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Program Guide May 2024

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We encourage you to tune in to our newest program, Amazing Tales from Off and On Connecticut’s Beaten Path which airs Sunday afternoons at 4:30 right after the Opera.

Amazing Tales uses a story-telling format to focus on historically significant people, places, and events from Connecticut’s past. Host Mike Allen interviews subject matter experts on a variety of historical topics.

Host Mike Allen specializes in bringing local history to life, by using his journalism and story-telling skills with podcasting and public speaking. For 15 years, Mike worked as a radio journalist, both at NPR’s Boston affiliate WBUR and as News Director at i-95 (WRKI-FM) in western Connecticut. He subsequently worked in government and corporate before retiring and starting his podcast. As a resident of Connecticut for more than 50 years, Mike also makes public appearances throughout the state, speaking on topics of local history



Sundays, 4:30pm. 

May 5th

British Burn Danbury Part 1

The British set out in 1777 to destroy the key military supply base in Danbury. In part one of this two-part series, we’ll hear about the ruthlessness of the campaign, the incredible Patriot resistance, and the mistake the British made that fateful weekend, even though they technically achieved their mission.

May 12th

British Burn Danbury Part 2

When the British marched inland from Long Island Sound to Danbury in 1777, to destroy its military supplies for the Patriots, things didn’t go exactly as planned. In the final part of this series, we’ll hear the story of the raid that inflicted significant destruction in Danbury.

May 19th


Whaling was critical to Connecticut’s economy for 200 years. It continued until the 1920s. Of the 2,700 wooden whaling ships built, only the Charles W. Morgan remains, anchored at Mystic Seaport. Voyages took several years. Whale oil made the Industrial Age possible by lubricating machine parts.

May 26th

CT Town Signs

The blue and white information signs are everywhere – one in each of CT’s 169 towns and cities. They summarize each town’s history. One resident (Tom Fantone) visited all of them, photographed them, and has published a book so you can see them. He learned some interesting facts during his project.


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WWUH Classical Programming

May 2024

Sunday Afternoon at the Opera… Sundays 1:00 – 4:30 pm

Evening Classics… Weekdays 4:00 to 7:00/ 8:00 pm

Drake’s Village Brass Band… Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 pm

(Opera Highlights Below)

Wednesday 1st

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Daphnis et Eglé (Pastorale Héroïque in 1 act); Michel de la Barre: Premier livre de pièces pour la flûte traversière, avec la basse continue, Suite No. 4 in G minor; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata for Cantate [4th Sunday after Easter], "Es ist euch gut, dass ich hingehe", BWV 108; English Madrigals about May; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Hugh the Drover or Love in the Stocks, a Romantic Ballad Opera; Frederic Rzewski: The People United Will Never Be Defeated!.

Thursday 2d

Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1; Bach: Violin Concerto No. 1 in a minor, BWV 1041; Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622; Lebrun: Oboe Concerto No. 1 in d minor; Lumbye: Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop, Concert Polka, Krolls Balklange; A. Scarlatti: Cello Sonata No. 2 in c minor, Sinfonia di concerto grosso No. 2 in c minor; Martin y Soler: Divertimento; Ziehrer: Wiener Bürger Op. 419, Freiherr von Schonfeld March Op. 422; Noskowski: Commemorative Sounds; Rawsthorne: Street Corner Overture; Cliffe: Violin Concerto in d minor.

Friday 3d

Four Firsts

Sunday 5th

Massenet, Esclarmonde

Monday 6th

Host's Choice

Tuesday 7th

Schmidt: Symphony #2, Copland Old American Songs Sets 1 & 2

Drake’s Village Brass Band  She Composes Like A Man - Tine Thing Helseth – tenThing Brass Ensemble

