Thursday, March 03, 2016

New Haven Symphony Orchestra Schedule for April, May, June

Leonard Bernstein’s CHICHESTER PSALMS
Thursday, April 28, 2016
7:30pm – Shubert Theater
Friday, April 29, 2016
8:00pm – Mechanics Hall (Worcester, MA)
Sunday, May 1, 2016
5:00pm – Performing Arts Center at Middletown High School
Featuring: William Boughton, conductor; Worcester Chorus; Dana Fripp, soprano
Program April 28 & 29: Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms; Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Variants of "Dives and Lazarus;" Constant Lambert: Rio Grande; Traditional: “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot;” “Go Down Moses;” “Steal Away;” Joan Tower: Second Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman
Program May 1: Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms; Joseph Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass

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William Boughton conducting the NHSO

The NHSO teams up with the vocal forces of the Worchester Chorus for Leonard Bernstein’s choral masterpiece, Chichester Psalms. Referred to by Bernstein as a “prayer for peace,” this dramatic work will uplift and inspire. Program highlights also include Vaughan Williams’ luscious Five Variants of “Dives and Lazarus” and the world premiere of new arrangements of the beloved American spirituals, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; Go Down, Moses; and Steal Away featuring dynamic guest soprano Dana Fripp.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
4:00 – 6:00pm – The Boughton Family Barn (Guilford, CT)

Featuring: Ani Kavafian, violin; Daniel Bernard Roumain, violin & composer
It’s fast-fingered fiddlers, local brews, and classic comfort food! NHSO Concertmaster Ani Kavafian and Artist-in-Residence, Hip-Hop violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain go head-to-head at Fiddle Fest. Join in the FESTivities at Music Director William Boughton’s Family Barn and support the artistic and community programs of the NHSO.

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Maestro Boughton
84th Annual Young People’s Concerts

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
9:30am & 11:30am – Woolsey Hall
Featuring: William Boughton, conductor; Daniel Bernard Roumain, violin & composer

This year’s Young People’s Concerts features the amazing hip hop violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), who captured the ears of students at the 2013 YPCs. DBR joins the NHSO again to bring students through music history, from Bach and Beethoven to his own contemporary pieces.

Thursday, May 19, 2016
7:30pm – Woolsey Hall
Featuring: William Boughton, conductor; Benjamin Beilman, violin
Program: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, “Pathetique;” Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Violin in D Major, Op. 77; Hannah Lash: Lash/Voynich Project – Movement 2: Astronomical
The NHSO pairs Tchaikovsky’s final and most dramatic Symphony with Brahms’ Violin Concerto, featuring NHSO New Generation Artist Benjamin Beilman. The NHSO also premieres Astronomical, the second movement of the Lash/Voynich Project.

Thursday, June 2, 2016
7:30pm - Shubert Theater
Saturday, June 4, 2016
2:30pm – Hamden Middle School
Sunday, June 5, 2016
3:00pm – Shelton Intermediate School
Featuring: Chelsea Tipton, NHSO principal pops conductor
Program: John Williams: Summon the Heroes; E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial : Adventures from Earth; Theme from Jaws; Jurassic Park; The Mission Theme; Hymn to the Fallen; Raiders March from Indiana Jones; Cowboys Overture; Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone; Harry’s Wondrous World; Music from Star Wars; Imperial March from Star Wars; Dry Your Tears Africa; Superman March

Star Wars, Jurassic Park, E.T., Harry Potter… arguably the most influential composer of the film industry, John Williams has been awarded 22 Grammys, five Academy Awards, and four Golden Globes for his memorable movie themes. Led by NHSO principal pops conductor Chelsea Tipton, hear the NHSO perform this iconic movie music live.


Tickets:  Tickets to concerts at Woolsey Hall and the Shubert Theater range in price from $15 - 74. Tickets to concerts at Hamden Middle School and Shelton Intermediate School range in price from $35 - 49 Tickets for “Fiddle Fest at Boughton’s Barn” are $150 for Benefactors, $75 for Patrons, and $40 for Under 40s. Student Tickets to the Young People’s Concerts are $7 and chaperones are free.
The NHSO KidTix program allows children (ages 7-17) to attend concerts free of charge with the purchase of an adult ticket. College student tickets are $10. The Blue Star tickets program provides free tickets for active military personnel and their immediate families.
To purchase tickets or for more information, contact the NHSO Box Office at 203.865.0831 x20 or visit To purchase tickets to NHSO performances at the Shubert Theater, contact the Shubert Box Office at 203.562.5666 or online at
To purchase tickets to the April 29 performance at Mechanics Hall in Worchester, visit To purchase tickets to the May 1 performance with the GMChorale, visit
The Classics Series is made possible with support from Knights of Columbus, the Estate of Richard L. English, the National Endowment for the Arts, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Better ITS, Chamber Insurance Trust, Marcum LLP, Shipman & Goodwin, Town Fair Tire, New Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, New Haven Register, and WSHU. The Hamden Pops Series is sponsored by The Whitney Center and the Hamden Pops Series’ media sponsor is WQUN.  The Shelton Pops Series is sponsored by R.D. Scinto, Inc. The Family Concert Series is made possible with support from the State of Connecticut and WMNR Fine Arts Radio. Young Peoples Concerts are sponsored by the Henry E. and Nancy H. Bartels Fund for Education, the George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, and the Wells Fargo Foundation. The Fiddle Fest in Boughton’s Barn shuttle sponsor is Guilford Savings Bank. KidTix and Blue Star Tix are sponsored by Frontier Communications.

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