Eastern CT Symphony Orchestra Presents 'Euro-Latin Passion' Nov 21

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra continues its 69th season on Saturday, November 21 at 8 PM with "Euro-Latin Passion", at the Garde Arts Center in New London. ECSO Music Director Toshiyuki Shimada opens up the night with a symphonic flourish of Le Carnaval Romain Overture by Hector Berlioz. Queen Elizabeth Prize silver medalist Aleksey Semenenko adds to the energy with a performance of Nicolo Paganini’s virtuosic Violin Concerto No. 1. Emmanuel Chabrier and Manuel de Falla both summon Spanish imagery in their respective works España and the Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 1. The Italian flavor continues with film composer Ennio Morricone’s "Gabriel’s Oboe," excerpted from the award-winning soundtrack of The Mission. The concert concludes with Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s dazzling dance-inspired work Capriccio Espagnol. Join the ECSO for an evening of evocative Spanish and Italian dances. The concert is sponsored by Lee and Bernadette Olivier.

Ticket holders are invited to a pre-concert chat sponsored by The Friends of the Symphony at 7 PM given by ECSO Music Director and Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada and Concertmaster Stephen Tieszen. Ticket prices range from $28.80 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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Escape and refresh with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra! The ECSO performs 6 classical concerts from October to May at the Garde Arts Center in New London.

The ECSO offers a range of affordable seating options from $62 to as low as $12 for attendance to one concert. New this season, the ECSO will offer those under 30 years of age $12 tickets in premium sections. Additionally, $12 rush tickets will be available the night of every concert to those under 30 and any active or retired military.

Music Director & Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada has programmed an exciting season showcasing the ECSO's critically acclaimed virtuosity and scope of repertoire ranging from Classical and Romantic-era favorites to newly composed, cutting-edge international works. Visit www.ectsymphony.com for more information and follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ectsymphony.

Founded in 1946, the mission of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra is to perform high quality symphonic music and conduct educational outreach programs.