Wednesday 8th

Gioachino Rossini: Tancredi: Overture; Gioachino Rossini: Tancredi, Act I: Pensa, Pensa Che Sei Mia Figlia; Julius Benedict: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 45; Franz Schubert: Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200; Emmanuel Chabrier: Prelude pastoral; Leo Delibes: Lakme, Act II: Ou va la jeune indoue, "Bell Song"; Teresa Carreño: String Quartet in B Minor; Ottorino Respighi: Gli uccelli (The Birds), P. 154; Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Bamboula, Op. 2; Robert Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70 (version for horn and piano); Francesco Paolo Tosti: Ai bagni di Lucca, Nos. 1 – 7 (Complete); Franz Liszt: Tchaikovsky - Eugene Onegin: Polonaise, S429/R262; Ruggero Leoncavallo: Der Roland von Berlin: Sinfonia; Jeno Hubay: Variations sur une thème hongrois for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 72;  Victor Herbert: Hero and Leander, Op. 43 (Symphonic Poem);  Giuseppe Martucci: Gavotta, Op. 55, No. 2 (arr. for orchestra); Giuseppe Martucci: Tarantella, Op. 44, No. 6 (arr. for orchestra).

Thursday 9th

Boeck: Symphony in G Major; Paisiello: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major; Rontgen: Serenade No. 1 Op. 14; Henselt: Piano Concerto in f minor Op. 16.

Friday 10th

Chamber Music – from 2 to 10

Sunday 12th

Schubert, Die Zauberharfe

Monday 13th

Host's Choice

Tuesday 14th

Hovhaness Symphony #2 “Mysterious Mountain”, Harrison: Symphony #3

Drake’s Village Brass Band Sarah Willis Horn – Mozart y Mambo, La Bella Cubana

Wednesday 15th

Host's Choice

Thursday 16th

Handel: Serse: Ombra mai fu; Byrd: Woods So Wild; Wagner: Siegfried: Forest Murmurs; Ireland: The Almond Tree; MacDowell: 10 New England Idyls - In Deep Woods, To an Old White Pine; Respighi: The Pines of Rome; Strauss: Tales from the Vienna Woods; Schumann: Waldszenen; Bairstow: The Oak and the Ash; Dett: Magnolia Suite - Part 2; Joplin: Fig Leaf - A High-Class Rag, Maple Leaf Rag, Palm Leaf Rag; Bax: The Tale the Pine Trees Knew, November Woods; Sibelius: Five Pieces, Op. 75 'The Trees'; Dvorak: The Wood Dove, Op. 110; Poldowski: Suite Miniature.

Friday 17th

Animals in Music

Sunday 19th

Verdi, Rigoletto

Monday 20th

Host's Choice

Tuesday 21st

Bruckner: Symphony #7, Ives 114 Song Project Volume 4

Drake’s Village Brass Band -Endeavour, IMP Yorkshire Imperial Band

Wednesday 22d

Host's Choice

Thursday 23d

Luchesi: Piano Sonata No. 2 in C Major, Ademira: Sinfonia; Moscheles: Concertante for Flute and Oboe in F Major; Rubbra: Symphony No. 4, Op. 53; Francaix: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano; Beethoven: Rondo a capriccio in G major Op. 129 ‘Rage over a lost penny'; Vogler: Machs mit mir gott nach deiner güt; L. Glass: Summer Suite, Op. 27.

Friday 24th

In memory of...

Sunday 26th

Britten, War Requiem

Monday 27th

Host's Choice

Tuesday 28th

Sowerby: From the Norhtland, Loeffler: Memories of my Childhood, Holst: The Planets, Choral Music

Drake’s Village Brass Band Celebration, The College of New Jersey Wind Ensemble

Wednesday 29th

Jean-Philippe Rameau: La naissance d'Osiris (Ballet allégorique, orchestral suite); Marin Marais: Pieces de violes, Book 1: Suite in G major; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata for Trinity Sunday, "Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest", BWV 194; Michel de la Barre: Premier livre de pièces pour la flûte traversière, avec la basse continue, Suite No. 5 in D minor; Georg Philipp Telemann: Sonata for Oboe and B.c. in A minor, TWV 41:a3; Joseph Haydn: Keyboard Trio No. 28 in E major, Hob.XV:28; Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein"; Stanislas Verroust: Aranjuez – Fantaisie sur des motifs espagnols, Op. 34; Franz Berwald: Symphony No. 3 in C major, "Sinfonie singuliere"; Johannes Brahms: Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118.

Thursday 30th

Zandonai: Francesca da Rimini - Paolo datemi pace!, Perché volete voi ch’io rinnovi, String Quartet in G Major; New Additions to the WWUH Library.

