Category Archives: Program Notes

WSO Nov 07

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra November 18, 2007 Between 1774 and 1779 the orchestral compositions of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) consisted of cassations, serenades, and divertimentos but not a single symphony; the Serenata Notturna

WSO Sept 07

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra September 29, 2007 Beginning with the Greek’s Pyramus and Thisbe, the story of two lovers from warring families or cultures has been the central plot of many plays, operas,

More Minimalist Dessert

Minimalist Dessert August 14, 2008 Saint Thomas More Chapel and Center at Yale (pictures from the show here) Frederic Rzewski (b.1938) studied at Harvard and Princeton, and then went to Europe as

Minimalist Dessert

Read a review of this program in the New Haven Independent Minimalist Dessert August 15, 2007 Under the C and My Indeterminate Joy works conceived by Richard Gard “In the nature of

Bach Handel

The College Choir presents Bach Cantata 80 and Handel Chandos Anthem 6 It was common practice for Baroque-period composers to recycle, combine, modify, or re-set their own older compositions and those of


Mozart’s Requiem – program notes and discussion The College Choir and Church of the Immaculate Conception present Bruckner Motets and Requiem by W.A. Mozart Anton Bruckner was born in Ansfelden, Austria, the

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra May 07

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) was formally educated as a naval officer and was known for his disciplined professional habits, strong ethics, and deep loyalty to the Russian nation and its

The College Choir presents Mass no. 6 in E-flat major by Franz Schubert

The College Choir presents Mass no. 6 in E-flat major by Franz Schubert Franz Schubert’s Mass no. 6 in E-flat major has been a controversial work since its first performance in 1829.

WSO Pops Concert Program Notes (March 20, 2010)

WSO Pops Concert Program Notes (March 20, 2010) As the United States enters the second decade of the twenty-first century, dance continues to drive significant developments in American popular culture.  Network and