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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Concert

If you shy away from symphony concerts because you fall asleep during those long multi-movement pieces, music director and conductor Toshiyuki Shimada of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra has come up with something exciting just for you - the "Candide" concert. 

Celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s 100th anniversary with an ECSO concert performance of his Broadway work Candide. Bernstein himself was quoted as saying “there’s more of me in that piece than anything else I’ve done.” Technically a comic operetta, Candide depicts Voltaire’s satirical novel of the same name. Opposing philosophies and ideologies are sung and beautifully orchestrated through two acts of entertaining music.

Soloists provided from Yale Opera will deliver the humorous libretto with energy and pluck. This fitting season finale will pay brilliant homage to one of Music Director and Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada’s greatest mentors.

The concert begins on Saturday at 8 pm, with tickets priced from $28-$62. There are a number of restaurants within walking distance of the Garde Arts Center, so it’s easy to make a night of it.  Tickets are sold thru the Garde Arts website: www.gardearts.org.