December 1, 2019 - December 31, 2020
January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020
September 27, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The VIP Reception will take place from 5:00-6:30pm at the Norwalk Inn with the Concert beginning at 7:00pm at the Norwalk Concert Hall.
October 17, 2015, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Bluebird Pas de Deux from “Sleeping Beauty”
Violin Concerto with Jennifer Frautschi
Symphony No. 6—Pathetíque
October 24, 2015, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Concert Hall
November 11, 2015, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
November 11, 2015, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Concert Hall
November 22, 2015, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Concert Hall
December 5, 2015, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Amelia Watkins, Soprano
Jennifer Rivera, Mezzo-Soprano
Brian Cheney, Tenor
Matthew Burns, Bass
December 12, 2015, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Doors Open at 7:30 P.M.
December 13, 2015, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Ring in the holiday season with Bach’s popular and celebratory Magnificat, paired with his “Wedding” cantata and Mendelssohn’s Come Let Us Sing. The special Sunday afternoon concert concludes with a selection of holiday music — we joyfully invite our audience to sing along with the chorale.
We are excited to introduce our soloists for this concert:
LIANNE COBLE Soprano
KATE MARONEY Mezzo-Soprano
GON HALEVI Countertenor
NILS NEUBERT Tenor
PHILIP KALMANOVITCH Baritone
December 18, 2015, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Concert Hall
December 19, 2015, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Concert Hall
March 6, 2016, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Side-by-Side with the Norwalk Youth Symphony
Maurice Ravel's Bolero
NSO’s 4th Young Artists Competition Winner
Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
James Naughton, Narrator
March 12, 2016, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Concert Hall
Hear a rich variety of American choral music, both a cappella and with piano, in this concert featuring selections by Copland, Lauridsen, Whitacre, Beach, and Connecticut’s own Charles Ives, as well as music from choral traditions such as spirituals and shape note singing.
April 16, 2016, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Concert Hall
April 16, 2016, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Concert Hall
April 23, 2016, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Concert Hall
April 23, 2016, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Concert Hall
May 14, 2016, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Concert Hall
Beethoven’s magnificent Choral Fantasy will show off the beautiful historic piano that the FCC recently acquired with the help of a generous donation. Our season concludes with Dvorák’s Stabat Mater, the composer’s deeply personal exploration of a parent’s loss.
May 21, 2016, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Puccini’s most beloved opera
Mimi-Leslie Ann Bradley
September 10, 2016, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Concert Hall
October 1, 2016, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Concert Hall
A new work by Music on the Hill artistic director Ellen Dickinson, "Threads of Light" weaves together over 30 spirituals, set in three movements -- Hope, Journey, Glory -- including both familiar songs ("Deep River" and "My Lord, What a Morning") and others less often heard. The concert features the Music on the Hill Festival Chorus and the Special Projects Choir of the Unitarian Church in Westport, joined by soloists Harriett Alfred, soprano, and Edward Pleasant, bass; trumpet, bass, and bells; as well as special guests reading poetry by African-American poets. Ellen Dickinson conducts.
October 22, 2016, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Concert Hall
It's going to be a night of rock-symphonic fusion at INTAKE Music's
Annual Cultural Crossover Concert! Join us for this first-time
collaboration among INTAKE's Native Instrument Academy, Norwalk Youth
Symphony, and Band Together CT, a not-to-be-missed event
featuring 100 musicians.
October 29, 2016, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Rossini - Overture to Il Signor Bruschino
Shostakovich - Cello Concerto #1 in Eb Major, Op. 107
Matt Haimovitz, soloist - Learn more here.
Brahms - Symphony No. 4, Op. 98
November 20, 2016, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Concert Hall
January 16, 2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Concert Hall
January 28, 2017, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Festival Strings & Winds, 12-5pm
January 29, 2017, 11:30 AM - 7:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Festival I, 11:30am
Open to string students who have studied
privately for 2+ years. No theory test.
