Eastern CT Symphony Orchestra, From Tragedy to Triumph: March 24 Concert

As part of its ongoing effort to connect our communities through live orchestral music, the ECSO is offering free admission to this concert to any service member of the U.S. Armed Forces who wears their uniform that evening.

Two magnificent pieces by Joseph Haydn and Gustav Mahler form a military-themed concert showcasing the orchestra’s talent in different contexts.

Haydn’s Symphony No. 100 (Military) is one of his London symphonies, written during and after his exposure to the city. His military symphony derives its subtitle from the 2nd movement which features trumpet fanfares and “Turkish” percussion – triangle, cymbals, and bass drum. Jumping forward in time a century, Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 is his first fully instrumental symphony and begins with a funeral march. A chorale of hope appears in the 2nd movement, and returns to symbolize glory and triumph in the final movement, leaving the audience spell-bound. This concert is generously sponsored by Dominion Energy.
Ticket holders are invited to a pre-concert chat at 7 PM given by ECSO Music DirectorToshiyuki Shimada and ECSO trombonist, Mark Weaver.  All attendees are also invited to a free post-concert reception hosted by ECSO board members, Tom Berl and Svetlana Kasem-Beg. Ticket prices range from $28 to $62 with $12 tickets available for any person under 30 years of age, and active or retired military personnel. You can purchase tickets online at www.gardearts.org or through the Eastern Connecticut Symphony office at 860-443-2876.

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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.

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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.