Eastern CT Symphony Orchestra Performs 'Candide' in New London April 28

Candide: April 28, 2018 Concert Performance, 8 PM
The ECSO gathers all of the artistic forces in our community for a joyous celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th anniversary with a performance of his Broadway work Candide. Bernstein himself was quoted as saying, “there’s more of me in that piece than anything else I’ve done.” Technically a comic operetta, Candide depicts Voltaire’s satirical novel of the same name. Opposing philosophies and ideologies are sung and beautifully orchestrated through two acts of entertaining music. Soloists from Yale Opera will deliver the humorous libretto with energy and pluck along with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus. This fitting season finale will pay brilliant homage to one of Music Director and Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada’s greatest mentors. This concert has been generously sponsored by Olde Mistick Village.
Ticket holders are invited to a pre-concert chat at 7 PM given by ECSO Music Director, Toshiyuki Shimada and ECSC Music Director, Mark Singleton. All attendees are also invited to a free post-concert reception hosted by Eric Cooper and the Friends of the Symphony. 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, sponsored by General Dynamics Electric Boat. You can purchase tickets online at www.gardearts.org or through the Eastern Connecticut Symphony office at 860-443-2876.
17-18 Season general copy:
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.