NHSO fans may not realize is that our Principal Clarinetist is one of the most sought-after soloists in the world. A name synonymous with musical excellence, Mr. Shifrin boasts a career spanning decades, with accolades including the coveted Avery Fisher Prize and three Grammy nominations.
Led by Principal Pops Conductor Chelsea Tipton, II, this cheery program features enchanting favorites such as The Nutcracker, Sleigh Ride, and Carol of the Bells, amongst an array of other symphonic delights.
This challenging and inspiring concert will also feature Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1, Mark Adamo’s Last Year featuring cello soloist Jeffrey Zeigler, and a new adaptation of Daniel Bernard Roumain’s Why Did They Kill Sandra Bland? with New Haven activist, artist, and poet Sun Queen.
Conducted by Music Director Alasdair Neale, the concert will include Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” and Pulitzer-prize winning composer Kevin Puts’s “Contact,” as well as a few surprise pieces that will delight both classical music fans and new listeners.