Soloist Sirena Huang

Praised by The Baltimore Sun for her “impeccable technique…deeply expressive phrasing…and poetic weight,” Sirena Huang is one of her generation’s most celebrated violinists. She brings not only technical brilliance and powerful artistry to the stage, but also a profound sense of connection to her audience. Sirena has been the recipient of numerous accolades and awards. In 2017, she was awarded…

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Conductor Edward Cumming

Edward Cumming is Director of Orchestral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at The Hartt School. For nine years, he was Music Director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, hailed for its remarkable artistic growth during his tenure. His appointment came after a two-year search process involving nearly 300 applicants from around the world. Before coming to Hartford, Cumming was Resident…

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Conductor Kalena Bovell

Praised for her “brilliant conducting skills” (Chicago Tribune) Kalena Bovell was named Music Director of the Civic Orchestra of New Haven and will begin her tenure for the 2018 – 2019 season. Described as a conductor who possesses innate confidence and charisma, Kalena has held conducting fellowships with the Allentown Symphony and the Chicago Sinfonietta. As a fellow with Sinfonietta,…

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Soloist Eric Trudel

A native of Quebec, Canada, Eric Trudel graduated with top honors from the Quebec Conservatory of Music. He won the prestigious Prix d’Europe competition, which enabled him to study privately with pianists Garrick Ohlsson, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Marc Durand and Louis Lortie. He has taught and performed extensively throughout Canada, Italy, Germany, Austria, Japan, Korea, Spain, and the United States. His…

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Conductor James Sinclair

James Sinclair is a noted conductor and recording artist. He has been the music director of the New Haven (CT)-based Orchestra New England since its founding in 1974. His versatility in delivering superb performances in styles ranging from the Baroque to the pops literature has driven the remarkable success of Orchestra New England. James Sinclair is among the world’s pre-eminent…

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From Chopin to Star Wars: The Symphony Celebrates 70 Years

The New Britain Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-2019 season will open on Nov 4, 2018 with From Chopin to Star Wars:  The Symphony Celebrates 70 Years, under the baton of James Sinclair, conductor and music director of the Orchestra of New England. The concert will take place at Welte Hall, Central Connecticut State University at 3 pm. The program will include: Chopin: Les…

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