The Hartford Symphony Orchestra opens its 2018-2019 Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series with Monsters & Myths on Sunday, November 11, at 2 pm at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford. A pre-concert gallery talk will take place at 1 pm.
Sunday Serenades Artistic Director and HSO Concertmaster Leonid Sigal will be joined by Jaroslaw Lis on violin, Aekyung Kim on viola, Gary Chapman on piano, and more musicians to be announced.
As World War II caused devastation and displacement in Europe, Surrealists produced powerfully disturbing artwork. Similarly to the visual artwork of the time, Poulenc’s Violin Sonata strives to depict graphic scenes and ideas through intensely precise writing. This program will also feature Korngold’s effervescent Piano Quintet, Op. 15, which incorporates the same heroism and dramaticsm of the composer’s Academy Award winning film scores.
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.
Upcoming Sunday Serenades this season include Land, Sea, Sky on February 24, 2019 and The Spanish Golden Age on May 19, 2019.
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.
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 the Hartford Symphony Orchestra
The mission of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra is to enrich lives and community through great music. Marking its 75th 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.