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Please welcome our new permanent conductor, Scott Chaurette!

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 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 #32). (Concert admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted.)


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2017-2018 Concert Season

Upcoming concerts:

  • Winter concert: Sunday March 4, 2018 3:00 pm

Couperin (arr. Bazelaire), Pieces en concert for Cello and Strings - Kurt Kaufman, cello solo; Glinka, Valse-Fantaisie; Bizet, Symphony in C

  • Spring concert: Sunday May 6, 2018 3:00pm

Mozart, Don Giovanni Overture; Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 5; Windham Regional Arts Council Young Artist Competition winner (TBA)


Recent concerts:

  • Fall concert: Sunday November 5, 2017 3:00 pm

Bach, Concerto for Oboe and Violin; Dvorak, Carnival Overture; Beethoven, Symphony No. 5

See the poster Fall '17

Read the program notes Fall '17


Last season's 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

Read the program notes 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



What's New


  • Rehearsals for March concert have begun - schedule.

  • Members please pay your dues - dues form.

  • There was a nice article about new conductor Scott Chaurette in the 11/18/17 Willimantic Chronicle newspaper.

























Last update 2/16/18