Sunday Serenades

Avery @ 90

May 19, 2024

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

Subscriptions and single tickets now available!




Leonid Sigal Artistic Director & violin


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 a concert of works celebrating the ninetieth anniversary of the Wadsworth’s Avery Memorial building. Hear a selection of chamber works inspired by composers from the Wadsworth’s archive. Stop by the museum library before the performance for a special look behind the scenes with Amy Kilkenny, head of the Auerbach Art Library and Museum Archives, as she shares rarely seen historical materials related to the Avery building from the Wadsworth’s expansive archive. $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.

Photograph of Avery Court with Francavilla fountain, facing North, Avery Memorial, Meyers Studio Inc., 1934. Photograph Collection, RG9_1_F841, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Archives, Hartford, CT.

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

Attend the FREE pre-concert talk with Maestro Kuan or special guest one hour before our Masterworks concerts!

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

Grab a drink or bite from one of our convenient bar/café locations, and feel free to bring to your seat.

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

Wear what you want – be comfortable.