Culture Connect Featured Event
The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra concert series continues on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at 8 PM, at the Garde Arts Center in New London. Music Director, Toshiyuki Shimada, conducts the program which features guest violin soloist, Stephanie Chase, performing Beethoven’s incomparable Violin Concerto in D Major. A specialist in Beethoven’s music, Stephanie Chase made the first recording ever of his Violin Concerto and Romances on period instruments, which features her own cadenzas and has been declared “one of the twenty most outstanding performances in the work’s recording history.”
The concert opens with Sara Kirkland Snider’s Disquiet, and ends with Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in E minor. Ms Kirkland will be present and will give the pre-concert chat at 7 PM with ECSO Music Director, Toshiyuki Shimada. A quote about Ms. Snider’s work states: “Sarah Kirkland Snider belongs to a diminishing margin of composers whose work is as easy on the ears as it is demanding of the mind.”
The concert is sponsored by Quanta Services. Discounted tickets are available for students, active military personnel, and senior citizens, in selected seating areas. Call the ECSO office at 860-443-2876 or purchase tickets on line at: www.gardearts.org.
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