The Hartford Symphony Orchestra continues its 2016-2017 Masterworks season with The Planets: Different Worlds Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9 in the Belding Theater at The Bushnell in Hartford. These concerts will be conducted by HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan. Visit hartfordsymphony.org for information.
The 2016-2017 Masterworks Series is sponsored by The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation.
The program includes Ingram Marshall’s Kingdom Come, Mason Bates’ Liquid Interface, and Gustav Holst’s The Planets. A free pre-concert talk led by Carolyn Kuan will take place one hour prior to each performance.
Vaughan Williams once described Holst’s The Planets as “the perfect equilibrium” of the mystic and the melodic sides of the composer’s nature. Inspired by the astrological character of each planet, this enduringly popular work also bears the richness and emotional warmth of humanity. Ingram Marshall’s Kingdom Come was written in the mid-1990s in memory of his brother-in-law, who was killed while working as a journalist in Bosnia. Taped components of the composition were collected years earlier, during services at a Croatian Catholic Church and a Serbian Orthodox Church. Bates’ Liquid Interface was inspired by his time living on Berlin’s enormous Lake Wannsee, and watching the metamorphosis of the water through the seasons. The result is a unique blend of acoustic orchestra with electronic sounds not to be missed.
THE PLANETS: DIFFERENT WORLDS
Friday – Sunday, April 7-9, 2017
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
Marshall Kingdom Come
Bates Liquid Interface
Holst The Planets
Carolyn Kuan conductor
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.