Sunday Serenades

Springtime at the Museum: Inspired Locales

May 7, 2023

Wadsworth Atheneum
1pm Gallery Talk – Reservation required
2pm Meet in front of the Museum Shop
Concert – Enter through Avery Lobby


Bunch 26.2
Brahms Piano Quartet No. 2 in A, Op. 26


Leonid Sigal, artistic director & violin


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

Members of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra present an afternoon of chamber music at the Wadsworth Atheneum inspired by cities around the world. Kenji Bunch’s dynamic 26.2 depicts the first time that the composer and his wife ran the New York City marathon. Johannes Brahms’s Piano Quartet No. 2 is a rich and enchanting work reflecting his time spent in Vienna. Prior to the concert, join Philippe Halbert, interim curator of American decorative arts, for a gallery talk highlighting artworks in the museum’s collection connected to the storied Charter Oak.

Charles De Wolf Brownell, The Charter Oak, 1857. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mrs. Josephine Marshall Dodge and Marshall Jewell Dodge, in memory of Marshall Jewell. Courtesy of the Wadsworth Atheneum.