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Virtual Vivaldi: The Four Seasons

A Musical Celebration of Resilience & Hope

Join the WSO virtually for a broadcast of our live concert, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. This special event broadcast will premiere Saturday, October 24th on YouTube and will include additional content not presented at the live event, including an appearance by Music Director & Conductor, Leif Bjaland.

This virtual event is our gift to the community, but registration is required. A $25 suggested donation will be gratefully accepted.  To register, please click the link below:

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Fanfare For The Women

August 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women across the country the right to vote. Celebrate this historic milestone with the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra in a salute to women composers past and present. Presented virtually on YouTube, the program features pivotal works by women, including Libby Larsen’s Fanfare for the Women, Maria Theresia von Paradis’ Sicilienne, Cécile Chaminade’s Concertino, Idabelle Firestone’s If I Could Tell You, and two pieces by Connecticut’s very own Sharon Ruchman. Featuring performances by friends and members of the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra.

Sheri Miller Spring Poetry Concert

Songwriter Sheri Miller will perform spoken poetry, sing and play guitar featuring music of women from Billie Holiday to Lady Gaga to celebrate Spring, Women and National Poetry month.

Music For Great Spaces

Twin concerts celebrating the Taft School’s showcase choir, Collegium Musicum, Friday at Taft, Sunday at St. John the Divine, New York, NY. Bruce Fifer, Director.

An Intimate Evening with David Foster: Hitman Tour

“I believe that everyone gets three rounds in their life,” says musician, songwriter, composer, arranger, producer, and recording artist David Foster. “For me, two are completed and I’m on to Round Three. I think you have to change it up every round. My mantra is retreat and attack in another direction, which I’ve done twice. Now I’m going to do it again.”

Foster’s first round was as a studio musician, arranger, and recording artist. His second round was becoming one of the most successful songwriters and record producers in history — shepherding albums that have collectively sold in the hundreds of millions.

For his third round, Foster is gearing up to take on Broadway with several projects. These include writing the music for a new musical about the iconic, animated character Betty Boop, which will be directed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell.

As one of the most illustrious composers of our time, Foster’s skill set of creating hits, writing indelible melodies, and building dramatic moments, has primed him for this third round. “I think Broadway and I are a perfect fit,” he says. “The story becomes the co-writer. It’s a new adventure and creative outlet for me that I’ve always believed I could do and now it’s become a reality. It’s also exciting because, as a producer, I’ve spent 35 years in a room with no windows, churning out music. Now I plan to immerse myself in New York theater culture and learn the ropes slowly, and I’m not afraid of that.”

Foster seems constitutionally incapable of resting on his laurels, and his relentless drive has propelled him throughout his career. Few other individuals can claim to have their fingerprints on more major moments in all of popular music than David Foster. He has created hit songs and award-winning gold and platinum albums for a diverse array of artists including Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Josh Groban, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Michael Bolton, Seal, Chaka Khan, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Chicago, Hall & Oates, Brandy, ’N Sync, Boz Scaggs, and Gloria Estefan. He has escorted singers who have straddled both pop and classical styles like Andrea Bocelli and Josh Groban into the mainstream. He has created culture-defining soundtracks for blockbuster films like The Bodyguard, Urban Cowboy, and St. Elmo’s Fire.

For his remarkable work, Foster has won 16 Grammy Awards, including three for Producer of the Year, an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe, and racked up three Oscar nominations for “Best Original Song.” He has also earned a reputation as a keen spotter of new talent, playing a key role in the discovery and career launches of Celine Dion, Josh Groban, and Michael Bublé.