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Bugs Bunny at the Symphony

Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 3:00pm

Relive the Saturday mornings of your childhood when Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Wilie E. Coyote, and Road Runner are projected larger than life on the big screen, while Orchestra Lumos plays the original scores live.

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Small Space Series

Inspired by Clara Schumann

Sunday, February 4, 2024 at 3:00pm

Clara Schumann, wife of Robert, dear friend of Brahms, duo partner of violinist Joseph Joachim and champion of Mendelssohn and Chopin.

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Small Space Series

Inside the Basson with Cynde Iverson

Sunday, January 14, 2024 at 3:00pm

Cynde Iverson explores the foundation of the woodwind section of the orchestra, explains the history and development of the instrument and demonstrates its remarkable versatility.

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Family Fun

Orchestra Lumos Does the Holidays!

Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 4:00pm

Deck the halls with boughs of holly and all your favorite holiday music! Bring the whole family to experience a new holiday tradition as Orchestra Lumos presents its first holiday concert.

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Palace Series

Enigmatic Elgar

Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 7:30pm

Sunday, November 12, 2023 at 3:00pm

One of the greatest pianists and composers of his generation, Sergei Rachmaninoff was on the verge of collapse after the poor reception of his first Symphony, and spiraled into depression. Inconsolable, he was unable to write any music for three years, until his therapist helped him to begin work on his magnificent Piano Concerto No. 2.

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Small Space Series

Celestial Brass

Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 4:00pm

Nothing compares to a brass quintet and a mighty organ presenting truly transcendent music for the soul in a stunning church acoustic.

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Small Space Series

Schubert’s Farewell

Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 3:00pm

Schubert’s final chamber music work has been described as “sublime,” “extraordinary” and as possessing “bottomless pathos,” and is generally regarded as his finest chamber work.

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Palace Series

A Bohemian Rhapsody

Saturday, October 14 at 7:30pm

Sunday, October 15 at 3:00pm

We open our season with bold statements—from the first notes of Robert Schumann’s achingly romantic Fourth Symphony, the seeds of burgeoning passion and inexpressible joy are planted.

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Small Space Series

Autumnal Colors – music for cello, organ and harpsicord

Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 3:00pm

Bailen and Bailey go Baroque, plus other favorites, in this perfect combination to launch the season’s Small Space series.

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Small Space Series

In Time of Fear

Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 3:00pm

This powerful program demonstrates the power of music to represent dark forces such as tyranny and war while also providing solace and healing.

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FREE Community Event

Luminous Storytime

Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 2:00pm

Join members from Orchestra Lumos in this musical adventure combining music and literature! Your child’s favorite storybook will be accompanied by a ‘soundtrack’ curated by Lumos musicians. This program is designed for pre-K through elementary aged children and their families. The book shall be revealed at a later date.

Palace Series

Light, Right and Fanciful Flight

Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 7:30pm

Sunday, May 14, 2023 at 3:00pm

The magic and fantasy of Stravinsky’s revolutionary ballet music, The Firebird, closes the Palace Series season in a blaze of glory.

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Education

UNIQUE Series, The Sound of Feelings

Saturday, May 6, 2023 Various Times

The UNIQUE is an interactive, 30-minute concert experience created specifically for learners with special needs and their families. The concert series features Orchestra Lumos Violin Elizabeth Lim-Dutton and Concordia Conservatory music therapy faculty as they engage audiences with elements of music therapy and family friendly humor, while making the music accessible to all.

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Luminous Storytime (Bilingual)

Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 11:00am

Join members from Orchestra Lumos in this musical adventure combining music and literature! Eliot Bailen, cello, will perform alongside a narration of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, in both English and Spanish. This 30-minute program is designed for pre-K through elementary aged children and their families.

FREE Community Event

GCTYO Chamber Music Concert

Sunday, April 30 at 2:00pm

Join GCTYO Intermediate and Advanced students as they present the season chamber music concert! Trained by Orchestra Lumos musicians, the students shall perform great chamber works and showcase what it means to be a young chamber ensemble.

Small Space Series

Windward Blow!

Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 3:00pm

Groove along to this rhythmic and spirited program that explores how the Orchestra's wind players pay homage to theatre, jazz, and living in the South.

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FREE Community Event

Luminous Storytime (Bilingual)

Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 2:00pm

Join members from Orchestra Lumos in this musical adventure combining music and literature! Orchestra Lumos musicians will perform alongside a reading of Ferdinand the Bull in both English and Spanish. This 30-minute program is designed for pre-K through elementary aged children and their families.

Palace Series

Fireworks with Joshua Bell

Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 7:30pm

Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 3:00pm

A fireworks show is what audiences have come to expect when Joshua Bell takes the stage, a rare artist who can transcend instrumental technique and communicate directly with his audiences.

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Education

UNIQUE Series, The Sound of Feelings

Saturday, March 25, 2023 Various Times

The UNIQUE is an interactive, 30-minute concert experience created specifically for learners with special needs and their families. The concert series features Orchestra Lumos Violin Elizabeth Lim-Dutton and Concordia Conservatory music therapy faculty as they engage audiences with elements of music therapy and family friendly humor, while making the music accessible to all.

FREE Community Event

Luminous Storytime (Bilingual)

Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 4:00pm

Join members from Orchestra Lumos in this musical adventure combining music and literature! Eliot Bailen, cello, will perform alongside a narration of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, in both English and Spanish. This 30-minute program is designed for pre-K through elementary aged children and their families.

Small Space Series

A Deepness of Double Basses?

Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 2:00pm

Whatever the collective noun is for a quartet of double basses, this unique program showcases the captivating, unexpected collaboration of the Orchestra’s double bass section!

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FREE Community Event

Luminous Storytime (Bilingual)

Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 11:00am

Join members from Orchestra Lumos in this musical adventure combining music and literature! Eliot Bailen, cello, will perform alongside a narration of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, in both English and Spanish. This 30-minute program is designed for pre-K through elementary aged children and their families.

Palace Series

Nature’s Light

Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 7:30pm

Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 3:00pm

Juan Ramirez’s sensual and passionate Suite Latina is a perfect vehicle for the high-octane Dalí Quartet.

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Small Space Series

ORGANized fun in the Kitchen!

Sunday, February 26, 2023 at 3:00pm

Join percussionist virtuoso Dan Haskins and Fish Church organist Kevin Bailey for an impromptu afternoon of fun.

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FREE Community Event

Luminous Storytime

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 6:30pm

Join members from Orchestra Lumos in this musical adventure combining music and literature! Laura Bald, violin, will curate music alongside your favorite children’s book, which shall be revealed at a later date. This 30-minute program is designed for pre-K through elementary aged children and their families.

Small Space Series

Rebels and Trailblazers

Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 3:00pm

All the composers represented in this program have been rebels in their own ways—breaking new ground in their communities and in the world of music. They blazed new paths with their unique creativity.

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FREE Community Concert

Children's Concert

Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 11:00am

Orchestra Lumos and Carriage Barn Arts Center are pleased to present a free children’s concert that explores how music and art can give us energy, heal us, inspire us and so much more. Whether you are using music to feel better or make a creative decision, you can use music to positively change how you go throughout life. This 45-minute interactive children's concert takes audience members on a journey that explores how music is beneficial to everyone and impacts our lives. Come and learn about the instruments and learn how you can use the arts to change your life. This performance is appropriate for kids 10 & under and their families. Offered FREE of charge to the community thanks to a generous grant from the New Canaan Community Foundation.

FREE Community Concert

Artists in the Community Concert

Friday, January 27, 2023 at 6:00pm

Orchestra Lumos proudly presents its inaugural Artists in the Community residency, featuring the Dali Quartet. The residency shares the joy of music with our acclaimed guest artists, our education partner, Project Music, and features performances for the youth in the Stamford, New Canaan, Westport, and Darien Public Schools. This concert is the culmination of this residency, featuring side-by-side performances with Project Music.

Small Space Series

With Added Viola!

Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 3:00pm

Brahms followed Mozart’s lead in adding a second viola to the standard string quartet format and our musicians explore two pieces that are among the finest of their kind.

