TORRINGTON — Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra has announced its upcoming four concert series. The chamber music concert Sunday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m., at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Bristol provides a rare opportunity to hear music by the French master Georges Migot. The concert will include his Quartet for Flute, Violin, Clarinet and Harp, duets for flute and violin, pieces for woodwind quartet and quintet, and Sonata for Flute and Piano with Tracy Norkun, flute and Bridget De Moura Castro, piano.
Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 at 3 p.m., the orchestra’s principal wind players will be performing a concert of music for double woodwind and brass quintets at Trinity Church in Torrington.
The third concert on the series features the Bristol Eastern High School Madrigal Singers, Michael Coderre, Director. Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 7:30 p.m., at Bristol Eastern High school the orchestra and madrigal singers will present Music of the Bach Family with a collaborative performance of J. S. Bach’s Cantata #191. Lizabeth Miller, soprano and Terrence Fay, tenor will be soloists in the cantata. Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra violinists Cynthia Knotts and Dongbin Shin will be performing J. S. Bach’s double violin concerto.
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 7:30 p.m., at Lewis Mills High School in Burlington the orchestra will present Musical Flowering. The Torrington High school Chamber Choir, Connor Sullivan, Director and Bristol Eastern High School Madrigal Singers will combine with the orchestra in a performance of Connecticut composer Thomas Duffy’s Overture 1776. Duffy’s high energy, patriotic piece is modeled on Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, using American and English themes to replace Tchaikovsky’s Russian and French melodies. Lillian Yim, first prize winner of the 2019 Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition, will perform Elgar’s cello concerto. Also on the program, Dvorak’s rich and melodious Symphony #8.
Tickets, $20 adult and $10 student are available at www.nutmegsymphony.org or by mailing a check to Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra, P. O. Box 2154, Bristol, CT 06011-2154.