A star shines at the kickoff of the ECSO season
October 26, 2012 by Mark
The 66th season of the East Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (ECSO) opened on Saturday, October 20 with a rousing performance from Peter Frankl – a star pianist born in Hungary. The Garde Arts Center in New London was treated to a passionate musical performance to kick off the 2012-13 season.
Frankl and the ECSO, led by Music Director Toshi Shimada, performed a 45-minute concert of Brahm’s Piano Concerto No. 2, one of the composer’s most popular pieces. It was the 100th time that the 77-year-old pianist had performed the Brahm’s classic. The artist alternated between a rousing, passionate performance to a softer, more meditative interpretation as the ECSO played the accompanying music with brilliance.
The ECSO was in fine form and the audience was most appreciative, clapping along to Brahm’s Hungarian Dance No. 5 – a number which many Americans probably first heard in a Bugs Bunny cartoon. If the quality and spirit of the music heard on the opening night is any indication, the season promises to be rich in value and full of vigor.
Advertising for the ECSO’s 2012-13 season can take a number of forms, including catalog printing with artistically designed graphics and layout that reflect the character of the ECSO. The full extent of the program, along with descriptions of the performers, guest directors, and the music, can be the backbone of the catalog, supplemented by features of star musicians and advertising.
Organizers who undertake catalog printing, as well as producing flyers and brochures for individual performances, will be aware that they need to be designed and printed in excellent form, since many of them become keepsakes and souvenirs for tourists.