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Education

GCTYO Chamber Music Concert

Sunday, December 18, 2022 at 2:00pm

Join GCTYO Intermediate and Advanced students as they present the season chamber music concert! Trained by Orchestra Lumos musicians, the students shall perform great chamber works and showcase what it means to be a young chamber ensemble.

FREE Community Event

Luminous Storytime

Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 11:00am

Join members from Orchestra Lumos in this musical adventure combining music and literature! Your child’s favorite storybook will be accompanied by a ‘soundtrack’ curated by Lumos musicians. This program is designed for pre-K through elementary aged children and their families. The book shall be revealed at a later date.

FREE Community Event

Luminous Storytime

Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 9:30am

Join members from Orchestra Lumos in this musical adventure combining music and literature! Your child’s favorite storybook will be accompanied by a ‘soundtrack’ curated by Lumos musicians. This program is designed for pre-K through elementary aged children and their families. The book shall be revealed at a later date.

Special Event

Alisa Weilerstein and Michael Stern in Conversation with J.S. Bach

Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 2:30pm

In this special concert Alisa Weilerstein talks to Michael Stern about why Bach continues to remain fundamental to Western classical music. As illustration she will play Bach’s cello suites No. 1 in G BWV 1007 and No. 2. in D minor BWV 1008.

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Palace Series

Light and Love Revealed

Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 7:30pm

The mystery and touching beauty of Schubert’s miraculous Unfinished Symphony expresses the frailty, vulnerability and longing of the human condition.

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Small Space Series

Rebels and Trailblazers

POSTPONED  Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 2:00pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances this concert is postponed and a new date will be announced soon.
We apologize for any inconvenience, please contact our Ticketing Department with any questions or concerns:
David Keye, Ticketing Manager
203.325.1407 x10
dkeye@orchestralumos.org

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Education

UNIQUE Series, The Sound of Feelings

Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Various Times

Created for learners with special needs and their families, the UNIQUE Series is an interactive, 30-minute concert experience. Concordia Conservatory faculty and Orchestra Lumos musicians will engage audiences with music from Igor Stravinsky’s Suite Italienne. Performances are in Bronxville and Stamford, from 10am-2:30pm. The UNIQUE Series concert is free to Stamford Public School students and their families. To reserve a seat email myacoub@concordiaconservatory.org

FREE Community Event

Luminous Storytime

Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 2:00pm

Join Kathleen Nester, Orchestra Lumos flute, on this musical adventure combining music and literature! Kathleen will perform music alongside a reading of The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors. This program is designed for pre-K through elementary aged children and their families. Registration in advanced is appreciated.

Education

Jazz Bootcamp

Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 11:45am

Orchestra Lumos’ instrument bootcamps are a unique opportunity for students to deepen their understanding on a specific instrument. In this masterclass-style event, KEYS MUSIC students will learn from John Rojak, Lumos Bass Trombone, about jazz techniques and more!

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY FOR KEYS MUSIC STUDENTS & FAMILIES

Small Space Series

Autumnal Brass meets Thundering Organ

Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 3:00pm

Nothing compares to a brass quintet and a mighty organ, presenting truly transcendent music for the soul, in stunning church acoustics.

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Palace Series

New Worlds

Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 7:30pm

Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 3:00pm

There could be no more fitting way to launch Orchestra Lumos than with Dvorak’s celebrated ninth symphony, From the New World.

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FREE Community Event

Music and Storytelling Series

Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 11:00am in English

Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 11:30am en Español

The Orchestra Lumos Music and Storytelling program brings to life your child's storybooks through a fun, musical concert. On October 8, 2022, Orchestra Lumos will present a musical presentations of "Gustavo, The Shy Ghost". The event will be accompanied by activities for Hispanic Heritage Month. PreK to 3rd Grade and their families.

Palace Series

A Gala Evening with Maria Friedman

Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 7:30pm

Join Maria Friedman as she recalls her experiences with three of the greatest composers of all time Marvin Hamlisch, Michael Legrand and Stephen Sondheim.

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