Sunday, February 26, 2017
Note: This concert is sold out.
1 pm Gallery Talk
2 pm Concert
Schubert’s Gretchen am Spinnrade, Op. 2, D. 118, Takemitsu’s haunting Between Tides, and Debussy’s light and elegant Piano Trio in G Major offer a musical relfection of Utamaro’s Snow, Moon and Flowers series from the Edo period, on view together for the first time since the early 20th century. The performance will also feature two solo works by Keiko Abe for marimba, Wind Sketch and Dream of the Cherry Blossom.
Featuring HSO Concertmaster Leonid Sigal and leading HSO musicians.
The Sunday Serenades chamber music concert series is presented in collaboration with the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art as a musical counterpart to special exhibitions and the permanent collections. Concerts take place in the museum galleries, and feature Concertmaster and Sunday Serenades Artistic Director Leonid Sigal and Hartford Symphony Orchestra musicians. The Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series is made possible, in part, by the Helen M. Saunders Charitable Foundation Music Endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum.
Image: Kitagawa Utamaro, Cherry Blossoms at Yoshiwara (Yoshiwara no hana zu), c. 1793, Ink, gouache, gold and gold-leaf on bamboo paper, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1957.17.