This concert has been postponed (as of January 13, 2022) due to the current high rate of COVID-19 transmission. A new date has not yet been determined. Click here for more details on this announcement as well as options for current ticketholders. Original concert details are below:
Saturday, January 22, 20227:30 PMGarde Arts Center, New London
IMITATION OF LIFE
VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.1
with Igor Pikayzen, violin
The orchestra’s first concert of 2022 begins with the U.S. premiere of Imitation of Life by award-winning composer Ekaterina Buzovkina, a recent graduate of the State Musical Institute in Moscow. Carrying on the Russian theme is the evening’s soloist: Igor Pikayzen, grandson of legendary violinist Viktor Pikayzen. The Moscow-born graduate of the Juilliard School and the Yale School of Music joins the orchestra to play Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1, a work that calls for incredible technical facility. Following intermission, Music Director & Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada will lead the orchestra in a performance of Finnish composer Jean Sibelius’s Symphony No. 7, completed in 1924, one of the most beautiful and evocative of 20th-century symphonies, despite or because of its unusual single-movement structure
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