The Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra (RSO) opens its 59th season on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 7:30 PM at Anne S. Richardson Auditorium at Ridgefield High School with a concert titled AMERICAN.
The performance features the outstanding professional musicians of the RSO, highly acclaimed violinist Aubree Oliverson as soloist, and a program of marvelous American repertoire.
AMERICAN features Samuel Barber’s beautiful and virtuosic Violin Concerto along with Reena Esmail’s poignant The Blue Room, a concerto for violin and orchestra on the first half of the program, and two of Leonard Bernstein’s most popular pieces, Overture to “Candide” and Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story”, in the second half the concert.
Praised for her lyricism and joyful, genuine approach, American violinist Aubree Oliverson is proving to be one of the most compelling artists of her generation, distinguishing herself with clear, honest, and colorful interpretations. Her performances have been described by the Miami News Times as “powerful…brimming with confidence and joy” and “masterful” by the San Diego Story.
“We are truly excited to have Aubree Oliverson with us for our September 30th season opening concert.” says RSO Executive Director Laurie Kenagy. “And to have her play two violin concertos – one a staple of the classical repertoire and one more contemporary – is extraordinary. Aubree will also briefly speak to the audience between the pieces to address the contrast between them.”
Join the RSO and fellow music lovers for a wonderful evening of music. The RSO is YOUR symphony orchestra - local and accessible to all! To purchase tickets, call 203.438.3889 of visit https://ci.ovationtix.com/35696/performance/11240448 or call 203.438.3389. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the concert begins at 7:30 PM.
Ridgeﬁeld Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra with the mission to enrich the cultural life of the citizens of Ridgeﬁeld and surrounding communities by presenting musical performances of the highest artistic quality. The RSO also strives to increase the appreciation for music through active community involvement and innovative outreach programs.
RSO Season Opening Concert – AMERICAN