SIMSBURY, CT June 10, 2015 – The Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s Talcott Mountain Music Festival will travel back to the era of disco, bell-bottoms, big hair and platform shoes with Classical Night Fever on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows. Led by HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan, this program will feature such groovy favorites as Disco Inferno, Get Down Tonight, Stayin’ Alive, Dancin’ Queen, Car Wash, and so much more! Rain date is Saturday, July 18.
About Classical Night Fever
Classical Night Fever, the popular 70s disco symphony pops tribute show has been touring nationally and receiving rave reviews since its inception in 2013. It’s a feel-good musical extravaganza you won’t soon forget!
This world-class show features four powerhouses from the Planet Funktar: Superfly on guitar and vocals, Sir Rumpus Funkberry on bass guitar and vocals, Spanishfly on guitar and vocals and Cyclone Link Skywalker Jr. on drums and vocals. Each are highly skilled musicians and performers, but more than that, they’re on a mission – A mission to “funkitize” the masses by marrying the lavish sounds of the orchestra with brilliantly arranged disco hits by the likes of Donna Summer, The Bee Gees, Barry White, The Village People and more. They take the stage with stylin’ afros, head-turning retro costume changes and some of the coolest platform shoes this side of the Milky Way Galaxy!
Much of the 70s disco music featured full orchestration and Classical Night Fever has carefully selected popular disco-era hits that highlight the majesty of the symphony orchestra. The show even incorporates some orchestra-only pieces, showcasing the Hartford Symphony Orchestra with 70s TV and movie theme medleys. You’ll leave this show with a big smile on your face and a new appreciation for this great era of popular music, where dance music and the symphony collide to create something special. So get up off or your seat and bask in the lush disco sounds of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Classical Night Fever!
The 2015 Talcott Mountain Music Festival continues through July 24. Concerts include:
Mambo Kings: June 26
Celebrate America: July 3
20 Seasons in Simsbury: July 10
Classical Night Fever: July 17
The Music of Queen: July 24
HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TALCOTT MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL
CLASSICAL NIGHT FEVER
Friday, July 17, 2015 ? 7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows
Ticket Information: Subscriptions to the 2015 Talcott Mountain Music Festival range in price from $100-$1420; Advance single lawn tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Adult single lawn tickets are $25 at the gate. For more ticketing information, please contact HSO ticket services at 860-987-5900 or visit www.hartfordsymphony.org.
Additional Information: Gates open at 6:00 p.m. for all Talcott Mountain Music Festival concerts. Open to all ticket holders, the HSO Education Tent is open from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.; families can enjoy free activities such as music-themed games and crafts, the “Instrument Zoo,” and youth performances. In the case of severe weather, this concert will be performed the following night (Saturday, July 18) at the same time.
The 2015 Talcott Mountain Music Festival is sponsored by The Richard P. Garmany Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Hartford HealthCare is Concert Sponsor for the July 3 Celebrate America concert and Classic Hotels of Connecticut is Concert Sponsor for the July 10 20 Seasons in Simsbury concert. Festival Patron support comes from Falcetti Music, Paine’s Recycling and Rubbish Removal, Seabury, Seabury at Home, UBS Realty Investors, LLC, and Webster Bank; Festival Benefactor support from Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc., Simscroft-Echo Farms/Girard Brothers Corporation, Travelers, Viking Fuel Oil Company; and Festival Friend support from Barnes Group, Inc., Big Y, Ethel Walker School, Eversource, Fitzgerald’s Foods, The Hartford, JP Morgan Chase & Co., Metro Bis, Motley Rice, LLC, Murphy, Laudati, Kiel, Buttler & Rattigan, LLC, Robert Hensley & Associates, LLC, Robinson & Cole, Simsbury Bank, Stanley Black & Decker, TD Bank and UnitedHealthcare. The Education Tent Sponsor is Renbrook School. The Fireworks Sponsor is The Master’s School. Generous support for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra is provided 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.