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Opera review from performance in Middletown

SPANISH INQUISITION IN MIDDLETOWN Special to Town Times by Larry Kellum Not heard with any opera company in Connecticut since 1976, the CT Lyric Opera and its CT Virtuosi Orchestra presented Verdi’s colossal “Don Carlo” at the newly named Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center in Middletown on May 11. As […]

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CT Virtuosi Orchestra Presents Bach Concert with CCSU University Singers

CT Virtuosi Orchestra Presents Bach Concert with CCSU University Singers By Ethan Sadoian – The theme for the Connecticut Chamber Orchestra’s 2017-2018 season is “Reincarnations,” the transformation and reincarnation of musical ideas across the different periods of music history. This idea might not be readily apparent in a concert featuring […]

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CT Virtuosi Orchestra Returns for a Season of ‘Reincarnations’

By Ethan Sadoian October 20th and 21st sees the commencement of another season of music-making in Connecticut by the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. – Jim Forgey, the Virtuosi’s principal clarinetist, will be the featured soloist for the performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major at these concerts. Forgey’s association […]

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CT Virtuosi Gala Concert Celebrates 20 Years of Music

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 […]

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CT Virtuosi Orchestra Presents “Music of J.S. Bach”

~ 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 […]

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Violinist Luca Rinaldi joins CT Virtuosi Orchestra for Concert of Italian Masterworks

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 […]

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A JESTER’S GESTURES: A Review of Rigoletto

Special to Town Times by Larry Kellum Verdi’s dark, but ever so beloved “Rigoletto” closed the CT Lyric Opera/CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra’s 2015-16 season on April 22 when it premiered at New Britain’s Trinity-on-Main. The production will also appear on May 1 at Hartford’s Infinity Hall and culminate at MHS […]

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Romanticism Is Not Dead!
Interview with Jorge Antonio Pita

By Larry Kellum An internationally acclaimed Cuban-American tenor is coming to Connecticut on March 11 and 13 to appear in concert with the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and CT Lyric Opera during this season of Lent. His full name is Jorge Pita Carreras. No, he is NOT related to the […]

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Virtuosi @ New Britain Schools:

We were at the Smilley Academy and Jefferson School today, and at DiLoretto School yesterday, performed Brandenburg concerti for the 2-5th grades of the New Britain Schools!! The purpose of our Concerts at the New Britain Schools Program is to introduce classical music to children. These concerts are an important […]

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