Join the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Music Director William Boughton for the opening concert of the 2009-10 season, Celebrate 116, Thursday, September 17, 2009, 7:30pm, Woolsey Hall, New Haven. Witness the artistic mastery of internationally renowned violinist and Connecticut native Kurt Nikkanen, who will join the NHSO in recording Walton’s Violin Concerto. Also on the program, Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21, and Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz. Encore Performance: Wednesday, September 23, 7:00pm, New Canaan High School.