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58th Season, 2017-2018 (As of 10/10/2017)
Joseph Hodge , Orchestra Artistic Director
Dr. Carolina Flores, Chorale Artistic Director


Concert 1 – Chorale “Simple Gifts”
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Emanuel Lutheran Church, 60 Church Street, Manchester, CT
Schubert: Mass in G
Brahms: How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place
Copland: Simple Gifts
Copland: Zion’s Walls
Dawson: Ain’ a That Good News
Haydn: The Heavens Are Telling
Larson: Sing to the Lord of Harvest
Rutter: For the Beauty of the Earth
Rutter: Gaelic Blessing
Sleeth: A Song of Thanksgiving
Thompson: The God Who Gave Us Life
Thompson: The Road Not Taken

Concert 2 – Orchestra “Nutcracker”
Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm
SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium
Manchester Community College, Great Path, Manchester, CT
Anderson: Christmas Festival
Verdi: La Forza del Destino Overture
Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto #1 with Ignacy Gaydamovich, cello
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker
Anderson: Sleigh Ride

Extra – Orchestra performing Nutcracker Ballet
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Bailey Auditorium, Manchester High School
134 Middle Turnpike E, Manchester, CT
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Concert 3 – Chorale/Orchestra “Fauré Requiem”
Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm

SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium
Manchester Community College, Great Path, Manchester, CT
Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine
Mozart: Symphony No. 31 in D, K. 297 “Paris”
Fauré: Requiem

Concert 4 – Orchestra “Exploring Sound”
Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Bailey Auditorium, Manchester High School
134 Middle Turnpike E, Manchester, CT
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Dvorak: Wind Serenade
Bach: Concerto for Two Violins
Berlioz: March to the Scaffold from Symphonie Fantastique
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol

Concert 5 – Chorale/Orchestra “Pops” “An American Road Trip”
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Bailey Auditorium, Manchester High School
134 Middle Turnpike E, Manchester, CT
Discovering the USA through music
Ives: Variations on America
Copland: Shaker Variations
Bullock: Here’s to the Big Apple
Rodgers: ‘Oklahoma’ from Richard Rodgers in Concert
Wick: Yellow Rose of Texas
Copland: Rodeo: Hoe-Down
Grofé: Grand Canyon Suite: On The Trail
Journey’s Greatest Hits
From Sea to Shining Sea

Program details are subject to change.