Season Finale Concerts to Include West Side Story, Bolero

Thursday • April 30, 2015


Three-City Concert Tour to Feature Guest Violinist Bella Hristova  Playing Film Music from The Red Violin

Multiple Emmy award winning composer, Grammy award winning producer, and noted guitarist Brian Keane to Lead Pre-Concert Discussion May 28

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) will close the 2014 – 2015 Season with movie soundtracks that featured classical music at Cinematic Dances Thursday, May 28 at 7:30pm at the Shubert Theater, Saturday, May 30 at 2:30pm at Hamden Middle School and Sunday, May 31 at 3:00pm at Shelton Intermediate School. Led by NHSO music director William Boughton, the program will include Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Bolero from Ten, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Disney’s Fantasia and Chaconne from The Red Violin, featuring guest violin soloist Bella Hristova.

Acclaimed for her passionate, powerful performances, beautiful sound, and compelling command of her instrument, violinist Bella Hristova is a young musician with a growing international career as a soloist and recording artist whose talent has been recently recognized with a prestigious 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant. Born in Pleven, Bulgaria in 1985 to Russian and Bulgarian parents, her recent engagements of note include Mainly Mozart, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; Musicians from Marlboro; and Carnegie Hall. Recent highlights include the 2013 release of her recording, Bella Unaccompanied, a CD of works for solo violin.

Ticket holders to the May 28 performance at the Shubert Theater are invited to attend a pre-concert lecture and discussion with Emmy and Grammy Award-winning composer Brian Keane at 6:30pm. Keane will share his insight into the process of scoring for film and provide background on the relationship between composers and film production.

Connecticut composer Brian Keane has scored over a hundred award winning documentaries and films, including sixteen Emmy winners for best documentary or series, nine Peabody Award-winning films, five Oscar nominated films, and one Academy Award-winning film. Keane is the winner of four Emmy Awards for music composition, among twenty nominations. Keane’s notable scoring credits include Ric Burns’ Emmy and Peabody Award-winning films New York: A Documentary Film, The Donner Party, Ansel Adams, and Andy Warhol, Thomas Lennon’s Peabody award-winning and Oscar-nominated film The Battle Over Citizen Kane, Lennon and Ruby Yang’s Academy Award-winning The Blood of Yingzhou District, ABC News’ documentary series Turning Point, the music for HBO Sports, and the PBS history series American Experience, among many others.

Tickets: Adult tickets for the May 28 performance are $15 – $74 and may be purchased by calling the Shubert Box Office at 203.562.5666 or online at Adult tickets for the May 30 and May 31 performances are $35 or $49 and may be purchased by calling the NHSO box office at 203.865.0831 x20 or online at Available for all NHSO concerts, student tickets are $10 and KidTix (children ages 7-17) are free with the purchase of an adult ticket. Blue Star tickets for active military personnel and their immediate families are free.

May 28 Pre-Concert Activities:
Symphony Supper: Indulge in a delicious Symphony Supper with other music lovers at Barcelona prior to the performance; visit or call 203.865.0831 x15 for details.
Prelude: Join the NHSO for an intriguing FREE pre-concert discussion with Emmy and Grammy Award-winning composer Brian Keane from 6:30-7:00pm in the Shubert Theater.

SPONSORS: Symphony at the Shubert Series: Marcum, LLC. May 28 performance: Yale New Haven Hospital. Hamden Pops Series: Whitney Center. Shelton Pops Series: RD Scinto. KidTix and Blue Star Tickets: Frontier. Symphony Suppers: Guilford Savings Bank.  Season Media: New Haven Register.

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