virtuosi Jurate Svedaite – Tosca Daniel Juarez – Cavaradossi Steve Fredericks – Scarpia Paolo Breda Bulgherini – Angelotti Simon Charette – Sacristan Oswaldo Iraheta – Spoletta…

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CHAMBER ORCHESTRA OF GREVE IN CHIANTI & CONNECTICUT VIRTUOSI

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PROGRAMMA Johann Sebastian Bach – Concerto per violino in Mi maggiore, BWV 1042 Brunilda Myftaraj. violino I. Allegro II. Adagio III. Allegro assai Georg Philipp Telemann – Concerto per due flauti, violino, violoncello, archi, e basso continuo Jill Maurer Davis, Andrea Shabazian – flauti, Elisabeth Adams – violino, Kathleen Schiano – cello I. Vivalce II….

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2017 Greve Opera Academy and Music Festival

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  WWW.GREVEFESTIVAL.ORG Welcome to the 2017 Greve Opera Academy and Chamber Music Festival! Dear Music Lovers, It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the third edition of the Greve Opera Academy and Chamber Music Festival. Our passion for music is the common force which draws us together. It is very important that we…

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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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