NEW LONDON — On Sunday, Oct. 2 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., members of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (ECSO) will be located at Hygienic Arts waiting to perform — all they need is a conductor!
The general public will have a chance to conduct In the Hall of the Mountain King, Blue Danube Waltz, Toreador Song from Carmen, Can-Can from Orpheus in the Underworld, and William Tell Overture (The Lone Ranger Theme.)
An open invitation is offered to step up to the podium and try your hand at conducting the orchestra. The ECSO Music Director and Conductor Toshiyuki Shimada will be there to give guidance and encouragement to volunteer maestros.
Hygienic Art is located at 79 Bank St. in New London. This unique experience is free and open to the public in the outdoor Frank Loomis Palmer Amphitheater.
Pack a lunch or enjoy takeout from the many eateries on Bank Street and come enjoy a wonderful fall afternoon with the ECSO. Families and children are welcome and encouraged.
“Conduct Us” started when the ECSO participated in the international Make Music Day movement, which brings free, community-wide, outdoor musical celebrations to hundreds of cities worldwide.
Founded in 1946 by Norwegian immigrant, Victor Norman, the ECSO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the eastern Connecticut region, including New London, Norwich, Waterford, Groton, Mystic, Old Lyme, and East Lyme.
Recent concerts in Norwich, Willimantic, and Stonington reflect their renewed dedication to serving a broader area.
The ECSO’s mission is to inspire, educate, and connect its communities through live orchestral music.
Visit www.ectsymphony.com for more information and follow ECSO on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) @ectsymphony.