Waterbury Symphony heads to the park for outdoor Vivaldi program

Posted on: September 24, 2020

On September 26, string musicians from the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra will perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Hollow Park in Woodbury, Connecticut, representing the ensemble’s first live concert since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March. For the concert, subtitled “A Musical Celebration of Resilience and Hope,” the WSO is implementing concert protocols in accordance with State of Connecticut guidelines; capacity is limited, and attendees will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Ryan Tani, a conducting Fellow at the Yale School of Music, will lead the performance, which also will feature violinist Sirena Huang, who performed with the orchestra this summer in the WSO’s virtual “Variations on a Fourth!” concert. In addition to his work with the WSO’s Side by Side music education program, which pairs area students with musicians from the Waterbury Symphony, Tani is music director of the Occasional Symphony in Baltimore and resident conductor of the New Music New Haven series. With tickets sold out for the live September 26 concert, the orchestra will also stream the concert for free on YouTube on October 24 in a broadcast to include additional content not presented at the live event, including an appearance by Music Director Leif Bjaland.