The Hartford Symphony Orchestra will present the first concert in its 2014-2015 Sunday Serenades series on Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m. at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford. The season opener “Mozart & MATRIX” will feature Mozart’s Piano Quintet, K. 452 performed in context with the current MATRIX gallery exhibition of contemporary artist Frohawk Two Feathers entitled “On Errythang (On Everything).”
Sunday Serenades chamber music concerts are presented by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with the Wadsworth Atheneum as a musical counterpart to special exhibitions and permanent collections of visual art. Concerts take place in the museum galleries and feature HSO Concertmaster Leonid Sigal and HSO musicians.
The visual narrative of MATRIX 170 artist Frohawk Two Feathers imagines an historical union of France and England merged as a huge colonial empire. The fictitious “Frengland” is documented by Two Feathers as a complex international saga of exploration, colonization, and world domination that took place between 1658 and 1880. A Pre-Concert Talk will be held at 1:00 p.m., prior to the 2:00 p.m. concert.
The soundscape for this concert chosen by Sunday Serenades artistic director Leonid Sigal includes Purcell’s “Golden Sonata,” Couperin’s Les Nations: “L’Impériale,” and Mozart’s Piano Quintet, K. 452. Featured performers are Leonid Sigal, violin; Lisa Rautenberg, violin; Michael Wheeler, viola; Eric Dahlin, cello; Margreet Francis, harpsichord & piano.
Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Sunday Serenades Series
MOZART & MATRIX
Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2pm
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Leonid Sigal, artistic director and violin
Lisa Rautenberg, violin
Michael Wheeler, viola
Eric Dahlin cello
Margreet Francis, harpsichord & piano
Purcell: “Golden Sonata”
Couperin: Les Nations: “L’Impériale”
Mozart: Piano Quintet, K. 452
Ticket Information: Tickets to this concert are $30 each; $25 for HSO subscribers and Atheneum members. To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact HSO ticket services at (860) 987-5900 or visit www.hartfordsymphony.org.
Season Sponsor: Travelers
The Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series is made possible, in part, by the Helen M.
Saunders Charitable Foundation Music endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum.
Masterworks Series Sponsors:
MetLife Foundation and The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation
POPS! Series Presenting Sponsor: United Technologies
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.
Additional HSO concerts in October 2014
OPENING NIGHTS: PORGY AND BESS
Thursday – Sunday, October 16-19, 2014
Belding Theater at The Bushnell
Thursday 7:30pm?Friday & Saturday 8pm?Sunday 3pm
Tickets starting at $35.00; $10.00 for students with ID
860-987-5900 or www.hartfordsymphony.org
Carolyn Kuan conductor
Masayo Ishigure koto
Jonita Lattimore soprano
Kevin Deas bass-baritone
Richard Coffey, music director
First Cathedral Praises of Zion Choir
James “J.J.” Hairston director of music ministry
Smith Star Spangled Banner
Tchaikovsky 1812, Overture Solennelle, Op. 49
Sawai Tori No Yoni (Flying Like a Bird)
Gershwin arr. Bennett Porgy and Bess: A Concert of Songs
BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:30pm
Mortensen Hall at The Bushnell
Experience the legacy of jazz giant Dave Brubeck. His sons – Dan on drums and Chris on bass and trombone – will join forces with guitarist Mike DeMicco, pianist Chuck Lamb and the HSO for a dynamic performance of “melody, rhythm, culture and the spontaneous spirit of jazz.” – Philadelphia Inquirer.