Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Kick Up Your Heels with Dancing Under the Stars at Talcott Mountain Concert

Carolyn Kuan conducting the 2011 Talcott Mountain Music Festival. Photo: Steven Laschever
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra will invite audiences out of their chairs and onto the dance floor for Dancing Under the Stars at the Talcott Mountain Music Festival on Friday, July 6 at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows. 

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.

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