2017 ECSO Gala

The Friends of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (ECSO) are once again sponsoring a benefit Gala on April 8, 2017 at the Mystic Marriott. This year we are honoring Beth Tillman for 32 years of dedicated service and commitment on behalf of the ECSO.

We are also proud to be celebrating 70 successful years of providing outstanding orchestral music to our community. The evening will feature a choice of three delicious meals prepared by the Octagon Steakhouse. 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

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Symphony Orchestra
289 State Street
New London, CT 06320

Phone: 860-443-2876

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Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Britten: Peter Grimes: Sea Interludes (4), Op. 33a
Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 "A sea symphony"
Mahler: Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique"
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Verdi: I lombardi
Shostakovich: Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47
Nielsen: Symphony no 4, Op. 29 "Inextinguishable"
Elgar: Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85
Beethoven: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 36
Snider: Disquiet
Vaughan Williams: Serenade to Music
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20
Wagner: Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin
Smetana: The Moldau
Prokofiev: Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100
Liszt: Les préludes, S 97
Sibelius: Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43
Elgar: Nimrod from Enigma Variations
Strauss: Four Last Songs
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40
Berlioz: Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9
Wagner: Die Meistersinger, prelude
Elgar: Coronation Ode, Op. 44
Bernstein: Overture to Candide
Holst: The Planets, Op. 32/H 125
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35

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The ECSO operates with additional support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.