This concert will include a classic work written during a time of crisis – Béla Bartók’s Divertimento for String Orchestra, a modernist energetic protest piece composed in response to the Nazi regime in Europe – and the world premiere of Stays the Year One Moment, a new work from Newington, Connecticut composer and violist Jonathan Kane written in remembrance of the victims of COVID-19. Jonathan’s piece, which we commissioned, is one of the first original orchestral compositions created to honor over one million people worldwide who have died from the virus.
Performances will be held on Sunday, October 11, at Trinity-On-Main in New Britain at 3 p.m. and on Sunday, October 18, at SS Cyril and Methodius Church in Hartford at 6 p.m. A limited number of tickets are available for each performance, as Connecticut statewide mandates remain in place for attendance at indoor events. To purchase tickets for this special performance, please visit https://thevirtuosi.ticketleap.com.
The performances will also be broadcast live on our Facebook page and will be made available for viewing on YouTube. Suggested donations of $25 are welcome at http://thevirtuosi.org/donate/ to help sustain our work through these unsettled times.
As always, we appreciate your support and look forward to seeing all of you in person at our performances in the future.