PAN HONORS CUPID at CCSU

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 […]

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Connecticut’s Rising Star with Connecticut Virtuosi

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 […]

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Music Triumphs over Nature at Trinity-On-Main

Opera review by Lawrence James Kellum | Entertainment Correspondent / November 11, 2011 On Nov.4, Offenbach’s final, greatest, and most serious opera ‘TALES OF HOFFMANN’ miraculously came to fruition at Trinity-on-Main after a devastating week of October snow and subsequent power failures and cast changes that plagued rehearsal schedules for […]

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RESCUE MISSION

– 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 […]

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

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 […]

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Tales of a Tenor – Interview with Michael Wade Lee

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 […]

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Symphony, Virtuosi make beautiful music together

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, […]

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New Britain Symphony enters season on a high note

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 […]

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Oct 3, 2011

Patriot wrote on Oct 3, 2011 8:26 AM: ” The music was absolutely awesome. Congratulations to Nancy Judd and all of those responsible for the merger of these two orchestras. It was a powerful performance that brought tears to my eyes. Bravo! “

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Symphony, Virtuosi make beautiful music together

Sunday, October 2, 2011 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 […]

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2011/12 performance season

ADRIAN SYLVEEN – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – CONNECTICUT VIRTUOSI CHAMBER ORCHESTRA – NEW BRITAIN SYMPHONY – MAGNUM OPUS SERIES – CT LYRIC OPERA

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