Having recorded for such esteemed labels as Columbia Masterworks and Koch International Classics, Orchestra New England showcases masterful musicianship through performances of works by classical, romantic, and modern composers throughout the year. A yearly celebration of the sounds and sages of the baroque era, Baroquefest 2011 will feature guest harpsichordist Linda Skernick and selections such as Bach's Concerto in A Minor and Telemann's Tafelmusik III. "Soiree" explores the music of Vienna in the 1920s, as the orchestra will perform Schoenberg's arrangements of Debussy's Afternoon of a Faun, Mahler's Symphony no. 4, and excerpts from Thomas Edison's short-lived heavy metal band, The Draconian Lightbülbs. The premiere of a new work by composer-in-residence Mark Kuss, "Sounds. Distant." explores community displacement in China and features native Chinese musicians. The "Sounds. Distant." concert will also feature performances of works by Ives, Elgar, Bartok, Schubert, and more.
The health hotshots at The Fitness Haven sculpt fading physiques into hard-surfaced diamond crushers with an assortment of group workout classes hosted at a variety of times. Pugilists can swing their fists for a healthy heart in the cardio boxing class, while dance devotees aerobically rock to Zumba's Latin beats. Those seeking to improve posture, straighten body alignment, and transform their anatomy into a deadly arrow can opt for the Gravity & Grace body-sculpting class. Biggest Winner sessions provide a forum for fitness fans who want a high-intensity workout and a chance to steel locks of hair for their friendship journals. For a $2 upgrade, The Fitness Haven leads yoga buffs through the fundamentals of limb loosening during the Yoga Tune Up Flow and Form sessions, and allows them to explore deeper depths of relaxation in the Para Yoga class.
Creative Body Therapies's Aileen Ferraro kneads, strokes, and pummels away aches and pains with a wide variety of stress-abating techniques. The therapeutic-massage treatment subjects muscle-borne maladies to an hour of customized Swedish and deep-tissue methods. Sink down into the plush massage table as nimble hands use long and gentle strokes to sweep away tension and intense kneading to untangle tight knots. In addition to relieving discomfort, each session can ease the mind and, like jogging up and down the theater aisles during a horror movie's scary parts, stimulate the flow of blood.
Winners of back-to-back conference championships, the Yale men's hockey team earned NCAA tournament appearances during the past two seasons, and is off to one of its best ever starts this season that includes a No. 1 national ranking. Rattle the bleachers with feet twitching in excitement as coach Keith Allain leads a Bulldogs charge against the Holy Cross Crusaders on January 2. Alternately, marvel at the scoring prowess of senior forwards Broc Little and Chris Cahill as they take on the Colgate Crusaders in the season's penultimate game on February 25. Whichever game is attended, fans will leave the rink with their heads buzzing and dreams filled with fleets of obedient zambonis.
STRONG is the new SEXY at BALANCE fitness Studio. We implement RESULTS oriented one-on-one personal training, nutritional counseling, and group fitness classes for women. We are New Haven's original "AWARD WINNING" Women Only Fitness Boot Camp and Men Only Fitness Boot Camp program.
Aileen Ferraro, LMT is part of a collective of massage therapists and holistic healthcare practitioners at Creative Body Therapies in New Haven, Conn. The types of massage offered include Therapeutic, Swedish, Myofascial, Aromatherapy, and Neuromuscular Therapy.