2017-18 Symphony Season Tickets

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Season at a glance--

All performances start at 7:30 p.m.

Symphony concerts at Milford Town Hall

Concert I “Teutonic Titans” Saturday, November 4, 2017

  • Beethoven:   Symphony No. 7
  • Bruckner:  Symphony No. 4

Join us for our Eighteenth Season opener as we begin a year-long “Coming of Age World Tour” (from our comfortable concert seats!).   We start in Austria and Germany, opening with the majestic “Symphony No. 7” of Ludwig van Beethoven, followed by the “Symphony No. 4” of Anton Bruckner.   What Beethoven started as a “romantic symphonic revolution”, Bruckner brought to a culmination of Romanticism. 

Concert II “Holiday Pops!”   Saturday, December 9, 2017

Let us make your spirits merry and bright as the Grand Ballroom is transformed into a magical place for all ages! Join us for everyone’s favorite holiday tradition featuring timeless classics like “Sleigh Ride,” “Stille Nacht,” a holiday sing-along and a visit from jolly ol’ St. Nick! Let’s ring in the Holidays together! The Greater Milford Community Chorus, under the direction of Daniel Zabinski, join CHSO for their third year!

Concert III “Russian Romance” Saturday, February 3, 2018

  • Rimsky Korsakov:    Scheherazade featuring CHSO Concertmaster Angel Valchinov
  • Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring Beth Surapine, Piano Soloist

On to “Mother Russia” for a sumptuous and indulgent feast of Russian romanticism – featuring two magnificent and monumental icons of the genre – Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful depiction of the story-telling Princess Scheherazade and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 – one of the most loved romantic concertos of all time!

Concert IV “Iberian Legends” Saturday, March 3, 2018

  • De Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
  • Rodrigo:  Concerto de Aranjuez featuring Daniel Salazar, Guitar
  • Strauss:  Don Quixote featuring CHSO Principal Cellist, Johann Soults

Next stop on our “World Tour’ is the Iberian Peninsula opening with Manuel De Falla’s colorful tone poem, “Nights in the Gardens of Spain” paired with Joaquin Rodrigo’s noble and elegant “Concerto de Aranjuez” with a return solo performance from old CHSO friend, Daniel Salazar.   Our own CHSO Principal Cellist, Johann Soults, takes on the mantle of “knighthood” as we set off on a “quest” in the Richard Strauss masterwork depicting the fabled but flawed hero of Cervantes.

Concert V “Family Symphony Matinee” Sunday, March 25, 20183 PM  

Claflin Hill’s annual Sunday afternoon Family Concert, featuring a “Side-By-Side” performance of the CHSO and the Claflin Hill Youth Orchestra.  A great “first symphony” outing for young children, but a great afternoon of music for all ages as well!!

 Concert VI “Home to the New World” Saturday, April 28, 2018

  • Dvorak:  Symphony No. 9 “The New World”
  • Copland: Rodeo
  • Southard: An Appalachian Trail Symphony, World Premiere

As we all know, the best part of a tour is “coming home!”  We complete this whirlwind Coming of Age season by celebrating our own country – both from the perspective of a composer of the “Old World” inspired on his first visit to American in the 1890s to pen his Ninth Symphony “The New World” – evoking the majesty, the beauty, the optimism and the possibilities in the American personality -- accompanied by the “Dean” of American composers—Aaron Copland and his rambunctious and good humored “Rodeo.”  Vermont composer Keane Southard’s “An Appalachian Trail Symphony” –recently completed after his hike through New England on the Trail pays homage to the beauty of our own New England.