Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra Spring Strings

Saturday, March 28, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Garde Arts Center

The 19-20 season continues with an exciting program that features a Grammy Award winner and timeless compositions.

Edward Elgar’s overture In the South opens the program with a boisterous theme re-purposed from another work, which joyfully expresses his experiences with his family in Italy.

The soloist for the evening, Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux,  performs Joaquín Rodrigo’s well-known Concierto de Aranjuez. Rodrigo was blinded at a very young age, but this challenge did not hinder him from composing his gold standard guitar concerto, inspired by the sounds and fragrances of the Royal Gardens of Aranjuez, Spain.

Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 finishes out the evening. Written not long after his first symphony, at the inspiring backdrop of a vacation in Pörtschach, Austria, Brahms let the environment influence his cheery symphony which will sweep the audience away with its jubilance. 

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra’s 73rd season’s lineup, curated by Music Director and Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada. This season marks the 10th anniversary of Music Director and Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada’s tenure at the ECSO. Founded in 1946, the mission of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra is to inspire, educate, and connect our communities through live orchestral music.