Thursday, December 24, 2009

HSO Waltzes in the New Year

Tito Muñoz
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra will toast the New Year with a sparkling concert of Strauss, Chopin, Mendelssohn, and more at “The New Year Begins!”

Led by guest conductor and music director candidate Tito Muñoz, this program will feature Strauss’ On the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltzes, Mendelssohn’s Third “Scottish” Symphony, Chopin’s Variations on La ci darem la mano for piano and orchestra, and Yale composition faculty Christopher Theofanidis’ 2006 Piano Concerto as performed by pianist Donald Berman.

The concerts will be held Thursday, Jan. 7, Saturday, Jan,9 at 8 pm and Sunday, Jan. 10 at 3 pm. A pre-concert lecture with Maestro Muñoz (and Mr. Theofanidis on Friday and Saturday) will begin one hour prior to each performance in the Belding Theater at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts .

Tickets range in price from $32.50-$72.50. Student tickets are $12.50 Thursday- Saturday, or only $7.50 on Sunday. Tickets are available in person Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 am and 5 pm at Hartford Symphony Orchestra Ticket Services, 99 Pratt St., Suite 500 in Hartford, or by calling (860) 244-2999, or visiting http://www.hartfordsymphony.org/.

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