Synergismus is the premier violin-cello duo of Southern Connecticut. Its members, Millie and Randy Calistri-Yeh, live in Killingworth CT and have been playing together for over 30 years in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Synergismus offers an intriguing mix of classical and popular music, many of which are original duet arrangements especially arranged for our group. We also offer special themed concerts.

We can provide the perfect accompaniment to your wedding ceremony, reception, company event, fundraiser, or private party. We are happy to work with non-profit and community organizations to arrange a concert or recital.

Our home base includes the Connecticut Shoreline towns from New Haven to New London, and the Central Connecticut region from Hartford to Madison.

Please contact us to book a performance.

Synergismus (sinn-er-GISS-muss, noun, Latin form of synergy):
two individuals working together so that
the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Upcoming Public Events

The Synergismus Duo will be performing at The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts Center in Middletown CT on Friday December 8, 2023 from 8-10pm. The program features festive winter music including Handel-Halvorsen’s “Passacaglia”, Vivaldi’s “Winter” from The Four Seasons, Glière’s “Eight Duets”, music from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” and Handel’s “Messiah”, and a world premier by Rick Sowash, with other pieces announced from the stage. Advanced registration and tickets are required.

The Synergismus Duo will be performing at James Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford CT on Saturday February 17, 2024 from 2-3pm. This concert will celebrate Valentine’s Day with classical and contemporary music about love. They will play some of the greatest love duets from opera and Broadway, some passionate tangos, and a few special pieces for viola d’amore. This is a free concert, but advanced registration is required.