Concerts

Most Performances are held at the Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC) building on campus at Eastern CT State University in Willimantic (on the linked map - it is building #32). Concert admission is by donation only; no one turned away.

PLEASE NOTE: Our autumn 2020 concerts have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. At this time (August 2020), we do not know whether we will be able to resume in the spring 2021. We hope that our audience members and their families remain safe and healthy during this difficult period!


2019-2020 Season

Saturday, September 21@ 3:00
Shaboo Stage at Jillson Square Park in Willimantic
Community Concert - selection of pops and light classics

Sunday, November 3rd @3:00
Rossini - Overture to The Barber of Seville
Prokofiev - Lieutenant Kijé Suite
Chabrier - Suite Pastorale

Sunday, March 1st @ 3:00
Smetena - The Moldau
Bizet - Toreador Song from Carmen
Brahms - Symphony No. 3

Saturday, May 9th @ 7:30 <- CONCERT CANCELLED DUE TO CONCERN FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY DURING PANDEMIC
WRAC soloist (to be announced)
Carwithen -
Suffolk Suite
Runestad - Climb
Beethoven - Symphony No. 9, mvt. 4
     with choir and soloists



Previous Seasons 

2018-2019

Fall concert:

Balmages, On Top of the World
Milholland, Elegy 
Ravel, Pavane pour une infante defunte 
Dvorak, The Water Goblin

Winter concert:

Brahms, Academic Festival Overture
Debussy, 
Danses sacrée et profane, for chromatic harp & string orchestra
           Featuring Megan Sesma, Harp
J. Haydn, Symphony No. 96 “The Miracle” 

Spring concert:  

Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance March 
Quigley, Orchestral Suite #1 
Windham Arts Council Competition winner
Tchaikovsky, Romeo and Juliet Suite


2017-2018

Fall concert:

Bach, Concerto for Oboe and Violin; Dvorak, Carnival Overture; Beethoven, Symphony No. 5

Winter concert:

Couperin (arr. Bazelaire), Pieces en concert for Cello and Strings - Kurt Kaufman, cello solo; Glinka, Valse-Fantaisie; Bizet, Symphony in C

Spring concert:

Mozart, Don Giovanni Overture; Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 5 "Reformation"; Windham Regional Arts Council Young Artist Competition winner Percy Chen, violin, playing Bruch Violin Concerto (first movement)








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