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

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~ 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 Minor, BWV 1052.’ Benedetti has…

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ONEGIN – International Cast Leads The Opening Weekend

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Connecticut Lyric Opera Presents “Eugene Onegin” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky By Ethan Sadoian

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Fanfare interview with Brunilda Myftaraj

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CT Virtuosi Brings Bach to Hartford

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Click to hear the excerpt from the rehearsal…   Article by Ethan Sadoian: “It is a very special thing. Each one has different keys, different moods, different combinations of instruments—to me that makes it fascinating, because nobody had written concerti with such different groups of instruments until Bach. They are wonderful, wonderful pieces of music,” says…

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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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“CLO’s ‘Rosenkavalier’ lets the heavens open up” – Review from The New London Day

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Review of Madama Butterfly

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CLO’s “Madama Butterfly” flies on the wings of Svedaite’s title role By Milton Moore Published May 17. 2014 4:00AM   Updated May 17. 2014 5:47PM New London — Of the Big Three Puccini operas — “Tosca,” “La Boheme” and “Madama Butterfly” — “Butterfly” is the most perilous and the least performed, despite its wonderful score….

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Der Fliegende Holländer Review

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‘Flying Dutchman’ opera at Garde was worth the wait By Milton Moore Publication: The Day New London – The Connecticut Lyric Opera gave New London its first taste of a fully staged Richard Wagner opera Saturday night – and it was delicious. On this bicentennial of Wagner’s birth, the CLO opened its 11th season here…

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08/17/13 Review of performance with Carl Tanner

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Special to Town Times by Larry Kellum On August 17th, the pink, late-summer skies over Middlebury, Ct were aglow with a “Midsummer Night’s Dream” of a concert featuring the CT Lyric Opera and the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, in conjunction with the 2 year old CT Summer Opera Foundation, who all collaborated to bring celebrated Metropolitan…

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About The Virtuosi

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~ by Larry Kellum ~ What is considered by most classical music aficionados to be the premiere orchestra of choice in Connecticut, the CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, is proudly celebrating its 15th anniversary in grand style, with a magnificent gala concert and dinner on Sunday Feb.10 at 4 p.m. at Central CT State University. The…

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CT CLASSICAL MAGAZINE – CLASSICAL MUSIC IN THE NEWS:

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ADELANTE, DANIEL!

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Interview with Daniel Juarez by Larry Kellum On March 2, the Conn. Lyric Opera presents its second opera of the 2011-12 season, Mozart’s playful romp “Cosi van Tutte”, which, as always, will premiere at New Britain’s Trinity On Main, and tour the state throughout the remainder of the month. The ironic comedy features two sisters…

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PAN HONORS CUPID at CCSU

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Interview with Jill Maurer-Davis by Larry Kellum To paraphrase the popular song, “love will be in the air, every sight and every sound” at Central CT State Univ. on Friday, Feb. 10 when the esteemed Conn. Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra presents a special Valentine’s Day concert at Welte Hall. The Virtuosi has been traditionally honoring most of…

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Connecticut’s Rising Star with Connecticut Virtuosi

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Interview with tenor Michael Imbimbo by Larry Kellum On New Years Eve, central Connecticut’s finest will be donning their holiday apparel and enjoying the most gala of gala evenings at New Britain’s Trinity-on-Main, where they will dine on mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres and a 12 course gourmet dinner while listening to the dulcet tones of tenor Michael…

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“Noel a la Polska” – Interview with pianist Rafael Lewandowski & his Chopin video…

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– By Larry Kellum – On Sunday Dec. 18 at 4pm, celebrated Polish pianist Rafael Lewandowski will be bringing a bit of French flair and some Slavic flavor to Central Conn. State University when he appears at Welte Hall with maestro Adrian Sylveen and his New Britain Symphony – The Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra for the…

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RESCUE MISSION

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– Interview of Jason Switzer by Larry Kellum – On Nov. 5, sandwiched between the Conn. Lyric Opera’s New Britain and Middletown performances of “TALES OF HOFFMANN”, I interviewed bass-baritone Jason Switzer, who spews his evil magic onstage four times as four different villains in Offenbach’s greatest masterpiece. After a short break, he reprises these…

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A Woman CAN Have It All! – Interview with Jurate Svedaite

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On Oct. 23, local music critic and reporter Larry Kellum spent a leisurely Sunday afternoon interviewing Connecticut’s favorite soprano Jurate Svedaite of the Conn. Lyric Opera before she scurried off to start rehearsals for that company’s eagerly-awaited, upcoming production of Offenbach’s “TALES OF HOFFMANN”. The artist, born, raised and educated in Lithuania, has been starring…

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Tales of a Tenor – Interview with Michael Wade Lee

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There’s a new tenor star glowing in the Northern Hemisphere these days. His name is Michael Wade Lee, a 40 year old singing sensation whose comet is about to flash across Connecticut’s skies. Fresh from triumphs in several major opera houses in the British Isles, Lee will be in our state appearing with the Conn….

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Symphony, Virtuosi make beautiful music together

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Sunday, October 2, 2011 10:58 PM EDT By Liz Newberg Staff Writer – New Britain Herald With shouts of “bravo” and a standing ovation, the New Britain Symphony made quite a comeback after nearly having to close its doors for good last year. In collaboration with The Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra, their inaugural concert Sunday brought…

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