Festival II, 12:00pm
Open to string and wind students who have
studied privately 2-6 years and are under the
age of twelve. Includes Beginning
Junior Competition, 1:00pm
Open to string and wind students who have
studied privately 4+ years and ages 12 - 15
Includes Intermediate Theory Test.
Senior Competition, 3:00pm
Open to string and wind students who have
studied privately for 5+ years and are ages 13 -
. Includes Advanced Theory Test.
Concerto Competition -
all instruments 5:00pm-7:00pm
Open to residents of Fairfield County only; video
submission required by 12/3/16
March 4, 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Concert Hall
The chorale is joined by the venerable New Haven Symphony Orchestra for this operatic masterpiece. Conducted by David Rosenmeyer.
March 5, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Concert Hall
March 12, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Side-by-side with the Norwalk Youth Symphony
Norwalk Symphony's Young Artists Competition Winner
John Williams - Superman
Beethoven - Symphony No. 5, Op. 67
April 1, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Concert Hall
DREAM LOGIC by Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre performs April 1 at 7:00 pm at the Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT; Tickets: $25 general, $20 student, children under 5 years free
Magical, quirky, and exciting stories told through movement, acrobatics, and dance. Perfect for all ages!
“Combine strength and humor, a dash of curiosity, a pinch of whimsy, and a generous dose of inventiveness, mix thoroughly and you have Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre's compelling brand of storytelling and movement … DREAM LOGIC is family friendly, but not dumbed down in any way. The central themes are readily accessible and dealt with compassionately and with great humor.” (BroadwayWorld.com, 2016)
Video Trailer: https://youtu.be/YknSeZpmblQ
April 29, 2017, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Mike will address the practical fundamentals of bonding & Grounding. A clearer understanding of System grounding & equipment Grounding will be achieved. Mike will focus on a clear distinction between Bonding & Grounding. If your an electrician or you have any interest in learning more about this subject, this day with Mike Holt will benefit you. All are welcome to register.
Inspectors in Connecticut are approved for ODEM 6 hours of CEU credit
April 30, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Concert Hall
CNK Productions Presents:
Sofia Papazoglou Sings the Greek Blues
Special Reception Immediately Following
(Includes Meet & Greet, Appetizer Buffet, Cash Bar)
*Please Note: Ticket to Concert MUST be Purchased Separately, Limited Amount Available
May 6, 2017, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Join us on May 6 at 4:00 pm in the Norwalk Concert Hall for “Operatorio!”, a concert of both sacred and operatic music by favorite opera composers, including Puccini, Bizet, and Verdi. In addition to the GCS 100-voice chorus, our vibrant program will feature a trio of professional soloists and a full orchestra.
May 13, 2017, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Concert Hall
Written in the tumultuous 1930s, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem combines text from the Latin Mass and by Walt Whitman. This heartfelt plea for peace is paired with Gabriel Fauré’s haunting Requiem.
May 14, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Concert Hall
The annual Mother's Day Concert marks the end of the Norwalk Youth Symphony's concert season.
The concert traditionally includes the presentation of our graduating seniors and awarding of the Ramer Memorial Scholarship, which is granted to a deserving senior as chosen by their peers on the basis of leadership, commitment, preparation, and attendance.
May 20, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Concert Hall
The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra is honored to be working with The Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut under the direction of Dr. Carole Ann Maxwell for our Season Finale performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No 2.
June 10, 2017, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Concert Hall
June 12, 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Concert Hall
October 28, 2017, 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Concert Hall
November 4, 2017, 4:30 PM - 11:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Debussy — Sirènes from Nocturnes
Liszt — Piano Concerto No. 2
Beethoven — Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"
We present Debussy, Liszt, and Beethoven, each one of whom “flung his spear far into the future.” Claude Debussy’s Sirènes (1899) is a haunting tableau of color scored for orchestra and women’s chorus that points the way to modern 20th century music. Franz Liszt’s Second Piano Concerto, performed by young virtuoso Alex Beyer, discards conventional form and shuffles musical themes into new and unexpected sequences. We end the concert with Beethoven’s Third Symphony, the opening bars of which tell us the world has changed and more is to come.
