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While visiting the U.S. in the late 19th Century, Antonin Dvorak was struck by Native American and African American folk songs; this music inspired his “New World” Symphony, now one of the most internationally beloved orchestral works. The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) will perform this classic and more at Dvorak’s New World October 20, 2016 at 7:30pm in Woolsey Hall. Led by NHSO music director William Boughton, program highlights also will include Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony and Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 featuring NHSO concertmaster Ani Kavafian as soloist.
Posted October 12, 2016
The City of New Haven is proclaiming September 29, 2016 “Women Making Music Day” in honor of the NHSO’s Composer-in-Residence Hannah Lash, whose music will be performed at the New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s (NHSO) Opening Night concert tonight at 7:30pm in Woolsey Hall, and female composer and trailblazer Helen Hagan.
Posted September 29, 2016
The NHSO will kick off its 2016 – 2017 concert season on Opening Night! September 29, 2016 at 7:30pm in Woolsey Hall. Led by NHSO music director William Boughton, the season will begin with Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 – known as the “Italian” Symphony – and the third installment of the NHSO’s newest commission, the Lash/Voynich Project, written by Yale faculty member and composer Hannah Lash. Concert highlights will also include Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev returning to the stage of Woolsey Hall to perform both of Shostakovich’s Piano Concertos.
Posted September 09, 2016
On Monday, June 27, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) elected two new members to its Board of Directors: Michael Jacobs and Cristi Stroud. They join the Board following this season’s new appointment of Board Directors Jennifer Morgan DelMonico, Dr. Byron Kennedy, and Fay Sheppard, as well as the renewal of Directors Richard Cella, Paul Hermes, Robert Santy, and Robert Eck.
Posted June 29, 2016
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) Board of Directors has assembled an official committee to search for the NHSO’s next music director, who will begin their tenure with the orchestra’s 2019 – 2020 season.
Posted June 14, 2016
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