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    March 20, 2019
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EASTERN 2018 CONNECTICUT 019 SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA season TOSHIYUKI SHIMADA music director and conductor SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019 AT 7:30 PM Garde Arts Center, New London, CT Springtime Lark, Tessa Lark violin The ECSO ushers in spring with an eclectic blend of repertoire sure to entice listeners of all varieties. Continuing the tradition of featuring women composers, Joan Tower's work Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 6, rounds out her 80 anniversary celebration. The ECSO co-commissioned the next work for violin and orchestra, Michael Torke's Sky, a bluegrass-inspired concerto written for and performed by rising star violinist, Tessa Lark. On the concert's second half, the orchestra performs the thrilling Symphonic Dances by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Rachmaninoff composed the three-movement suite while overlooking the Long Island Sound in 1940.The work, originally conceived to be music for a ballet, combines wild rhythms and rich harmonies. Now it is performed most often in the concert hall as a stand-alone piece, which is a testament to its compositional strength Concert sponsored by: Yale New Haven Health and Lawrence+ Memorial Hospital . Single tickets range from $31 $65. . Senior discounts available in Sections B & C Military (active duty/retired), and under 40, $12 except for loge For tickets, call 860-443-2876 or purchase online by visiting: Ad space provided in part by The Day Like us on: nslaayidum D817726 V2