Connecticut’s New Haven Symphony Orchestra has announced details of its classical and pops concerts for the 2010-11 season, which will open on September 16 at New Haven’s Woolsey Hall with Music Director William Boughton leading a program of Schumann’s Overture, Scherzo and Finale (Op. 52); Brahms’s Symphony No. 1;and Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1, with soloist Elissa Lee Koljonen. Highlights of the orchestra’s other six classical programs will include the second, third, fourth symphonies of Brahms; Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”); Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3 (“Symphony of Sorrowful Songs”); and world premieres of works by Augusta Read Thomas and Jin Hi Kim, the NHSO’s Music Alive Composers-in-Residence. NHSO Associate Conductor Gerald Steichen will lead three pops concerts at Hamden Middle School: a big-band salute; “Celtic Dreams,” a program of traditional Irish songs with tenor soloist William Ferguson; and the NHSO’s annual December holiday concert.
Posted August 16, 2010