Nazaykinskaya | Fenix
Haydn | Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major
Beethoven | Symphony No. 5 in C Minor
To kick off the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra’s 75th anniversary season and celebrate the return to the Garde Arts Center, Music Director & Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada leads the full orchestra in a performance of Polina Nazaykinskaya’s moving symphonic poem Fenix. This world premiere of Nazaykinskaya’s revised version references the mythological bird said to rise from its own ashes and signals the evening’s theme of endurance and rebirth.
The concert’s first half then goes out with a flourish: Franz Joseph Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto, featuring U.S. Coast Guard Band member and ECSO Principal Trumpeter Thomas Brown.
Following intermission, the orchestra pays tribute to Beethoven, whose 250th anniversary celebration in 2020 was postponed worldwide, with Symphony No. 5. This extraordinarily powerful work is built around the most famous four-note phrase in Western classical music.
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COVID Precautions: For this event, masks will be required inside the venue, as well as proof of full vaccination. Unvaccinated patrons must provide documented proof negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of the event, or a negative antigen test taken within 48 hours of the start of the event. Thank you for your cooperation.