Date - October 15, 2017
The Palace Theatre
61 Atlantic Street
Stamford, Connecticut, 06901
Join me for an Opening Weekend concert with the Stamford Symphony, featuring Guest Maestro Lidiya Yankovskaya. The Stamford Symphony has generously offered two tickets to match our two tickets for each weekend (a $61 value per ticket) so the first four members to respond can enjoy a magnificent performance, free of charge – a Cultural Pursuit member benefit during Stamford Symphony’s Guest Maestro Series. If more seating is needed, I will assist with ticket purchase and arrange for additional seating.
Here are the dates for the other performances:
- Beethoven, Ravel & Stravinsky – Guest Maestro: Daniel Hege – Sunday, November 5, 3pm
- Brahms, Copland & Saint-Saens – Guest Maestro: David Lockington – Sunday, February 25, 3pm
- Haydn, Mendelssohn & Schumann – Guest Maestro: Paul Watkins – Sunday, March 18, 3pm
- Tchaikovsky & Saint-Saens – Guest Maestro: Rei Hotoda – Sunday, April 22, 3pm
We will be attending Sunday afternoon performances at 3:00 pm for each weekend in the series. Afterwards, members are invited to join me for a cocktail or dinner at a restaurant nearby. Details will be arranged with attending members.
Kindly RSVP to Laura by Friday, October 13.
From the website: stamfordsymphony.org
OCTOBER 15TH PROGRAM
GLINKA Ruslan & Lyudmilla: Overture
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Symphony No. 1 in E minor
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D Major Stefan Jackiw, violin
For program notes, click here.
MEET LIDIYA YANKOVSKAYA
Hailed as “superb,” “expert,” and “coax[ing] every possible expressive note from the instrumentalists,” Russian-born symphonic and opera conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya is part of Dallas Opera’s inaugural Institute for Women Conductors and Marin Alsop’s Taki Concordia Fellowship Program. Lidiya’s recent/upcoming engagements include Wolftrap Opera, Flagstaff Symphony Opera Saratoga, Beth Morrison Project, American Lyric Theater, Brookline Symphony, the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, and Stamford Symphony. Currently, Lidiya serves as Artistic Director of Boston New Music Festival and Juventas New Music Ensemble, Music Director of Commonwealth Lyric Theater, guest chorus master for numerous programs with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (Tanglewood Festival Chorus), and as a conductor with Boston Youth Symphony. Lidiya has also served as a Conducting Fellow under Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Festival, where she had the privilege of assisting Maestro Maazel and filled in for him regularly in rehearsal and performance. Learn more …
All photos courtesy of Stamford Symphony
ABOUT STAMFORD SYMPHONY
Originally formed in 1919, the Stamford Symphony thrived under the leadership of Clayton Hotchkiss, Music Director of the Stamford Public Schools, until after WWII, when many of its musicians returned to their homelands. The Stamford Symphony was reborn in 1967, and has since grown to become an integral part of the cultural life in Fairfield County. Skitch Henderson’s appointment as Music Director in 1974 marked the turning point when the Stamford Symphony became a fully professional organization. In 1980, Roger Nierenberg was named Music Director. He spent the next 24 years recruiting top musicians from the New York metro area and crafting a balanced ensemble of remarkable versatility. Maestro Nierenberg expanded the Orchestra Classics Series and created new music and education programs, developing the Stamford Symphony as a valuable classical music resource for Stamford and its surrounding communities.
Eckart Preu was chosen as the Stamford Symphony’s new Music Director in October 2005, following an international search that attracted more than 250 applicants. Maestro Preu has remained faithful to the Stamford Symphony’s tradition of musicianship and professionalism, while taking a fresh, fun approach to programming and performance that appeals to both inveterate concertgoers and newcomers to classical music. Eckart Preu has concluded his final Season with Stamford Symphony in 2017.
Stamford Symphony is currently conducting a Music Director Search. Guest Maestros will join Stamford Symphony in the 2017-2018 Season. A new Music Director is to be announced for the 2018-2019 Season.