Hartford Symphony At A Glance: November 2013 – January 2014

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MASTERWORKS SERIES: BEETHOVEN & BERNSTEIN
November 7 – 10, 2013
Thursday 7:30pm | Friday & Saturday 8:00 p.m. | Sunday 3:00 p.m.
Belding Theater? The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Carolyn Kuan, conductor; Peter Winograd, violin
Program: Beethoven: Symphony No. 7; Piazzolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires; Bernstein: Fancy Free
Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony is paired with Piazzolla’s tango-inspired Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, featuring violinist Peter Winograd, son of HSO’s esteemed former music director Arthur Winograd.  Plus, hear the ballet score Fancy Free – the first work in the HSO’s season-long tribute to composer Leonard Bernstein.
Concert Sponsor: The Katharine K. McLane and Henry R. McLane Charitable Trust

POPS! SERIES: SYMPHONIC SONDHEIM – A TRIBUTE TO THE COMPOSER’S CLASSICS
Saturday, November 23, 2013| 7:30 p.m.
Mortensen Hall? The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Tim Stella conductor; Florence Lacey, Hugh Panaro, Ron Raines, and Lisa Vroman, vocal soloists
Experience the splendor of the HSO and singers performing the music of Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award, Academy Award, and Grammy Award–winning composer Stephen Sondheim. This legendary composer’s greatest melodies include works such as Follies, A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sunday in the Park with George, and Sweeney Todd.
Premier concert sponsor: Richard P. Garmany Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

SPECIAL EVENT: HANDEL’S MESSIAH
Saturday, December 7, 2013| 7:30 p.m.
Mortensen Hall? The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Carolyn Kuan, conductor; Hartford Chorale, Richard Coffey, music director; Rochelle Bard, soprano; Daniela Mack, mezzo soprano; Matthew Grills, tenor; Lester Lynch, bass-baritone
The Hartford Symphony and Hartford Chorale come together to perform Handel’s holiday classic, including the Hallelujah Chorus…from one of the most famous choral works ever written!

MASTERWORKS SERIES: GREENSLEEVES & SIRENA
December 12-15, 2013
Thursday 7:30pm | Friday & Saturday 8:00 p.m. | Sunday 3:00 p.m.
Belding Theater? The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Joel Smirnoff, guest conductor; Sirena Huang, violin
Program: Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves; Sibelius: Concerto for Violin in D minor; Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3, “Polish”
Connecticut’s own violin sensation Sirena Huang returns with guest conductor Joel Smirnoff.  This festive program includes Vaughan Williams’ gorgeous setting of Greensleeves and Sibelius’ virtuosic Violin Concerto.
The Koski Memorial Concert
Guest artist sponsored by Renbrook School and Loomis Chaffee

POPS! SERIES: HOLIDAY CIRQUE SPECTACULAR
Saturday, December 21, 2013 | 3:00 & 7:30 p.m.
Mortensen Hall? The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Carolyn Kuan, conductor; Cirque de la Symphonie, guest artists
Bring the entire family to hear seasonal favorites while experiencing an awe-inspiring performance as the circus meets the symphony in a new Holiday Cirque Spectacular! Stunning aerial feats, strongmen, mind-boggling contortionists and juggling acts will take your breath away as the HSO gets you into the magic and the spirit of the season with the ultimate holiday extravaganza!
Concert Benefactor: Hartford Hospital

MASTERWORKS SERIES: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
January 9-12, 2014
Thursday 7:30pm | Friday & Saturday 8:00 p.m. | Sunday 3:00 p.m.
Belding Theater? The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Carolyn Kuan, conductor; Darko Tresnjak, Hartford Stage, artistic director
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra and the Hartford Stage Company will join during our respective 70th and 50th anniversary seasons to present a new concert staging of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, combining a theatrical performance of Shakespeare’s timeless story with Mendelssohn’s incidental music.
Concert Sponsor: Legrand

SUNDAY SERENADES SERIES: PICASSO & PROKOFIEV
Sunday, January 26,  2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Program: Erwin Schulhoff: Concertino for Flute, Viola and Double Bass; Manuel de Falla: Concerto for Harpsichord & Chamber Ensemble; Igor Stravinsky: Pour Pablo Picasso; Sergei Prokofiev: Quintet, Op. 39
Sunday Serenades chamber music concerts are presented in collaboration with the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art’s special exhibitions and permanent collections. Concerts take place in the museum galleries and feature Concertmaster Leonid Sigal and Hartford Symphony Orchestra musicians.

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Ticket Information:  To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact HSO ticket services at (860)244-2999 or visit www.hartfordsymphony.org.
-Tickets to the 2013-2014 Masterworks Series range in price from $35.50-$70.50.
-Tickets to the 2013-2014 POPS! Series range in price from $20-$67.50.
-Tickets to the 2013-2014 Sunday Serenades Series are $30 ($25 for HSO Subscribers and Atheneum Members). Ticket price includes general admission to the Wadsworth Atheneum on the days of the concerts.
-A limited number of $25 tickets are available for patrons age 40 and under at the Masterworks and POPS! Series’ Saturday performances.
-Student and children tickets, available for Masterworks and POPS! concerts, are $10.

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra receives major support from the Greater Hartford Arts Council, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The 2013-2014 Masterworks Series is sponsored by MetLife Foundation and The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation, with additional concert support from Hartford Hospital, the Katharine K. McLane and Henry R. McLane Charitable Trust, Legrand, The Cly-Del Manufacturing Company, Fuss & O’Neill and The Saunders Fund for Innovative Programming. The HSO 2013-2014 POPS! Series is presented by United Technologies Corporation, with additional concert support from Hartford Hospital, Prudential Retirement, and The Richard P. Garmany Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The 2013-2014 Sunday Serenades Series is sponsored in part by the Saunders Charitable Foundation Music Endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum.