The New Britain Symphony Orchestra will be presenting Spring in Bloom, a concert dedicated to music celebrating Spring and flowers. The concert will take place Sunday, May 5, 2019, from 3-5 p.m. at Welte Hall, Central Connecticut State University.
Guest Conductor Edward Cumming is Director of Orchestral Activities at The Hartt School of Music in Hartford. Before this appointment, he was Music Director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. In his own words, hear how the maestro feels about the upcoming concert:
“Spring concerts are popular with orchestras around the globe, and it’s not unusual to find programs with Copland’s Appalachian Spring, or ‘La Primavera,’ from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. These pieces are brimming with optimism and hope, which is just what we all need after a long winter.
But this program with the New Britain Symphony Orchestra is something different entirely, because we are taking the spring theme to another level, where many of us occupy ourselves once the ground has thawed: our garden. Growing up in Northern California, I never quite understood the northeastern preoccupation with the four seasons—in my native Oakland, winter was mild, and the spring was a little bit warmer—that’s it! But here . . . spring is a heavily anticipated event, after the snow has melted, and the pansies, viburnums and forsythia begin to appear.
And I am particularly excited that you will hear the magnificent young violinist, Sirena Huang, who was already a major talent as a teenager; now, fresh on the heels of her first prize in the Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition, the Windsor native will be coming home to play Vivaldi and Saint-Saëns, just for you. She is a star.
Please come—you won’t want to find out afterwards what you missed!”
Guest violinist, Sirena Huang is one of her generation’s most celebrated violinists. Her technical brilliance, powerful artistry and connection with her listeners make her an audience-favorite.
First 400 concert patrons will receive a packet of seeds!
CT Hort members receive a special rate of $20.
Use code SPRING for CT Hort discount.
Tickets available at the door or online .