We The People 22-23

The Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra presents “We The People” concert series funded in part by an Arts grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. From 2021 to 2023 the Virtuosi will introduce audiences to the rich and diverse cultural threads woven by America’s immigrants into 20th and 21st-century music. Each concert features an immigrant composer and/or musician, whose music reflects inspiration from a distinct culture or group of cultures. Each concert includes written and/or spoken word pieces by writers who are themselves immigrants from the culture(s) being highlighted. When words fail, music speaks. The series explore connections between cultures, languages, and people. The New Britain concerts are held at the New Britain Museum of American Art. The Hartford concerts are held at the Seaverns Room at the Bushnell.

May 28, June 11, 2023 ~ Music of Passions ~

We the People, immigrant stories, part 5 ~ Seaverns Room, Bushnell, Hartford, May 28, 2023, 3 pm ~ New Britain Museum of American Arts: June 11, 2023, 3 pm Haydn: Symphony No. 49 (‘La Passione’), Javier Farias: El Vuelo de tu Alma, Ernesto Ferreri: Verlangen, Op.28 (world premiere)

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February 12 & 19, 2023 with ELIZABETH LYRA ROSS

We the People, part 4 AFRICAN-AMERICAN HERITAGE ~ Sunday, 2/12, 2023 at 3 PM at New Britain Museum of American Art,  ~ Sunday, 2/19, 2023 at 3 PM at Seaverns Room, Bushnell in Hartford,  with soprano ELIZABETH LYRA ROSS,  Music by H. T. Burleigh, Dvorak, William Grant Still, Hall Jahnson, and Joseph Boulogne.

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