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.
Guest Conductor Paul Watkins, will conduct Haydn, Mendelssohn and Schumann when he takes the podium in Stamford Symphony’s third concert in Our Next Maestro 2017-2018 Season. The concerts at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 17, and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 18. On Sundays, kids under age 18 get in for free. Violinist Benjamin Beilman will be returning to theSymphony as guest soloist performing one of Mendelssohn’s most prominent works, his Violin Concerto. — See also: Stamford Symphony Announces 2018-19 Season
At the next concerts, Stamford does not anticipate Chandeliers falling from the ceiling (like at the premiere of Haydn’s No.
Stamford Symphony CEO & President Russell Jones announced “Ignite Your Senses, the 2018-2019 Season” with the expected completion of the symphony’s search for a music director. Jones, together with the Stamford Symphony artistic committee, worked to conceive a program that drew upon our audience feedback, namely more American music, Opera, Baroque and music from the movies. — an announcement from Stamford Symphony (with additional information from its website)
— See also: Guest Conductor Paul Watkins Leads Stamford Symphony Concerts This Weekend, March 17-18
“Like most orchestras, current subscribers begin renewing their subscriptions in early spring,” said Russell Jones. “We thought it was only right to give our concertgoers a fully fledged program to experience next season. I am sure there is much for all our Fairfield County audiences to enjoy.”
Highlights of the Upcoming 2018-2019 Season
Thanks to our loyal audience, and our extraordinary musicians, Ignite Your Senses is a season that will explore and evoke feelings of delight, pride, struggles, spirituality and more.