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“Dull programming”

New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Ranked #27 of 63 things to do in New Haven
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Reviewed 27 April 2012

A great orchestra but I don't like their programming: no effort to step into the 20th Century, never mind the 21st!

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Reviewed 14 April 2012

We enjoy Woolsey hall and the visiting conductors.

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Reviewed 29 February 2012

The New Haven Symphony is a venerable institution that has kept up with the times. It does a lot of outreach to new audiences (meaning they play a lot of stuff that purists might not love--but usually they do this in Shelton and Hamden). Their performance earlier this season of Beethoven's 3d Piano Concerto was as good as the BSO, which I heard earlier in the year. They were a little shakier with Tchaikovsy; but they are overall a first-rate band. It is a shame that they don't have a better auditorium; Woolsey Hall's sound is sluggish, depending upon your seat--and speaking of seats, you should bring a cushion; they're hard and uncomfortable. But the orchestra is something New Haven can be greatly proud of. Having recently received a magnanimous bequest, the NHSO now seems to be out of money trouble, and I have no doubt that they will do very good things--chiefly attracting young people to classical music.

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Reviewed 19 February 2012

Have always enjoyed their performances. The guest performers and conductors are just bonuses.

Thank John W
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Reviewed 4 February 2012

The first rate orchestra is full of gifted Yalies. Sometimes concerts are free.

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