Youths treated to 'Chills & Trills'

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra bassist Thomas Green brings his instrument into the seating area at The Garde for Skyler Jones, 10, to try prior to the ECSO's annual Young People´s Concerts on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at the Garde in New London.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra bassist Thomas Green brings his instrument into the seating area at The Garde for Skyler Jones, 10, to try prior to the ECSO's annual Young People´s Concerts on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at the Garde in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra bassist Thomas Green brings his instrument into the seating area at The Garde for Skyler Jones, 10, to try prior to the ECSO's annual Young People´s Concerts on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at the Garde in New London.

Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Chelsea Groton Foundation, Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation and Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, over 1,500 third- to fifth-grade students from Norwich, New London, Groton and other school districts were treated to "Chills & Trills."

The 50-minute concert featured some familiar Halloween-themed music, including Mussorgsky´s "Night on Bald Mountain" and Grieg´s "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from Peer Gynt. The Eastern Connecticut Ballet joined ECSO with Saint-Saëns´ "Danse Macabre" and selections from Tchaikovsky´s "Sleeping Beauty." The program ended with a tribute to John Williams that highlighted many of his movie compositions.

New this year for these YPCs, ECSO offered in-school presentations of some of the material that was provided in study
guides, and on the concert stage. A grant from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut allowed the ECSO concertmaster Stephan Tiezan and principal cellist Christine Coyle to travel to elementary schools in the region,
performing excerpts and breaking down concepts musically to further prepare students to make the most of their Young People´s Concerts experience.

