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20th Anniversary Dinner

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  You can use the following link to make Dinner reservations CLICK HERE >>>

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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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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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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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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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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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Jorge Antonio Pita (March 11 & 13)

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Hailed as one of the leading exponents of the bel canto and lyric styles among today’s singers, Jorge Antonio Pita has performed the lyric tenor repertoire to great praise in opera houses throughout the world. Mr. Pita’s voice has now naturally blossomed into the spinto verismo repertoire. Mr. Pitas appearances have taken him to the…

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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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