Jenny Choi

Stamford Symphony Hires Janey Choi as First Community Engagement and Education Director

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Dr. Janey Choi has been hired as the first director of community engagement and education. As she joins the organization, her initial challenge will be to re-imagine the strategy for all the community and education work that the Stamford Symphony produces. — an announcement from Stamford Symphony

Within her purview, she will facilitate opportunities for the Orchestra to engage with the wider Fairfield County communities and school systems, and bring new audiences to our concerts. “I am so excited to be joining the team at Stamford Symphony. Music can be a powerful tool to build and strengthen connections within communities and I’m looking forward to exploring ways to deepen our engagement with Stamford and Fairfield County,” Choi said.

‘Porgy and Bess’ and Opera Highlights Performed by Stamford Symphony This Weekend

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Stamford Symphony will be performing Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess program which also includes selections of beloved Italian operas.  

— an announcement from the Stamford Symphony

Two performances take place this weekend; On Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. at Stamford’s Palace Theatre. In recognition of Black History Month in February, Stamford Symphony is proud to present the Concert Version of George Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, which depicts African American culture of the early 1900s. Featuring vocal soloists, Donita Volkwijn and John Fulton and the Greenwich Choral Society, the program will allow you to hear, live, the sounds of the blues and spirituals that became the standards of the Great American Songbook, including  “Summertime,” “I Got Plenty O’Nuttin,” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So.”This concert opens with popular selections of choruses and duets from beloved Italian operas including Rossini’s Barber of Seville Overture, Puccini’s Humming Chorus from Madame Butterfly and Verdi’s Triumphal March from Aida to name a few.

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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.