Report by Paula Antolini
October 30, 2018, 11:50AM EDT
Danbury Concert Association Spotlights String & Wind Nonet, Frisson, Nov. 11th Performance
Frisson, noun: “a shiver or thrill“; “a sudden burst of excitement“
If listening to live music in an intimate setting is a singular delight, prepare to have the experience multiplied by nine! Frisson, featuring nine of chamber music’s best and brightest rising stars, treats audiences to rarely heard masterworks performed on violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn.
On November 11th at 3:00pm, the Danbury Concert Association, always dressed to the nines, will present the string & wind nonet, Frisson, continuing its 2018/2019 season of presenting topnotch, professional classical music entertainments to greater Danbury audiences.
With that “sudden burst of excitement” for which Frisson is noted, the concert will take place at Veronica Hagman Concert Hall in southwest Connecticut’s premier performing arts facility, the state-of-the-art Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) on Western Connecticut State University’s Westside Campus in Danbury, CT (43 Lake Avenue Extension).
From New York City, Frisson features musicians drawn from many of the nation’s major music schools, including Juilliard, Curtis, and Yale. Under the guidance of Artistic Director, Thomas Gallant (oboe), and Associate Director, Caeli Smith (Viola), the ensemble debuted in major cities across the United States in the 2017-2018 season. For more information and to listen to Frisson, visit frissonensemble.com
Frisson showcases a myriad of rarely-performed masterworks. The ensemble’s program will include:
Bohuslav Martinů, Nonet N. 2 H 374 (1959)
August Walter, Octet in B flat (1863)
Tickets are $25 per adult and may be reserved within two weeks of each performance by calling the WCSU box office at (203) 837-8732 or by visiting wcsuvpac.eventbrite.com. Availability may be limited. Through a grant from the Danbury Cultural Commission, those 18 and under may attend for free, although advance reservations through Eventbrite are required.
For more information about the Danbury Concert Association, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, go to danburyconcert.org There, you can also get directions and contribute to the support of the Danbury Concert Association. You may also call (203) 748-2177. (Artists and dates subject to change.)