Press Release – December Offerings

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

CONTACT: Caleb Bailey          
860-443-2876, [email protected]

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This December, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra musicians are venturing out beyond the Garde Arts Center main stage.

First off, in honor of the ongoing “Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass” exhibit, the ECSO string trio will be performing at the Mystic Seaport Museum Meeting House on December 8th. Bask in the warm glow of luminary lanterns while enjoying a concert of Italian-inspired music. Tickets include access to the Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass exhibit until 5:00 pm. The hour-long concert begins at 5:30 pm.

Admission is $15 for seaport members, and $30 for non-members. And ECSO subscribers will receive the $15 discounted price by calling 860.572.5331 and mentioning they are a subscriber.

Then, to help us get into the holiday spirit, on December 17th at 2:30 pm, the ECSO brass quintet will be spreading holiday cheer through music! Come join us for a family concert at the beautiful Harkness Chapel, located on Connecticut College’s campus.

The brass quintet will play classics like Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and many more. Choir members from Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School will perform What a Wonderful World, What the World Needs Now is Love and they will join the brass quintet and audience for a sing-along to wrap a bow on the concert. General admission is $8, and tickets information can be found on our website:

Tell your family and bring your friends to this delightful seasonal concert featuring musicians from your Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and members of the New London public school community.

Accessibility: The main floor of the chapel is wheelchair-accessible, with a ramp and railing at the main entrance, and there is an accessible restroom on that floor.

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We are thrilled to announce our 22-23 Season lineup, curated by Music Director and Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada. Season highlights include the return of the New London Big Band in January, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus singing in Brahms’ A German Requiem, and the Earth Day Celebration concert in April. From early fall to late spring, the 75-plus member professional Symphony Orchestra presents six subscription concerts annually, most of which feature guest soloists. Subscription concerts are performed at the historic award-winning Garde Arts Center on State Street in New London.

Visit for more information and follow us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) @ectsymphony. The ECSO offers a range of affordable seating options from $65 to as low as $12 for attendance to one concert. The ECSO will continue to offer those under 40 years of age and active or retired military members $12 tickets in premium sections. ECSO is also active in promoting music education in New London by offering educational programs, watch our website for details.

Founded in 1946 by Norwegian immigrant, Victor Norman, the mission of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra is to inspire, educate, and connect our communities through live orchestral music.

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