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Candlelight Concert

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Friday • February 23 • 7:30 pm
St. Mary’s Church 5 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511 United States

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Experience a candlelit performance led by concertmaster David Southorn and featuring NHSO strings while immersed in the beautiful surroundings of New Haven’s historic St. Mary’s Church. The program will create include The Four Seasons, as composed by three different composers – Astor Piazzolla, Max Richter, and Antonio Vivaldi – as well as Mendelssohn’s Sinfonia No. 2 and Bach’s Concerto in C minor featuring NHSO principal oboist Olav van Hezewijk.

The Music

Felix Mendelssohn
Sinfonia No. 2 in D major

J.S. Bach
Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe

Antonio Vivaldi
“L’autunno” from Le quattro stagioni
(“Autumn” from The Four Seasons)

Astor Piazzolla
Invierno Porteño” from Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas
(“Winter” from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires)

Max Richter
“Spring” from Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons

Antonio Vivaldi
“L’estate” from Le quattro stagioni
(“Summer” from The Four Seasons)

The Performers

New Haven Symphony Orchestra Strings
David Southorn, NHSO Concertmaster (Principal Violin)
Olav van Hezewijk,
NHSO Principal Oboe

David Southorn, concertmaster of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, poses with his violin and smiles into the camera.

Violinist David Southorn is the NHSO’s “concertmaster” (principal violinist) and for this program he also serves as artistic director. He will play the solo violin lines and conduct the ensemble from his position in the violin section.

David’s recent solo highlights include performances of Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with the Fremont Symphony, Aaron Jay Kernis’ AIR with the New Haven Symphony and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the Delaware Symphony where he was lauded by Delaware Arts Info as “nothing less than brilliant … powerful sound; immaculate precision and compelling agility… impeccable phrasing and polished lyricism…a zestful performance.” As a chamber musician he has performed with his award-winning Amphion String Quartet at Alice Tully Hall as members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS II. The 21-22 season is his 4th year as the Concertmaster of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. This season marks his 10th year as Concertmaster of the Delaware Symphony and he continues his tenure as Assistant Concertmaster of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. This Fall he joins Mannes College The New School for Music as part-time Faculty.


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  • Ticket Information


    Tickets to this concert range in price from $15-79 for adults.
    Kids under 18 go free with the purchase of an adult ticket.
    College Students are $10 with ID.
    Tickets for active military are free with ID.
    Groups of 10 or more receive a 20% discount. Call us at (203) 693-1486 or email BoxOffice@LongWharf.orgto book your group.

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  • Parking Information

    Grove Street Garage
    Located at 65 Grove Street, the Grove Street Garage is the recommended parking option for this concert. It is located 2 blocks southwest of St. Mary’s Church.

    • Advance spot reservation online: $10
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    • Parking cost at the concert without advance reservation: $4 per hour
    • Members who donate $300 or more annually receive complimentary parking at the Grove Street Garage for NHSO concerts and can pick up their parking validation at the Member Table at the concert. Qualifying Members will receive an email with more information.
    • The NHSO provides a FREE, wheelchair accessibile shuttle bus that runs on a continuous loop between St. Mary’s Church and the Garage beginning at 6:15pm.

    Valet Parking
    A limited number of valet parking spots are available for this performance. Valet parking costs $30 and must be reserved in advance. Click here to purchase reserved valet parking to this performance.

    Street Parking
    Street parking can be found in the downtown area surrounding St. Mary’s Church. Parking rates and rules apply. Visit our friends at Park New Haven to learn more. 

    Passengers can be dropped off directly in front of the entrance to St. Mary’s but parking is prohibited in this area.

    Do you have questions about parking and accessibility? Please call the box office at (203) 693-1486 or email our box office partners at BoxOffice@LongWharf.org. 

  • Explore the Music

    Music on the Program

    “Autumn” from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”
    Performed by Amsterdam Sinfonietta and soloist Janine Jansen

    “Winter” from Piazzolla’s “Four Seasons of Buenos Aires”
    Performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Soloist and conductor Liviu Prunaru

    “Spring” from Richter’s “The Four Seasons”
    Performed by The Unsung Collective, conducted by Dr. Tyrone Clinton, and featuring violin soloist Michael Jorgensen

    “Summer” from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”
    Performed by Violinist Ray Chen and musicians from the Rockport Music Center.

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