Connecticut Lyric Opera is a proud and fortunate to have as their permanent orchestra the Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra of New Britain.

The Virtuosi is a professional orchestra from the Greater Hartford / New Britain area consisting of an Artistic Director and approximately twenty musicians who are dedicated to presenting both traditional and contemporary classical chamber works to the public. The orchestra was established in 1997 under the auspices of the Polish-American Foundation of Connecticut.

The mission of the Virtuosi is to preserve and perpetuate the great traditions of chamber music through the expansion of its public performance season; its education series; and, by showcasing the excellence of regional talent. Special attention is given in the choice of repertoire to music from the Eastern Europe. Throughout New England, the group presents an annual season of several concerts a year.

Each year the orchestra makes an effort to enrich the community by providing, in addition to performances, other programs related to music making such as free tickets to the local schools, school performances, concerto competition, lectures etc. Over the last three years the orchestra expanded it’s geographical outreach to include Hartford, Mystic, Meriden, CT, and New York City.

Click here to go to the Virtuosi’s website.

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