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New Britain Concerts
Virtuosi at the First Church of Christ, 830 Corbin Ave., New Britain, CT
All concerts at 8 P.M. (click here for the directions)


Friday, November 24
Breath-taking Concertos

Grzegorz Dabrowski, bassoon

In Program:
• Grieg - Erotik
• Vivaldi - Bassoon Concerto
in C, RV 472
• Mozart - Bassoon Concerto
in B Flat
• Mozart - Symphony No. 33, KV 319

Sensational Polish bassoonist Gregory Dabrowski presents  a breathtaking performance of his favorite concertos.
Mr. Dabrowski is professor of music at the Music Academy in Bydgoszcz, Poland. 
He is also a graduate of the Warsaw Music academy and Yale School of Music.

 

Friday, January 19
Piano Extravaganza
Andrzej Anweiler, piano

In Program:
• Sibelius - Romanza, Kanzonetta
• Chopin - Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Brillante 
op. 22
• Anweiler - Concertino 
(World Premiere)
• Wolf-Ferrari - Serenade for Strings

Mr. Anweiler has been internationally acclaimed as a pianist having unique style, elegance, and technical brilliance. 
He has made numerous recordings in Europe and in the U.S. His compositions include music for radio, theater, and all other classical categories.

Concertino (Anwailer)
for Piano & Small Orchestra
is an eclectic work in three movements scored for winds, trumpet, strings, percussion and piano. The first movement, "Quasi Fantasia", presents several themes in various shifting moods. The main theme undergoes a transformation from boisterous and noisy to majestic, with much virtuosic interplay between the soloist and orchestra. The second movement, "Nocturne", begins with a dark introduction which gives way to a lyrical, romantic melody and ends softly. The timpani gives the rhythmic impetus to the Finale, which features changing meters and imitation between the piano and orchestra. Several of the themes heard earlier reappear briefly throughout the movement, and the concerto ends with a driving, rhythmic episode which builds to a big climax.

Friday, March 16
Winners of the Concerto Competition
In Program:
• Tchaikovsky - Elegie in G
• Wieniawski - Legend
• Saint Saens - Havaneise
• Prokofiev - Violin Concerto 
No 2, in g-minor
• Haydn - Symphony No. 91

This concert is dedicated to our new generation of artists, 
winners of our first “Paderewski” Concerto Competition. 
We invite you to come and see yourself how good the 
teenager musicians can be.

 

Friday, May 18
Chopin in Concerto
Dmitri Novgorodsky, piano

In Program:
• Chopin - Piano Concerto in E-minor No. 1
• Schubert - Symphony No. 5

Born into a musical family in Odessa, the former U.S.S.R., now Ukraine, 
Mr. Novgorodsky began to play piano at the age five. He received numerous prizes and awards including the Gold Medal at the National Festival of Arts. 
He Graduated from the Moscow Conservatory with high honors. 
His performance venues in the United States include Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, and Steinway Hall. 

 

 


Hartford Concerts
Virtuosi at the Central Baptist Church, 457 Main Street, Hartford, CT
All concerts at 8 P.M. (click here for the directions)


Thursday, October 26
Night of Arias

In Program:
Mendelssohn - String Simphony No. 9
Puccini
- "O mio Babino Caro" from "Gianni Schicchi"
Handel
- "Lascia chio pianga" from "Rinaldo"
Mozart - "Vorrei Spegarvi"
Gounod
- "Juliet's waltz" from "Romeo and Juliet"
Gershwin - "Summertime" from "Porgy and Bess"
Grieg - Holberg Suite

After performing numerous concerts, oratorios, and operas in U.S., Canada, Korea, and Europe Soprano Kyoung-Wa Cho debuts with the Virtuosi in a selection of romantic arias.

Thursday, February 22 
Sinfonia Concertante


Matthew Pegis, viola
Adrian Mackiewicz, violin

In Program:
Gluck.................Ballet Music
Hindemith........."Trauermusik"
Mozart...............Simfonia Concertante
Boccerini..........Symphony No. 1, in B-flat

American viola sensation Matthiew Pegis shares the stage with Adrian Mackiewicz to perform one of the most famous pieces of the classical repertoire. 
Mr. Pegis was a member of several chamber groups including New Arts Piano Quartet, and Pegis Quartet, he was also a soloist with several orchestras, and recorded for Elfin record label.

Thursday, April 19
Majestic Organ


Richard Matteson - Organ

In Program:
Mozart - Divertimento for Strings in F-major, K. 138
Haydn - Concerto in C, Hob. XVIII:1
Rheinberger - Organ Concerto No1. in F major, op. 137
Mendelssohn - Sinfonia for strings No. 12 in g-minor

Concert performed on the beautiful 1925 organ at the Central Baptist Church in Hartford. 
Mr. Matteson is a music director at the Central Baptist Church, and is a graduate of the Hartt School of Music.


Mystic Concerts
Virtuosi at the Mystic Congregational Church, 43 East Main St., Mystic CT
All concerts at 4 P.M. (click here for the directions)


Sunday, October 29
Night of Arias

In Program:
Mendelssohn - String Simphony No. 9
Puccini
- "O mio Babino Caro" from "Gianni Schicchi"
Handel
- "Lascia chio pianga" from "Rinaldo"
Mozart - "Vorrei Spegarvi"
Gounod
- "Juliet's waltz" from "Romeo and Juliet"
Gershwin - "Summertime" from "Porgy and Bess"
Grieg - Holberg Suite

After performing numerous concerts, oratorios,  and operas in U.S., Canada, Korea, and Europe  Soprano Kyoung-Wa Cho debuts with the Virtuosi  in a selection of romantic arias.

Sunday, February 25
Sinfonia Concertante


Matthew Pegis, viola
Adrian Mackiewicz, violin

In Program:
Gluck.................Ballet Music
Hindemith........."Trauermusik"
Mozart...............Simfonia Concertante
Boccerini..........Symphony No. 1, in B-flat

American viola sensation Matthiew Pegis shares the stage with Adrian Mackiewicz to perform one of the most famous pieces of the classical repertoire. 
Mr. Pegis was a member of several chamber groups including New Arts Piano Quartet, and Pegis Quartet, he was also a soloist with several orchestras, and recorded for Elfin record label.

Sunday, April 22
Favorite Vivaldi


Brunilda Miftaraj, violin
Erick Dahlin, cello

In Program:
Mozart...............Divertimento for Strings in F-major, K. 138
Debussy.............Miniatures
Vivaldi...............Concerto for Violin, Cello and Strings in Bb Major, RV 547
Mendelssohn.....Sinfonia for strings No. 12 in g-minor

This concert will feature a young Albanian violinist Brunilda Myftaraj and American cellist Erick Dahlin in some of their favorite repertoire. 
The couple collaborates frequently in several chamber music ensembles, and are known for their virtuosity, and style. 

 


Other  Performances

Sunday, December 10
Holiday Program 
Central Connecticut State University, New Britain
Founders Hall, 

In Program:
Selection of Polish Carols
Janiewicz......Divertimento for Strings
Mozart..........Eine Kleine Nacht Musik"

For the third time Virtuosi comes to the Central Connecticut State University with a presentation 
sponsored by the Chair in Polish and Polish American Studies at the Central Connecticut 
State University.


Sunday, April 8, 4:00 P.M.
New Britain Chorale & Connecticut Virtuosi
First Lutheran Church of the Reformation

Franklin Square, New Britain
  

Program:

Britten.................”Cantata Misericordium”
Schubert..............Mass No. 4 in C

Soloists:



Virtuosi continues its collaboration with the New 
Britain Chorale in its 21st concert season.