Waterbury Symphony’s “Music in Great Spaces” brings Bach to distillery

Posted on: March 22, 2018

The next concert in the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra’s “Music in Great Spaces” series will take place on March 24 at the Litchfield Distillery in Litchfield, Connecticut. The one-hour “Bourbon and Bach” performance at the micro-distillery will feature percussionist Doug Perry in a solo recital of music by J.S. Bach and distill, a commissioned premiere by Natalie Dietterich that will be performed using bourbon bottles from the distillery. Also on the program will be Toby Fox’s Undertale Variations; Rich Vreeland’s Panacea and The Apple Palace; Olivier Messiaen’s O Sacrum Convivium, transcribed for marimba, and Michael Laurello’s Rose, transcribed for marimba and electronics. Originally incorporated as the Waterbury Civic Orchestra in 1940, the orchestra expanded to become the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra in 1956. The orchestra’s music director is Leif Bjaland.

Posted March 21, 2018