Ani Kavafian plays Mozart

Thursday • January 28, 2010


Nicole Gallego
New Haven Symphony Orchestra
(203) 865-0831, ext. 21


New Haven, CT January 28, 2010: Join the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Music Director William Boughton on Thursday, February 18, at 7:30pm, at Woolsey Hall featuring Schubert’s charming Symphony No. 3 in D Major, Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 in G Major featuring NHSO Concertmaster Ani Kavafian, Music Alive Composer-in-Residence, Augusta Read Thomas’s original work Prayer & Celebration and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 in Bb Major Op.60. Encore Performance: Friday, February 19, 7:00pm, Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, Sacred Heart University.

Violinist Ani Kavafian enjoys a prolific career as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. She has performed with virtually all of America’s leading orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and many others. Her numerous solo recital engagements include performances at New York’s Carnegie and Alice Tully halls, as well as in major venues across the country.

In the 2009-10 season, Ani Kavafian continues her association as an artist member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center with a number of appearances in NYC, around the United States and in Taiwan. She also looks forward to her second season as concertmaster of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, with whom she will be performing the Mozart Violin Concertos. In the summer of 2009, she participated in the Heifetz International Music Institute, Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Great Lakes Festival, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, and Music from Angel Fire Festival. Ms. Kavafian is also Professor of Violin at Yale University.

Single Tickets for the Woolsey Hall performance (Woolsey: $10-65) can be purchased by contacting the NHSO Box Office at (203) 865-0831 or by visiting Single Tickets for the Edgerton Center performance can be purchased through the Edgerton Center Box Office at (203) 371-7908 or online at

This concert is made possible in part by the generous support of Yale-New Haven Hospital, Century Financial Services, WSHU Public Radio Group, and New Haven Register.

All programs subject to change without notice.