Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra
Established in 1997, the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra is Connecticut’s premier professional chamber orchestra, based in the Greater New Britain area, and dedicated to presenting both traditional and contemporary works to the public. As artists, the Virtuosi strive to be cultural leaders and teachers and to inspire our audiences to recognize the beauty and quality of classical music in any form.
The Mystic Paper Beasts
The Mystic Paper Beasts have been telling original and traditional tales with mask and movement in this area, and around the world, since 1976. Today, Marya Ursin, co director for the Beasts, will be telling an Onondaga story about Sky Woman and Turtle Island.
The musicians of Klezmenschen present a toe-tapping sample of Klezmer music. What is Klezmer music? Remember the wedding dances in Fiddler on the Roof? The clarinet solos of Benny Goodman? It’s a joyful music that makes you want to take hands in a circle and dance.
Arrangements of Traditional Melodies
Songs from the Yiddish Theater
Israeli Dance Tunes
Arthur Migliazza is a virtuoso pianist who grew up playing Boogie Woogie and Blues piano, learning directly from several contemporary masters in the style. Watch the story of Boogie Boogie piano come to life with comical and insightful anecdotes about some of the key players in its history, as well as some truly unbelievable piano playing by one of the style’s few living masters!
As Time Goes By Swing Band
Our music includes many well-known songs from the swing era during the days of famous band leaders like Benny Goodman, Harry James, and Glenn Miller, just to name a few. Our music library also includes well-known tunes from famous jazz bands of more recent years such as Count Basie, Stan Kenton, and Woody Herman. Our mission is to provide great sounding big band music of the swing and jazz eras for listening and dancing for a variety of occasions throughout southeastern Connecticut.