NEW HAVEN >> New Haven’s Memorial Day Concert is one of the better free offerings of the weekend — graced with talent, honor and a history evident in the numbers.
For one thing, the 5 p.m. Monday event falls on Orchestra New England maestro Jim Sinclair’s 70th birthday. It’s also ONE’s 775th concert — an astounding number if there ever was one.
There is no number associated with the price of admission at the venue, Lyman Auditorium at Southern Connecticut State University, because it’s free, as is parking.
Another number is 100, since this year is the 100th anniversary of the birth of composer Leonard Bernstein and ONE will perform music from his “West Side Story” score 60 years after the show’s Broadway premiere. Click here to continue reading.