Culture Connect Featured Event
The 65th anniversary Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra concert series continues on Saturday, March 17th at 8 PM, at the Garde Arts Center in New London. ECSO Music Director, Toshiyuki (Toshi) Shimada, conducts the concert entitled “Color Us Green.” The program includes pieces by Strauss, Schumann, Grainger and Steiner with a clarinet solo by Kelli O’Connor playing Copland’s Clarinet Concerto. Irish tunes and the sweeping theme from “Gone with the Wind” mark this St. Patrick’s Day performance. The 7 PM pre-concert lecture features the ECSO Concertmaster, Stephan Tieszen, and some selections played by the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Youth Orchestra. For tickets to the concert sponsored by Connecticut Light & Power and Yankee Gas, contact the Eastern Connecticut Symphony office at 860-443-2876 or purchase them on the Internet at: www.gardearts.org. All members of the audience are invited to a free post-concert reception.