November 9, 2017, 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Concert Hall
November 11, 2017, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Concert Hall
November 19, 2017, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5
Borodin – Symphony No. 2 Mvt. 1
Faure – Pelleas et Melisande
Grainger – The Lost Lady Found
Hanson – Albanian Dance
Hodges – Autumn Reflections
Kinyon – Flurry for Winds and Percussion
Handel/Frachenpohl – Finale in D
Holst/Hans – Song without Words
Phillips - Impact
Brahms/Isaac – Hungarian Dance No. 5
McLeod – Festival March
Newbold – Riders in the Night
Caponegro – March of the Bowmen
Isaac – Apollo Suite
Straub – Simple Square Dance
Tickets available at Norwalk City Hall on the day of the concert.
December 9, 2017, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Concert Hall
December 10, 2017, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Concert Hall
December 16, 2017, 2:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Concert Hall
oliday Celebration! Local choir, ballet, dance, visual arts and musical groups will join the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra for an afternoon of uplifting music.
Come celebrate the season with our early program holiday concert at the historic Norwalk Concert Hall. This year, we start with a suite of arias and choruses from Bach’s sparkling Christmas Oratorio sung by the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut and alto soloist Blythe Gaissert. Then there’s ballet! Young members of the New England Dance Theater will perform Gabriel Fauré’s Pavane and Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Snowflakes. Concluding the program is a rousing medley of holiday favorites capped with our traditional sing-along Halleluiah Chorus by George Fredrich Handel.
January 15, 2018, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Concert Hall
January 20, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
February 24, 2018, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
May 5, 2018, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Ellington called these concerts “the most important thing I have ever done.” You will be jumping out of your seats as the Greenwich Choral Society closes its 2017-2018 season with excerpts from Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concerts for “Big Band,” chorus, soloists and tap dancer! “Come Sunday” and “Heaven” are among some of Ellington’s greatest jazz vocal works, and you won’t want to miss one note!
May 12, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Concert Hall
Bach’s towering masterpiece takes the listener through mighty fugues, delicate duets, and poetic choruses and arias. A performance of the B Minor is a transformative experience — join us for this memorable evening.
Fairfield County Chorale Orchestra
Featuring guest soloists
SARAH HAWKEY Soprano
KATE MARONEY Mezzo Soprano
CHARLES SY Tenor
ELIJAH BLAISDEL Baritone
May 19, 2018, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Concert Hall
The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (NSO) led by Music Director Jonathan Yates finishes its season with an intimate, semi-staged, production of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro.” Christopher Mirto, who stage-directed Bizet’s “Carmen” and Puccini’s “La Bohème” in seasons past returns to bring this beloved opera brilliantly to life. For the production, Maestro Yates has assembled a dream cast of accomplished young singers.
The concert takes place at the historic Norwalk Concert Hall at 125 East Avenue where the NSO has performed for over 75 years.
October 15, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Heritage Winds is the woodwind quintet component of the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band. As professional Airman-musicians, the members of Heritage Winds are dedicated to using the power of music to honor our veterans, inspire patriotism, communicate the Air Force story, and recruit those who are interested in serving our nation.
December 8, 2018, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ City Hall
December 15, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ City Hall > Concert Hall
Our Joys of the Season Concert - something for everyone. Bach’s Magnificat, with soloists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut. Ballet: Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Snowflakes. Orchestral favorites: Bizet’s Farandole from L'Arlésienne and Vaughan Williams’s Fantasia on Greensleeves. Christmas and Chanukah favorites and Handel’s immortal Hallelujah Chorus.
December 16, 2018, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Our December concert will warm your holiday season, starting with the stunning, rhythmic Misa Tango by contemporary Argentinian composer Martín Palmeri, selections from Gabriel Fauré, Astor Piazzolla, plus holiday music from unexpected sources — French carols, African-American spirituals, and more!
