There and Back Again
Saturday, March 14, 2020 — The Klein Memorial Auditorium
Be with us as we celebrate two musical journeys; the legendary voyage of St. Brendan from Ireland to the New World in the sixth century and the real voyage of Antonin Dvorak to the United States in the nineteenth! Shaun Davey’s heroic musical recounting of the crossing of Brendan the Navigator features the special Irish bagpipes known as the uilleann pipes, performed by Jerry O’Sullivan.
Dvorak wrote his most popular Symphony, From the New World inspired by his two-year stay in the United States. Another exciting selection is Bela Bartok’s warm and passionate Viola Concerto, performed by our co-winner of the GBS Young Instrumentalists Competition, Sofia Gilchenok.
TICKETS $15 to $59. Family Pack discounts available by calling (203)576-0263. Office hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday afternoons 1 to 4 pm. Concert Days: 10 to 4 pm.
Join us before the concert for the The Doris and Herbert Harrington Pre-Concert Lecture Series.
All concert ticket holders are invited to these enlightening and informative pre-concert talks. The auditorium doors open at 6:45 PM for the lecture that begins at 7:00 PM. You are invited to sit up close, in the Front Orchestra section, and move to your own seats after 7:30 PM for the evening's concert.
Presenting our lectures are two distinguished GBS Trustees: Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, a Professor of Music at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and an active journalist and writer, and Dr. Orin Grossman, Professor Emeritus of Visual and Performing Arts at Fairfield University, and active interpreter and piano recitalist presenting the music of George Gershwin, playing his songs and classical compositions around the globe.
Subscribers, please note: In order to provide the best speaking environment, reserved seats in Front Orchestra may be taken by others during these talks. Please be patient if others are using your seats during this time. Doors will be closed during the talk except for those entering quietly to hear the speaker.