Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra
Connecticut's Musical Spice
Marshall Brown, Music Director and Conductor
"The Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra, through the power of music, energizes, inspires and educates our communities."
—Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra Mission Statement
The Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra providing classical music concerts and musical services for Connecticut communities.
The orchestra collaborates with local schools and school systems to strengthen school music programs through performance. Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra concerts often involve students in performance with the orchestra.
Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra supports the creative efforts of Connecticut based composers. In recent years the orchestra has performed the world or Connecticut premiers of works by Stephen Gryc, Larry Alan Smith, Robert Carl, Thomas Duffy, Neely Bruce and Joseph Russo.
Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra performs annual educational concerts at Lewis Mills High School serving approximately 1,400 third graders from local school systems. The orchestra's purposes in performing these concerts are to stimulate an intellectual curiosity in music and to encourage participation in school music programs.
Music Director and Conductor Marshall Brown is a faculty member of the Hartt School Community Division and is a trombonist with the Waterbury and Wallingford Symphony Orchestras. His principal conducting teachers include Harold Farberman and Charles Bruck. He has degrees from the Hartt School and the University of Michigan and is the founding conductor of the Montgomery (AL) Symphony Orchestra.
The musicians are an integral part of musical life in Connecticut, performing with many other Connecticut orchestras and chamber music groups. Many of the musicians have private teaching studios and are available for teaching students of all ages.
With support from Connecticut Office of the Arts of Department of Economic and Community Development.
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