We’re thrilled to welcome TWO 2018 Latin Grammy Award winners as featured soloists — Pedro Giraudo on bass and Rodolfo Zanetti on bandoneón. Also featured is mezzo-soprano tango specialist Malena Dayen, who last appeared with the chorale in 2016.
The FCC also welcomes guest conductor Eduardo Notrica. Mr. Notrica borrows the baton from FCC music director David Rosenmeyer, who takes over on piano for the Misatango.
February 15, 2019, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Concert Hall
March 9, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Join the FCC on a journey through time and across the globe. Our midwinter concert focuses on the beauty of the human voice with minimal instrumentation, featuring a centerpiece work by Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Romancero Gitano, based on a series of poems by Federico García Lorca. Plus works from Giovanni Palestrina, Francis Poulenc, Felix Mendelssohn, Zoltán Kodály and more, along with a selection of American spirituals. Featuring guitar soloist NADAV LEV.
March 17, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
A wonderful afternoon for audiences of all ages. Members of the Norwalk Youth Symphony join the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra in Jupiter from The Planets by Gustav Holst. Then hear 12-year old prodigy Hudson Ragins, the winner of our 7th Annual Young Artists Festival Concerto Competition, performing the 3rd movement from Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto. The program concludes with Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, narrated by acclaimed actress Mia Dillon and interpreted with ballet by members of the New England Academy of Dance.
April 6, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Norwalk Concert Hall
April 6, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Norwalk Concert Hall
April 13, 2019, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Norwalk Concert Hall
April 13, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Norwalk Concert Hall
May 18, 2019, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Concert Hall
Come and be swept away by Beethoven’s magnificent Symphony No. 9, featuring guest soloists Amy Owens (Soprano), Ann Quintero (Mezzo-Soprano), Peter Drackley (Tenor), Matthew Curran (Bass) and the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut. One of the composer's last great works, Beethoven had not appeared on stage for over a decade prior to its premier. Maestro Yates will take us on a brief tour of this momentous score before conducting this masterpiece in its entirety. Visit our Tickets page or print an order page for our next concert.
May 19, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
We conclude our 2018-2019 season with Felix Mendelssohn’s iconic 1846 masterpiece, inspired in large part by the prodigious composer’s study of J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion.
Conducted by David Rosenmeyer
with the Fairfield County Chorale Orchestra
Tickets will be delivered to your inbox with your order confirmation. Please make sure you print your tickets and bring them to the concert.
We always offer $5 student tickets! Get yours at the door or by calling our box office at (203) 858-3714.
Group discounts also available!
May 23, 2019, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
June 1, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Norwalk Concert Hall
This musical event will enchant guests with songs of celebration, inspiration, and transformation from various Disney productions.
Choral selections include the tender “The Places Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns, A stirring Beauty and The Beast medley, youthful inspiration from Moana in “How Far I’ll Go”, and the comforting lyrics “He Lives In You”, a Lion King mantra.
The captivating Disney music will take choral story-telling to new heights with declarations of devotion and tales of triumph.
Conductor and Artistic Director Brian Muller and Pianist Will Duchon will lead the 65-member chorus in this magical, musical journey.
The Norwalk Community Chorale is sponsored in part by the Norwalk Recreation and Parks Department.
For more information on this free June 1 concert or other chorale activities, visit www.norwalkcommunitychorale.org or call 203-853-9842.
September 28, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Concert Hall
We open our 80th season with a journey that takes us from Soviet sailors in China with Glière’s Russian Sailors’ Dance from the Red Poppy ballet, to Central Europe with Bartok’s Hungarian Pictures, then on to 1870s Vienna with Brahms’ Symphony No. 1, and finally to 1920s “Bohemian” Paris with Ravel’s Tzigane.
October 2, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Concert Hall
Rhythm in Blue features the diverse talents of 15 professional musicians whose
commitment to excellence has earned worldwide acclaim and military distinction.
