The Connecticut Little Symphony is a chamber ensemble based in the Connecticut and New York area. Our musicians are all professionals and we strive to bring you innovative programming.
Violin: Nicholas Szucs, Elyse Gellert
Viola: Amy Selig
Cello: Cheryl Labrecque
Double Bass: John Convertino, Rich Zurkowski
Flute: Jane Shelly, Kerry Walker
Oboe: Dorothy Darlington, Josh Hall
Clarinet: Janet Atherton, Enid Blount-Press, Bruce Kimball
Bassoon: Rosemary Dellinger
Horn: Ray Guier, Marjorie Callaghan
Trombone: Joe Petrizzo
Tuba: Ulysses Torres
Piano: Maxim Pakhomov, Andrew Gordon
Connecticut Little Symphony is made up of musicians in the NYC and CT area. They come from Juilliard, Eastman, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes, New York University, Moscow Conservatory, USC, and other fine schools. Many have performed with the New York Philharmonic, Dallas Symphony, Orchestra of St. Lukes, Boston Pops, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, SNL, The Tonight Show, Tina Turner, Marvin Hamlish, Tony Bennett, Steve Martin, Mel Torme, Erich Leinsdorf, William Boughton, David Gilbert and with over 60 Broadway shows, including Chicago, Into the Woods, Gypsy, Company, Miss Saigon, Les Miserables, The Producers, Annie, The Most Happy Fella, The 1940's Radio Hour, Ragtime, Wicked, The King and I, Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Kiss of the Spiderwoman, and many more. Their group expertise shines through in each concert as they strive to bring you the best of small-sized classical music, whether that comes in the form of a brass quintet, woodwind quintet, string quartet, sextet, octet, nonet, or any other "tet."
The group performs an impressive roster of composers, from Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Auric, Dahl, Thuille, Spohr, Prokoffiev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Reinecke, Liszt, Liadov, Chopin, Mussorgsky, and Brahms, to Aaron Copland, Eric Ewazen, John Williams, George Gershwin, Elmer Bernstein, John Cheetham, Michael Kamen, Cole Porter, David Raksin, Dutilleux, Milhaud, Nielsen, Onslow, Eugene Bozza, Persichetti, Hindemith, and Nino Rota.