November pops with percussion! Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms & Haydn November 15-17

November pops with percussion!
Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents Brahms & Haydn November 15-17

HARTFORD, CT (October 15, 2019) – November pops with percussion at the Hartford Symphony Orchestra! The Hartford Symphony Orchestra continues its Masterworks season with Brahms & Haydn Friday, November 15 through Sunday, November 17 in the Belding Theater at The Bushnell in Hartford. These concerts will be conducted by HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan and feature The Percussion Collective.  For tickets and information, call 860-987-5900 or visit hartfordsymphony.org.

This program features Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56a, Theofanidis’ Drum Circles, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major, “Drum Roll.”

It is surprising to note that Brahms’ masterful Variations on a Theme of Haydn is not inspired by a Haydn composition at all; rather, the theme – “St. Anthony’s Chorale” – is thought to have been written by Haydn’s student, and misattributed. Haydn’s grand Symphony No. 103, nicknamed “The Drum Roll,” was one of the composer’s 12 renowned London Symphonies, written during a particularly joyful and prolific time of his life. Theofanidis’ Drum Circles is a brand-new concerto for percussion and orchestra, co-commissioned by the HSO and featuring The Percussion Collective.

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

About the Percussion Collective

At the pinnacle of his legendary career, performer and pedagogue Robert van Sice has assembled a stunning collection of young artists who are reinventing the concert experience. The Percussion Collective transcends the medium of percussion through uncommon performance experiences that that surprise and engage audiences at a profound emotional level. Percussion Collective artists joining the HSO for Brahms and Haydn include Svet Stoyanov, Doug Perry, Victor Caccese, and Ayano Kataoka.

About Svet Stoyanov

Praised by the New York Times for his “understated but unmistakable virtuosity” along with a “winning combination of gentleness and fluidity,” Svet Stoyanov is winner of the Concert Artists Guild International Competition. He is committed to the purity, quality and virtue of music.

About Doug Perry

Percussionist/composer Doug Perry blurs the lines of genre and allows music of all styles and backgrounds to share the same stage. Originally a jazz drummer and vibraphonist, Doug engages in a wide variety of musical settings, including classical, jazz, electronic, rock, pop, and world music styles.  In addition to performing, Doug’s versatility allows him to be active as a composer, arranger, educator, recording engineer and audio producer.

About Victor Caccese

Percussionist/composer Doug Perry blurs the lines of genre and allows music of all styles and backgrounds to share the same stage. Originally a jazz drummer and vibraphonist, Doug engages in a wide variety of musical settings, including classical, jazz, electronic, rock, pop, and world music styles.  In addition to performing, Doug’s versatility allows him to be active as a composer, arranger, educator, recording engineer and audio producer.

About Ayano Kataoka

Percussionist Ayano Kataoka is known for her brilliant and dynamic technique, as well as the unique elegance and artistry she brings to her performances. She is Associate Professor of Percussion at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and has been a season artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center since 2006 when she was chosen as the first percussionist for the society’s prestigious residency program, The Bowers Program (formerly Chamber Music Society Two.)

Calendar Listing
Masterworks Series
Brahms & Haydn
Friday – Sunday, November 15-17, 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

Brahms Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56a
Theofanidis Drum Circles
Haydn Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major, “Drum Roll”

Featuring
Carolyn Kuan conductor
The Percussion Collective
Robert van Sice, artistic director
Svet Stoyanov, Doug Perry, Victor Caccese, Ayano Kataoka, percussion

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.

About the Hartford Symphony Orchestra

The mission of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra is to enrich lives and community through great music. Marking now in its 76th season, the HSO is Connecticut’s premier musical organization, the second largest orchestra in New England, and widely recognized as one of America’s leading regional orchestras. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra named Carolyn Kuan as its tenth music director in January 2011; she is the first woman and youngest person to hold this title. The HSO captivates and inspires audiences of all ages by presenting more than 100 concerts annually, including the Masterworks Series, POPS! Series, Sunday Serenades, HSO: Intermix Series, Discovery Concerts, Symphony in Schools, Musical Dialogues, the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, and more.  The HSO aims to deliver uniquely powerful and emotional experiences that lift and transform the spirit, and to give back and help create vibrant communities in the Greater Hartford area.

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