Hartford Symphony Orchestra continues 2018-2019 Masterworks series with Mozart Meets Klezmer from March 15-17
Featuring David Krakauer on klezmer clarinet
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra continues the celebration of its 75th anniversary season with Mozart Meets Klezmer starting on Friday, March 15 and running through Sunday, March 17, in the Belding Theater at The Bushnell in Hartford. These concerts will be led by HSO Music Director, Carolyn Kuan, and feature David Krakauer on the klezmer clarinet. Visit hartfordsymphony.org for tickets and more information.
This program features Mozart’s Overture to Lucio Silla, K. 135, Golijov’s The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543. Join us for a pre-concert talk led by Carolyn Kuan one hour prior to curtain of each performance.
Mozart’s opera Lucio Silla has it all – political ambition, rivalry, love – and its grand overture is a miniature three-movement symphony. His Symphony No. 39 is one of his three final symphonies, written during a time of great struggle for the composer. Influenced by Haydn, No. 39 is warm, sonorous, and dazzling. The HSO welcomes back David Krakauer, widely considered one of the world’s greatest clarinetists, for Golijov’s The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind.
The 2018-2019 Masterworks Series is sponsored by The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation. The 75th Anniversary Lead Sponsor is the Richard P. Garmany Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The 75th Anniversary Season Supporting Sponsor is Cly-Del Manufacturing Co.
About David Krakauer
Widely considered one of the greatest clarinetists on the planet, he has been praised internationally as a key innovator in modern klezmer as well as a major voice in classical music. In 2015 he received a Grammy nomination in the Chamber Music/Small Ensemble category as soloist with the conductorless orchestra A Far Cry, and a Juno nomination for the CD Akoka with cellist Matt Haimovitz.
Over the past decade Krakauer has emerged as an electrifying symphonic soloist who brings his singular sound and powerful approach to the concert stage. He has appeared with the world’s finest orchestras including the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Baltimore Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, the Weimar Staatskapelle, the Orchestre de Lyon, the Phoenix Symphony, the Dresdener Philharmonie, and the Seattle Symphony.
MOZART MEETS KLEZMER
Friday – Sunday, March 15-17, 2019
Belding Theater at The Bushnell
Friday & Saturday 8pm?Sunday 3pm
Tickets starting at $35.00; $10.00 for students with ID
860-987-5900 or www.hartfordsymphony.org
Mozart Overture to Lucio Silla, K. 135
Golijov The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
Mozart Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543
Carolyn Kuan conductor
David Krakauer klezmer clarinet
HSO programs are funded part by the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign, 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.
About the Hartford Symphony Orchestra
The mission of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra is to enrich lives and community through great music. Marking its 75th Anniversary Season in 2018-2019, the HSO is Connecticut’s premier musical organization, the second largest orchestra in New England, and widely recognized as one of America’s leading regional orchestras. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra named Carolyn Kuan as its tenth music director in January 2011; she is the first woman and youngest person to hold this title. The HSO captivates and inspires audiences of all ages by presenting more than 100 concerts annually, including the Masterworks Series, POPS! Series, Sunday Serenades, Discovery Concerts, Symphony in Schools, Musical Dialogues, the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, and more. The HSO aims to deliver uniquely powerful and emotional experiences that lift and transform the spirit, and to give back and help create vibrant communities in the Greater Hartford area.