Connecticut French Horn Orchestra Concert to Benefit the National MS Society

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 3 Trumbull Pl North Haven CT 06473  See map



North Haven, Conn. - St John’s Episcopal Church, North Haven and St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Manchester are pleased to present The Connecticut French Horn Orchestra for two performances to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter.  The concerts will be held on Saturday, September 8, 7:30pm at St John’s Episcopal Church, 3 Trumbull Place, North Haven, CT, and on Sunday, September 9, 4:00pm at St Mary’s Episcopal Church, 41 Park Street, Manchester, CT.

The Connecticut French Horn Orchestra is comprised of approximately 30 professional horn players who work and/or live in Connecticut or surrounding areas, and are joined by guest percussionists. The same program will be presented at both locations and will have a wide variety of music from composers such as Beethoven and Wagner, as well as music from film scores. In addition to varied selections for the large horn orchestra, several different small ensembles will be featured, such as an ensemble of natural horns, and a guest appearance by the members of Connecticut's own Coast Guard Band horn section.  Musicians performing represent almost all of the professional orchestras in the state, the Coast Guard Band, and faculty from several area music colleges.

In 2009 The Connecticut French Horn Orchestra performed for the first time at St John’s Church to a sold-out audience. The coordinator of these concerts is Susan Spaulding, a resident of North Haven and member of St. John's Church who was diagnosed with MS in 2005. Sue is principal horn of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony, Horn Instructor at the Hartt School Community Division, adjunct faculty at The Hartt School Collegiate Division, and professor of horn at Central CT State University.

Tickets are $20.00 each and can be purchased at the door for both performances.  For more information or advance tickets to the North Haven concert, please call 203-239-0156 or email stjohnsmsbenefit@yahoo.com.  For more information or advance tickets to the Manchester concert, please call 860-649-4583 or visit the St Mary’s website at www.stmarysct.org.


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