The band incorporates a wide repertoire of jazz and fusion, from big band swing to cutting-edge contemporary music. Their fabulous vocalist radiates sounds of the great jazz standards and inspires with patriotic classics.
Activated in 1941, The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band has a
rich history of inspiring public patriotism and enhancing esprit de corps among
all the US military service branches. These world-class musicians are stationed
at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia. They travel throughout the
Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, presenting over 350 events annually for the general public and in support of Airman morale and protocol events.
December 7, 2019, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Norwalk Concert Hall
December 8, 2019, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Norwalk Concert Hall
Mozart, Mass in C minor
J.S. Bach, Jauchzet frohlocket from the Christmas Oratorio
C.P.E. Bach, Heilig
J.C. Bach, Magnificat
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2019, 3PM
Norwalk Concert Hall
125 East Avenue
With the Fairfield County Chorale Orchestra
Featuring guest soloists:
Jaeyeon Kim, Soprano
Malena Dayen, Mezzo-Soprano
Blake Friedman, Tenor
Michael Pitocchi, Bass
December 11, 2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Norwalk Concert Hall
December 14, 2019, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Norwalk Concert Hall
An early evening Holiday concert for the entire family. The program starts with the familiar strains of Handel’s Messiah (Christmas Portion plus the Hallelujah Chorus) featuring the Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut. Then there’s ballet with selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker performed by members of the New England Academy of Dance. And we close with our traditional vocal and orchestral seasonal favorites.
December 18, 2019, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM @ City Hall Atrium
January 20, 2020, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Norwalk Concert Hall
January 25, 2020, 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM @ Norwalk Concert Hall
February 8, 2020, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Rodgers & Hammerstein's
SOUTH PACIFIC: IN CONCERT
Music by RICHARD RODGERS
Lyrics by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II
Book by OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II and JOSHUA LOGAN
Adapted from the Pulitzer Prizewinning novel
"Tales of the South Pacific" by James A. Michener
Concert Adaptation by David Ives
SOUTH PACIFIC is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals.
March 1, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Norwalk Concert Hall
The Winter Concert features a performance by the winner of the NYS Concerto Competition.
Holst/Monday - March from Suite no. 1
Dvorak/Palmer - Slavonic Dance
Balmages - Creatures
Grainger/Seeney - The Lost Lady Found
Huckeby - Abington Ridge Overture
Neeck - Under an Irish Sky
Tchaikovsky/Longfield - Andante from Symphony no. 6
Pleyel/McCashin - Symphony in D
Atwell - Drifen
Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 mvt 4
Berlioz - Hungarian March
Weber - Clarinet Concerto mvt 1, soloist Woongki Hong
Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique Mvt 1
Dukas - Sorcerer's Apprentice
March 7, 2020, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM @ Norwalk Concert Hall
Mass in C
Beethoven 250th Birthday Concert
Emperor Piano Concerto with special guest pianist Ilya Yakushev
Fairfield County Chorale Orchestra
Featuring guest soloists
JENNIFER JAROSLAVSKY Soprano
NAAMA LIANY Mezzo-Soprano
PAVEL SULYANDZIGA Tenor
BRIAN MEXTORF Bass-Baritone
March 8, 2020, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ACO and its Classical Music for Kids (CMK) program return to Norwalk Concert Hall for a family matinee. Experience the thrills (and chills) of Vivaldi’s ‘Winter’ from The Four Seasons and the charm and beauty of Baroque music, as Maestro Thomas Crawford guides children through an interactive performance.
Before the concert, CMK and Rental Instrument, LLC host an Instrument Petting Zoo, giving children the opportunity to try out a variety of orchestral instruments. Space is limited for the Instrument Petting Zoo, and a separate ticket is required for each child and adult (see Tickets page).
After the performance, Tom Crawford, Horacio Franco, and Mary Ann Hall will be on hand to greet and sign autographs at our “Meet The Stars” reception, with food courtesy of Stew Leonards! Space is limited, and a separate ticket is required for each child and adult (see Tickets page).