Music of Connecticut

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Connecticut is a state of the United States in the New England region.

Music institutions and venues[edit]

Following the Chicago Symphony, Boston Symphony and the New York Philharmonic, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra is the fourth-oldest orchestra in the country. It gave its first performance in January 1895.

The city of Hartford is home to Connecticut Opera (founded in 1942 and closed in 2009), the Hartford Symphony Orchestra (founded in 1934), The Hartford Chorale (founded in 1972) and the Hartford Conservatory, an institution of music education. The Yale Summer School of Music hosts the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, a major music festival devoted to chamber music. There is also a Connecticut Early Music Festival. Norwalk is home to the Norwalk Youth Symphony.

Major performance venues in Connecticut include the Oakdale Theater in Wallingford, The El' N' Gee, located at 86 Golden Street, New London CT.The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, the Chevrolet Theatre, located between Hartford and New Haven, The Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport, the New England Dodge Music Center in Hartford (formerly known as The Meadows), the Palace Theater in Waterbury, the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University, the Jorgensen Center at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Toad's Place in New Haven, The Space in Hamden, The Ü Party in Downtown New Haven and the Stamford Center for the Arts.

Musicians from Connecticut[edit]

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