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Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Saturday, 24 March 2018 - 8:00 PM
Two magnificent pieces by Joseph Haydn and Gustav Mahler form a military-themed concert showcasing the orchestra’s talent in different contexts. Haydn’s Symphony No. 100 (Military) is one of his London symphonies, written during and after his exposure to the city. His military symphony derives its subtitle from the 2nd movement which features trumpet fanfares and “Turkish” percussion – triangle, cymbals, and bass drum. Jumping forward in time a century, Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 is his first fully instrumental symphony and begins with a funeral march. A chorale of hope appears in the 2nd movement, and returns to symbolize glory and triumph in the final movement, leaving the audience spell-bound.
Sponsor: Dominion Energy
Presenter: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Haydn: Symphony no 100 in G major, H 1 no 100 "Military"
Mahler: Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor
Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Saturday, 28 April 2018 - 8:00 PM
The ECSO gathers all of the artistic forces in our community for a joyous celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th anniversary with a concert performance of his Broadway work Candide. Bernstein himself was quoted as saying “there’s more of me in that piece than anything else I’ve done.” Technically a comic operetta, Candide depicts Voltaire’s satirical novel of the same name. Opposing philosophies and ideologies are sung and beautifully orchestrated through two acts of entertaining music. Soloists provided from Yale Opera will deliver the humorous libretto with energy and pluck. This fitting season finale will pay brilliant homage to one of Music Director and Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada’s greatest mentors.
Sponsor: Olde Mistick Village
Presenters: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus; Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra; Yale Opera
Bernstein: Candide
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