NHSO Announces 2022 Winter & Spring Concerts

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) announces its slate of concerts for the Winter and Spring Seasons of 2022. Subscriptions are currently on sale and tickets to individual concerts will go on sale starting January 3, 2022.

Music Director Alasdair Neale says, “For our first season back performing for audiences in-person, we wanted to highlight the versatility of our musicians and celebrate what makes the New Haven Symphony unlike any other orchestra. The music on this season will be a feast for the imagination, featuring some of the most exciting music in the orchestral canon, as well as pieces that may not be immediately recognizable but are instantly loveable. We will also be collaborating with some of the biggest-name soloists in the classical music scene today, which will be a real treat for both listeners and all of us on stage.

“I am particularly excited to introduce our audience members to our new composer-in-residence, Joel Thompson. We will be playing several works by Joel in the next two years, including several commissions and co-commissions with other orchestras.”

Concert Details:

THE FIREBIRD

Friday, February 18, 2022 • 7:30pm • Shubert Theatre

Alasdair Neale, conductor & music director

David Fung, guest piano soloist

Igor Stravinsky Suite from the Firebird

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17

Jessie Montgomery Starburst

Michael Brown American Diaries (world premiere)

SNOWY DAY | NEW WORLD

Friday, March 18, 2022 • 7:30pm • Shubert Theatre

Alasdair Neale, conductor & music director

Vocal soloists to be announced

Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

Samuel Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915

Darian Simerson The Fallen (world premiere)

Excerpts from The Snowy Day (east coast premiere)

Music by Joel Thompson

Libretto by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Based on the children’s picture book by Ezra Jack Keats

THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS

Friday, April 8, 2022 • 7:30pm • Shubert Theatre

Saturday, April 9, 2022 • 2:30pm • Hamden High School

Saturday, April 10, 2022 • 3:00pm • Shelton High School

Alasdair Neale, conductor & music director

Artemis Simerson, solo violin & NHSO assistant concertmaster

Wayne Escoffery, solo saxophone

Star Wars, Harry Potter, Superman, Indiana Jones… John Williams’ movie soundtracks are some of the most iconic music in all orchestral repertoire. Led by music director Alasdair Neale, the NHSO plays fan favorites from the silver screen, including music from Schindler’s List featuring violin soloist Artemis Simerson and from Catch Me If You Can featuring saxophone soloist Wayne Escoffery. Costumes encouraged for audience members of all ages!

LA MER

Friday, May 6, 2022 • 7:30pm • Shubert Theatre

Alasdair Neale, conductor & music director

Vadim Gluzman, solo violin

Claude Debussy La Mer

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto

Jennifer Higdon Blue Cathedral

Lili Boulanger D’un Matin de Printemps

THE MUSIC OF RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN

Saturday, May 21, 2022 • 2:30pm • Hamden High School

Sunday, May 22, 2022 • 3:00pm • Shelton High School

Known for their sweeping orchestrations, intriguing plots, and jaunty lyrics, the musicals of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein helped to define Broadway as we know it today. Enjoy their most beloved showtunes from The Sound of Music, Carousel, Oklahoma, The King & I, South Pacific, and more – all led by NHSO Pops Conductor Chelsea Tipton and featuring guest vocalists Lisa WilliamsonCharlie Widmer, and Gary Harger

Tickets: Four-concert Subscriptions to the series at the Shubert Theatre and two-concert subscriptions to the Pops Series at Hamden and Shelton High School are on sale now. Tickets to individual concerts will be available for purchase starting January 3, 2022. Ticket prices vary by performance and can start as low as $15. Tickets for kids 17 and under are free with the purchase of an adult ticket. To purchase tickets, visit NewHavenSymphony.org or call (203) 787-4282 Monday-Friday from 12-5pm.

Covid-19 Protocols: All audience members will be required to present a photo ID and proof of vaccination or proof of negative Covid test taken within 48 hours prior to the event. Masks will be worn at all times. The Symphony will be limiting audience capacity and spacing audience members when possible.

About the New Haven Symphony Orchestra

The fourth-oldest orchestra in America, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s exceptional and accessible performances and education programs reach more than 40,000 audience members and 20,000 students each year. Innovative programming and a dedication to the commission of new works inspires deeper audience engagement and meaningful artistic and educational collaborations. Through the nationally-acclaimed Harmony Fellowship program, as well as numerous award-winning education and community engagement programs, the Symphony strives to be a leader for racial equity in the arts. To learn more about the NHSO, visit NewHavenSymphony.org.