ECSO, Chorus to present a stellar program in Saturday's season finale at the Garde
What's the saying? "Go out with the Mozart 'Coronation' Mass, not a whimper!"
Or something like that.
For Saturday's final concert of a most excellent 2018-19 season, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, in conjuntion with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus, present a heavyweight program appropriately titled "Titans." And, indeed, Mozart's Mass in C major, K 317, the so-called "Coronation," is at the heart of the evening. Beethoven's Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43, gets the concert off to an impressive start. And Mahler's epic Symphony No. 1 in D major (Titan) will close the performance and another great year of music.
Kudos to all the musicians and singers, and of course ECSO music director Toshiyuki Shimada and Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus director Wendy Moy for their inspirational work and leadership.
Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra and the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Garde Arts Center, 325 State St., New London; $35-$65; also $12 tickets for people under age 40 and for active or retired military members; (860) 443-2876.
Stories that may interest you
Who's that guy front and center with founding guitarist Gary Rossington at the Lynyrd Skynyrd show? Why, it's Death! Whoops, not so fast. That's just lead guitarist Ricky Medlocke, looking as old as I feel. But Death is never far away in the classic rock biz these days. Hell,...
I once applied for a job with Swedish shred-guitar warlock Yngwie Malmsteen — and, by the way, that's Swedish for "Hector Tarver." Of course it's not! It's Swedish for, ah, Yngwie, which is pronounced "Ing-vay," and Malmsteen is like it's...
If you're a computer, and the brainiacs who manufactured you have programmed auto-spell or that intuitive algorithm that makes you provide the next word before the human can type it — even if that's not the word the human wanted — you were probably happier when there...
Jonatha Brooke is like a music machine where the on/off switch broke and tunes just keep pouring out. That wouldn't work so well with Bret Michaels but, with Brooke, it's a treasure trove that keeps on giving. The Fountain of Brooke has produced over a dozen albums, soundtrack tunes for...