Masterworks Series

Prokofiev 5 & Peter

September 27-29, 2024

Belding Theater at The Bushnell
Friday & Saturday at 8 PM
Sunday at 3 PM

Renewals now open! New subscriptions go on sale July 15; single tickets go on sale August 1!


SarasateNavarra, op. 33
ProkofievPeter & The Wolf, op. 67
Prokofiev, Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, op. 100


Carolyn Kuan, conductor
Leonid Sigal, violin
Jaroslaw Lis, violin
Rev. Dr. Shelley Best, narrator


Our season will start in a perhaps unexpected way. We have never featured Prokofiev’s Peter and The Wolf and the Prokofiev No. 5 in the same concert. These two pieces, plus the Classical Symphony are probably the three most beloved and well-known pieces by Prokofiev, yet one rarely will find Peter and the Wolf on a major concert, but why not?! It’s a piece people love. We hope it brings back warm memories. We anticipate our narrator for the piece will be Rev. Dr. Shelley Best, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Hartford Arts Council and Pastor of The Redeemer’s A.M.E. Zion Church.

One of the best things about the HSO is highlighting our musicians, and this year will be Jarek Lis’ 30th year with us. We can’t think of a better way to start the season than to pair Jarek with Concertmaster Lenny Sigal for Sarasate’s Navarra, one of the most famous romantic duos for two violins. We can’t wait!


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

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.

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