Pictures at an Exhibition – 75th Season Opener!
Friday, October 5, 2018 - Sunday, October 7, 2018
Belding Theater at The Bushnell
Friday & Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 3pm
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
Carolyn Kuan conductor
It’s a season of celebration! We kick off our 75th anniversary with Mussorgsky’s evocative showpiece Pictures at an Exhibition, inspired by his walk through an exhibit of watercolors and drawings by a close friend. Bartók’s virtuosic Concerto for Orchestra moves from darkness to light, in the work that established the composer as a master of his craft. Experience the virtuosity and power of HSO musicians at their finest!
The New Britain Museum of American Art has curated an exhibit that provides a modern interpretation of the visual art that inspired Modest Mussorgsky’s landmark work Pictures at an Exhibition. Images of the artwork from this exhibit will be projected at the live performances of Pictures at an Exhibition during the HSO’s opening weekend concerts October 5-7.
The HSO’s second annual naturalization ceremony, where 10 Connecticut residents will take the oath to become U.S. citizens, will take place prior to the concert on Saturday, October 6 at 6:30 pm. This ceremony is open to October 6 ticketholders. Additional information on this ceremony will be announced soon!
Single tickets and new subscriptions are on sale now. For information on subscriptions, please call 860-987-5900 or visit www.hartfordsymphony.org.