Concerts & Tickets - Past

Harkness Chapel, Connecticut College
New London, Connecticut
Saturday, 15 December 2018 - 7:30 PM
Presenters: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus; Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Handel: Messiah, HWV 56
Ensemble: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Conductor: Wendy Moy
Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Saturday, 17 November 2018 - 7:30 PM
Sponsor: ASA Environmental Products, Inc. & Firefly Farms
Presenters: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus; Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
Ensemble: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Tower: Purple Rhapsody
Artist: Viola Barbara Wiggin (Viola)
Verdi: Stabat Mater
Ensembles: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus; Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian"
Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Saturday, 20 October 2018 - 7:30 PM
Sponsor: Friends of the Symphony
Presenter: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody no 1 in A major, Op. 11 no 1
Ensemble: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Artist: Svetlana Smolina (Piano)
Rouse: Rapture
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 8:00 PM
The ECSO gathers all of the artistic forces in our community for a joyous celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th anniversary with a concert 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 provided from Yale Opera will deliver the humorous libretto with energy and pluck. 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.
Presenters: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus; Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra; Yale Opera
Bernstein: Candide
Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Saturday, 24 March 2018 - 8:00 PM
Two magnificent pieces by Joseph Haydn and Gustav Mahler form a military-themed concert showcasing the orchestra’s talent in different contexts. Haydn’s Symphony No. 100 (Military) is one of his London symphonies, written during and after his exposure to the city. His military symphony derives its subtitle from the 2nd movement which features trumpet fanfares and “Turkish” percussion – triangle, cymbals, and bass drum. Jumping forward in time a century, Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 is his first fully instrumental symphony and begins with a funeral march. A chorale of hope appears in the 2nd movement, and returns to symbolize glory and triumph in the final movement, leaving the audience spell-bound.
Sponsor: Dominion Energy
Presenter: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Haydn: Symphony no 100 in G major, H 1 no 100 "Military"
Mahler: Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Saturday, 24 February 2018 - 8:00 PM
Sponsor: Yale New Haven Health/Lawrence + Memorial Hospital
Presenter: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Lash: This Ease
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo theme for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33
Artist: Yi Qun Xu (Cello)
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. by Maurice Ravel)
Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Saturday, 27 January 2018 - 8:00 PM
Sponsor: Chelsea Groton Bank
Presenter: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Lalo: Overture to Le roi d'Ys
Mozart: Ruhe sanft (Zaïde)
Artist: Sarah Yanovitch (Soprano)
Mozart: Sinfonia concertante for Winds in E flat major, K 297b (K Anh 9)
Artist: ECSO Principal Winds
Lalo: Norwegian Rhapsody for Orchestra
Mozart: L'amerò sarò costante from Il Re Pastore, K. 208
Artist: Sarah Yanovitch (Soprano)
Mozart: Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Viola, K.320d
Artists: Anton Miller (Violin); Rita Porfiris (Viola); Miller-Porfiris Duo
Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Sunday, 19 November 2017 - 2:00 PM
This event is general admission, and tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for children. Arrive at the venue at 1pm for pre-concert activities in the lobby, including a photobooth, musical petting zoo, and many other activities.
Sponsor: General Woodcraft, Inc.
Saint-Saëns: Le Carnaval des animaux (Carnival of the Animals)
Ensembles: Eastern Connecticut Ballet; Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Artist: Lindsay Garritson (Piano)
Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Saturday, 18 November 2017 - 8:00 PM
Sponsor: ASA Environmental Products, Inc. & FireFly Farms
Presenter: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Coolidge: Pioneer Dances
Copland: Our Town
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Artist: Lindsay Garritson (Piano)
Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite
Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 8:00 PM
Sponsor: Friends of the Symphony
Presenter: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser
Prokofiev: Concerto for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 26
Artist: Mark Markham (Piano)
Beethoven: Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Saturday, 29 April 2017 - 8:00 PM
Sponsor: Olde Mistick Village
Presenters: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus; Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute
Bartók: Dance Suite for Orchestra, Sz 77/BB 86
Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral"
Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Saturday, 25 March 2017 - 8:00 PM
Sponsor: L+M Healthcare and Yale New Haven Health System
Presenter: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Goldsmith: Star Trek V: Main Theme and March of the Klingons
Ligeti: Atmosphères
Williams: Throne Room and End Title from Star Wars
Holst: The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Saturday, 18 February 2017 - 8:00 PM
Presenter: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Massenet: Meditation from "Thais"
Artist: Joan Winters (Violin)
Hovhaness: And God Created Great Whales, Op. 229 no 1
Nielsen: Concerto for Flute, FS 119
Artist: Joanna Wu (Flute)
Rachmaninov: Symphony no 2 in E minor, Op. 27
Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Sunday, 29 January 2017 - 2:00 PM
Sponsor: The Edward and Mary Lord Foundation
Presenters: Eastern Connecticut Ballet; Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty Suite
Humperdinck: Selections from Hansel and Gretel
Prokofiev: Excerpts from Cinderella
Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Saturday, 28 January 2017 - 8:00 PM
Sponsor: Chelsea Groton Bank
Presenter: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty Suite
Schumann: Concerto for Violin in D minor, WoO 23
Artist: Julie Eskar (Violin)
Humperdinck: Selections from Hansel and Gretel
Prokofiev: Cinderella, Op. 87: Suite
Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Saturday, 3 December 2016 - 8:00 PM
Presenter: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, Op. 56a
David: Concertino for Trombone in E flat major, Op. 4
Artist: Joseph Alessi (Trombone)
Kapralova: Suita Rustica
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28 (Till Eulenspiegels Merry Pranks)
Strauss: Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437 (Emperor Waltzes)
Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Saturday, 22 October 2016 - 8:00 PM
Sponsor: The Friends of the Symphony
Presenter: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Balakirev: Islamey (arr. Lyapunov)
Bartók: Concerto for Piano no 3, Sz 119/BB 127
Artist: Boris Berman (Piano)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35
Sponsor: Olde Mistick Village and Washington Trust Company
Presenters: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus; Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Tchaikovsky: Festival Coronation March in D major
Mozart: Concerto for Piano no 19 in F major, K 459
Artist: Eva Virsik (Piano)
Handel: Coronation Anthems (4): Zadok the priest, HWV 258
Elgar: Coronation Ode, Op. 44
Artists: Sarah Yanovitch (Soprano); Caroline O'Dwyer (Mezzo Soprano); Terence B. Fay (Tenor); Brian Vu (Baritone)
Mystic Marriott
Groton, Connecticut
Saturday, 9 April 2016 - 6:00 PM
The Friends of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (ECSO) are once again sponsoring a Gala to benefit ECSO on April 9, 2016 at the Mystic Marriott. This is a major fundraising component of the ECSO’s continued success and community impact. The evening will feature a choice of three delicious meals prepared by the Octagon Steakhouse. New this year, Rock and Soul Revue will perform their classic blend of rock and roll and R&B, which has delighted audiences across this region for years.

