HSO announces its 2016-2017 Sunday Serenades chamber music concert series at the Wadsworth Atheneum

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The Hartford Symphony Orchestra is proud to announce the concerts in its 10th anniversary Sunday Serenades chamber music series season at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford. Sunday Serenades chamber music concerts are presented in collaboration with the Wadsworth Atheneum as a musical counterpart to special exhibitions and the permanent collections. Concerts take place in the museum galleries and feature Sunday Serenades Artistic Director and HSO Concertmaster Leonid Sigal and select HSO musicians. The Sunday Serenades chamber music series is made possible, in part, by the Helen M. Saunders Charitable Foundation Music Endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Series sponsor is Farmington Valley Dermatology & Surgery.

Subscriptions and single tickets to all 2016-2017 Sunday Serenades concerts go on sale Tuesday, September 6. Sunday Serenades single tickets are $30 each; $25 for HSO subscribers and Atheneum members. Experience all three concerts for $67. For tickets and information, visit www.hartfordsymphony.org or call 860-987-5900.

2016-2017 Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series
Mozart and Man Ray
Sunday, October 23, 2016
2pm Concert (Avery Court)
Taking inspiration from The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs, this Sunday Serenades season opener reflects the intimacy of portraiture, the beauty of the natural landscape, and the brilliance of human creativity with Mozart’s elegant playful Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498, “Kegelstatt,” Adams’ travel-inspired Road Movies, and Hummel’s whirling Grande Sérénade en Poutpourri, No. 1, Op. 63.  Featuring HSO Concertmaster Leonid Sigal and leading HSO musicians.

Snow, Moon and Flowers
Sunday, February 26, 2017
1pm Gallery Talk
2pm Concert (Avery Court)

Schubert’s Gretchen am Spinnrade, Op. 2, D. 118, Takemitsu’s haunting Between Tides, and Debussy’s light and elegant Piano Trio in G Major offer a musical reflection of Utamaro’s Snow, Moon and Flowers series from the Edo period, on view together for the first time since the early 20th century.  Featuring HSO Concertmaster Leonid Sigal and leading HSO musicians.

Amistad @ 30: Songs and Spirituals
Sunday, May 7, 2017
1pm Gallery Talk with Frank Mitchell, Executive Director, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture
2pm Concert (Avery Court)

Programmed around the celebration of The Amistad Center for Art & Culture’s 30th Anniversary exhibition, this concert features Walker’s captivating Lyric, Volans’ White Man Sleeps, Burleigh’s Songs and Spirituals and Dvo?ák’s Piano Quintet No. 2, Op. 81.  Featuring HSO Concertmaster Leonid Sigal and leading HSO musicians.

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.