Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra announces new season; opens with concert in Bristol

Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra begins its 2013-2014 Concert Series this weekend.

“Classical Journeys” is the title of the concert on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 355 Camp St., Bristol.

The concert, which will feature Carolyn Engle on cello, will include: Anton Rosler (Antonio Rosetti), Symphony in C; Luigi Boccherini, Cello Concerto in B flat; and Franz Joseph Haydn, Symphony #104, The London.

Journey with the orchestra to Bohemia, Italy and England as the Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra performs a variety of some of the finest of classical period music. Rosler’s symphony opens the concert. The orchestra’s principal cellist Carolyn Engle performs a concerto by Boccherini and Haydn’s London Symphony concludes.

The concert is performed in memory of Michael Masailo, the orchestra’s first conductor, Daniel Saccu, former president, Carolyn DeThomas, former treasurer and Bert Orr, former bass player, who all passed away in late 2012 and early 2013.

Next on the Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra’s itinerary is “Brass Spectacular!” on Saturday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 220 Prospect St., Torrington.

The concert will showcase the Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra Brass Section, soprano Elizabeth Lyra Ross, and the Torrington High School Chamber Choir.

The program includes Henri Tomasi’s Fanfares Liturgiques and compositions by Giovanni Gabrieli, Eugene Bozza and others.

A family concert will be presented by the orchestra on Saturday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the AvonSeniorCenter, 635 West Avon Rd., Avon. The concert will showcase Thomas Labadorf on clarinet.

The program includes pieces by Farmington resident Stephen Gryc, A Dance Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra and Russell Peck’s The Thrill of the Orchestra. The remainder of the program will be announced at a later date.

Gryc lives in Farmington and has composed concertos for principal players in the New York Philharmonic and Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Labadorf is a well known Connecticut virtuoso.

Tickets for all three concerts are available at


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