Eastern CT Symphony Plays Bernstein's 'Candide' April 28

ECSO, ECSC, & Yale Opera
Garde Arts Center | New London
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 8pm

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.

Tickets range from $28 - $62, with $12 tickets available for active/retired military members and anyone under 30, sponsored by General Dynamics Electric Boat.

This concert has been generously sponsored by Olde Mistick Village.

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