Friday 31st

Delving into the engineer’s old vinyl library




your "lyric theater" program

with Keith Brown

Programming for the month of May 2024

SUNDAY MAY 5TH Massenet, Esclarmonde Of the many operas of Jules Massenet only his Manon (1894) is at all well known today. Way back on Sunday, October 11, 1987 I broadcast a recording of Massenet's Le Cid (1885), a chivalric piece which had some popularity before the First World War but faded into obscurity thereafter. Such also was the fate of Esclarmonde, a similar medieval chivalric romance for the lyric stage with exotic and magical elements. The opera was commissioned for the opening of the1889 Paris Exhibition, for which the now iconic Eiffel Tower had been specially erected. After a successful run at the Opera Comique even Massenet himself lost interest in it. (After his death it was revived in1923.) Massenet wrote the title role of the Byzantine Empress Esclarmonde expressly for the American soprano Sibyl Sanderson, whose voice he admired. She was an operatic diva of the later nineteenth century. Another diva in the mid twentieth century, Joan Sutherland took the title role and with the aid of her husband Richard Bonynge successfully revived Esclarmonde at the Met in 1976 and subsequently at Covent Garden in 1983. Sutherland and Bonynge made a studio recording of it at Kingswood Hall, London in1976. That was the recording I aired long ago on Decca/London LP's on Sunday, May 15, 1988. That world premiere recording was reissued on compact disc in 1990. Bonynge conducts the National Philharmonic Orchestra and John Alldis Choir. Listen again in CD format to the Sutherland/Bonynge take on this neglected Massenet masterpiece. Wikipedia has got it right: "Esclarmonde is perhaps Massenet's most ambitious work for the stage and is his most Wagnerian in style,"

SUNDAY MAY 12TH Schubert, Die Zauberharfe At various points in the course of his brief artistic career Franz Schubert attempted to make a name for himself as an opera composer. Besides the well-known incidental music for Rosamunde (1822) Schubert composed at least nine complete operas, three more in substantial fragments and three more in rough sketch. The sprightly overture to Rosamunde actually comes from Schubert's Singspiel of 1820, Die Zauberharfe or "The Magic Harp." It ran for seven nights, got mixed reviews and was never staged again in the composer's lifetime. Only when you hear the overture in its proper context can you understand how the melodic themes it introduces relate to the rest of the music. Some of Schubert's score consists of big choral numbers and there are several long passages of "melodrama," ie. spoken word declamation over a beautiful orchestrated accompaniment. The complete music for Die Zauberharfe was presented at the 1983 music festival of the Teatro Comunale of Bologna. The Italian label Bongiovanni picked up the live recording of "The Magic Harp" for issue on two compact discs. The Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus of Szeged in Hungary were brought in for the festival production. Heading the cast of singers and actors were American tenorThomas Moser and the Hungarian basso Jozsef Nemeth. Tito Gotti directed the entire ensemble. I last broadcast Schubert's magical fairy opera on Sunday, May 6, 2001.

SUNDAY MAY 19TH Verdi,Rigoletto Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto (1851) is one work of the international operatic repertoire so famous that it scarcely needs any introduction. Only once before, however, have I ever featured it on this program. That was on Sunday, June 1, 2014, when I presented a historic recording made live in performance at the Metropolitan Opera in1964 with several Met luminaries of that bygone era, among them soprano Roberta Peters as Gilda. That same year the Italian diva soprano Renata Scotto took on the role at La Scala, with the German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in the title role and tenor Carlo Bergonzi as the Duke of Mantua. This star-studded singing cast was backed by the orchestra and chorus of the famed Milanese opera house under the direction of Rafael Kubelik. This vintage Rigoletto, originally released by Deutsche Grammophon on LP , was reissued on compact disc in 2005 in DGG's "Opera House" series. 

