HSO Events at a Glance: May – July 2013

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MASTERWORKS SERIES: RHAPSODY IN BLUE
with Carolyn Kuan, conductor; Anderson & Roe Piano Duo – Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe
Thursday, May 9, 2013 ? 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 10, 2013 ? 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 ? 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 ? 3:00 p.m.
Belding Theater ? The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
The dazzling Anderson & Roe Piano Duo joins the HSO in a Gershwin revue that also features the duo’s original arrangement of Piazzolla’s Libertango and other four-hand piano encores. Plus, you’ll hear the HSO premiere of Vaughan Williams’ jazzy and thought-provoking Sixth Symphony.

POPS SERIES: PLAYING WITH FOOD!
with Carolyn Kuan, conductor; chefs and special guests from Salute, Max Downtown, Firebox, Peppercorns, and the Pond House and Pond House Grille
Saturday, May 18, 2013? 7:30 p.m.
Mortensen Hall? The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
If spaghetti were a symphony, what would that sound like? Is Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony a comforting tomato soup or a juicy hamburger? What does the William Tell Overture taste like? You’ll find out when great music and fantastic cuisine come together in this special event. Join Carolyn Kuan and Hartford’s great chefs to learn more about your favorite food, the secrets behind their unique dishes, cooking tips and, of course, the exciting music that inspired them. Watch the whisks and the baton fly!

MASTERWORKS SERIES: UNEXPECTED SOUNDS: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring
with Carolyn Kuan, conductor; Wu Wei, sheng; Dancers from the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts and The Hartt School
Thursday, May 30, 2013 ? 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 31, 2013 ? 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 1, 2013 ? 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 2, 2013 ? 3:00 p.m.
Belding Theater ? The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
From bright imaginations sprang vivid new colors. Hear The Rite of Spring performed on the 100th anniversary of its debut with dancers from The Hartt School. Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake transformed the role of music in the ballet from a grand decorative gesture into an essential component of the drama on stage; this performance will feature dancers from the Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts. Contemporary composer Huang Ruo created a new concerto for sheng, an ancient Chinese mouth organ known for its exotic sound.

 

2013 TALCOTT MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL:
All concerts listed below to be performed at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows on Iron Horse Boulevard in Simsbury, CT.

MOZART IN THE MOONLIGHT
Steven Lipsitt, conductor; Jeffrey Krieger, HSO principal cello
Friday, June 28, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
(Rain Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 7:30 p.m.)
Fireworks after the concert
Program: Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni, Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 1, Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Mozart: Symphony No. 31

CELEBRATE AMERICA – The Annual Red, White & Blue Tradition
Carolyn Kuan, conductor; Asylum Hill Congregational Church Choir
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
(Rain Date: Friday, July 5, 7:30 p.m.)
Fireworks after the concert
Program: Patriotic music including Stars and Stripes Forever, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, an Armed Forces Salute, and a tribute to American leaders past and present featuring guest narrators and speakers.

SINATRA UNDER THE STARS
Featuring guest vocalist/trumpeter Rob Zappulla and his Big Band
Friday, July 12, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
(Rain Date: Saturday, July 13, 7:30 p.m.)
Program: Selections to include: Come Fly with Me; I Get  A Kick Out of You; Day by Day; I’ve Got You Under My Skin; Summer Wind and more.

THE MOVIE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS – Star Wars, E.T. & More
James Orent, conductor
Friday, July 19, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
(Rain Date: Saturday, July 20, 7:30 p.m.)
Program: John Williams’ favorite movie soundtracks, including music from Star Wars, Harry Potter, Hook, E.T., Indiana Jones, and more.

THE ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE – 50 Years of Satisfaction
Windborne Music featuring Brent Havens, guest artists
Friday, July 26, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
(Rain Date: Saturday, July 27, 7:30 p.m.)
Program: A celebration of the Rolling Stones biggest hits, including Satisfaction; You Can’t Always Get What You Want; Ruby Tuesday, Honky Tonk Women, and more.