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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.)

 

2016-2017 Concert season: This season we had 3 different guest conductors, one for each concert. Next season we will announce our new conductor!

 

Recent concerts:

  • Spring concert: Sunday April 30, 2017 3:00pm

Conductor: Hilarie Clark Moore

Place: Mansfield Middle School Auditorium, Mansfield CT

Verdi, Overture to "Nabucco"; Mascagni, Intermezzo from "Cavalliera Rusticana"; Schubert, Symphony No. 8 in b, D. 759 "Unfinished"; Bruch, Romance in F (op. 85) performed by the Windham Regional Arts Council Young Artist Competition winner Sofia Gilchenok on viola

See the poster Spring '17

  • Winter concert: Sunday February 26, 2017 3:00 pm

Conductor: Scott Chaurette

Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 26 in D, K. 537 "Coronation", mvt. 1, Anthony Pandolfe, soloist; Bizet, Selections from "L'Arlesienne", Gary Gacksatter, Grouse Creek Symphony

See the poster Winter '17

Read the program notes Winter '17

  • Fall concert: Sunday November 6, 2016 3:00 pm

Conductor: Kyle Wernke

Grainger, Immovable Do; Copland, Our Town; Schumann, Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, Op. 97 "Rhenish"

See the poster Fall '16

Read the program notes Fall '16

 

Last season's 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

Read the program notes 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

Read the program notes Winter '16

  • 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 (http://solomiyaivakhiv.com/) ; Anderson, Belle of the Ball; Grieg, Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

See the poster Fall '15

Read the program notes Fall '15

 


What's New

MEMBER NEWS:

  • Annual member's meeting Thursday 5/4/17, EO Smith band room, 7 pm.

  • Annual Board meeting, Thursday 5/11/17.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Last update 5/1/17

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