Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra's new series continues Sunday in New Britain

Published on Friday, 7 October 2022 12:51
Written by Ciara Hooks


NEW BRITAIN – The Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra’s new concert series, We The People: American Immigrant Stories in Music, continues with Part 3 this Sunday at the New Britain Museum of American Art.

The concert series has been giving the community a chance to hear about and experience music through the lens of American immigrants.

The show begins at 3 p.m.

This week’s show features Mexican-American vocalist and poet Rosa Evangelina Beltrán. The selections performed are inspired by Rosa’s poetry manuscript Re:stos (Re:mains). Guests will experience Rosa performing alongside Nora Fox, NYC-based vocalist and recording artist. Guests can also enjoy the sounds of Alfonso de Elias’s ‘Five Pieces for Strings Orchestra’ and Silvestre Revueltas’s ‘Five Songs for Children’, arranged for violin and strings in this concert performance.

Rosa Evangelina Beltrán was born in Guadalajara, Mexico and is based in Los Angeles, California. She conveys through her work and performance a journey through immigration, intergenerational trauma, and liberation. Her opera and operetta credits include Kopernikus (Vivier), The Dream Maker (Haukoos), and Utopia. Rosa recently performed with CalArts Opera Theater, Pacific Opera Project, and the Santa Monica College Opera Company. Rosa holds MFA degrees in Voice and Creative Writing from the California Institute of the Arts and a BA in History and Literature from Harvard. She is a first generation college graduate and a passionate advocate for arts education and trauma-informed care

Nora Fox is from Stonington, CT. she is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, writer, actor and choreographer. She began performing at the Garde Arts, Eugene O’Neill, Goodspeed, and on Broadway. Her writing has been produced by NYU’s Institute on the Arts and Civic Dialogue directed by Anna Deavere Smith. Fox is proud member of Actors Equity, Fox has acted in/composed music for a film of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, collaborated with Jon Batiste, and taught at Brown, where she holds a degree in Literary Arts. She recently played Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare in Italy with Adrian Sylveen.

In part 3, “We the People: Culture of Mexico”, the CT Virtuosi Orchestra performs selections that highlight Mexican classical pieces and folk tunes. The concert will be conducted by award-winning musician, Adrian Sylveen, artistic director of CT Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and CT Lyric Opera.

Running from 2022 thru 2023 We The People is a five concert series running from 2022 thru 2023 that will introduce audiences to the rich and diverse cultural threads woven by America’s immigrants into the fabric of 20th and 21st-century American music. The series started with Part 1 back in April.

For tickets to Part 3 at NBMAA visit

This show will also take place on Sunday, October 16 in the Seaverns Room at the Bushnell in Hartford. For tickets visit

Ciara Hooks can be reached

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Friday, 7 October 2022 12:51. Updated: Friday, 7 October 2022 12:53.