The Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents Vaughan Williams & Mendelssohn April 12-14
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents
Vaughan Williams & Mendelssohn April 12-14
The HSO will be joined by the Hartford Chorale and soprano Jamilyn Manning-White
Heavenly voices will fill the Belding Theater in April! The Hartford Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the Hartford Chorale and soprano Jamilyn Manning-White for Vaughan Williams & Mendelssohn Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14 in the Belding Theater at The Bushnell in Hartford. These concerts will be led by HSO Music Director, Carolyn Kuan. Visit hartfordsymphony.org for tickets and information.
This program will feature Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on “Greensleeves” and Dona nobis pacem, as well as Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2, Op. 52a.
Join us for a pre-concert talk led by Carolyn Kuan one hour prior to curtain of each performance. Visit hartfordsymphony.org for tickets and additional information.
Vaughan Williams’ blissful Fantasia on “Greensleeves” was originally used in his opera, Sir John with Love, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. His haunting Dona nobis pacem is a plea for peace in the years leading up to WWII. Mendelssohn’s elegant Symphony No. 2 echoes Beethoven’s Ninth and is a celebration of the German Reformation.
About the Hartford Chorale
The Hartford Chorale is a volunteer not-for-profit organization that presents, on a symphonic scale, masterpieces of great choral art throughout southern New England and beyond, serving as the primary symphonic chorus for the Greater Hartford community. Through its concerts and collaborations with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and other organizations, the Hartford Chorale engages the widest possible audiences with exceptional performances of a broad range of choral literature, providing talented singers with the opportunity to study and perform at a professional level.
Members range in age from 16 to 80. Most Chorale members reside in the Greater Hartford area, but several travel from as far as Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York for weekly rehearsals and performances throughout the season. Volunteer singers are supported by professional vocal section leaders who provide vocal leadership and assistance.
The Hartford Chorale is led by a most talented staff including Music Director Richard Coffey, Assistant Music Director Jack Anthony Pott, Accompanist James R. Barry, and Executive Director Alan Mann.
About Jamilyn Manning-White
Soprano Jamilyn Manning-White, praised as “agile and fiery” by the The New Yorker, “vibrant and masterful” by Opera News, and “superb” by The New York Times, is captivating audiences with her stunning artistry and energetic portrayals.
In the 2018-19 season, Ms. Manning-White joined Opera Philadelphia’s O18 Festival, stepping in on less than 24 hours notice to cover Patricia Racette in La Voix Humaine . She was also featured as Eurydice, debuting a new composition by Royce Vavrek and Daniel Schlosberg as Medusa in Heartbeat Opera’s DRAGUS MAXIMUS Drag Extravaganza. Later in the season, Ms. Manning-White will return to Litha Symphony Orchestra as the soprano soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 as well as a return to Hartford Symphony Orchestra for Vaughn Williams’s Dona nobis pacem. During the 2017-18 season, Ms. Manning-White’s engagements included Mahler Symphony No. 4 with Utah State Symphony Orchestra, Awful Event! with the Princess Grace Foundation at NYC’s Baryshnikov Arts Center and Der Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte with the Lakes Area Music Festival.
Ms. Manning-White attended the Yale School of Music, performing Poulenc’s one woman opera, La Voix Humaine; with the Yale School of Drama and with Yale Opera as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni and Belinda in Dido and Aeneas. Ms. Manning-White also sang excerpts from Anna Bolena with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, Master Class Series.
Ms. Manning-White has also been a recipient of numerous competitions and awards, most recently third-prize winner in the Hugo Kauder International Competition and national winner of the Music Teacher National Association, first-prize winner of the National Association for Teachers of Singing and is a two time Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She has received awards and honors from the Opera Index, Inc. Competition, the Judy Hellam Music Foundation and the Palm Springs Voice Competition.
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS & MENDELSSOHN
Friday – Sunday, April 12-14, 2019
Belding Theater at The Bushnell
Friday & Saturday 8pm?Sunday 3pm
Tickets starting at $38.00; $10.00 for students with ID
860-987-5900 or www.hartfordsymphony.org
Vaughan Williams Fantasia on “Greensleeves”
Vaughan Williams Dona nobis pacem
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 2, Op. 52a
Carolyn Kuan conductor
Hartford Chorale Richard Coffey, music director
Jamilyn Manning-White soprano