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Brahms & Chopin | Gala Celebration

Friday • November 11 • 7:30 pm

UPDATE: Due to an injury, Joyce Yang has had to withdraw from this performance. She has been replaced by Orli Shaham, who will perform Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor.

THE CONCERT | 7:30pm |Lyman Center for the Performing Arts

The Music

Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 2

Frédéric Chopin
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Samuel Coleridge Taylor

The Performers

New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Alasdair Neale, Conductor & Music Director
Orli Shaham, guest pianist

Orli Shaham is a white woman with blond hair. In this photo she is photographed from below, standing with her arms out to the side and looking into the distance.A consummate musician recognized for her grace, subtlety and brilliance, Orli Shaham has established an impressive international reputation as one of today’s most gifted pianists, in demand for her prodigious skills and admired for her interpretations of both standard and modern repertoire. She has performed with most of the major orchestras in the United States and with many ensembles across five continents, given recitals on stages from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House and appeared at music festivals around the world.

Ms. Shaham is on faculty at The Juilliard School, and serves on the juries of both the Cliburn and Honens International Piano Competitions in 2022. She is a major presence on public radio coast to coast: she is Co-Host and Creative for NPR’s “From the Top”, and was host of “America’s Music Festivals,” and “Dial-a-Musician,” a radio feature series she created, all of which were broadcast nationally. Learn more at OrliShaham.com.

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PRE-CONCERT GALA CELEBRATION | 5pm | SCSU Adanti Center Ballroom

NHSO Gala at the Adanti Student Center. There is mood lighting and large circular tables throughout the room.Party Time! Join a community celebration of music at Southern CT State University! This reception and concert will recognize the Symphony’s service to New Haven through artistry, education, history and innovation.

The NHSO will honor the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven with the 2022 Wattles Award, and will also recognize the four 2022 Quartet Awardees: Joel Thompson, Jim Barber, The English Family, and Marrakech, Inc. Join the celebration featuring fellowship, food & drink, and festivities, all to benefit the artistic, education, and community programs of your New Haven Symphony Orchestra.


Gala tickets are no longer available for purchase online. Please call the box office at (203) 693-1486 for gala ticket inquiries.

Concert-only tickets to this event range in price from $15-69 for adults; free for kids under 18 with the purchase of an adult ticket; and $10 for students or additional kid tickets.

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Price Chart showing single ticket vs subscription pricing: Premier = $69/55, $59/47, $39/31, $29/23, $15/12

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Our box office is standing by and happy to assist you! Purchase tickets to this concert or a subscription over the phone by calling (203) 693-1486 Monday-Friday from 12-5pm.


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Friday • November 11
7:30 pm
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Lyman Center for the Performing Arts
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, Connecticut (CT) 06515
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