Address: 270 Temple St, New Haven, CT
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Colonial Concert is coming! On Saturday, November 26 at 8 p.m., the estimable Orchestra New England will present its annual “Concert of Mufick” in the style of colonial New England in the 1780s. This is the 43rd year of a tradition that brings alive the music of Handel, Haydn, Mozart, and other composers popular in the late 18th century. The concert will be held at the historic United Church on the Green at the corner of Temple and Elm Streets in New Haven.
The orchestra, conductor, town crier, ushers, and soloist will be attired fully in 18th-century finery; the church will be lit in candlelight. A most festive atmosphere!
Maestro James Sinclair will lead a performance of Haydn’s great Symphony No. 93, the first of the famed “London” symphonies. The spectacular mezzo soprano Allison Fahey will sing arias by Mozart and Handel. David Preston (of the Yale School of Music) will command the mighty organ in works by Buxtehude and J.S. Bach. Also featured will be the orchestra’s own Raphael Ryger (violinist), Stephen Wade (oboist) and Gary Chapman (pianist) in works of J.S. Bach and Mozart, the Younger.
Prior to the concert a Colonial dinner will be held at The Elm City Club, 5:30 p.m. Tickets sold separately for $55.
This is a New Haven tradition not to be missed. Concert tickets (at $40 and $25) and dinner tickets are available from Orchestra New England by calling 203-777-4690 or online at www.orchestranewengland.org.