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2013 - 2014 Concert Schedule

Performance Calendar

July and August 2013

SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
Student performances of the Summer Bands, A Cappella Chorus, West Afrikan Drumming, and Strings.
Classes began meeting on Monday, July 9th.

Friday July 26, 7:30 ... Danbury Music Centre
A Cappella Chorus: Carlos Sousa, Director

Friday August 2, 7:30 ... Broadview Middle School
Student String Ensembles: Larry Deming, Music Director

Thursday August 8, 7:30 ... Broadview Middle School
Student Wind Ensembles and Jazz Band: Albert Montecalvo, Director

Thursday August 15, 7:30 ... CityCenter Green
Student West Afrikan Drumming: Ase-AmenRa Kariamu, Director




October 2013

Saturday  October 12,   8:00pm ... Marian Anderson Recital Hall

In Recital
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This female a cappella group is closely related
to Men Without Instruments. If you have heard
the 'Men', you will enjoy the female equivalent.

Recital Series Funding:   Carlos Sousa
in memory of his wife, JoAnn, and his
parents, Edmundo and Maria Sousa


Sunday  October 20 . . . Events occur throughout the day at various locations.
The Annual Celebration of
Charles Ives Day

"In Nature's Realm"

A hike up Pine Mountain, tour his birth home and grave site , and
some musical "happenings". The day will end with
a performance that features strings and brass. The
performance will take place in front of the Gazebo at
Tarrywile Mansion  – 70 Southern Blvd, Danbury, CT
Charles Ives
  • The Brass Guild Quintet
  • The Pine Mountain String Quartet

  9:30am    Hike up Pine Mountain (meet near the top of Pine Mountain Rd., Danbury)
11:30pm    Visit the Charles Ives birth home on Mountainville Ave. (meet at the home)
12:30pm    Visit Charles Ives' grave site in Wooster Cemetery (meet in section M , off of Ellsworth Ave.)
  2:00pm    A musical presentation at the Tarrywile Mansion.

Larry Deming and Nancy F. Sudik, are the organizers and guides.

Contact the DMC if you are going on the Hike up Pine Mountain
so we have a count before Sunday morning.

Major Funding:   Carlos Sousa
in memory of his wife, JoAnn, and his
parents, Edmundo and Maria Sousa




Saturday  October 26,   8:00pm ... St. James Episcopal Church

Mozart's Requiem
with the Danbury Symphony Orchestra

  • Amy Goldin,  Soprano
  • Amy Joscelyn,  Mezzo-Soprano
  • Vincent Festa,  Tenor
  • Michael Hofmann,  Baritone

DANBURY CONCERT CHORUS
CHRISTINE R. HOWLETT, Music Director and Conductor

Major Funding:  Nancy & Alton Eckert

NOVEMBER 2013

Saturday  November 2,   3:00pm ... Marian Anderson Recital Hall
CONCERT OF FINALISTS
Student Concerto Competition
Selected finalists will compete and the winner, who will be
announced at the end of the concert, will perform with the
DANBURY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
on January 26, 2013.

Recital Series Funding:   Carlos Sousa
in memory of his wife, JoAnn, and his
parents, Edmundo and Maria Sousa


Sunday  November 3,   3:00pm ... Ives Concert Hall, 181 White St.

Beethoven's Overture to Creatures of Prometheus,
Bach's Double Violin Concerto, and Symphony No. 2,
the 'Little Russian'
by Tchaikovsky


  • Joana Genova, Violin
  • Larry Deming, Violin


DANBURY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
ARIEL RUDIAKOV, Music Director and Conductor

Major Funding:   Peg Heetmann

DECEMBER 2013

Sunday  December 8,   7:00pm ... Ives Concert Hall, 181 White St.

