Archive For The “Events-Past” Category

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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Thoughts on the 20th anniversary season…

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Dear Friends, On May 30, 1997, the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra gave its first performance at the First Church of Christ in New Britain. It is amazing to think that the Virtuosi are approaching 20 years as an organization, and we are now preparing to begin our 20th anniversary season. Since its inception in 1997,…

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2016 – 2017 SEASON

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2016-2017 | 20th Anniversary Season

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2016 Virtuosi Institute Orchestra to focus on “Harmonic Inspiration” of Vivaldi’s music

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The focus of the orchestral program of the festival will be on music by Antonio Vivaldi. In particular we will study and perform concertos from the collection of the 12 compositions op. 3 titled “L’estro armonico” This title translates as “Harmonic Inspiration” and the set was “perhaps the most influential collection of instrumental music to…

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SAT: Aug. 27, 2016 at 7:30pm: “ORFEO ED EURIDICE” by C.W. Gluck

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Our “Orfeo ed Euridice” by C.W. Gluck presented by Connecticut Summer Opera Foundation at JEWISH FEDERATION AUDITORIUM on SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 2016 at 7:30 pm 444 Main St N, Southbury, CT 06488 for Tickets Click Here>>>

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AMERICAN PREMIERE OF WELLS ORGAN CONCERTO

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Saturday, May 7, 7:00 pm – Emanuel Lutheran Church, Manchester Sunday, May 8, 4:00 pm – South Church, New Britain Program: John Wells: Organ Concerto (American premiere) Francis Poulenc: Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings in G minor Woosug Kang, organ     Organist Woosug Kang will join forces with the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra…

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Annual Concert with the New Britain Chorale

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New Britain Chorale and the members of the Connecticut Virtuosi chamber orchestra present Schubert’s Mass no. 5, in A-flat Major Saturday, April 2nd at 7:30pm First Lutheran Church of Reformation 77 Franklin Sq., New Britain Come and listen to this beautiful music for the soul!

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Romantics Rediscovered (March 11 & 13, 2016)

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Jorge Antonio Pita in a program of Sacred Arias Gounod Symphony No.1

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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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Aug. 10 – 24, 2016: Virtuosi Summer Music Institute

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TUNXIS COLLEGE – FARMINGTON, CONNECTICUT http://institute.thevirtuosi.org

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June 13 – July 9, 2016: Greve Opera Academy and Chamber Music Festival

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GREVE-IN-CHIANTI, ITALY http://grevefestival.org

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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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October 11
2015 Fall Gala of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orhcestra

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Reply to Matthew Burry: m.burry@thevirtuosi.org

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October 1 & 3
INAUGURAL CONCERT: MUSIC OF A GENIUS

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No.25 in G minor, K.183/173dB Violin Concerto No.1 in B-flat major, K.207 Luca Rinaldi, violin Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat major, K.364/320d Luca Rinaldi, violin  |  Adrian Sylveen, viola In the opening concert of its 2015-2016 Season the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will perform exclusively the works of one of classical music’s…

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Greve Opera Festival & Music Academy

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www.grevefestival.org

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CT Virtuosi, Opera bring back stories from Italy

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Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and the Connecticut Lyric Opera perform in the Italian city of Greve-In-Chianti. Faculty and students of the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, whose headquarters are at Trinity-on-Main, and the New London-based Connecticut Lyric Opera returned this week from the inaugural Greve Opera Festival in Italy. The three-week festival was a joint endeavor…

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