New Haven Symphony performs holiday concert at Quick Center

Image: The New Haven SymphonyThe New Haven Symphony will perform a pops concert, "Home for the Holidays," on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m., at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. This holiday concert features guest artists, the Vocal Quartet from the New Haven Heritage Chorale, under the direction of Jonathan Berryman.

A "must not miss" tradition in New Haven, Fairfield County residents can now enjoy all the best-loved carols and songs of the season in what promises to be a festive community event that will get everyone into the holiday spirit. Hosted by NHSO's charming and witty associate conductor, Gerald Steichen, the NHSO Pops Series has become the hottest ticket in town.

The NHSO Pops performs three concerts each year. Each concert features the musicians of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra who create a unique musical and theatrical experience. "Home for the Holidays" will combine the beauty of their symphonic music with the talented vocalists from the Heritage Chorale.

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Jung-Ho Pak, music director. Its Symphony Series performs seven concerts each year of musical masterpieces that are internationally diverse, multi-faceted and, they hope, "utterly irresistible." NHSO also conducts a wide variety of educational programs throughout the region in schools, museums and community centers that reach thousands of area children.

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra will return to the Quick Center on April 21, 2002, at 3 p.m., with a program titled "Exotic Tales" featuring Jung-Ho Pak, conductor; Anoushka Shankar on sitar; and Cynde Iverson on bassoon. On that program is a Sitar Concerto by Ravi Shankar; a work by composer/conductor John Williams which depicts the many spirits that live within trees; and the epic fable of Scheherazade, brilliantly captured in Rimsky-Korsakov's moving score.

Tickets to the "Home for the Holidays" concert are $40, $35 and $30 with discounts available for seniors, students and groups. The NHSO is performing this concert in partnership with the Quick Center for the Arts. For reservations or information call (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

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Posted on November 1, 2001

Vol. 34, No. 105

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