Sounds of the Americas

Symphonic Sketches by Chadwick,
Sinfonietta by Moncayo
and some of Dvorak's New World Symphony

DANBURY COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
STEPHEN MICHAEL SMITH, Music Director and Conductor

Major Funding:  Hand Center of Western CT

Funding for the Concert Mentor:  Savings Bank of Danbury


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Friday  December 13,   7:30pm
Saturday  December 14,   NO Performance
out of respect for those affected by the tragedy in Sandy Hook
Sunday  December 15,   12:30pm   and   4:00pm ... Danbury High School,
Clapboard Ridge Rd., Rt. 39

Tchaikovsky's NUTCRACKER BALLET  –  The Danbury Symphony Orchestra will be joined by over 200 dancers from the greater Danbury area
in this fully staged, costumed production. This holiday favorite sells out quickly!
ARTHUR FREDRIC, Artistic Director/Choreographer
DANBURY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
ARIEL RUDIAKOV,  Music Director and Conductor

EXCLUSIVELY for members ($50 and higher; current through November):
Mail/Online Orders collected by 4:00pm Friday, Nov. 1st, will have
the first opportunity to select seats through a lottery system.
    Tickets cost $10 to $27 ALL seats are reserved
Public sales begin on Monday, Nov. 18th    call (203) 748-1716
.

Major Funding:
BMW of the Hudson Valley
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City of Danbury   Union Savings Bank
The Danbury Cultural Commission
Anna Walter and Bill Fricke

Friday  December 20,   7:30pm ... First Congregational Church, West St. and Deer Hill Ave.
MESSIAH
  an Oratorio by Georg Frederic Händel


  • Melanie Russell, Soprano
  • Kate Maroney, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Steven Caldicott Wilson, Tenor
  • Peter Walker, Baritone
  • Maxim Vladimiroff, Continuo
  • Fiona Smith Sutherland, Organ

  • DANBURY CONCERT CHORUS &
    DANBURY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
    CHRISTINE R. HOWLETT, Music Director and Conductor

    Major Funding:  Preferred Utilities

    JANUARY 2014

    Saturday  January, 11  8:00pm ... Marian Anderson Recital Hall
    In Recital
    Larry Deming's Musical Junta
    A musical junta? Larry says, "It's a group of persons
    united for a common goal, often for musical intrigue."
    Expect the unexpected!


    • Larry Deming -Harmonium and Viola
    • Todd Knapp - Bass Clarinet and Slide Whistles
    • Gene Moore - Electric Guitar
    • Dave Savitsky - Alto sax
    • Nancy Sudik - French Horn
    • Walt Sudik - Contrabass

    Recital Series Funding:   Carlos Sousa
    in memory of his wife, JoAnn, and his
    parents, Edmundo and Maria Sousa
    Sunday  January 26,   3:00pm ... Ives Concert Hall, 181 White St.
    Annual Young People's Concert
    Music for Children
    Children’s Games by Bizet
    Gabriel Pierné's March of the Little Toy Soldiers
    Peer Gynt Suite by Grieg

    Also, featuring this year's winner of the DSO Student Concerto Competition,
    cellist  Isabella Palacpac.  She is a junior at Wilton High School
    and will play the first movement of Eduoard Lalo's Cello Concerto in d minor.

    DANBURY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
    ARIEL RUDIAKOV, Music Director and Conductor

    Major Funding:   Joan and Stephen Howard

    MARCH 2014

    Saturday  March 1,   6:00pm - 11:00pm ... Fox Hill Inn, 257 Federal Rd. Brookfield
    10th Annual Gala Benefit

    Gala 2014 logo

        A Fund Raiser for the Danbury Music Centre
    • Three course, full service, sit-down dinner
    • Cabaret
    • Silent Auction
    • and much more . . .
       Tickets are $80 – Cash Bar
       (for tickets and info, contact the DMC Office)
    Sunday  March 2,   3:00pm ... Ives Concert Hall, 181 White St.
    A Combined Concert of 100 Musicians!

    Symphony No. 1, the Classical Symphony, by Prokofiev
    Mendelssohn's 5th Symphony, last mov't

    The DPSO will play selections from the movies:
    Jurasic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Harry Potter

    DANBURY PREPARATORY STRING ORCHESTRA
    GLEN LEBETKIN, Music Director and Conductor

    DANBURY COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
    STEPHEN MICHAEL SMITH, Music Director and Conductor

    Major Funding:   Susan and Robert Payne

    Funding for the Concert Mentor:  Savings Bank of Danbury
    Sunday  March 9,   3:00pm ... Ives Concert Hall, 181 White St.

