Our Previous Seasons

This page chronicles performances of the past several seasons. To view a comprehensive gallery of images, click here. Most of the images prior to 2021 were taken by our incomparable photographer, Peter Harron. Thank you, Peter! And thank you also to Tim Jarrell and William Purvis for the beautiful photos he has taken of our more recent concerts.

2023 Season

January 22, 2023

New Haven Symphony Orchestra conducted by Donato Cabrera and with Aya Kaminaguchi, marimba soloist

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February 26, 2023

Stu Ingersoll Jazz Concert: Jeff Barnhart & His Hot Jazz Collective

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March 12, 2023

Fenton Brown Emerging Artists Concert: Project: Music Heals Us String Trio with Mihae Lee, piano

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April 23, 2023

Chanticleer

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2022 Season

December 18, 2022.

Brentano String Quartet with Mihae Lee, piano

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January 30, 2022

Patricia Schuman, soprano with Bradley Moore, piano

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February 20, 2022

Stu Ingersoll Jazz Concert: Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks

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March 20, 2022

Fenton Brown Emerging Artist Concert: Resurgam Quartet

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2021 Season

January 2021

Gift of Music Concert 1: Mihae Lee, piano and William Purvis, French horn

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February 2021

Gift of Music Concert 2: Jeff Barnhart, jazz piano

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March 2021

Gift of Music Concert 3: Patricia Schuman, soprano, and David Pittsinger, bass-baritone, with Simon Holt, piano

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April 2021

Gift of Music Concert 4: Quodlibet Ensemble

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2020 Season

January 12, 2020

Mihae Lee’s Tenth Anniversary Concert

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February 16, 2020

Stu Ingersoll Jazz Concert: Jeff Barnhart-Jim Fryer International All-Star Jazz Band

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March 8, 2020

Fenton Brown Emerging Artist Concert: LINÜ Guitar Duo (Gulli Bjornsson and JIJI)

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December 19, 2021

BeethovenFest

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2019 Season

January 13, 2019

New York Philharmonic String Quartet with Mihae Lee, piano

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February 17, 2019

Stu Ingersoll Jazz Concert: Midiri Brothers Sextet with special guest Jeff Barnhart

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March 17, 2019

Fenton Brown Emerging Artist Concert: New Haven Symphony Orchestra with violinist Tai Murray

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April 7, 2019

Chanticleer

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2018 Season

January 7, 2018

New York Woodwind Quintet with Mihae Lee, piano

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February 18, 2018

Stu Ingersoll Jazz Concert: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks

March 4, 2018

David Pittsinger, bass-baritone accompanied by Simon Holt, piano

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April 8, 2018

Fenton Brown Emerging Artists: The Quodlibet Ensemble

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2017 Season

January 8, 2017 

40th Anniversary Celebration

Performances by Artistic Director Mihae Lee (piano); a brass trio and brass quintet featuring William Purvis (horn) and several Fenton Brown Emerging Artists; The Attacca Quartet; Patricia Schuman (soprano); Randall Hodgkinson (piano); and jazz greats Jeff Barnhart, Vince Giordano, and a stellar combo of jazz showmen.

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February 19, 2017

Stu Ingersoll Jazz Concert: Dan Levinson’s Roof Garden Jass Band

A performance that marked the centennial of the first recordings of New Orleans jazz.

March 5, 2017

Garrison Keillor

“Stories in Mind, Poems by Heart.”

April 2, 2017

Chanticleer, an Orchestra of Voices

“My Sacred Heart”

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2016 Season

January 10, 2016

Juilliard String Quartet with Mihae Lee, piano

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February 21, 2016

Stu Ingersoll Jazz Concert: Jeff Barnhart and His Hot Rhythm

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March 6, 2016

Patricia Schuman, soprano

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April 3, 2016

Fenton Brown Emerging Artists Concert: New Haven Symphony Orchestra with Tessa Lark, violin

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2015 Season

January 11, 2015

Fenton Brown Emerging Artists Concert:

Stringfest 2

Featuring the Attacca Quartet, Erin Keefe (violin), and members of the Amphion String Quartet.

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February 8, 2015

Stu Ingersoll Jazz Concert: Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks

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March 1, 2015

Chanticleer: An Orchestra of Voices

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March 29, 2015

Mihae Lee and Friends

Featuring Mihae Lee (piano), Chee Yun (violin), and Julie Albers (cello).

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