French Twist

Tuesday • August 26, 2008

Nicole Gallego
New Haven Symphony Orchestra

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French Twist

New Haven, CT, August 26, 2008: Following a ground breaking year, Music Director William Boughton will conduct the New Haven Symphony Orchestra in the 2008-09 season opening concert, French Twist, Thursday, September 18, 7:30pm, Woolsey Hall, New Haven. On the opening night program: Gounod’s Ballet Music from Faust, Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto, featuring violinist Pip Clarke, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and Ravel’s La Valse.

The 2008-2009 season marks not only Maestro Boughton’s first complete season as Artistic Director but also the celebration the orchestra’s 115th anniversary season (only three symphonies in the United States have celebrated a 115th anniversary).

Furthering its commitment to community outreach, the NHSO commissioned New Haven Public School students to create paintings which represent the movements from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Selected works were compiled into a video collage which will be shown in Woolsey Hall’s rotunda on concert night.

During the past decade, English-born Pip Clarke has established herself as one of the leading violinists of her generation, praised for impeccable technique and her interpretations of the Romantic repertoire. She has toured widely in North American appearing with more than 70 orchestras in the United States, including the Florida Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony, and the Utah Symphony, as well as making a guest appearance at the opening Gala concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

Subscriptions ($60-370) and Single tickets ($10-65) can be purchased through the NHSO box office at the Shubert Theater, 247 College Street in New Haven, (203) 562-5666 or by visiting

All programs subject to change without notice.