Be our guest! The Hartford Symphony Orchestra concludes its 2014-2015 POPS! season with Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies for one performance only, Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m., at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. This concert is part of Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s 2014-2015 POPS! Series, sponsored by United Technologies.
Timeless images synchronized with live music will transport you to your favorite Disney musical moments. Bring the whole family to see Disney’s beloved animations and hear the HSO perform arrangements from early classics to recent releases, including Frozen, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Tarzan and more. This concert will be conducted by Laura Jackson, and will feature guest soloists Kyle Eberlein, Juliana Hansen, Andrew Johnson, and Whitney Claire Kaufman.
About the Soloists
Juliana Hansen has originated roles in Off-Broadway shows, performed as Millie in the 1st National Tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie and starred in several productions across the country. Her favorite credits include Les Miserables (Eponine), Beauty and the Beast (Belle) and The Wizard of OZ (Dorothy). Juliana was a finalist on NBC’s “Grease- You’re The One That I Want,” on which she worked with Tony-Award winning director Kathleen Marshall, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer Georgia Stitt and performed for Olivia Newton-John. One of her career highlights to date was having the honor to premiere “Happy Working Song” from Disney’s Enchanted, for the incomparable Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz in 2009- prior to the film’s release.
Whitney Claire Kaufman recently completed two years with the North American Tour of the Broadway smash-hit Mamma Mia! (Ensemble, Understudy for Sophie and Lisa). Her performance as Sophie garnered rave reviews from the Boston Globe. Whitney has performed as guest soloist with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, guest soloist with the Florida Orchestra, and has appeared in Cabaret (Sally Bowles), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, (Peaseblossom), Marisol (June), The Los Angeles Theatre Ensembles’ production of Wounded, as well as many other theatrical productions.
Kyle Eberlein’s stage credits include the National Tour of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. Regional Theater credits include Into The Woods (Rapunzel’s Prince), Les Miserables (Feuilly and Valjean understudy), The Music Man (Ewart Dunlop), Henry IV Part 1 (Gadshill), Hamlet and Measure for Measure at the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. New York Theatre includes The Underclassman with Prospect Theatre Company and The Time of Your Life with Attic Theatre Company.
Andrew Johnson has toured all over the United States, Europe, and Asia, as a lead vocalist and dancer, and his performances have been broadcast on national and international television. You can currently catch him as a background vocalist and dancer on FOX’s The X Factor. He most recently performed on The Conan O’Brien Show in the comedy spoof Broadway Rap Musicals: Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, & Vanilla Ice.
About the Conductor
Laura Jackson—in her sixth season as music director of the Reno Philharmonic—continues to win praise for her artistry, leadership, innovative programming, and passionate community engagement. With the help of first-rate musicians, choir, staff, board members and community supporters, Laura captivates audiences and brings local and national recognition for Reno’s premier orchestra. In addition to concerts with the Reno Philharmonic, Ms. Jackson guest conducts nationally and internationally.
Hartford Symphony Orchestra POPS! Series
DISNEY IN CONCERT
Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Mortensen Hall at The Bushnell
Tickets starting at $22.50, $10 for students with ID
860-987-5900 or www.hartfordsymphony.org
Timeless images synchronized with live music will transport you to your favorite Disney musical moments. Bring the whole family to see Disney’s beloved animations and hear the HSO perform arrangements from early classics to recent releases, including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Tarzan and others.
POPS! Series Presenting Sponsor: United Technologies
HSO programs are funded in part by the Greater Hartford Arts Council, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and with support from 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.