Eastern CT Symphony Season Continues with April 27 Concert

ECSO and ECSC Continues 72nd Season – Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:30pm – Titans Concert takes place at the Garde Arts Center, New London, CT

Featuring the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus; Terrence Fay, Tenor; Matt Sullivan, Baritone; and Caroline Olsen, Mezzo-soprano

 
Note: the new concert time is 7:30pm, and the pre-concert chats will begin at 6:30pm.

The season finale opens with a piece from a true titan of orchestral music: Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven’s Prometheus Overture was derived from his only offering in the arena of ballet music. The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus joins forces with the ECSO for another iconic composer’s offering. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Mass in C Major (Coronation) will ring out the hall with exuberance in its stately setting of the Mass text, which led it to be performed at coronations for many years, thus earning its subtitle.
 
Closing out the evening and season is a work of epic proportions by Gustav Mahler, his Symphony No. 1 (Titan). Mahler defied convention with his first symphony, by borrowing sounds from nature, quoting “Frère Jacques” as a funeral march, and incorporating klezmer themes, all leading to a triumphant finale in full orchestral voice.

usic Director and Conductor, Toshiyuki Shimada, had the following statement: “This piece is one of the most fitting ways to conclude a season. It asks a lot of the musicians but is rewarding for all involved on the stage and in the audience, providing a blockbuster ending for everyone.”
 
This concert is generously sponsored by Olde Mistick Village.
 
All attendees are urged to meet and greet with fellow concertgoers and ECSO musicians at the complimentary post-concert reception in the upper lobby of the Garde Arts Center. The reception is sponsored by Tom Castle, JohnPaul Morales, and Eric Cooper.

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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.

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The ECSO offers a range of affordable seating options from $65 to as low as $31 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.

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