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An Impressive Opening For Elm City's College Street Music Hall

An Impressive Opening For Elm City's College Street Music Hall

Sound-wise, the purveyors of New Haven’s College Street Music Hall, once the site of the Palace Theatre, challenged themselves. On opening night, the Machine, a four-piece New York-based Pink Floyd tribute band, performed with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, led by music director Carolyn Kuan. Under normal circumstances, balancing a rock band and an orchestra is difficult; it’s probably twice as hard on opening night. If the orchestra was occasionally submerged under the volume of the Machine, not too many in the crowd -- mostly white, middle-aged Pink Floyd fans -- seemed to care. (There was a harp on the stage, for example, behind keyboardist Scott Chasolen’s rig; it...

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