Hartford Symphony Orchestra continues its 2017-2018 Sunday Serenades series with Shostakovich & Gorey on March 4

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra continues its 2017-2018 Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series with Shostakovich & Gorey on Sunday, March 4, at 2 pm at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford.  A pre-concert gallery talk led by curator Erin Monroe will take place at 1 pm.

Sunday Serenades Artistic Director and HSO Concertmaster Leonid Sigal will be joined by Heather Taylor on oboe, Karin Fagerburg on violin, Michael Wheeler on viola, Eric Dahlin on cello, and Margreet Francis on piano.

In celebration of the first exhibition to explore the artistic inspiration of the famed American artist and author, Edward Gorey, we delve into Gorey’s Worlds for our March Sunday Serenades concert. For more than 50 years, Gorey delighted and amused audiences with spare pen and ink drawings that illustrate tales of hapless children, kohl-eyed swooning maidens, and whimsical creatures.

The program will include Mozart’s elegant and playful Sonata in E-flat Major, K. 292/196c, Schnittke’s humorous Moz-Art, Britten’s eerie Phantasy, and Shostakovich’s melancholic Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57.

Sunday Serenades chamber music concerts are presented in collaboration with the Wadsworth Atheneum as a musical counterpart to special exhibitions and the permanent collections. The Sunday Serenades chamber music series is made possible, in part, by the Helen M. Saunders Charitable Foundation Music Endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Sunday Serenades single tickets are $30 each; $25 for HSO subscribers and Atheneum members. For tickets and information, visit hartfordsymphony.org or call 860-987-5900.

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