Hartford Symphony Orchestra welcomes December with Chopin and Franck, December 6-8

Hartford Symphony Orchestra welcomes December with Chopin and Franck, December 6-8

HARTFORD, CT (November 6, 2019) – Begin the holiday season with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra! The HSO continues its Masterworks season with Chopin & Franck Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 8 in the Belding Theater at The Bushnell in Hartford. These concerts will be conducted by guest conductor Laura Jackson and feature pianist Daniela Liebman. For tickets and information, call 860-987-5900 or visit hartfordsymphony.org.

This program features Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor. Op. 21, and Franck’s Symphony in D minor.

Made most famous by an ambitious mouse, Dukas’ dazzling The Sorcerer’s Apprentice became one of the most popular orchestral works in history when it appeared in the 1940 Disney film, Fantasia. Chopin’s virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 2 was written when the composer was young and in love, and is reflective of his native Poland. Franck’s warm and luminous Symphony in D minor fuses both French and German music traditions – a radical compositional choice in 1888 France.

Please join us for a pre-concert talk led by Laura Jackson one hour prior to curtain of each performance.

About Laura Jackson

Laura Jackson, now in her eleventh season as music director of the Reno Philharmonic, continues to win praise for her artistry, leadership, and creative community engagement.

Innovative composer-in-residence projects as well as vibrant performances of traditional repertoire have helped the Reno Phil reach new heights in national visibility. New works that Jackson has commissioned with the Reno Phil have enjoyed multiple performances nationwide.

Jackson served as the first female assistant conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra from 2004-7. Prior to her appointment in Atlanta, she studied conducting at the University of Michigan and spent summers as the Seiji Ozawa Conducting Fellow at the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Music Center in 2002 and 2003.

 About Daniela Liebman

Seventeen-year-old Mexican pianist Daniela Liebman has rapidly established herself as an artist of eloquence, poise, and nuance. Since her debut at age eight with the Aguascalientes Symphony, Daniela has performed with more than twenty-five orchestras on four continents. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Daniela began piano studies at age five, and currently studies with Dr. Tamás Ungár in Fort Worth, Texas. Her dedication to celebrating her heritage through creative programming reflects in her musical and cultural ambassadorship, notably at Harvard University’s 2018 Mexico Conference.

In 2016 and 2017, when Daniela was fourteen and fifteen years old, respectively, she was named one of the “40 Most Creative Mexicans in the World” by Forbes Mexico. In 2018, Daniela was again named one of Forbes Mexico’s “100 Most Creative and Powerful Women,” and was invited to Forbes’ reveal of its 2018 edition of Creativos Mexicanos, celebrating extraordinary Mexican leaders in the arts. She has been interviewed by Amy Poehler’s “Smart Girls,” is featured in GQ Mexico and Vanity Fair, and is the recipient of Mexico’s 2014 Nacional Premio de Juventud.

Calendar Listing
Masterworks Series
Chopin and Franck
Friday – Sunday, December 6-8, 2019
Belding Theater at The Bushnell
Friday & Saturday 8pm?Sunday 3pm
Tickets starting at $35; $10.00 for students with ID
860-987-5900 or www.hartfordsymphony.org

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Chopin Piano concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Franck Symphony in D minor

Laura Jackson conductor
Daniela Liebman piano

The 2019-2020 Masterworks Series is sponsored by The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation and Cly-Del.

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.

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