Join us for our Twentieth Season opener as we begin a year-long celebration of two decades of amazing symphony in our own backyard!! The New World Chorale joins with the CHSO in performances of Gustav Holst’s celestial and profoundly powerful “The Planets” and Maurice Ravel’s exhilarating, colorful and climatic “Daphnis & Chloe” – two powerhouse hits from our first decade! It’s a Season Opener befitting a Twenty Year Anniversary!!
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 join CHSO for sing alongs and MORE!
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Serenade for Strings
Coronation March for Alexander the Third
A rare happening at Claflin Hill – a One Composer evening! Experience the grandeur, elegance and passionate romanticism that flourished in the golden era of the Romanov Dynasty – once the largest empire in history – a dynasty that spawned a rich and enduring culture even as it created a huge social dystopia that led to their ultimate downfall. The music of that historic time still resounds – together with ballet, architecture and literature — 100 years later.
Copland: Our Town
Grofe: Grand Canyon Suite
Resphigi: The Pines of Rome
Christensen: Adirondack Sketches “World Premiere – Written for the CHSO’s Twentieth Anniversary
Take a trip around the planet, visiting some of our favorite vacation places and some of our favorite moments from the past, coming home to “Our Town.” Featuring a world premiere written for CHSO by Robert Christensen—a former teacher of Maestro Surapine—and projected imagery throughout the concert.
Claflin Hill’s annual Sunday afternoon Family Concert, features a “side-by-side” performance of the CHSO and the Claflin Hill Youth Orchestra. This concert brings all ages into historic Milford Town Hall for an enchanted afternoon of educational and interactive musical experiences designed to create lasting memories for families.
Gather your troops and share the experience!
This year, we present familiar favorites with narration including “Peter and the Wolf” and “Tubby the Tuba!”
Come early to explore the “Instrument Petting Zoo” and meet the orchestra!
Join us for the Instrument Petting Zoo before and after the concert!
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin & Viola
Featuring “LiveArts Special Guests”Irina Muresanu, Violin & Donald Krishnaswami, Viola (pictured below)
Murata: World Premiere
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 “The Titan”
We bring this celebratory season to a climatic finale that launches us into the next 2 decades of great music with a first time CHSO performance of Gustav Mahler’s monumental First Symphony – “The Titan.” A world premiere by CHSO Principal Oboist Sachiko Murata and a new collaboration with LiveArts in Franklin celebrates our achievements, and opens new possibilities and sets new goals for the future. Thank you to ALL who have been a part of Claflin Hill for the last twenty years.