Stamford Symphony Announces a 'Real Blockbuster' 2014-15 Season

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Stamford Symphony Music Director, Eckart Preu and CEO and President, Barbara Soroca announce the 2014-2015 Program filled with a fantastic roster of soloists and music that is both accessible and interesting. Eckart Preu describes the new season as a “Real blockbuster – something to be proud of, with exceptional soloists and a musical program touched with an extra bit of inspiration”

Stamford Symphony continues into its 47th year sustaining its mission to build lifelong appreciation of classical music through high caliber, passionate and professional performance experiences. This upcoming season will be no exception.

Opening night, Stamford Symphony will feature one of the premier cellists of the world, Zuill Bailey. He will perform Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. The series continues with the only violinist to win gold medals at all three highly prestigious violin competitions: Ilya Kaler. The star soloist won first prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, the Sibelius Competition and the Paganini Competition. The Symphony welcomes back international pianist, cultural blogger and composer, Steven Hough. The Greenwich Choral Society will return to enchant concert-goers into the mysteries of the Mozart Requiem. And the final soloist of the season is the emotionally interpretative pianist, Helene Grimaud. At just age 13, she was accepted into the Paris Conservatoire and became one of the most celebrated pianists of our time. 

Besides the Classic Orchestra Series, there will be two special concerts this season: A holiday performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist in Stamford with the NY Virtuoso Singers. And in January 2015, concertgoers will be entertained by a world renowned pianist at the Garrick Ohlsson Piano Recital.

2014-2015 Programs:
  • Oct. 18 & 19: Opening Weekend with Brahms & Dvořák
  • Nov. 15 & 16: Tchaikovsky & Sibelius
  • Dec. 6: Handel's Messiah *Special Performance at Basilica of St. John the Evangelist
  • Jan. 31:  Garrick Ohlsson Recital
  • Feb. 14 & 15: Beethoven, Mozart & Rossini
  • March 14 & 15: Mozart Requiem
  • April 25 & 26: Bach, Beethoven & Brahms

Subscriptions to the 2014-2015 season are on sale and are available by calling Patron Services at 203.325.1407 Ext. 10. Single tickets will go on sale July, at our box office: 203 325-4466 and via the web at www.stamfordsymphony.org

To learn more about the full program and to hear short thematic snippets of the music that will be featured, please go to http://www.stamfordsymphony.org/season/classical.html.

Orchestra Classics Series Concerts are made possible by the sponsorship of Harman.


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