'Carnival of the Animals' Concert at The Garde Nov 19

Carnival of the Animals: November 19, 2017 at 2pm at the Garde Arts Center; pre-concert family activities start at 1pm  

Lindsay Garritson, Piano
Gary Chapman, Piano
Rhonda Ward, New London Poet Laureate
Eastern Connecticut Ballet
Special pricing: $10/adults, $5/children 18 & under
Join the ECSO for the continuation of its popular family concert offering as we explore a carnival of sounds! Pianist Lindsay Garritson will perform George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, a work so well-loved that nearly everyone in the audience will recognize its iconic themes. Gershwin became inspired by the sounds of a train ride and used this as the starting point for his fun, rollicking rhapsody. Attendees of all ages will be thrilled as dancers from the Eastern Connecticut Ballet join the orchestra for Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. This piece features two pianists and the orchestra working together to create images of each animal being featured through the use of distinctive themes. Poetry will introduce each movement, read by the inaugural New London Poet Laureate, Rhonda Ward.

Arrive at the venue at 1pm for pre-concert activities in the lobby, including a photobooth, musical petting zoo, and many other activities. This event is general admission, and tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for children. You can purchase tickets online at: gardearts.org or through the Eastern Connecticut Symphony office at 860-443-2876. This concert is generously sponsored by General Woodcraft, Inc.
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We are beyond excited to announce our 71st season’s lineup, curated by Music Director and Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada. Exquisite soloists from near, far, and within our very own orchestra ranks will take the stage next year. The chosen programs will continue to highlight the orchestral excellence that has become synonymous with the ECSO. Major repertoire selections include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (Eroica), Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 among many others. Our season comes to a ravishing close through a celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th Anniversary with a concert presentation of Candide, a collaborative project uniting our artistic community for a presentation like no other in the region.
Visit www.ectsymphony.com for more information and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ectsymphony. The ECSO offers a range of affordable seating options from $62 to as low as $12 for attendance to one concert. The ECSO will continue to offer those under 30 years of age and active or retired military members $12 tickets in premium sections. Patrons can also take advantage of the Pick 4 subscription, which enables people to schedule our concerts around their busy lives.
Founded in 1946, the mission of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra is to inspire, educate, and connect our communities through live orchestral music.