New Haven Symphony Orchestra “Renaissance Rhythms: From Harlem to New Haven,” Harlem Renaissance: Orchestral Voices

Lyman Center for the Performing Arts 501 Crescent Street, New Haven

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) will present “Renaissance Rhythms: From Harlem to New Haven,” a week of programs spanning the week of April 6- 14, which explore the artistic outpouring of music, theatre, and writing that flourished in both the Harlem Renaissance and New Haven’s Renaissance during the same era. This high-energy program celebrates the orchestral music written by Black composers and performers at the heart of the Harlem Renaissance. The Music Duke Ellington Black, Brown & Beige • Solitude Margaret Bonds I Got a Home in that Rock • You Can Tell the World William Grant Still Afro American Symphony James P. Johnson Drums • Yamekraw Carlos Simon Amen The Performers New Haven Symphony Orchestra Chelsea Tipton II, Conductor & Principal Pops Director Christian Sands, piano Lisa Williamson, soprano   Registration is strongly recommended

$10 – $69

New Haven Symphony Orchestra “Renaissance Rhythms: From Harlem to New Haven,” Harlem Renaissance: Orchestral Voices

Shelton Intermediate School 675 Constitution Blvd N, Shelton

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) will present “Renaissance Rhythms: From Harlem to New Haven,” a week of programs spanning the week of April 6- 14, which explore the artistic outpouring of music, theatre, and writing that flourished in both the Harlem Renaissance and New Haven’s Renaissance during the same era. This high-energy program celebrates the orchestral music written by Black composers and performers at the heart of the Harlem Renaissance. The Music Duke Ellington Black, Brown & Beige • Solitude Margaret Bonds I Got a Home in that Rock • You Can Tell the World William Grant Still Afro American Symphony James P. Johnson Drums • Yamekraw Carlos Simon Amen The Performers New Haven Symphony Orchestra Chelsea Tipton II, Conductor & Principal Pops Director Christian Sands, piano Lisa Williamson, soprano   Registration is strongly recommended

$10 – $49

Beethoven in 1824: The Road to the 9th Symphony with Gil Harel at Darien Library

Darien Library 1441 Post Road, Darien

By 1824, Beethoven was in many ways aged beyond his years. Fallow years of creativity were marred by a particularly acrimonious custody battle with his late brother's wife and the complete deterioration of his hearing. Such were the circumstances during which he composed and premiered a work that would go on to become one of the brightest gems in the crown of western civilization: the 9th Symphony. Gil Harel (PhD, Brandeis University) is a musicologist and composer whose interests include styles ranging from western art music to contemporary musical theater. Previously, he served on the faculty at CUNY Baruch College (where he was awarded the prestigious "Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching"). For more information

Musical Masterworks: Schumann, Jean Cras, Eccles, Nico Muhly and Overton/Dover/Thurber/Lark

Musical Masterworks 4 Lyme Street, Old Lyme

Performances at The Congregational Church in Old Lyme Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 5:00 PM Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 3:00 PM   Charles Overton, Harp Mark Dover, Clarinet Michael Thurber, Bass Tessa Lark, Violin   Schumann, Fantasiestucke, Op.73 (arr. for clarinet and harp) Jean Cras, Suite en Duo Eccles, Double Bass Sonata Nico Muhly Overton/Dover/Thurber/Lark, Original Compositions For more information

$7 – $45

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra: Haydn & Stravinsky Finale at The Garde

Garde Arts Center 325 State Street, New London

The guiding motif of the ECSO’s April 27 concert, the last of its 2023-24 season at the Garde, is a magical bird consumed and reborn in fire: the phoenix of Greek mythology. With the rise of Christianity, the phoenix became a symbol of the resurrection. In this connection, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus, led by Music Director Dr. Daniel McDavitt, will perform Joseph Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass. Written in 1798, the piece was originally called Missa in angustiis (Mass for Troubled Times), as Napoleon had repeatedly defeated Austria in the months prior. Yet Austria was to recover, phoenix-like, following Napoleon’s defeat at the Battle of the Nile by Admiral Horatio Nelson’s British forces. For more information