    A Nod to the North
    Music of the Scandinavian Countries

    Grieg Piano Concerto in a minor
    Symphony No. 2 by Sibelius and
    Echoes from Ossian by Niels Gade

    • Claudia Knafo, Piano

    DANBURY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
    ARIEL RUDIAKOV, Music Director and Conductor

    Major Funding:   Joan and Stephen Howard
    Saturday  Mar. 22,   8:00pm ... Marian Anderson Recital Hall
    Benefit Recital
    Men Without Instruments

    Men Without Instruments

    Carlos Sousa and his popular group of singers
    will again present a fun, doo-wop evening, to benefit
    the programs of the Danbury Music Centre.
    Song, comedy, wine and cheese. A good way to help out the DMC.
    The cost is $15 and you should register in advance.

    APRIL 2014

    Saturday  April 5,   8:00pm ... Marian Anderson Recital Hall
    Big Band Benefit Bash
    Back by popular demand!
    Organized by Alex Thompson, the Band will
    include some members of the Danbury Symphony
    Orchestra and other local musicians, performing
    favorites from the Great American Songbook

    • Featuring Anthony Nazzaro on vocals

    Admission is only $10 in advance, $11 through PayPal,
    and $15 at the door – reserve your seats now.


    Saturday  April 12,   8:00pm ... Marian Anderson Recital Hall

    In Recital
    CT Choral Society Chamber Singers
    Live Laugh Love
    Recital Series Funding:   Carlos Sousa
    in memory of his wife, JoAnn, and his
    parents, Edmundo and Maria Sousa

    MAY 2014

    Sunday  May 4,   7:00pm ... Ives Concert Hall, 181 White St.
    New Horizons
    Dances from Galanta by Zoltán Kodály
    Sorcerer's Apprentice by Dukas
    Rustic Wedding by Karl Goldmark
    Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 (Turkish Concerto) in A Major
    • Priyanka Altman, Violin
    • Pryanka Altman

    DANBURY COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
    STEPHEN MICHAEL SMITH, Music Director and Conductor

    Major Funding:   Joan Howard,
    in memory of her sister, Marian Brawer


    Funding for the Concert Mentor:  Savings Bank of Danbury
    Saturday  May 10,   8:00pm ... First Congregational Church, West St. and Deer Hill Ave.

    Beethoven's Mass in C
    • Sharla Nafziger, Soprano
    • Barbara Rearick, Mezzo Soprano
    • James Ruff, Tenor
    • Jonathan Woody, Baritone


    DANBURY CONCERT CHORUS
    CHRISTINE R. HOWLETT, Music Director
    DANBURY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
    ARIEL RUDIAKOV, Music Director
    RON BEMRICH, Guest Conductor

    Major Funding:   Toni K. and John Pepe,
    Margaret Imbro, and Janice Donnelly



    JUNE 2014

    CityCenter Logo
    Saturday  June 14, 7:30pm ... CityCenter Bandshell, on the Green
    Rain Location:   Broadview Middle School Auditorium on Hospital Ave.

    CityCenter Danbury
    presents

    Beautiful Music Under the Stars



    Come early and have a picnic!

    DANBURY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA


    SUMMER 2014

    SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAM
    Classes are for children entering grade three and higher,
    with adults welcomed in certain groups.
    Dates, times, and locations to be announced for student performances
    of the A Cappella Class, Bands, West Afrikan Drumming, and Strings.

    Class registration usually takes place in May and June.
    Send e-mail or call (203) 748-1716 for more registration information.

    Major Funding:    The George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation
    The Steven F. Hembree Memorial Fund

    ADMISSION IS FREE TO ALL CONCERTS

    EXCEPT THE   NUTCRACKER BALLET
    Contact the Danbury Music Centre for information about concerts on this calendar
    or about joining a performing group.
    Phone: (203) 748-1716
    Fax: (203) 794-1308
    E-Mail:  dmc1935@snet.net


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