Tickets are $150, and a tax-deduction receipt can be provided for your records. By attending our Gala, you become a vital partner in sustaining our mission in this community.

Your table purchase and attendance will help us to:

• Provide musical opportunities for thousands of area students through our Music in the Schools program, Young People’s Concerts at the Garde Arts Center, and our Strings Ensemble and Youth Orchestra. We also host an annual Instrumental Competition to spotlight young talented musicians and to give them a chance to perform with ECSO, a professional symphony orchestra.

• Supply low price tickets to our concerts for students, active military personnel and veterans, and senior members of our community.

• Bring world-class talent to the Garde Arts Center regularly to enrich the cultural offerings of southeastern Connecticut. We present six classical concerts at the Garde Arts Center each season in addition to our choral concerts in Norwich and New London.

Please call the office for more information or for a formal invitation - 860-443-2876
Presenter: ECSO Friends of the Symphony
Program TBA
Ensemble: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Saturday, 19 March 2016 - 8:00 PM
Sponsor: Quanta Services
Presenter: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture in C minor, Op. 80
Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus, Op. 61 "Concerto for Birds and Orchestra"
Beckel: Concerto for Brass and Orchestra
Artist: ECSO Brass Section
Shostakovich: Concerto for Cello no 1 in E flat major, Op. 107
Artist: Jung-Hsuan Ko (Cello)
Wagner: Overture, Die Meistersinger
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