Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New Haven Symphony Orchestra and the #B5Challenge

NEW HAVEN - The New Haven Symphony Orchestra will open its 2014-15 Season with Beethoven & The Don on Oct. 2 at Woolsey Hall, according to a release.
"Led by Music Director William Boughton, the program will include Beethoven’s 'Symphony No. 5,' as well as Strauss’ 'Don Juan' and Prokofiev’s" Violin Concerto No. 1" featuring guest Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik. "

"Inspired by this opening night program, music director William Boughton has issued the “Beethoven Five Challenge” on Facebook to raise awareness for music education in this community," the release said. "After singing the opening notes of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Boughton challenged prominent community members to record their own performance and challenge their friends to do so as well. Participation is growing and has included video posts by the new NSHO principal pops conductor, board members, and members of the media. Visit www.facebook.com/newhavensymphony to view the videos and to learn more about issuing a #B5Challenge."

 Also in the release:
"The Russian-American artist Yevgeny Kutik is hailed for his dazzling command of the violin and its repertoire, as well as a communicative immediacy that harkens back to the legendary Romantic masters. Yevgeny Kutik’s current season is highlighted by engagements as guest soloist with New York City’s Park Avenue Chamber Symphony and the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston. Kutik made his debut with Keith Lockhart and The Boston Pops in 2003 as the 1st Prize recipient of the Boston Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition and was awarded a 2006 Salon de Virtuosi Grant as well as the 2006 Tanglewood Music Center Jules Reiner Violin Prize. Of special note, Yevgeny Kutik continues his close association with the United Jewish Federations of North America Speakers Bureau, annually performing throughout the United States to raise awareness and promote the assistance of refugees from around the world."

Tickets:  Single Tickets are $15- 74. 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact the NHSO Box Office at 203.865.0831 x10 or visit www.NewHavenSymphony.org.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call the NHSO Box Office at 203.865.0831 x10 . For single tickets to NHSO performances at the Shubert Theater, call 203.562.5666
In photo  Yevgeny Kutik, guest violinist. Photo credit: Kevin Sprague.

1 comment:

Elaine said...

I couldn't resist posting the link to the video of William Boughton taking the Beethoven 5 challenge. Sing it with a lot of energy! https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152465365133073&set=vb.50873658072&type=2&theater

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