Stamford Symphony CEO & President, Russell Jones announces Ignite Your Senses, the 2018-2019 Season amidst the completion of the Symphony’s Music Director Search. Two additional Guest Conductors, Paul Watkins and Rei Hotoda are scheduled to take the podium at the orchestral concerts on March 17th & 18th and April 21st & 22nd respectively. After the April concerts, the search committee (comprised of musicians, board members and the CEO) will reconvene to review the candidates and make a decision about Stamford Symphony’s next Music Director.
Russell 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.
“Like most orchestras, current subscribers begin renewing their subscriptions in early spring. 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.” said Russell Jones.
Highlights of the 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. Including:
A nod to Bernstein’s centennial with Opening Weekend: Bernstein at 100 that celebrates American Music as a result of the Soroca Fund for American Music.
Featuring many of our talented musicians on the stage as soloists as well as some fresh new guest artists such as Andrés Cárdenes, the former concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Welcoming back New York’s famed Ted Sperling for two concerts including Handel’s Messiah in December. In February, The Greenwich Choral Society returns for Night at the Opera: From Italy to Catfish Row with a concert version of Porgy and Bess, as part of Black History Month.
New this season!
Enjoy Jingle All the Way, a Brass Concert for the whole family at the First Congregational Church of Stamford right before the Heights & Lights Extravaganza downtown.
OSCAR® Goes to the Symphony will appeal to anyone who likes movies with beloved orchestral works famously used in film plus iconic scores written especially for the screen from Gone with the Wind and Pink Panther, to The Godfather and Star Wars.
Ignite Your Senses with a season filled with music that will delight and excite.