Waterbury Symphony Orchestra Announces 'Concert of the Century' for March 17

Published March 10, 2024

The Waterbury Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is gearing up for a historical musical event dubbed the 'Concert of the Century', scheduled to take place on March 17th at 3 p.m. This grand performance will feature the acclaimed Dutch-Spanish pianist Albert Cano Smit and will be held at the Fine Arts Center of Connecticut State Community College Naugatuck Valley commonly known as NVCC, located at 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury.

Looking Back Through Music

Inspired by the desire to reflect on the previous century's musical heritage, WSO's music director and conductor Leif Bjaland originally planned this concert for 2020. Unfortunately, the eruption of the global pandemic delayed his vision. Despite the setbacks, Bjaland's enthusiasm remained unwavering, and he continued his quest to find compositions from a century ago that could still touch the hearts of today's audience. After researching the year 1924, he found pieces that he believes will create a profound connection with the concert-goers.

An Evening with Albert Cano Smit

The centerpiece of the evening will be the performance of renowned pianist Albert Cano Smit, a musician who has earned international acclaim and has a collection of awards to his name. Smit's participation is highly anticipated and is sure to add a touch of virtuosity and passion to the event, enhancing the WSO's musical journey through time.

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