Recovery Services of Connecticut is a proud supporter of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (ECSO). *Featured image Solomiya Ivakhiz Violinist.
TOSHIYUKI SHIMADA** is Music Director and conductor of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra in New London; Music Director and Conductor of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes; and he has been just appointed as Music Director and Conductor of the New Britain Symphony Orchestra. He was Music Director of the Yale Symphony Orchestra of Yale University since 2005 until 2019. He is also Music Director Laureate of the Portland Symphony Orchestra in Portland, Maine, for which he served as Music Director from 1986 to 2006. Prior to his Portland engagement he was Associate Conductor of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, under Sergiu Comissiona, for six years. Since 1998, he has also served as Principal Conductor of the Vienna Modern Masters record label in Austria.
Violinist Solomiya Ivakhiv* has quickly earned a reputation for performing with “distinctive charm and subtle profundity” (Daily Freeman, New York) and a “crystal clear and noble sound” (Culture and Life, Ukraine). Known for her work as a soloist and chamber musician, Solomiya Ivakhiv has performed at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, CBC Glenn Gould Studio, Curtis Institute Field Concert Hall, Italian Academy in New York City, Pickman Hall in Cambridge, MA, San Jose Chamber Music Society, Old First Concerts in San Francisco, Astoria Music Festival (Portland), Tchaikovsky Hall in Kyiv, and at UConn’s Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts.
(Left to Right) Susan Straub · The Better Half – RSCT | Reinhard Straub · Co-Founder – RSCT | Caleb Bailey · Executive Director – Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra (ECSO)