Robert Carl's symphonic WHITE HERON to be performed in Bristol, CT, Jan 31st


Jan 31 2016 - 3:00pm
Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra, Marshall Brown, Music DirectorThe Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra of Bristol, Connecticut, presents:  "Charles Ives Comes to Bristol"
The orchestral portion of the program opens with Dvorak's boisterous Carnival Overture, and White Heron, by contemporary Hartford composer Robert Carl. The composer’s use of  bird calls contrasted with music representing the presence of the ocean in its vast natural grandeur is reminiscent of Ives’ Unanswered Question. Thanksgiving and Forefather’s Day from the Holidays Symphony of Charles Ives, as well as other works for choir and handbell choir will be performed.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
3:00 p.m.
Bristol Eastern High School
632 King Street, Bristol, CT

The Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra providing classical music concerts and musical services for residents of Greater Bristol, the Farmington Valley and Northwestern Connecticut.

The musicians are an integral part of the fabric of music making in Connecticut, playing in many Connecticut orchestras and chamber music groups. Many have private teaching studios. They are among the finest orchestra players in the state.

Marshall Brown, Music Director and Conductor, is a faculty member in the Hartt School Community Division and at the Hartford Conservatory. He is a trombonist with the Waterbury and Wallingford Symphony Orchestras. His principal conducting teachers include Harold Farberman and Charles Bruck. He has degrees from the Hartt School and the University of Michigan. Maestro Brown is the founding conductor of the Montgomery, AL Symphony Orchestra.