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125th Anniversary Opening Night

Thursday • October 4 • 7:30 pm

Experience the excitement of the NHSO’s 125th birthday bash Opening Night! This concert kicks off the NHSO’s 125th Season, as well as Maestro William Boughton’s grand finale season as the NHSO’s music director. NHSO musicians will become storytellers in Scheherazade – Rimsky Korsakov’s take on 1001 Arabian Nights – and Humperdink’s delightful Hansel & Gretel Prelude. The concert also highlights one of New Haven’s favorite soloists, Chad Hoopes, on Dvořák’s Violin Concerto in A Minor.

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
Dvořák Violin Concerto in A Minor
Humperdink Hansel & Gretel: Prelude

William Boughton, conductor
Chad Hoopes, violin

Tickets: $15 – $74; KidTix Free with Adult; College Students $10

Season Subscription Packages for the 2018-19 Season are now on sale! Season tickets are the most flexible and affordable way to experience your New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Individual tickets to this event will go on sale August 1.

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This performance will be this season’s School Night at the Symphony, an annual traditional where the NHSO invites all K-12 students, teachers, staff, and their families to attend a Classics Series concert free of charge. Advance registration is required.

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Watch & Listen

Interview with Chad Hoopes 2016
Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra Performs Scheherazade

NPR Music podcast on Scheherazade in 2007
Hansel and Gretel Prelude by the London festival Orchestra


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Thursday • October 4
7:30 pm
$15 – $74
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Woolsey Hall
500 College St
New Haven, CT 06511 United States