|Carolyn Kuan conducting the 2011 Talcott Mountain Music Festival. Photo: Steven Laschever|
The festivities will begin at 6:30 pm with an open dance lesson from instructors from Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Bloomfield. Concert-goers will get the chance to learn the waltz, the single-swing, the lindy swing, the fox-trot and more. Then, starting at 7:30, Carolyn Kuan will lead the HSO in waltzes, including Tchaikovsky’s “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker and “Waltz” from Swan Lake, and Johann Strauss’ On the Beautiful Blue Danube; swing music, including Glenn Miller’s In The Mood and Benny Goodman’s Sing, Sing, Sing; and fox trots, including Cole Porter’s I’ve Got You Under My Skin. (Additionally, there will be an opportunity to request encores at the end of the night through a live audience poll on facebook.)
Throughout the concert, audiences will be invited to join the Arthur Murray dancers out on two large dance floors on the field for a night of dancing under the stars.
Ticket Information: Subscriptions to the 2012 Talcott Mountain Music Festival range in price from $100-$1420; single tickets range in price from $20-$45; and lawn tickets for kids 12 and under are $5. Discounts are available for tickets purchased in advance. For more ticketing information, call (860) 244-2999 or visit www.hartfordsymphony.org.
Additional Information: Gates open at 6 pm for all Talcott Mountain Music Festival concerts. The HSO Family Activity Tent is open from 6 to 7:15 with free activities such as music-themed games and crafts, the “Instrument Zoo,” and youth performances. Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Bloomfield will offer an open dance lesson to all ticket-holders starting at 6:30 pm at this performance. In the case of severe weather, this concert will be performed the following night (July 7) at the same time.