Masterworks Series

Vivaldi’s Gloria

April 12-14, 2024

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

Subscriptions and single tickets now available!


Still Spirituals: A Medley
Lalo Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21
Vivaldi Gloria, RV 589
Bernstein “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide


Jacomo Bairos conductor
Hartford Chorale
Jack Anthony Pott, music director
Leonid Sigal violin
Suzanne Lis soprano
Schauntice Shepard soprano
Hannah Shea mezzo-soprano
Dominick Chenes tenor


Ring in spring with the HSO! This blissful concert features HSO Concertmaster Leonid Sigal, the Hartford Chorale, and guest conductor Jacomo Bairos and celebrates beauty, hope, and growth. William Grant Still’s moving piece Spirituals: A Medley brings you a sense of renewal that carries throughout the program. Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole was an inspiration for Tchaikovsky to compose his famous violin concerto, and he enthusiastically described the piece as having “a lot of freshness, lightness of piquant rhythms, of beauty and excellently harmonized melodies”.  Vivaldi’s Gloria is one of sacred music’s most uplifting choral works and its radiance and poignant sound will ring throughout the concert hall.

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.