Mini Series Begins with Polka Ensemble on Oct. 18
The New Britain Symphony Orchestra will begin its 69th season on Oct. 18 with Polka Ensemble, a free mini-concert celebrating the polka: its history , traditions, and place in American music. The concert will be performed by Walter Mamlok on clarinet, Michael Schiano, accordion, David Schweitzer, tuba, and David Edricks, percussion.
The program will include:
Beer Barrel Polka
along with other gems, like The Woodpecker Song (an Italian polka) and the Laughing Polka, plus a few waltzes along the way.
New Britain Symphony president Sylvia O’Reilly, said that the orchestra is delighted to be celebrating the polka and its strong ties to New Britain. “ The Polish community is such a vital and vibrant part of our community that we are thrilled to be presenting a program of its most popular music.
The concert, part of the New Britain Symphony Orchestra free monthly mini-concert series celebrating local music traditions, will take place 6:30 pm, Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, 234 Kensington Rd, Berlin CT. For more information, contact the Symphony office at 826-6344, or online at www.newbritain symphony.org.