Sunday Serenades

Legends & Myths

October 8, 2023

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




Elgar: Piano Quintet


Leonid Sigal, Artistic Director & violin


Members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra perform a concert of chamber music inspired by myths and legends featuring Karol Szymanowski’s Mythes, op. 30 (1915) for violin and piano and Franz Liszt’s tone poem Orpheus (1854). Before the performance, join Oliver Tostmann, Susan Morse Hilles Curator of European Art, to see how visual artists have interpreted myths and legends. $30; $25 for HSO subscribers and Wadsworth members; $10 for students with ID (limited availability). Click here to register for the gallery talk.

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.

Jacopo Tintoretto, The Contest between Apollo and Marsyas, c. 1545. Oil on canvas. The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1950.438

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.


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.