Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Connecticut Arts News for week of Feb. 13 - 19, 2012

Quick Center
One of Russia’s leading classical music ensembles, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, performs at 8 p.m., Saturday, February 18, 2012, at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The program includes Joseph Haydn’s “Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major” (1761-65), featuring Maxim Kozlov on cello, Antonin Dvorak’s “Serenade for Strings, Op. 22” (1875), and several pieces by Eskender Bekmambetov, including the national premiere of “Phantom City” (2006). Tickets are $35. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2012, cellist Maxim Kozlov will give a Master Class on the stage of the Quick Center. Admission is free.

At the Ivoryton Playhouse
Always…Patsy Cline
By Ted Swindley
Date: March 14 –April 1, 2012
Theatre: Ivoryton Playhouse
103 Main Street
Ivoryton, Connecticut

Tickets: 860-767-7318 /on-line at www.ivorytonplayhouse.org. Prices: $40 adults/ $35 seniors/ $20 students/$15 children

Time: Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm; Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30; Friday and Saturday evenings at 8.

CT Press Club
Tamar Mays of Harper Collins Children's Division
Marilyn Allen of Allen and O'Shea Literary Agency
Susan Schulman of Susan Schulman Literary Agency
Farley Chase of Chase Literary Agency (formerly at Waxman)
When: Thursday, March 8, 2012 from 6:00 - 8:30.
Where: The Norwalk Inn, 99 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT (I-95 to Exit 16)
Admission: $35.00 (includes dinner)
Reservations recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome. R.s.v.p. at 203-968-8600 or ctpressclub@gmail.com

CT Free Shakespeare
CT Free Shakespeareinvites Equity and Non Equity ADULTS and TEENS to audition for this summers production of Romeo and Juliet. Auditions are Tues. Feb. 21, Wed. Feb. 22 and Thur. Feb. 23 from 11 AM- 5 PM at Bridgeport City Hall Annex- First floor- CT Free Shakespeare Office-999 Broad Street, Bridgeport CT. Rehearsals begin on Tuesday June 26 in Bridgeport CT. All rehearsals are during the day. Romeo and Juliet opens on Friday night July 13 and runs through Sunday, August 5. Prepare a brief monologue from Romeo & Juliet No Appointments necessary. Equity Principals are paid. For information see www.ctfreeshakespeare.orgor email ellen@CTFreeShakespeare.org.

Hartford Symphony Orchestra

with Carolyn Kuan, music director & conductor; Sirena Huang, violin and HSO artist in residence
Thursday March 8, 2012 │ 7:30 p.m. 
Friday, March 9, 2012 │ 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 10, 2012 │ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 11, 2012 │ 3:00 p.m.
Belding Theater │ The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Program: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major; Modest Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain; Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9, Op. 70
Ticket Information: Tickets range in price from $35.50-$70.50. Student tickets are $10. On Saturday, March 10, $25 tickets are available for patrons age 40 and under. To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact HSO ticket services at (860) 244-2999 or visit www.hartfordsymphony.org.

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