Waterbury Symphony Orchestra

2017 - 2018: Sonic Structures

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Side by Side

ASAP!'s Inter-district Strings Project Final Concert -FREE

Music Director and Conductor Leif Bjaland

Lisa Laquidara (violin), Lead Teaching Artist
Claudia Tondi (violin) & Mary Constanza (Cello), WSO Teaching Artists

Side by Side Concert
Thursday, April 5 7:00PM

Nonnewaug High School
5 Minortown Road, Woodbury, CT

This is a Free community event



WSO Strings:

Aaron Copland - Hoe Down from "Rodeo"

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - Flight of the Bumblebee from "The Tale of the Tsar Saltan"(arr. Mark Aubel)

W. A. Mozart - Divertimento K. 136, Allegro

Edward Grieg - Anitra's Dance from "Peer Gynt"

Leroy Anderson - Plink, Plank, Plunk

Leroy Anderson - Fiddle Faddle (string versions)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings , Op.48, 
----Andante non troppo — Allegro moderato
----I. Pezzo in forma di Sonatina from "Serenade," op. 48

WSO Strings Side-by-Side with Students

Percy Fletcher    Folk Tune and Fiddle Dance

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov    Dance of the Tumblers from "Snow Maiden"(arr. Sandra Dackow)

Lauren Bernofsky    Electric Sinfonia

Leroy Anderson    Blue Tango (arr. Bob Cerulli)

Percy Aldridge Grainger    Molly on the Shore, Irish Reel (arr. Sandra Dackow)

Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg    Concerto No. 5, mvt. 1 (arr. Merle J. Isaac)


Inter-district Strings Project
Grades 6-12 + Adults | Waterbury Symphony Orchestra

Dress rehearsal: Apr 4, 6:30pm-8:30pm | Nonnewaug High School, Woodbury
In-school performances: Apr 5 | Nonnewaug High School, Woodbury
Evening family performance: Apr 5, 7:00pm | Nonnewaug High School, Woodbury

*Region 14 students are funded by: Woodbury Bethlehem Music Foundation Inc.

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ASAP!’s Inter-district Strings Project and Music for the Schools with Waterbury Symphony Orchestra 
We are thrilled to present our Inter-district Strings Project with students from 8 towns in Litchfield and New Haven counties playing side by side with the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra. Over the past four months 25 students from grades 6-12 have been working with three professional musicians (two violinist and one cellist) improving their ability to play on their violin, viola, or cello, learning musical technique, intonation (how to play in tune), and ensemble skills (listening to other musicians while playing themselves). This project culminates in performances for thousands of school children through ASAP!’s Music for the Schools when we present our students playing side-by-side with WSO.

About ASAP!
ASAP!’s mission is to foster creative, hands-on learning through the arts. We are a non-profit organization recognized as the place for quality and innovative arts education offering literary, performing, visual, and culinary programs year round for pre-k through adult. The ASAP! community includes families and children of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds from over 100 towns. We reach 8,000+ children a year from all walks of life throughout Connecticut. Our program impacts kids by exposing them to experiential learning opportunities that encourage them to think creatively, ask questions, and explore possibilities. Since our inception ASAP! has given nearly half a million dollars in financial aid to families in need. ASAP! never turns a child away. Click here to learn more about ASAP!

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Click here to download 2018 season SIDE BY SIDE poster

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Lisa Laquidara


Lisa Laquidara (violin), Lead Teaching Artist
more information to come

For more information please contact WSO Executive Director, Robert Cinnante @ 203-574-4283 or rcinnante@waterburysymphony.org


WSO Education programs receive generous support from:


The Ruth Ann Leever Designated Fund at

The Leever Foundation.

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