50th Anniversary Duo

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Join Us for our 50th Anniversary Season!

Fifty great years to celebrate, at three favorite venues! Our flagship visit to the 1780s launched in November as Colonial Concert XLIV at United Church on the Green. Our 50th birthday will be celebrated at Sprague Hall in March, revisiting our very first concert, an exciting potpourri of the music of James Sinclair’s specialty, Charles Ives. We close in May with a power-packed concert of Beethoven and two premieres at Battell Chapel by Joseph Russo and Jan Swafford.

Tickets are on sale now. Click a concert photo to purchase a ticket.

Lucy Gellman at the Arts Council of Greater New Haven has written a lovely tribute article to Maestro Sinclair and Orchestra New England's 50 years, starting with that first concert in March of 1974. Maestro had discovered some short, unpublished works of Charles Ives at the Yale library and put together a concert to perform them "for fun." A producer for CBS Records Int'l. was in the audience and offered them a recording deal on the spot. Thus was born what eventually became Orchestra New England. Click here to read the article.

March 9, 2024
Sprague Memorial Concert Hall

On March 9 we will celebrate our 50th birthday by revisiting our very first “Yale Theatre Orchestra” concert from 1974, an all-Ives extravaganza that was so successful that within two weeks we recorded the whole affair for CBS Records (now Sony).

We are looking forward to performing this concert at Sprague Hall, our first home!

May 4, 2024
Battell Chapel at Yale

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On May 4, O.N.E. will bring you a Beethoven piece and will premiere new works by two  composers: Joe Russo (O.N.E.’s beloved bassist) and Jan Swafford (the brilliant composer and the famed biographer of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Ives). We’ve enjoyed performing their works in the past and our audience has responded enthusiastically.

O.N.E. has premiered seventy-eight works in its first 49 years!

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Orchestra New England
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New Haven, CT 06520