Sunday Serenades

Art in Song

February 25, 2024

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
1 PM Concert Talk | 2 PM Concert


Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson | Blue/s Forms for Solo Violin
Florence Price | Five Folksongs in Counterpoint for String Quartet
Mendelssohn | Octet in E-flat major, Op. 20


Leonid Sigal, Artistic Director & violin
Gary Capozziello, violin
Michael Duffett, violin
Jaroslaw Lis, violin
Michael Wheeler, viola
Aekyung Kim, viola
Jia Cao, cello
Peter Zay, cello


Experience the extraordinary sounds of chamber music in the beautiful and vibrant setting of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, under the artistic direction of HSO Concertmaster Leonid Sigal and featuring Hartford Symphony Orchestra musicians. Concerts are presented in collaboration with the Wadsworth Atheneum’s special exhibitions and permanent collections.

Members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra perform chamber music in the museum’s Avery Court. Ned Lazaro, associate curator of costume and textiles, and Frank Mitchell, The Amistad Center for Art & Culture’s curator-at large, lead a preconcert tour of the Marian Anderson: Dressed for Success exhibition, showcasing garments worn by the legendary American contralto and longtime Connecticut resident. $30; $25 for HSO subscribers and Wadsworth members; $10 for students with ID (limited availability). For tickets and information, visit or call (860) 987-5900.

Design attributed to Edward Molyneux, Gown, 1931-1934. Gold lamé; off-white, satin-weave silk facing; off-white, plain-weave silk (chiffon) facing; metal closures; metal weight. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. The Florence Paull Berger Fund, 1993.89

The Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series is made possible in part by The Saunders Foundation Music Endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum; Nany D. Grover in honor of Leonid Sigal, concertmaster, Hartford Symphony Orchestra; and Suzanne Hopgood in memory of Frank Lord.

Know Before You Go

Join us for a gallery talk one hour before the concert.

Bring your smartphone to access our digital Playbill- don’t forget to silence it!

Applaud when you like what you hear – don’t worry about the “right” time!

Wear what you want – be comfortable.