Monday, December 10, 2012

New Haven Symphony, Quick Center Unite for Holiday Extravaganza

Maureen O'Flynn. Photo:
Courtesy of Fairfield University
Celebrate the season with holiday pop favorites when the New Haven Symphony Orchestra partners with the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts for a “Holiday Extravaganza!” concert 8 pm Friday, Dec. 14 .

Guest conductor Matthew Savery leads the NHSO Pops and soprano Maureen O’Flynn through a seasonal celebration brimming with holiday classics, yuletide cheer, and a festive audience sing-a-long. 

The program includes such timeless classics as “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “Carol of the Bells,” “March of the Toys” from “Babes in Toyland,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” from “Mame,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “O Holy Night.”

Savery is in his nineteenth season as Music Director of the Bozeman Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir in Bozeman, Montana, and fifth season as Music Director of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra.

O'Flynn was awarded the Richard Tucker Foundation Grant and the Opera Index First Prize. Included in her many accolades is star recognition for her role as Gilda in “Rigoletto,” which she has performed at the Metropolitan Opera with Pl├ícido Domingo, in Italy and Israel, and with Houston Grand Opera. She debuted with Dallas Opera, winning their Callas Award as “Outstanding New Artist of the Year.”

Tickets: $40, $35: (203) 254-40101-877-278-7396www.quickcenter.com.  The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield. Enter through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available.

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