Sat, Oct 22, 2022 | 7:30 pm

Elgar’s Cello Concerto with soloist: Sara Sant’Ambrogio
& Beethoven’s Symphony No.6

The Cello Concerto was written shortly after the second world war in 1919 by English Composer Edward Elgar. It was strikingly different from his earlier work, being much more introspective and reflective and perhaps nostalgic for a past age. Regarded to be one of his greatest compositions, this cello concerto was premiered by the London Symphony Orchestra in October 1919, led by the composer himself and Felix Salmond as the soloist.

On the same program, we will also perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale”. It is one of Beethoven’s few works containing explicitly programmatic content, with five titled movements: 1. Awakening of cheerful feelings on arrival in the countryside 2. Scene by the brook 3.Merry gathering of country folk 4.Thunder, Storm 5. Shepherd’s song. Cheerful and thankful feelings after the storm. Beethoven said the symphony is “more an expression of feeling than painting. Anyone who has an idea of country life can make out for himself the intentions of the author without a lot of titles.

The 2022-23 season will be here soon!

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra has a very exciting season in the works, including Dmitri Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto, Serge Rachmaninoff’s breathtaking Piano Concerto No.3, and Johannes Brahms’ A German Requiem with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus.

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To learn more information, including a detail seating plan and programs,
please visit: ectsymphony.com or contact us at 860.443.2876