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Keeping the Music Alive



Presenting OUR 39TH CONCERT SEASON! 2013 - 2014

      Welcome to a most exciting season marking 39 years of live symphonic music on the Choate Rosemary Hall campus in Wallingford.
Join the WSO’s complement of professional musicians under the baton of Maestro Philip T. Ventre for a program of popular music and the classics.

Thank you for your generosity, our subscribers and donors, our sponsors and the generous use of facilities by Choate Rosemary Hall for these wonderful years of music.

Purchase Tickets

In addition to our three-concert Subscription Series,
the WSO will perform these non-series concerts:

  • April 4, 2014, Friday, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT
  • April 25, 2014, Friday a.m., PMAC, Uria and Johanna Fishbein Children’s Concerts

In Springtime!

April 25, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Paul Mellon Arts Center Main Theater

Overture to La Gazza Ladra
-     Gioachino Rossini

Symphony No. 39
-     Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Uke Can't Be Serious
-     Jim Beloff (arranged by Jason Nyberg) featuring Jim Beloff, ukulele

On Hearing The First Cuckoo In Spring
-     Frederick Delius

Fountains of Rome
-     Ottorino Respighi

Jim Belloff
Jim Beloff   ( photo credit Aaron Kotowski )

Jim Beloff is the author of The Ukulele - A Visual History (Backbeat Books) and author, arranger, and publisher of the popular Jumpin' Jim's series of ukulele songbooks. This series is sold worldwide and includes The Daily Ukulele: 365 Songs For Better Living and The Daily Ukulele: Leap Year Edition, two of the largest ukulele songbooks ever published. Jim has also recorded several CDs of original songs performed on the ukulele, produced Legends Of Ukulele, a CD compilation for Rhino Records, and made three how-to-play DVDs for Homespun Tapes, The Joy Of Uke #1 and #2 and Jumpin' Jim's Ukulele Workshop.
Jim and his wife, Liz Maihock Beloff, own Flea Market Music, Inc., a company dedicated to the ukulele. They regularly perform together at uke-centric events playing their family's Fluke, Flea and Firefly ukuleles. They have also gone on uke tours of Japan and Australia and truly believe in their company's motto, "Uke Can Change the World."

Tickets available ONLINE or:

Gallaghers Travel, at the door or the WSO ticket office at (203) 697 – 2261.

Tickets: $27 adult; $24 Senior Citizens; $15 Students


In addition to our three-concert Subscription Series,
the WSO will perform these non-series concerts:

  • May 4, 2014, Sunday, 4:00 p.m., George Flynn Memorial Concert Series, Morgan School, Clinton, CT
  • July 5, 2014, Saturday, 7:00 p.m., July Holiday Pops, Madison Green
  • July 6, 2014, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., July Holiday Pops, Choate campus

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