What seven Connecticut orchestras are performing this spring

Posted on: March 7, 2018

“With spring fast approaching, orchestras throughout the region have planned concerts that celebrate rebirth and renewal,” writes Phyllis A.S. Boros in Thursday’s (3/1) Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, CT). “The Greater Bridgeport Symphony has devoted its entire 2017-18 season to ‘Revolutions and Revelations.’ … On April 28, the GBS will present ‘Stars & Stripes.’ … The GBS … has commissioned a new composition: The Songs of the American Revolution and Civil War by Jeremy Kittel, who will also solo on violin…. While many U.S. states have only a few professional orchestras, the small state of Connecticut has many…. Here are some of the other upcoming spring concerts in the region.” Concerts from March to May include the Norwalk Symphony’s staged production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro; the New Haven Symphony’s Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto, with soloist Nick Canellakis; a Greenwich Symphony program featuring violinist Elmar Oliveira; the Stamford Symphony’s Haydn, Mendelssohn, and Schumann concerts led by Paul Watkins, one of the orchestra music director candidates; a Waterbury Symphony program featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson in Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2; and the Ridgefield Symphony’s Mozart program featuring Symphony No. 41 and Violin Concerto No. 4, with soloist Angelo Xiang Yu.

Posted March 7, 2018