Opening Nights: Porgy and Bess

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - Sunday, October 19, 2014

Belding Theater at The Bushnell

Thursday at 7:30pm
Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm

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Smith Star Spangled Banner
Tchaikovsky 1812, Overture Solennelle, Op. 49
Sawai Tori No Yoni (Flying Like a Bird)
Gershwin arr. Bennett Porgy and Bess: A Concert of Songs


Carolyn Kuan conductor
Masayo Ishigure koto
Janice Chandler-Eteme soprano
Kevin Deas bass-baritone
Hartford Chorale
           Richard Coffey, music director
 The First Cathedral Praises of Zion Choir
            James “J.J.” Hairston, director of music ministry

The season begins with a monumental journey commemorating struggle, bravery and hope. Travel with us as we explore passionate anthems of independence, including “Porgy and Bess – arguably the most important piece of American music written in the 20th century,” – The New York Times. Plus, a concerto for koto – a traditional Japanese stringed instrument.


Tchaikovsky 1812, Overture Solennelle, Op. 49
Gershwin arr. Bennett “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin'” from Porgy and Bess
Gershwin arr. Bennett “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess

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