SUNDAY MAY 26TH Britten, War Requiem Benjamin Britten's War Requiem (1962) has gone over the air on this program three times before on the Sunday of the Memorial Day weekend of 1988. 1990, and 2014. We remember how the American Doughboys fought and died alongside British troops in the 1914-18 "War to End All Wars." Britten's musical memorial to the war dead has more to do with the Armistice ending World War One on November 11,1918. That's why I also broadcast it on Sunday, November 6, 2005. Britten was a pacifist. He declined to fight in World War Two. The poetry of Wilfred Owen, killed at the tender age of 25 just before the Armistice, served as a constant reminder to Britten of the horror and futility of war. "All a poet can do is warn," so Wilfred Owen wrote. Britten's settings of his poems constitute a ghastly monumental musical warning to the world of what war should have taught us, but which it seems we still refuse to learn. Owen's verse is interwoven with the Latin text of the Mass for the Dead. The Britten War Requiem was recorded for the British Decca record company shortly after its concert premiere with the composer conducting the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the London Bach Choir, Melos Ensemble and Highgate School boys' choir with distinguished vocal soloists of the mid twentieth century. In the lineup are Britten's longtime lover and musical partner tenor Peter Pears, German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Russian soprano Galina Vishnevskaya. This is the defining recorded interpretation of this work, reissued by Decca in CD format in 1999.     


Boomer's Paradise

Monday's 1-4 PM with your host, The Turtle Man

May is the time of new beginnings with another winter in our rear view mirror of seasons. What better way to celebrate than with some music. This month on Boomers Paradise with your host, The Turtle Man begins with a look back to May 1974 listening to tracks from albums released that month. You'll be surprised by the diversity of sound.

We next transition to song titles relating to the earth elements followed by more great tunes from the musical scene in Australia and New Zealand along with more Power Ballads.

We put on our musical walking shoes at the end of the month to travel along with song titles about streets, roads, highways and byways and other avenues of terrestrial travel.

Join me each Monday from 1-4 PM here at WWUH 91.3 FM/wwuh.org where music takes center stage.

Tune in on the radio (91.3 FM) or streaming online at wwuh.org.

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Real Alternative News
For over 54 years WWUH has aired a variety of unique community affairs programs.

Here is our current schedule:

Monday: Noon–1 p.m. Alternative Radio
8 p.m.–9 p.m. Radio  Radio Ecoshock
Tuesday: Noon–12:30 p.m.  51 Percent
12:30 p.m.–1 p.m. Counterspin
8 p.m.–9 p.m. Exploration
Wednesday: Noon–12:30 p.m. Perspective
12:30–1 Sea Change Radio
8:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Building Bridges
8:30 p.m.–9:00 pm Got Science
Thursday: Noon–1 p.m. Project Censored
7:30 p.m.–8 p.m. Making Contact
8:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. This Way Out
8:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Gay Spirit
Friday: Noon–12:30 p,m. Nutmeg Chatter
12:30 p.m.–1 p.m. TUC Radio
Do you have an idea for a radio program?
If you have an idea for a radio program and are available to volunteer late at night, please let us know.

We may have some midnight and/or 3am slots available later this year. Email station manager John Ramsey to find out more about this unique and exciting opportunity for the right person.

Qualified candidates will have access to the full WWUH programmer orientation program so no experience is necessary. He/she will also need to attend the monthly WWUH staff meetings (held on Tuesday or Sunday evenings) and do behind the scenes volunteer work from time to time. This is a volunteer position.

After completing this process, we will review the candidate's assets and accomplishments and they will be considered for any open slots in our schedule.
The WWUH Scholarship Fund
In 2003 WWUH alums Steve Berian, Charles Horwitz and Clark Smidt helped create the WWUH Scholarship Fund to provide an annual grant to a UH student who is either on the station's volunteer Executive Committee or who is in a similar leadership position at the station. The grant amount each year will be one half of the revenue of the preceding year. 

To make a tax deductible donation
either send a check to:

WWUH Scholarship Fund
c/o John Ramsey
Univ. of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Ave.
W. Hartford, CT 06117 

Or call John at 860.768.4703 to arrange for a one-time
or on-going donation via charge card.

If you would like more information please contact us at wwuh@hartford.edu

CT Blues Society

Founded in 1993, the Connecticut Blues Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Blues music in our state. CTBS is an affiliated member of The Blues Foundation, a worldwide network of 185 affiliates with an international membership in 12 countries.