$15 – $71

Yale Institute of Sacred Music: Bach’s Mass in B Minor

Yale School of Music Woolsey Hall 500 College Street, New Haven

In this performance of Bach’s Mass in B Minor, internationally acclaimed performer, David Hill, will conduct Yale Schola Cantorum and the Juilliard415 music ensemble. The Mass in B Minor by Johann Sebastian Bach is considered an all-embracing musical masterpiece created by Bach at the pinnacle of his remarkable career. Beginning with the awe-inspiring Kyrie and ending with the jubilant Dona nobis pacem, there are nine completely unique arias and duets, fourteen impressive ensemble sections for four, five, six, and even eight voices, a broad spectrum of instrumental solos, and an incredible variety of styles. For more information Livestream link

Yale Symphony Orchestra Concert 5

Yale School of Music Woolsey Hall 500 College Street, New Haven

With Robert Blocker, Piano. Program: Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Nina Shekhar - Lumina, Ottorino Respighi - Pini di Roma For more information  

Free – $17.85

Project Music Fundraiser: Empowerment Through Music: After School Program in Stamford

GE Co-Create Space 47 John Street, Stamford

Join us for an evening where music meets innovation! Enjoy performances by Project Music Collective and Orchestra Lumos musicians, spanning classical to jazz, and support Project Music. The event features an auction of unique art blending 3D printing technology with music, created by Greenwich Pen Women and GE Co-Create. All proceeds will support Project Music students. Don't miss this blend of music, technology, and community! Project Music uses the power of music to make a difference in the lives of Stamford’s under-resourced youth. We empower students with youth-centered programs of consistent, rigorous music education. For more information

85th Anniversary Norwalk Symphony Soirée

Shorehaven Golf Club 14 Canfield Ave, Norwalk

Join us at Shorehaven Golf Club on May 3, 2024 as we celebrate our 85th Anniversary! We will present our Forte Award to Christopher Bell, our Board President, who has led the organization for the past 10 seasons. 6:30pm ~ 9:00pm includes an opening cocktail hour, dinner, music and more! Music from our own Brass Quintet and the students in our Master Classes from Project Music in Stamford are just part of the evening’s fun! Proceeds support our education outreach programs, the Merle Baum Forte Society (our permanent fund as we are “Composing our Future” and season programs.) Purchase tickets

$225

The Haven String Quartet Chamber Series Concert: Schubertiade

Unitarian Society of New Haven 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden

Join the HSQ for our last Chamber Series Concert of the 2023-2024 Season! Inspired by the legendary gatherings of Franz Schubert, The Haven String Quartet transports us back to the days when Schubert's popular soirées were all the craze. The Haven String Quartet's Chamber Series Concerts support Music Haven's free after-school and community concert programming. Seating is limited, and all tickets are “pay what you can” — reserve your tickets now by clicking the button below! For more information

Concert: Mahler’s Symphony No. 3: Norwalk Symphony Orchestra

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT

With Fairfield County Chorale, Fairfield County Children’s Choir and Soloists. After the resounding success of Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 in 2022, we will conclude this season with an all-the-stops-out performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. This remarkable composition delves into the grandeur and intricacies of nature. It will feature a massive orchestra, a children’s choir, a women’s choir, and a mezzo-soprano solo. A truly epic finale to an epic season We ask everyone to bring a non-perishable food item for the Connecticut State Community College in Norwalk (formerly Norwalk Community College) food pantry. We will collect these items in the lobby of Norwalk City Hall and deliver them to the food pantry.

$10 – $50

MUSIC MATTERS: NEAVE TRIO ~ A ROOM OF HER OWN at La Grua Center: Stonington

La Grua Center 32 Water St, Stonington

Event Details Neave Trio Anna Williams, violin Mikhail Veselov, violoncello Eri Nakamura, 1886 Chickering concert grand A Room of Her Own Piano trios by woman composers Reena Esmail (b. 1986)  Piano Trio Gabriela Lena Frank (b. 1986)  Four Folk Songs Ethel Smyth (1858-1944)  Piano trio in d Lili Boulanger (1893-1918)  Deux Pièces en Trio In the early 19th century, the confident voices of a new generation of woman composers joined those of their male counterparts. Later that same century, they calmly bestrode the prominent Paris and London stages. New England and New York were witnesses to the dramatic increase in esteem in which colleagues and the public held the women who, through sheer talent, began to occupy stages and conservatory posts once reserved for men. The Neave Trio‘s elegant program reveals the fetching additions female composers and musicians have since made to the piano trio repertoire. This music is irresistible! It’s also ideal for the big Chickering concert grand, a Boston voice some of our brave, gifted women knew well. For more information

$23.18