Concerts & Tickets - Upcoming

Garde Arts Center
New London, Connecticut
Saturday, 27 April 2019 - 7:30 PM
The season finale opens with a piece from a true titan of orchestral music: Ludwig van Beethoven. Beethoven’s Prometheus Overture was derived from his only offering in the arena of ballet music. The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus joins forces with the ECSO for another iconic composer’s offering. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Mass in C Major (Coronation) will ring out the hall with exuberance in its stately setting of the Mass text, which led it to be performed at coronations for many years, thus earning its subtitle. Closing out the evening and season is a work of epic proportions by Gustav Mahler, his Symphony No. 1 (Titan). Mahler defied convention with his first symphony, by borrowing sounds from nature, quoting “Frère Jacques” as a funeral march, and incorporating klezmer themes, all leading to a triumphant finale in full orchestral voice.
Sponsor: Olde Mistick Village
Presenters: Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus; Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43
Mozart: Mass in C major, K 317 "Coronation"
Mahler: Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"
Connecticut College: Palmer Auditorium
New London, Connecticut
Sunday, 5 May 2019 - 2:00 PM
Special pricing: $10/adults, $5/children 18 & under

Join the ECSO for the continuation of its popular family concert offering, as we explore the excitement of orchestral music! The concert opens with a thrilling overture titled Los esclavos felices by Juan Arriaga. Next, South of the Border Mexican Medley by John Philips helps celebrate Cinco de Mayo with an arrangement of familiar melodies. The concert will come to a satisfying conclusion with one of the most well-loved pieces in the orchestral repertoire by listeners of all ages, Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. This piece will feature a narrator and dancers from the Eastern Connecticut Ballet to tell its whimsical story, which uses distinctive musical themes to highlight instruments of the orchestra in a fascinating way.

Arrive at Palmer Auditorium at 1pm for pre-concert activities in the lobby, including a photobooth, musical petting zoo sponsored by Stewart’s Music in Niantic, and many other activities. This event is general admission, and tickets are only $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Sponsor: Chelsea Groton Foundation
Presenters: Eastern Connecticut Ballet; Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra
Arriaga: Los esclavos felices
Conductor: Toshiyuki Shimada
Philips: Mexican Medley
Conductor: Toshiyuki Shimada
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67
Conductor: Toshiyuki Shimada
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