Two soloists featured in Brahms concerto – Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Stephan Tiezsen, left, and former cello principal Alvin Wong will be the soloists in Brahms’ Double Concerto.
When Music Director Toshi Shimada discusses Saturday’s Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra concerts, he says, “Usually the ‘Three Bs’ are Bach, Beethoven and Brahms, but this time, Barber is in there instead of Bach.”
So the concert at the Garde Arts Center will open with Samuel Barber’s powerful Symphony No. 1, a concise and powerful piece that packs all of the sonic heft of a 40-minute Romantic epic in a 20-minute package.
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