Here is a link to CT Blues Society with events and venues.
Hartford Jazz Society
The longest continuously operating jazz society in the country
Founded in 1960, this all-volunteer organization produces jazz concerts featuring internationally acclaimed artists as well as up and coming jazz musicians. Our mission is to cultivate a wider audience of jazz enthusiasts by offering concerts, workshops and educational programs to the Greater Hartford region. The area’s most complete and up-to-date calendar of Jazz concerts and events.

Connecticut Symphony Orchestra

The mission of the Connecticut Symphony Orchestra is to provide opportunities for advanced musicians and emerging professionals to perform a high level of repertoire while engaging and collaborating with diverse communities in mutual growth through the joy of making music.

Connecticut Symphony Orchestra

The West Hartford Symphony Orchestra

In collaboration with the WWUH Classical Programming we are pleased to partner with the West Hartford Symphony Orchestra to present their announcements and schedule to enhance our commitment to being part of the Greater Hartford Community.

Richard Chiarappa, Music Director 860-521-4362

Visit www.whso.org for tickets and Covid protocols.


The Musical Club of Hartford

The Musical Club of Hartford is a non-profit organization founded in 1891. Membership is open to performers or to those who simply enjoy classical music, providing a network for musicians from the Greater Hartford area. Club events take place normally on selected Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m, Fall through Spring. The usual location is the sanctuary at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT (between Ridgewood and Mountain Avenues). Information on time and location is given at the bottom of each event description.

Coming Up


A Concert of Music by Musical Club Composers

On Thursday morning, May 9, Musical Club members, guests and the public are invited to a concert of original compositions by Musical Club members. The selection of works will be performed by club members and guests in a variety of configurations. The program will run about 90 minutes, and will take place in the spacious sanctuary at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford. Ample off-street (free) parking and handicap access are available.

Musical Club members whose compositions will be performed include:

  • Elizabeth Austin, • Sylvia Goldstein, • Walter Gwardyak, • Rami Levin, Ami Montstream, • David Schonfeld

Musical Club members who will perform these works include…

  • Elizabeth Austin, piano; • Kasha Breau, harp; Carrie Crompton, hammered dulcimer/bass viol, Bridget de Moura Castro, piano;
  • Anne Filion, mezzo-soprano; Walt Gwardyak, piano; • Monika Kinstler, violin; • Walter Mayo, bass; Deborah Robin, recorder,
  • David Schonfeld, clarinet; • Leonor Snow, flute; Colette Switaj, piano; • Debby Szajnberg, alto; • Leland Tolo, bass;
  • David Woodard, drums

… along with invited guest performers…

  • Haig Arakelian, dumbeg; • Michelle Murray Fiertek, soprano; Christopher Grundy, baritone; • Blake Hansen, piano

All audience members and performers are invited to an informal coffee reception in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the program.


The Musical Club of Hartford: From Baroque to Broadway

On Thursday, May 23, 2024, beginning at 10:00 a.m., the Musical Club of Hartford presents a lively program of classical chamber music - From Baroque to Broadway - featuring works by Vivaldi (2 flutes and piano), Fauré and Saint-Saëns (solo piano), Piazzolla (piano, four-hands), and various classic Broadway composers (vocal ensemble). This Musical Club morning program will be held in the spacious sanctuary at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford.

  1. Concerto in C Major for Two Flutes and Piano by Antonio Vivaldi, arranged by Jean-Pierre Rampal. Performers: Nancy Skeele and Cynthia Lang, flutes; Colette Switaj, piano
  2. Impromptu No. 3 in A-flat Major, Opus 34 by Gabriel Fauré, and Etude Op. 111, No. 6 by Camille Saint-Saëns. Performer: Andrew King, piano
  3. The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires – Spring by Astor Piazzolla, arranged by Peter Petrof. Performers: Lean-Cheng Tan and Colette Switaj, piano 4 hands
  4. “Classical Broadway”

Out of My Dreams (Oklahoma!) 1943

Once Upon a Dream (Sleeping Beauty) 1959

And This Is My Beloved (Kismet) 1953

Till There Was You (The Music Man) 1962

Who lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story (Hamilton) 2015

Who lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story (Hamilton) 2015

Performers: Anne Filion, mezzo-soprano; Bridget de Moura Castro, piano; the Manchester Community College Music School Vocal Ensemble

For more information about the Musical Club, including a full schedule of concerts and special events, please visit www.musicalclubhartford.org.


