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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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Youth Orchestra

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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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New Britain Symphony enters season on a high note

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The New Britain Herald (newbritainherald.com) News New Britain Symphony enters season on a high note Sunday, September 4, 2011 9:45 PM EDT By Scott Whipple Staff Writer NEW BRITAIN — A year ago, the New Britain Symphony Orchestra ceased to exist. “They ran out of money,” said Adrian Sylveen, artistic director, New Britain Symphony-The Connecticut…

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Music Cafe – Nutmeg TV Program

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Please watch us every Saturday at 9 PM at Classical Music Cafe (magazine)

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May14, 2011 – Hartford Courant – Tosca Review

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‘Tosca’ Soars In Intimate New Britain Setting

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March 13, 2011 – CT Virtuosi and New Britain Symphony…

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newbritainherald.com Saturday, March 12, 2011 9:47 PM EST By Liz Newberg staff writer

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Dec 10, 2010 – Magic Flute Production Review

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Magic Flute Review: Article published on Dec 5, 2010 in The New London Day, By Milton Moore Day Staff Writer (m.moore@theday.com) Lyric Opera finds the magic in Mozart’s score

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