Explore the fantastic programs that our Music Director & Conductor, Toshiyuki Shimada has come up with that will highlight amazing soloists, our phenomenal orchestra, and diverse programming.
Scotland’s rugged, island-bound geography and the romantic history of its tartan-wearing clans have captivated audiences for centuries, right up to today’s streamers of Outlander. Setting the tone for the ECSO’s February 24 concert will be the overture to Giuseppe Verdi’s 1847 opera Macbeth, based on William Shakespeare’s tragedy about the murderous 11th-century Scottish general.
As a special addition to the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra’s 77th season, the ECSO, led by Music Director & Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada, will give a performance of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy along with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus, The Anglican Singers, and pianist and Steinway Artist, Eva Virsik.“Henny was a friend and an inspiration. I want this film to honor her memory and tell her story. It’s a story very relevant to today’s world and to our future.”— Jerry Fischer, Co-Director / Producer
It is often said that life is a journey. A piece of music, too, is a journey, one that holds up a mirror to life. The ECSO’s March 30 program explores this theme in works by Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, and the neoclassical Italian composer Salvatore Di Vittorio, whose 2015 Sea Fanfare, based on a theme by Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi, who bridged the Renaissance and the Baroque eras, will open the concert.
The guiding motif of the ECSO’s April 27 concert, the last of its 2023-24 season at the Garde, is a magical bird consumed and reborn in fire: the phoenix of Greek mythology. With the rise of Christianity, the phoenix became a symbol of the resurrection. In this connection, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus, led by Music Director Dr. Daniel McDavitt, will perform Joseph Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. The concert and the season will conclude not with a phoenix but with its counterpart from Russian fairy tales, the firebird.
A group of 10 or more from your workplace or friend group can apply for our group discount of 10% off the total of your tickets.
The ECSO is pleased to offer $12 tickets to patrons under 40 years of age! During checkout, look for the drop down menu on the Garde Arts Center’s website.
The ECSO is pleased to offer $12 tickets to active military and veteran patrons as a thank you for their service!