Connecticut Lyric Opera
Connecticut Lyric Opera is the state’s leading opera company, performing to thousands in Hartford, Middletown, New Britain, and New London. We have earned the reputation as an innovative company that is renowned for our world-class singers, phenomenal concert-quality orchestra and programming choices that go beyond the well-loved standards of the repertoire to include lesser-performed yet equally compelling works.


Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

The Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra is the state’s premier professional chamber orchestra dedicated to presenting both traditional and contemporary classical chamber works to the public. The Orchestra, led by Founder and Artistic Director Adrian Sylveen, continues to grow in size and repertoire, presenting approximately 35 times a year in many major performing arts centers throughout Connecticut and New York.


The Hartford Choral

The Hartford Choralehttp://www.hartfordchorale.org/The Hartford Chorale is a volunteer not-for-profit organization that presents, on a symphonic scale, masterpieces of great choral art throughout southern New England and beyond, serving as the primary symphonic chorus for the Greater Hartford community. Through its concerts and collaborations with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and other organizations, the Hartford Chorale engages the widest possible audiences with exceptional performances of a broad range of choral literature, providing talented singers with the opportunity to study and perform at a professional level.

Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale

Bringing Music to our Community for 60 Years! The Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale is a nonprofit volunteer organization that brings quality orchestral and choral music to the community, provides performance opportunities for its members, and provides education and performance opportunities for young musicians in partnership with Manchester schools and other Connecticut schools and colleges.

Beth El Temple Music & Art


WHERE ELSE COULD MUSIC BE THIS HEAVENLY? Music at Beth El Temple in West Hartford is under the direction of The Beth El Music & Arts Committee (BEMA). With the leadership of Cantor Joseph Ness, it educates and entertains the community through music. The BEMA committee helps conceive and produce musical performances of all genres, while supporting the commemoration of Jewish celebrations and prayer services.



Founded in 2006 by Mark Singleton, Artistic Director, and Tom Cooke, President, Voce has grown to become New England’s premier chamber choral ensemble. With a mission to Serve Harmony, Voce is best known for its unique sound; for bringing new works to a wide range of audiences; and for collaborating with middle school, high school and collegiate ensembles to instill the values of living and singing in harmony, further developing the next generation of choral artists.


Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra

Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra is one of Connecticut’s premier community orchestras dedicated to promoting musical excellence. We believe that classical music provides a magical experience that inspires, delights, and brings our community together.

Founded in 1981, the Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra performs 6-7 concerts each season with a variety of classical, romantic and popular holiday favorites. The orchestra serves Farmington, Canton, Avon, Simsbury, Burlington, Bloomfield, West Hartford & Hartford, as well as Greater Hartford and the Connecticut River Valley. We are your local, civic orchestra and look forward to seeing you at one of our concerts!

Coming Up


University of St. Joseph, West Hartford

Saturday, May, 18, 3:00 pm

"Transcendence" is the theme of the final classical concert of the current season by the Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, May 18, 3:00 p.m. at the Hoffman Auditorium, Bruyette Athenaeum of the University of St. Joseph, 1678 Asylum Ave., West Hartford. FVSO Music Director Jonathan Colby will conduct the performance of late 19th-century music by Tchaikovsky, Amy Beach and Richard Strauss.

Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture" will open the program. 

Soprano Lisabeth Miller will be the guest soloist for "Three Browning Songs" by American composer and pianist Amy Beach.

The magnificent and emotional tone poem, "Death and Transfiguration" by Richard Strauss, which depicts the life of an artist from infancy through old age, will conclude the program.

Further information is available at FVSO.org or by calling 800-975-FVSO.


South Windsor Cultural Arts

For information, call (860)-416-6920


The New Britain Symphony Orchestra


The New Britain Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra which presents several concerts each season in the Greater New Britain area, performing works from all periods in a wide range of musical styles. In addition to its full orchestra concerts under the direction of Music Director and Conductor, Toshiyuki Shimada, including a free concert for children, members of the orchestra perform in various free chamber music concerts during the concert season.



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