Free Tickets to Stamford Symphony Concerts Available to Those Who Work in Certain Fields

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The Stamford Symphony on Wednesday announced a new program, “Appreciation Sundays,” to give free tickets for Sunday concerts to “worthy individuals that serve the Fairfield County community.”

For this Sunday, Oct. 14, the symphony is giving free tickets to people who work in nonprofits in Fairfield County. Veterans, health-care professionals, teachers and emergency services professionals will get free tickets at future Sunday concerts.

The symphony’s announcement wasn’t clear on whether or not volunteer firefighters are part of the program. All Darien firefighters are volunteers.

Here’s how the symphony explained the program in a news release Wednesday, Oct. 10:

At the five Sunday performances by the Orchestra in the 2018/19 season, FREE tickets will be distributed to key groups that serve us all. Staff of not-for-profit organizations, veterans, healthcare professionals, schools teachers and members of the emergency services will be recognized at each of the Sunday concerts this season.

The initiative is part of the Stamford Symphony’s new emphasis on greater community engagement. Speaking about Appreciation Sundays, President and CEO, Russell Jones said, “We are grateful for the work these dedicated people do on our behalf. This is our way of giving something back.

We hope a few hours of relaxation, with a friend or spouse, listening to extraordinary orchestral music, will provide an oasis of calm in their hectic lives. We are looking forward to making new connections and friends.”

The five appreciation Sundays this 2018-2019 season are:

  • Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 – Not-for-Profits
  • Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 – Veterans
  • Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019 – Heathcare professionals
  • Sunday, March 10, 2019 – Teachers
  • Sunday, April 14, 2019 – Emergency services professionals

Tickets may be claimed by emailing or by calling Patron Services at 203.325.1407 x10.

2018-2019 Season At-a-Glance:

Bernstein at 100
October 13 & 14, 2018

Edward Cumming, Guest Conductor
Joan Tower  Tambor                
Copland  Clarinet Concerto with Pavel Vinnitskyclarinet    
Bernstein  Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Gershwin  An American in Paris                                
Vivaldi Four Seasons
November 10 & 11, 2018                
Andrés Cárdenes,
Guest Conductor and Violin
Theofanidis  Visions and Miracles
Mendelssohn  Sinfonia No. 8
Vivaldi  Four Seasons
A Night at the Opera: From Italy to Catfish Row
February 9 & 10, 2019

Lucas Richman, Guest Conductor
Selections of choruses and duets from beloved Italian Operas        
Gershwin  Porgy and Bess: Concert Version
                  Donita Volwijnsoprano, John Fultonbaritone
                  Greenwich Choral Society

The Path to Jupiter
March 9 & 10, 2019
Michael Stern, Guest Conductor  
Symphony No. 5  
Haydn  Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat Major            
             Deborah BuckviolinCaroline Stinsoncello;
             Melanie FeldoboeCynde Iversonbassoon
Mozart  Symphony No. 41 in C Major Jupiter             

Russian Passion
April 13 & 14, 2019

Vladimir Kulenovic, Guest Conductor
Tchaikovsky  Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor with Federico Colli, piano
Rachmaninoff  Symphony No. 2 in E minor

Saturdays at 8 p.m. & Sundays at 3 p.m.
Stamford’s Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic Street
Tickets start at $25. Kids under 18 FREE on Sunday with accompanying adult
Learn More: FREE Behind the Baton lecture one hour pre-concert with our guest conductor (not available for Dec. 2nd and 8th concerts)

Just For Kids: FREE Interactive MusiKids program on Sundays at2pm. See MusiKids under EDUCATION & COMMUNITY at
Subscription Packages are available by calling 203.325.1407 x10 or online at  Single Tickets will be available August 20th.

2018-2019 One Night Only:
Jingle All the Way with Stamford Symphony Brass
December 2, 2018 at 3pm 
Selection of seasonal works including sing-a-long favorites such as Sleigh Ride, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Deck the Halls and more!

At the First Congregational Church of Stamford
*Kids FREE to Brass Concert with accompanying adult

Handel’s Messiah
December 8, 2018 at 8pm 
Ted Sperling, Guest Conductor    
Handel’s Messiah Part I & Hallelujah Chorus
Stamford Symphony and MasterVoices

At the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist, Stamford

OSCAR® Goes to the Symphony
January 19 ,2019 at 8pm
Ted Sperling, Guest Conductor          
Great orchestral/symphonic classics featured in films and iconic themes made for the movies.
Including works by Beethoven, Prokofiev, Mancini, Joplin, John Williams and more
At Stamford’s Palace Theatre

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