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Opening Night: Beethoven’s Fifth

Sunday • October 3, 2021 • 3:00 pm

The Music

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5
Igor Stravinsky Violin Concerto
Florence Price Ethopia’s Shadow in America
Valerie Coleman Fanfare for Uncommon Times (New England Premiere)

Go Behind-the-Music with Music Director Alasdair Neale on YouTube

The Performers

New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Alasdair Neale, conductor & music director
Tai Murray, guest solo violin


Adult tickets: $15-74
Youth 17 & under: Free with an adult ticket
College students: $10

Buy Tickets

As a thank you for returning to the concert hall, all members (donors) who purchase tickets to one of these Fall concerts will be emailed a $10 voucher to spend on tickets to other NHSO performances this season. The voucher will be emailed to you after the first Fall concert you attend. We appreciate your investment in the NHSO and support of the return to live concerts. Click here to become a member.

What to Expect

  • A concert of instrumental music by a large orchestra conducted by the NHSO’s music director Alasdair Neale
  • The first half of the program will be the music by Coleman (6 minutes), Price (13 minutes), and then soloist Tai Murray will come out to play the Stravinsky with the orchestra (25 minutes). Then there will be a 15 minute intermission. The second half of the program will be Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony (35 minutes).
  • Audience members of all ages are welcome. The full concert might be long for some elementary school-aged children; we recommend trying just the first half of this concert if you’re planning to bring young children.
  • Click here to learn more about the Shubert Theatre, including parking options.
  • Have questions about what to expect? Email our patron services team at BoxOffice@LongWharf.org or call (203) 693-1486.

Health & Safety

Although no event can be risk-free during this pandemic, we are taking every precaution possible to ensure the safety of our audience, musicians, and staff. In order to comply with this goal and regulations set forth by local government and our performance venues, we require the following of ALL attendees at this event:

  • All audience members will be required to present a photo ID and proof of full vaccination or proof of negative Covid PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to the event.
  • Masks must be worn at all times.
  • If you are experiencing any symptoms of Covid-19, please stay home.

For the safety of all, anyone who is not willing or able to comply with these policies will be required to leave the event at the discretion and request of an NHSO staff member.

Click here to view our full Covid-19 rules and expectations.


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Sunday • October 3, 2021
3:00 pm
$15 – $74
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Shubert Theatre
247 College Street
New Haven, CT 06510
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