Waterbury Symphony Orchestra

2017 - 2018: Sonic Structures

Christmas Event

A Connecticut Christmas

Prokofiev's -"Peter & the Wolf"

Leif Bjaland, Conductor

December 3, 2017 - 3 PM*
NVCC Fine Arts Center

*Bravo Waterbuy! Lecture by Calida Jones 2:00-2:30pm

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It's a fairytale time of year in Connecticut. The clear, starry skies and snow-clad hills serve as an enchanted setting for childhood memories, past and present. The WSO ushers in this festive season with musical fairy tales for the ages. Come hear Cinderella meet her Prince, Goldilocks outsmart the Three Bears, and Peter do battle with the Big Bad Wolf. Audience members can enjoy a Christmas carol sing-along complete with cocoa and cookies for all, making this event a reoccurring and treasured experience for the entire family!


Prokofiev's Peter & the Wolf , the most beloved children's classic in all of music and the very best way to introduce the young to hearig a live symphony and it's instruments.

A Connecticut Christmas

Handel/Dragon           Joy to the World 

Anderson                    Sleigh Ride                        

Lumbie                        Copenhagen Steam Railway Gallop 

Bizet                           L'Arleisienne, Suite No.2 Mvt. IV "Farandole"        

Vaughan Williams /Greaves       
                                    Fantasia on "Greensleeves"                

Prokofiev                    Waltz and Midnight from Cinderella           

Coates                         Three Bears Phantasy                    

Prokofiev                    Peter and the Wolf              

Anderson                    Patapan                                           

Chadwick                   Angels We Have Heard on High  

Anderson                    Christmas Festival                  



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Bravo Waterbury!


Bravo Waterbury is a cutting edge social development and music education program for students at Children's Community School in Waterbury, Connecticut. An education program of the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, Bravo is inspired by Venezuela's "music education miracle" known as El Sistema, a program for social change started over 35 years ago by economist and musician José Antonio Abreu. Bravo students study music five days a week for up to three hours a day. ...for more


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