Conduct the Eastern CT Symphony on June 21 at Mystic River Park

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June 20, 2018
On Thursday, June 21 from 5pm-7pm, in celebration of Make Music Day, members of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra will be located at Mystic River Park waiting to perform.

All they need is a conductor. Members of the public will have a chance to conduct: In the Hall of the Mountain King, Armed Forces March, Can-Can, and the 1812 Overture! Anyone and everyone is invited to step up to the podium and try their hand at conducting the orchestra.

 
Mystic River Park is located on the river adjacent to the historic Mystic drawbridge. There is no fee to enter or use the park and its facilities. The park has even added a new heated public restroom facility. 
 
Make Music Day Southeastern CT is a part of the international Make Music Day movement, which brings free, community-wide, outdoor musical celebrations to hundreds of cities worldwide! Every year, the celebration is held on June 21, the summer solstice, in more than 800 communities around the world.
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We are beyond excited to announce our 72nd season’s lineup, curated by Music Director and Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada. Major repertoire selections from Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, Dvořák, Mahler and many more will bring a thrilling range of sounds to the Garde stage. In addition to these timeless composers, we have co-commissioned a new work by Michael Torke, which will feature violinist, Tessa Lark, performing a bluegrass-style concerto. Along with the esteemed guest artists who will grace the front of the stage will be many familiar faces from within the ECSO’s very own sections. Stephan Tieszen, the ECSO’s Concertmaster for 30 years; principal bass, Tom Green; and principal violist, Barbara Wiggin, will all make featured appearances throughout the season. The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus will join the ECSO for Verdi’s Stabat Mater and Mozart’s Mass in C Major.

Visit www.ectsymphony.com for more information and follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) @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 40 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.
Contact:
Daniel Brandl, Executive Coordinator
(860) 443-2876