Our Joys of the Season Concert - something for everyone. Bach’s Magnificat, with soloists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut. Ballet: Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Snowflakes. Orchestral favorites: Bizet’s Farandole from L'Arlésienne and Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on Greensleeves. Christmas and Chanukah favorites and Handel’s immortal Hallelujah Chorus.
"WEST SIDE STORY"
SYMPHONIC CONCERT VERSION
Based on a Conception of JEROME ROBBINS
Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Entire Original Production Directed and Choreographed by
Originally Produced on Broadway by Robert E. Griffith and Harold S. Prince by arrangement with Roger L. Stevens
Tony, Maria, Bernardo, Anita, Jets vs. Sharks, and Officer Krupke! And the songs: Maria, Somewhere, and Tonight from Leonard Bernstein’s ground-breaking classic, with full orchestra, chorus and outstanding featured vocalists. Presented in collaboration with New Paradigm Theatre, Kristin Huffman, Producing Partner and Shakespeare on the Sound's Claire Kelly, Stage Director. Come and be amazed and enchanted all over again!
A wonderful afternoon for audiences of all ages. Members of the Norwalk Youth Symphony join the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra in Jupiter from The Planets by Gustav Holst. Then enjoy Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, and the winner of our 2019 Concerto Competition performing their piece with the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra.
Norwalk Symphony Orchestra with the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut.
Beethoven's immortal Ninth Symphony, one of the composer’s last great works. Beethoven had not appeared on stage for the 12 years prior to leading its premier. The work instantly became the pinnacle for all symphonies that followed. Maestro Yates will take us on a brief tour of this momentous score before conducting the work in its entirety.
Featuring Helena Brown, Soprano and Ned Tipton, Organ Soloist
Our November concert honors the centennial of the end of The Great War. Songs include On the Idle Hill of Summer by George Butterworth, In Flanders Field by Charles Ives, Over There by George M. Cohan and God Bless America by Irving Berlin. Also on the program: Elgar's Serenade for Strings, the Fauré Requiem op. 48, and Poulenc’s Organ Concerto.
This concert will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge, New Canaan CT
Featuring Francisco Fullana, Violin Soloist
Three masterpieces: Arvo Pärt’s Fratres speaks of the struggle between the moment and eternity. Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, forgotten for decades until its 1844 revival. Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5 is a piece that the composer rewrote several times to create “a form, more down-to-earth, more vivid.”