Press Release – New ECSO Executive Coordinator Announced

New ECSO Executive Coordinator Announced – 9.18.23
Contact: Caleb Bailey, [email protected]; 860-443-2876

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra announces new Executive Coordinator

New ECSO Executive Coordinator Announced
The ECSO is pleased to announce the appointment of Emma Bocciarelli to the full-time position of Executive Coordinator. Reporting to the Executive Director, this role is a crucial part of the ECSO team through patron relations, marketing and design, office management, and event coordination.

Upon notice of her appointment, Emma had the following statement:” I am beyond grateful to be joining ECSO as the Executive Coordinator. Coming from a musical family, I have loved it since a young age. The arts are extremely important, and I admire what everyone here at ECSO has accomplished. I am excited to move forward with the symphony’s mission and meet the rest of the ECSO community.”

Caleb Bailey, ECSO’s Executive Director, will work closely with Emma to execute the ECSO’s mission to “Inspire, Educate, and Connect our communities through live orchestral music.”

“Getting to know Emma through the interview process has been a great experience. She has the skills, personality, and passion for music, all of which are necessary to accomplish what we are working towards with our organization,” Bailey remarked.

Emma Bocciarelli bio:

Emma Bocciarelli is a 2023 graduate from the University of Connecticut with degrees in Business Management and Piano Performance. She immensely enjoyed her piano studies with Dr. Angelina Gadeliya. Emma was a recipient of the EB Storrs Piano Scholarship, studied music abroad and performed in various masterclasses with Renana Gutman, Vladimir Valjarevic, Yoshi Akimoto, Yi-heng Yang, and the Takacs Quartet. 

In spring of 2023, Emma completed an internship at The Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford, CT, with a focus in marketing and customer relations. Currently, Emma is the Music Director at Putnam Congregational Church, as well as pianist for the Shoreline Chorale, Eastern CT Performing Arts Association Community Voices, and the Tim Fioravanti Jazz Orchestra.

Emma continues to perform, collaborate, and teach while traveling and enjoying time with family, friends, and her three dogs.

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The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce our 2023-24 season lineup, curated by Music Director & Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada. Season highlights include the 100th Anniversary of Rhapsody in Blue, The Tom Brown 6, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus singing Haydn’s Lord Nelson’s Mass, and international guest artists. 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 primarily 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. In addition to a range of affordable single-ticket options—from $65 to as low as $12—the ECSO offers those under 40 years of age and active or retired military members $12 tickets in selected sections.

Founded in 1946 by Norwegian immigrant Victor Norman, the ECSO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the eastern Connecticut region, including New London, Norwich, Waterford, Groton, Mystic, Old Lyme, and East Lyme. Recent concerts in Norwich, Willimantic, and Stonington reflect our renewed dedication to serving a broader area.

Our mission is to inspire, educate, and connect our communities through live orchestral music.