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Thank you David Vaughan for 25 years of wonderful music!

Thank you also Barbara Vaughan for your years of service!

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2015-2016 Concert Season is over!

All rehearsals until further notice are 7pm to 9pm on Thursday nights (during concert season)

at E O Smith High School in Storrs CT

Performances beginning in 2016 will be at the Fines Arts Instructional Center (FAIC) new building on campus at Eastern CT State University in Willimantic at the times listed below (map - building #30). (Concert admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted.)

Upcoming concerts:

2016-2017 Concert season details TBA!

Fall concert will be Sunday November 6, 2016


Recent concerts:

  • Spring concert: Sunday April 17, 2016 3:00pm

Liszt, Les Preludes; Faure, Pavanne; Kabalevsky Violin Concerto mvmt. 1 featuring the Windham Regional Arts Council Competition winner, Kayla De Caprio, violin ; Hindemith, Sinfonische Metamorphosen

See the poster Spring '16

  • Winter concert: Saturday February 27, 2016 7:30 pm

Weber, Overture to "Der Freischutz"; Various songs ("Hello Young Lovers", "My Funny Valentine") as well as Bellini "Qui La Voce" featuring Dr. Emily Riggs, soprano; Vaughan Williams, English Folk Song Suite; Strauss, Blue Danube Waltzes

See the poster Winter '16

Program notes coming soon!

  • Holiday concert: Saturday December 12, 2015 7:00 pm

Bach, Concerto for Two Violins (mvmt. 1); Suzuki pieces (TBA) featuring local music students; Vaughan Williams, Concerto Grosso (for strings); Humperdink, Selections from "Hansel & Gretel"; Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride; Irving Berlin White Christmas

See the poster Holiday '15

Read the program notes Holiday '15

  • Fall concert: Sunday November 1, 2015 3:00 pm

Rossini, Overture to "An Italian in Algiers"; Dvorak, Violin Concerto - Solomiya Ivakiv, soloist ( ; Anderson, Belle of the Ball; Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

See the poster Fall '15

Read the program notes Fall '15

Last Season's concerts:

  • Spring concert: Sunday May 3, 2015 3:00pm

Puccini, Musetta's Waltz from "La Boheme"; Brahms, Symphony No. 4; Duke Ellington (arr. Calvin Custer), Duke Ellington!; Walton Concerto for Viola and Orchestra featuring Windham Regional Arts Council Young Artist Competition winner Dora DiCaprio on viola

See the poster Spring '15

Read the program notes Spring '15

  • Winter concert: Sunday March 1, 2015 3:00 pm

David Maker, The Lamplighters of Ventemiglia; Haydn, Symphony No. 103 in E-flat "Drumroll"; Sullivan, Overture to "The Mikado"

See the poster Winter '15

Read the program notes Winter '15

  • Fall concert: Sunday November 2, 2014 3:00 pm

J. Strauss, Emperor Waltzes; Borodin, Polovetsian Dances; Mozart, Piano Concerto no. 24 in c minor, (K. 491) featuring Hyun Ju Jang on piano; Prokofiev, Classical Symphony (No. 1) op. 25

See the poster Fall '14

Read the program notes Fall '14


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