Friday, September 27, 2013

New Haven Symphony’s 120th anniversary season opens Oct. 3


NEW HAVEN -  New Haven Public Schools music educator Harriett Alfred will sing the national anthem to open the New Haven Symphony’s 120th anniversary season at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at Woolsey Hall, according to a release.
The evening’s concert will be, Tchaikovsky Triumphant, and features Tchaikovsky’s thrilling Symphony No. 5, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto performed by violinist Chad Hoopes, 19, and Theofanidis’s Rex Tremendae Majestatis performed by the NHSO and Thomas Murray on Woolsey Hall’s organ, the release said. 

 Alfred "is a member of the Heritage Chorale in New Haven.  Led by founder Jonathan Q. Berryman, the Heritage Chorale has performed a broad repertoire of choral music, from classical to spiritual to contemporary, since 1998," the release said.

“We are so excited to be featuring a talented New Haven music educator,” NHSO Executive Director Elaine Carroll said, also in the statement.  “Ms. Alfred has been sharing her love of music with local students for decades; we cannot imagine a better soloist to launch our anniversary season.”  

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