January 22 – New Haven Symphony Orchestra with Aya Kaminaguchi, Marimba soloist


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Concert Co-sponsored by Jeffrey N. Mehler, CFP® LLC and Essex Meadows

Where and When:

256 Kelsey Hill Road, Deep River, CT
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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Concert begins at 3:00 pm; doors open at 2:00 pm


Concert Program:


??, Conductor
Aya Kaminaguchi, Marimba soloist

Symphony No. 5 – Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Concerto for Marimba & Strings – Emmanuel Séjourné (1961-)
with Aya Kaminaguchi, Marimba soloist

Symphony No. 104 – Jospeh Haydn (1732-1809)


Artist Biographies:

New Haven Symphony Orchestra

“To inspire, delight, challenge, and connect diverse audiences and communities through the power of live music.”

The New Haven Symphony Orchestra enriches Connecticut’s cultural landscape through exceptional performances and education programs that are accessible to residents from all walks of life. Innovative programming offered statewide inspires deeper audience engagement and meaningful artistic and educational collaborations which increase the reach and impact of the Symphony. Authentic commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access move the NHSO to provide representation that reflects the richly diverse communities we serve in all areas of Symphony leadership.


Aya Kaminaguchi, Marimba soloist

Aya Kaminaguchi was the Winner of the Takatsuki Music Competition in 1999 the Osaka College of Music Young Artists Competition in 1998 the Aspen Music Festival Soloist Competition in 1997 and was a finalist of the International Marimba Festival in Belgium 2001. Ms. Kaminaguchi has performed as a soloist at the Settsu Music Festival 1998 and the Percussive Arts Society Young Artists Concert in Japan 1998. She has performed with renowned percussionists Neboja Zivkovich, Michael Burritt, and an upcoming marimbist Nanae Mimura. As an orchestral percussionist, Ms. Kaminaguchi has performed with numerous orchestras in the United States and Japan including the New World Symphony, the Opera House Orchestra, and the Kansai Philharmonic. During summers she has performed with the National Orchestral Institute, the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, the Bayreuth Music Festival Youth Orchestra, and has toured Central America with the New England Conservatory Youth Philharmonic. She began piano at the age of three, drumset at the age of nine, and mallet percussion hand-drums and orchestral percussion at the age of fifteen. Ms. Kaminaguchi earned her master’s degree at the Boston Conservatory of Music where she studied with Sal Rabbio, Nancy Zeltsman, and Pat Hollenbeck. She has taught percussion and piano at high schools and in her private studio for more than five years.

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