Instrumentation notes

58th season

(as of 12/10/2017)

Music Garden Concert – reduced orchestra
Friday, September 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Charter Oak Park Music Garden, Manchester, CT
National Anthem  
Bizet – Selections from Bizet Carmen Suite #2  
Piazzolla – Oblivion strings only
Autumn Leaves  
Sousa – Stars & Stripes Forever  
Concert 1 – Chorale “Simple Gifts”
Saturday, November 18th, 2017 (7:30pm)
Emanuel Lutheran Church, Manchester, CT
Schubert – Mass in G SATB, STB Soli TIMP ORG STR
Brahms – How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place  SATB
Copland – Simple Gifts SATB
Copland – Zion’s Walls SATB
Dawson – Ain’ a That Good News SATB
Haydn – The Heavens Are Telling SATB, STB Soli
Larson – Sing to the Lord of Harvest SATB
Rutter – For the Beauty of the Earth SATB
Rutter – Gaelic Blessing SATB
Sleeth – A Song of Thanksgiving SATB
Thompson – The God Who Gave Us Life SATB
Thompson – The Road Not Taken SATB
Concert 2 – Orchestra “Nutcracker”
Friday, December 1st, 2017 (7:30pm)
Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT
Anderson – Christmas Festival 2+ TIMP 6 PERC AAT SAX
Verdi – La Forza del Destino Overture TIMP HP STR
Saint-Saens – Cello Concerto #1 TIMP STR
      Ignacy Gaydamovich, cello  
Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker 3D2.2+1.2+1.2/ TIMP PERC 2HP CEL STR
Anderson – Sleigh Ride 2+ PERC SAX STR
Extra – Orchestra performance of Nutcracker Ballet with CCB
Saturday, December 9th, 2017 (12:00pm and 4:00pm)
Manchester High School, Manchester, CT
Concert 3 – Chorale/Orchestra “Fauré Requiem”
Friday, March 23rd, 2018 (7:30pm)
Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT
Fauré – Cantique de Jean Racine SATB
Mozart – Symphony No. 31 in D, K. 297 “Paris” mvmts 1 & 3 TIMP STR
Wagner – Good Friday Spell from Parsifal TIMP STR
Fauré – Requiem SATB div, SB soli,timp,org,hp,str    full instrumentation
   0.0.0.(2)/,(2 timp),hp,org,str, violin solo Min: 2hn,hp,org,str,vn solo (all other optional)
Concert 4 – Orchestra “Exploring Sound”
Saturday, April 21st, 2018 (7:30pm)
Manchester High School
Copland – Fanfare for the Common Man TIMP PERC
Dvorak – Wind Serenade STR
Bach – Concerto for Two Violins CEM STR
Berlioz – March to the Scaffold from Symphonie Fantastique TIMP PERC STR
Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnol TIMP PERC HP STR
Concert 5 – Chorale/Orchestra “Pops” “An American Road Trip”
Saturday, June 9th, 2018 (7:30pm)
Location TBD
Discovering the USA through music