As we adjust to the new reality of living with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), ordinary life is being turned upside down. We understand that in order to protect the health of the community, no large gatherings are permitted, which means sadly, that Greenwich Symphony Orchestra must cancel its April Concerts.
The Young People's Concerts scheduled for April 7, would have seated 1767 second and third graders in the beautiful Performing Arts Center for a program called The Baroque Orchestra. The program, planned by Sandra Heikel, Education Coordinator, and Young People's Concerts Conductor Tara Simoncic, was to feature selections from Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi's Four Seasons with the highlight being young string students on stage playing Pachelbel's Canon.
We are so disappointed! Music lovers grow from events such as this live performance. If you are a parent or grandparent at home, please make an effort to include music in your home schooling.
As for the April 18-19 concert featuring cello soloist Danny Miller, that also is a disappointment. The program included music by Victor Herbert, Hector Berlioz and Paul Hindemith. The only silver lining is that in lieu of live performances, we now can download music and listen at home.
If you have tickets to the April concerts, you have several options. You may save your ticket. It will be valid for any GSO concert in the future. If you are feeling generous and concerned for the musicians who will not be working, you can donate your ticket back to the Greenwich Symphony. You also may request a refund by mailing your tickets back to Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, Post Office Box 35, Greenwich, Ct. 06836.
We are thinking with gratitude of our loyal subscribers and looking forward to seeing each and every one when this health crisis is past.
Hindemith, Concert Music for Strings and Brass
Herbert, Concerto No. 2 for Cello
Daniel Miller, Cello
Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique
Daniel Miller, principal cellist of the Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, is an active concert, theatre, and recording musician in the New York area. He has performed with numerous local ensembles, including the American Ballet Theatre, American Symphony, Glimmerglass Opera, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the New York Pops, of which he is the assistant principal cellist. He has appeared as soloist with the Greenwich Symphony, The Little Orchestra Society, the New Amsterdam Symphony and at the Mostly Mozart Festival. He is currently playing the Broadway production of Wicked and can be heard on many Broadway original cast recordings and theatrical soundtracks. A former member of the Orchestra Del Teatro San Carlo in Naples, Italy, Danny is also the cellist with Cuartetango, the tango string quartet, whose latest album, Masters of the Bandoneon, received two Grammy nominations.