Culture Connect Featured Event
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra concert series continues on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at 8 PM, at the Garde Arts Center in New London. The 65th anniversary season entitled, “Silver Screen & Golden Tones” features a short piece of classic movie music included in each program during the 2011-2012 series. Barry’s lush music from Out of Africa will start out the evening’s performance. The program named “All in the Family” features the international piano soloist, Eva Virsik, who will be conducted by ECSO Music Director, Toshiyuki (Toshi) Shimada, her husband, and sponsored by Dominion-Millstone Power Station and The Friends of the Symphony. Eva Virsik will play Chopin’s incomparable Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor followed by Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony in the final part of the concert. A pre-concert lecture by pianist, Gary Chapman, is set for 7 p.m. A free champagne reception, to which the whole audience is invited, will follow the performance. Tickets to this concert priced at $27-$54 are available through the ECSO office at 860-443-2876 or on line at: www.gardearts.org. Student rush tickets at $12 will be available the night of the concert at the box office.