Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents Portraits in Sight and Sound at the Wadsworth Atheneum November 22

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Concert opens HSO’s 2015-16 Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series

HARTFORD, CT (October 26, 2015)

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra will present Portraits in Sight and Sound, the opening concert of the 2015-2016 Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series on Sunday, November 22 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford.  Sunday Serenades Artistic Director and HSO Concertmaster Leonid Sigal will be joined by HSO Associate Concertmaster Lisa Rautenberg, HSO Principal Violist Michael Wheeler, HSO Assistant Principal Cellist Eric Dahlin, and HSO Principal Pianist Margreet Francis for this performance. A gallery talk in Aspects of Portraiture with Wadsworth Atheneum Director and CEO Susan Talcott will be held at 1 p.m. For information, visit www.hartfordsymphony.org.

Inspired by Director’s Choice: Aspects of Portraiture and a selection of European works on paper, Sunday Serenades Artistic Director Leonid Sigal has chosen John Adams’ John’s Book of Alleged Dances and Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44 to complement portraits that capture the core of human character from the 16th century to today. This concert is dedicated to Susan Talbott.

Sunday Serenades chamber music concerts are presented in collaboration with the Wadsworth Atheneum of Art as a musical counterpart to special exhibitions and the permanent collections. Concerts take place in the museum galleries and feature Sunday Serenades Artistic Director and HSO Concertmaster Leonid Sigal and HSO 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.

HSO Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series

Sunday, November 22, 2015?2:00 p.m.?Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford

Ticket Information: Tickets are $30 ($25 for HSO subscribers and Atheneum members). Ticket price includes general admission to the Wadsworth Atheneum on the day of the concerts.
To purchase tickets or for more information, please call 860-987-5900 or visit www.hartfordsymphony.org.

Image Information
Richard Avedon, Escudero, c. 1950, Black and white photograph, Gift of Janet and Simeon Braquin, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.


About the Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Marking its 72nd Season in 2015-2016, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra is Connecticut’s premier musical organization. The Hartford Symphony is the second largest orchestra in New England and is widely recognized as one of America’s leading regional orchestras. We believe passionately in the performance of live symphonic music and its value in the community. To that end, the mission of the HSO is to perform live orchestral music of the highest quality for ever-expanding audiences and to increase, through its educational programs, the understanding and enjoyment of that music by residents of Connecticut. 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. She began her tenure with the HSO in the fall of 2011. The HSO presents more than 100 concerts annually, including the Masterworks Series, Pops! Series, Sunday Serenades, Jazz & Strings, Lincoln Financial Discovery Concerts, Symphony in the Schools, Neighborhood Concerts, Musical Dialogues, Musical Connections, and more. In addition, the HSO presents the popular summer series, the Talcott Mountain Music Festival in Simsbury.

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.

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