ECSO Season Opener To Benefit Arts Organizations

Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra's 66th season starts on Saturday

The Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra has announced that a portion of the proceeds from the concert opening its 66th season will benefit local arts programs.

The "Centennial Concerto" performance begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday at the Garde Arts Center and is preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion. A free reception will take place after the concert and audience members may meet with the musicians. Tickets are $27 to $60.

The Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut will receive some of the proceeds to "support the evolving alliance of regional arts and cultural organizations."

The concert features the music of Fuchs, Brahms, and Berlioz. ECSO music director Toshiyuki Shimada will conduct and Peter Frankl is the featured piano soloist.

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