Yale Symphony Orchestra’s new season features traditional offerings and new collaborations

Yale Symphony Orchestra’s new season features traditional offerings and new collaborations

05-09-2016

A concert featuring the works of Russian masters, a symphony by one of the first African-American women to be commissioned by a major symphony orchestra, a Family Weekend concert with the Yale Glee Club, and a performance of “West Side Story” as part of a collaboration with the Shen Curriculum for Musical Theater are among the highlights of the Yale Symphony Orchestra’s (YSO) 51st season.

The YSO will open its season on Saturday, Oct. 1, with a performance of works by three Russian masters who exemplify the romantic spirit of Russian music. These include Tchaikovsky’s Polonaise from “Eugune Onegin,” Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1, and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. YSO violinist Emily Switzer, winner of the 2016 William Waite Concerto Competition will be the soloist. The concert will take place at 8 p.m. in Woolsey Hall, corner of Grove and College streets. Tickets are $12-$17; $3-$6 for students.