Two members of the audience mimic the conducting of Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Music Director Toshiyuki Shimada (not pictured) during the ECSO's annual Young People´s Concerts on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at the Garde Arts Center in New London.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Two members of the audience mimic the conducting of Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Music Director Toshiyuki Shimada (not pictured) during the ECSO's annual Young People´s Concerts on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at the Garde Arts Center in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Eastern Connecticut Ballet dancer Anna Pellegrino dances across the stage as Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Music Director Toshiyuki Shimada conducts the orchestra during its annual Young People´s Concerts on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at the Garde Arts Center in New London.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Eastern Connecticut Ballet dancer Anna Pellegrino dances across the stage as Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Music Director Toshiyuki Shimada conducts the orchestra during its annual Young People´s Concerts on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at the Garde Arts Center in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Dancers with the Eastern Connecticut Ballet make final costume preparations before the take the stage for their part in the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra's annual Young People´s Concerts on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the Garde Arts Center in New London. Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Chelsea Groton Foundation, Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation, and Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, over 1500 3rd-5th grade students from Norwich, New London, Groton, and other school districts were treated to, Chills & Trills. This 50-minute concert featured some familiar Halloween-themed music including Mussorgsky´s Night on Bald Mountain and Grieg´s In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt. The Eastern Connecticut Ballet joined ECSO with Saint-Saëns´ Danse Macabre and selections from Tchaikovsky´s Sleeping Beauty. The program ended with a tribute to John Williams that highlighted many of Williams´ movie compositions. New this year for these YPCs, ECSO offered in-school presentations of some of the material that was provided in study guides, and on the concert stage. A grant from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut allowed the ECSO Concertmaster Stephan Tiezan and Principal Cellist Christine Coyle to travel to Elementary schools in the region, performing excerpts and break down concepts musically to further prepare students to make the most of their YPC experience.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Dancers with the Eastern Connecticut Ballet make final costume preparations before the take the stage for their part in the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra's annual Young People´s Concerts on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the Garde Arts Center in New London. Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Chelsea Groton Foundation, Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation, and Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, over 1500 3rd-5th grade students from Norwich, New London, Groton, and other school districts were treated to, Chills & Trills. This 50-minute concert featured some familiar Halloween-themed music including Mussorgsky´s Night on Bald Mountain and Grieg´s In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt. The Eastern Connecticut Ballet joined ECSO with Saint-Saëns´ Danse Macabre and selections from Tchaikovsky´s Sleeping Beauty. The program ended with a tribute to John Williams that highlighted many of Williams´ movie compositions. New this year for these YPCs, ECSO offered in-school presentations of some of the material that was provided in study guides, and on the concert stage. A grant from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut allowed the ECSO Concertmaster Stephan Tiezan and Principal Cellist Christine Coyle to travel to Elementary schools in the region, performing excerpts and break down concepts musically to further prepare students to make the most of their YPC experience. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra bass player Lou Golston waits for the ECSO's annual Young People´s Concert to begin Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the Garde Arts Center in New London. Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Chelsea Groton Foundation, Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation, and Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, over 1500 3rd-5th grade students from Norwich, New London, Groton, and other school districts were treated to, Chills & Trills. This 50-minute concert featured some familiar Halloween-themed music including Mussorgsky´s Night on Bald Mountain and Grieg´s In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt. The Eastern Connecticut Ballet joined ECSO with Saint-Saëns´ Danse Macabre and selections from Tchaikovsky´s Sleeping Beauty. The program ended with a tribute to John Williams that highlighted many of Williams´ movie compositions. New this year for these YPCs, ECSO offered in-school presentations of some of the material that was provided in study guides, and on the concert stage. A grant from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut allowed the ECSO Concertmaster Stephan Tiezan and Principal Cellist Christine Coyle to travel to Elementary schools in the region, performing excerpts and break down concepts musically to further prepare students to make the most of their YPC experience.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra bass player Lou Golston waits for the ECSO's annual Young People´s Concert to begin Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the Garde Arts Center in New London. Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Chelsea Groton Foundation, Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation, and Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, over 1500 3rd-5th grade students from Norwich, New London, Groton, and other school districts were treated to, Chills & Trills. This 50-minute concert featured some familiar Halloween-themed music including Mussorgsky´s Night on Bald Mountain and Grieg´s In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt. The Eastern Connecticut Ballet joined ECSO with Saint-Saëns´ Danse Macabre and selections from Tchaikovsky´s Sleeping Beauty. The program ended with a tribute to John Williams that highlighted many of Williams´ movie compositions. New this year for these YPCs, ECSO offered in-school presentations of some of the material that was provided in study guides, and on the concert stage. A grant from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut allowed the ECSO Concertmaster Stephan Tiezan and Principal Cellist Christine Coyle to travel to Elementary schools in the region, performing excerpts and break down concepts musically to further prepare students to make the most of their YPC experience. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Eastern Connecticut Ballet dancers leap across the stage as Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Music Director Toshiyuki Shimada conducts the orchestra during its annual Young People´s Concerts on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the Garde Arts Center in New London. Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Chelsea Groton Foundation, Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation, and Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, over 1500 3rd-5th grade students from Norwich, New London, Groton, and other school districts were treated to, Chills & Trills. This 50-minute concert featured some familiar Halloween-themed music including Mussorgsky´s Night on Bald Mountain and Grieg´s In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt. The Eastern Connecticut Ballet joined ECSO with Saint-Saëns´ Danse Macabre and selections from Tchaikovsky´s Sleeping Beauty. The program ended with a tribute to John Williams that highlighted many of Williams´ movie compositions. New this year for these YPCs, ECSO offered in-school presentations of some of the material that was provided in study guides, and on the concert stage. A grant from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut allowed the ECSO Concertmaster Stephan Tiezan and Principal Cellist Christine Coyle to travel to Elementary schools in the region, performing excerpts and break down concepts musically to further prepare students to make the most of their YPC experience.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
Eastern Connecticut Ballet dancers leap across the stage as Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Music Director Toshiyuki Shimada conducts the orchestra during its annual Young People´s Concerts on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the Garde Arts Center in New London. Sponsored by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Chelsea Groton Foundation, Bodenwein Public Benevolent Foundation, and Charter Oak Federal Credit Union, over 1500 3rd-5th grade students from Norwich, New London, Groton, and other school districts were treated to, Chills & Trills. This 50-minute concert featured some familiar Halloween-themed music including Mussorgsky´s Night on Bald Mountain and Grieg´s In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt. The Eastern Connecticut Ballet joined ECSO with Saint-Saëns´ Danse Macabre and selections from Tchaikovsky´s Sleeping Beauty. The program ended with a tribute to John Williams that highlighted many of Williams´ movie compositions. New this year for these YPCs, ECSO offered in-school presentations of some of the material that was provided in study guides, and on the concert stage. A grant from the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut allowed the ECSO Concertmaster Stephan Tiezan and Principal Cellist Christine Coyle to travel to Elementary schools in the region, performing excerpts and break down concepts musically to further prepare students to make the most of their YPC experience. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

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