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125th Anniversary Opening Night

Thursday • October 4, 2018 • 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 music director, with the world premiere of TJ Cole’s To the Universe – a fanfare celebrating the historic relationship between the NHSO, Woolsey Hall, and the Woolsey Hall organ. NHSO musicians will become storytellers in Scheherazade – Rimsky Korsakov’s take on 1001 Arabian Nights – and Humperdinck’s delightful Hansel & Gretel Prelude. One of New Haven’s favorite soloists, Chad Hoopes, will return to the Woolsey stage for Dvořák’s Violin Concerto in A Minor.

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade
Dvořák Violin Concerto in A Minor
Humperdinck Hansel & Gretel: Prelude
Cole To the Universe (World Premiere)

William Boughton, conductor
Chad Hoopes, violin

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

Tickets for this performance will be available for purchase beginning at 6:30pm at Woolsey Hall. Online and phone sales for this performance are no longer available as the Box Office transitions to the hall for tonight’s concert. 

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, 2018
7:30 pm
$15 – $74
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Woolsey Hall
500 College St
New Haven, CT 06511 United States
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