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The Carnival of Animals

Fun for classical music listeners of all ages!  The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra presents Saint-Saën’s Le carnival des animaux.

Music Lecture Series with John Tuohy

Instructor, John Tuohy
Wednesday, January 29, February 19, March 18
11 am – 12 noon

Join guitarist John Tuohy for a presentation of 3 music lectures with live demonstrations.

Wednesday, January 29 – The First Lady of Song: Ella Fitzgerald and her signature style. Join guitarist John Tuohy as he discusses the wonderful, inspiring and inimitable life of renowned singing sensation Ella Fitzgerald. There will be video clips of her key live performances, a breakdown of her vocal stylings, a discussion of her tumultuous early life, as well as guitar arrangements of some of her classic songs.

Wednesday, February 19 – My Way: A profile of the music of Frank Sinatra. Frank Sinatra, A.K.A. “Ol’ Blue Eyes” holds a place in many generation’s hearts. His music, his story, and his legacy still impacts musicians, fans, and popular culture alike. Join guitarist John Tuohy for a discussion about the early years of Frank Sinatra, his rise to prominence, his tough times and eventual reincarnation in the nation’s consciousness.

Wednesday, March 18 – Louis Armstrong: The Man and his Music. Louis Armstrong ranks among the most iconic, well-respected, and storied personalities in all of jazz history. With a five-decade career, his massive influence can’t be over stated, even today. Join guitarist John Tuohy for a dive into the life and times of Louis Armstrong, focusing on his early years, his trumpet and vocal stylings, as well as performances of guitar arrangements of his most iconic songs.

The fee for each lecture is $15 or $20 at the door or you can bundle all 3 lectures for $40. Seating is limited, so advance registration is recommended.

The Accordion in American Culture

This lecture recital, delivered by Peter Peluso, conductor of the Connecticut Accordion Association’s Orchestra, will trace the accordion from the early 1900’s when it came to America, through the golden age up until 1970 and from then to the present. Pieces from ethnic, jazz, musical theater, classical as well as compositions written for the instrument will be performed.

All-Mozart

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra joins forces with the Hartford Chorale and soloists from Yale School of Music!

Mozart:  Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major
Yoon Be Kim, violin
Winner of the 2019 Young Artist Concerto Competition

Mozart:  Requiem

Music Lecture Series with John Tuohy

Instructor, John Tuohy
Wednesday, January 29, February 19, March 18
11 am – 12 noon

Join guitarist John Tuohy for a presentation of 3 music lectures with live demonstrations.

Wednesday, January 29 – The First Lady of Song: Ella Fitzgerald and her signature style. Join guitarist John Tuohy as he discusses the wonderful, inspiring and inimitable life of renowned singing sensation Ella Fitzgerald. There will be video clips of her key live performances, a breakdown of her vocal stylings, a discussion of her tumultuous early life, as well as guitar arrangements of some of her classic songs.

Wednesday, February 19 – My Way: A profile of the music of Frank Sinatra. Frank Sinatra, A.K.A. “Ol’ Blue Eyes” holds a place in many generation’s hearts. His music, his story, and his legacy still impacts musicians, fans, and popular culture alike. Join guitarist John Tuohy for a discussion about the early years of Frank Sinatra, his rise to prominence, his tough times and eventual reincarnation in the nation’s consciousness.

Wednesday, March 18 – Louis Armstrong: The Man and his Music. Louis Armstrong ranks among the most iconic, well-respected, and storied personalities in all of jazz history. With a five-decade career, his massive influence can’t be over stated, even today. Join guitarist John Tuohy for a dive into the life and times of Louis Armstrong, focusing on his early years, his trumpet and vocal stylings, as well as performances of guitar arrangements of his most iconic songs.

The fee for each lecture is $15 or $20 at the door or you can bundle all 3 lectures for $40. Seating is limited, so advance registration is recommended.