SIMSBURY, June 13, 2016 – Get ready for a concert of hits from the most popular divas over the past five decades! The Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s Talcott Mountain Music Festival continues with Starlets – The Women of Song on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows in Simsbury, CT. Rain date is Saturday, July 9. For information, visit www.hartfordsymphony.org.
Led by HSO’s new Assistant Conductor Adam Kerry Boyles, Starlets – The Women of Song features top female vocalists performing fan favorites from Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Adele, and more in one jam-packed evening. Starlets – The Women of Song celebrates the legendary female singers of the last 50 years in a powerful and inspiring evening of music that will have audiences on their feet!
About Adam Kerry Boyles
Adam Kerry Boyles was named Assistant Conductor of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in February 2016. A dynamic and versatile conductor, Adam Kerry Boyles is a notable figure in the musical life of the Boston area. Boyles is currently Director of Orchestras at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Music Director of the Brookline Symphony Orchestra. Previous Music Director positions include three seasons with the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, five seasons with Opera in the Ozarks, and five seasons with MetroWest Opera. Mr. Boyles served on the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Arizona.
Recent engagements include performances with On Site Opera, Grand Harmonie, Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival, Austin Chamber Ensemble, Audio Inversions, Michigan State University, Rhode Island College, and three operas with Boston Opera Collaborative. Mr. Boyles also served as a cover conductor with the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra in 2007. He has worked with many notable conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Roger Norrington, Kurt Masur, and Gunther Schuller. With Maestro Masur, Mr. Boyles was invited to work with the Manhattan School of Music Orchestra on three occasions.
An accomplished vocalist, Mr. Boyles performed in numerous operas with the Indiana University Opera Theater, and in Arizona Opera’s first complete presentation of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. He has sung with many professional choral ensembles across the country such as Conspirare, True Concord, Apollo’s Voice, Mon Choeur, Cantique, and the Tucson Chamber Artists. In 2010, Mr. Boyles was featured as a guest soloist with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus.
Boyles received his Doctor of Music in Orchestral Conducting degree from The University of Texas at Austin, his Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting degree from The University of Arizona, and his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance degree from Indiana University. He is currently on the roster of Couret & Werner Artist Management.
The 2016 Talcott Mountain Music Festival continues through July 29. Other concerts include:
Appalachian Spring: July 15
A Tribute to Ray Charles, Motown and Beyond: July 22
Faithfully – A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Journey: July 29
HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA’S TALCOTT MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL
STARLETS – THE WOMEN OF SONG
Friday, July 8, 2016 ? 7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows, Simsbury, CT
Ticket Information: Advance single lawn tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Adult single lawn tickets are $25 at the gate. Subscriptions to the 2016 Talcott Mountain Music Festival range in price from $100-$1420. 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 9) at the same time.
The 2016 Talcott Mountain Music Festival is sponsored by The Richard P. Garmany Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Classic Hotels of Connecticut is the Concert Sponsor for the July 1 Celebrate America! concert. Additional sponsor support comes from Falcetti Music, Paine’s Recycling and Rubbish Removal, Seabury Act Life Plan Community, UBS Realty Investors, Barnes Group, Global Atlantic Financial Group, Girard Brothers, Renbrook School, The Travelers, Viking Fuel Oil Company, JP Morgan Chase, Fitzgerald’s Foods, Robert Hensley & Associates, Motley Rice, LLC, Robinson & Cole, Murtha Cullina LLP, St. Francis Care Foundation, Simsbury Bank, Stanley Black & Decker, The Hartford, and United Healthcare, HB Live and Show Lighting. 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.