Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New Haven Symphony Orchestra Pops to present veteran's salute

NEW HAVEN - The New Haven Symphony Orchestra Pops will present "Jerry’s Cabaret – A Veteran’s Salute" at 2:20 p.m. May 3 at Hamden Middle School and Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m. May 4 at Shelton Intermediate School, according to a release. 
Tickets are selling fast at www.NewHavenSymphony.org, the release said.  
Tickets are $35 and $45 and can be purchased through the NHSO Box Office at 203.865.0831 x10 or www.NewHavenSymphony.org.  Blue Star tickets for families of active duty military personnel are free.  Student tickets are always $10; KidTix (ages 6-17) are free with a paying adult, the release said.. 
The performance will help the audience "journey through the decades with evocative love songs celebrating the lives of soldiers, culminating in a stirring salute to our veterans," the release said.
  "Conductor Jerry Steichen brings his unique approach as a storyteller to the performance as he leads soprano Sarah Uriarte Berry and baritone Jim Weizter in a medley of the soaring love songs and melancholy goodbyes that punctuate the lives of our veterans," the release said.
From World War II there will be  songs by Cole Porter (“Where is the Life that Late I Led?”), Leonard Bernstein (“I Can Cook Too”), and Richard Rodgers (“I Wish I Were in Love Again”), and the Vietnam era with Harry Mancini’s “Moon River” from "Breakfast at Tiffany’s" and Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns” from "A Little Night Music, the release said.
"Today’s anthems, such as “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz and “Why Can’t I Kiss You” by Jeff Blumenkrantz, bring audiences to the end of an emotional journey celebrating the lives and loves of America’s service members.  The concert will conclude with a rousing medley honoring each service and asking that veterans in the audience stand and be recognized for their courage and sacrifice."  
 Shelton Pops Series Sponsor R.D. Scinto; Hamden Pops Series Sponsor Whitney Center; Season Media Sponsor New Haven Register.
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