HSO AT A GLANCE: OCTOBER-DECEMBER
| Conductor Carolyn Kuan. Photo: Steven Laschever|
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SERIES: BEETHOVEN’S NINTH
with Carolyn Kuan, Music Director &
conductor; Hartford Chorale- Richard Coffey, music director; Kang Hua Singers of
Greater Hartford- Chai-lun Yueh, artistic director; Farmington High School
Choir- Leslie Isme, director; Guanqun Yu, soprano; Melody Wilson, mezzo soprano;
Laurence Broderick, tenor; Yunpeng Wang, baritone
Thursday, October 11, 2012
│ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 12, 2012 │ 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 13,
2012 │ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 14, 2012 │ 3:00 p.m.
Belding Theater │
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
The HSO begins its 69th season
with two choral masterpieces: Symphony No. 9 is Beethoven at his most
revolutionary and philosophical – including its exuberant finale, the “Ode to
Joy” chorus. Xian’s Yellow River Cantata
, with its famous “Ode to the
Yellow River,” is one of China’s quintessential and most celebrated choral
works.POPS SERIES: THE GRAND ILLUSION- MAGIC AT THE
with Carolyn Kuan, Music Director & conductor; Lynn Dillies,
Saturday, October 20, 2012 │ 7:30 p.m.
Mortensen Hall │ The
Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
The HSO brings out all its musical
tricks in this magical evening of Halloween family fun. Magic at the Symphony
will meld the majesty of symphonic music with the mystery and grace of master
illusionist Lyn Dillies to create a truly unique entertainment
experience.JAZZ AND STRINGS: FIRST LIGHT- A TRIBUTE TO FREDDIE
with Brian Lynch, trumpet; Gene Bozzi, artistic director and
drums; Edward Rozie, bass; Walter Gwardyak, arranger and piano
November 2, 2012 │ 8:00 p.m.
Theater for the Performing Arts at the Learning
Corridor│Free Secure Parking
The HSO will join with trumpeter Jon Faddis in a
tribute to this 1971 album, considered to be a modern
classic.MASTERWORKS SERIES: APPALACHIAN SPRING
Kuan, Music Director & conductor; Tony Spada, electric guitar
November 8, 2012 │ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 9, 2012 │ 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 10, 2012 │ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 11, 2012 │ 3:00
Belding Theater │ The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
has endured as one of America’s most beloved
orchestral works, with its memorable conclusion based on the Shaker hymn,
“Simple Gifts.” Hear Carolyn Kuan conduct the beautiful original orchestration,
along with Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8, drawn from Bohemian folk music, and
Daugherty’s Gee’s Bend
, which takes its bluesy inspiration from the
spirituals, quilts and quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama.
KING OF SWING with BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, guest
Saturday, November 17, 2012 │ 7:30 p.m.
Mortensen Hall │ The
Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Grab your “King of Swing” and “Go
Daddy O” to see the HSO and guest artists Big Bad Voodoo Daddy take a New
Orleans-style twist on the legendary big bands and swing orchestras. “Retro
hep-cat cool.” – Rolling Stone
. “The music picks up a beat and doesn’t
let go.” – Everett Daily Herald
.SUNDAY SERENADES: FOUR
CENTURIES IN FRANCE
with Leonid Sigal, artistic director and
concertmaster; Michael Wheeler, HSO principal viola; Eric Dahlin, HSO assistant
principal cello; Edward Rozie, HSO principal bass; Greig Shearer, HSO principal
flute; Heather Taylor, HSO principal oboe; Curt Blood, HSO principal clarinet;
Barbara Hill, HSO principal horn; Margreet Francis, HSO principal
Sunday, November 18, 2012 │ 2:00 p.m.
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of
In conjunction with the exhibition Medieval to Monet: French Paintings
in the Wadsworth Atheneum,
enjoy four centuries of music by French composers
Couperin, Pleyel, Debussy and Ravel performed by HSO principal musicians. These
paintings, drawings and pastels, some rarely on view, represent every major
period in French artistic practice from the 15th to the 19th centuries and
include works by the country’s leading artists such as Poussin, Chardin,
Boucher, Delacroix, Monet and Vuillard.MASTERWORKS SERIES: PACHELBEL
with Joel Smirnoff, conductor; Michael Wheeler,
Thursday, November 29, 2012 │ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 30, 2012
│ 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 1, 2012 │ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 2,
2012 │ 3:00 p.m.
Belding Theater │ The Bushnell Center for the Performing
Eminent Julliard String Quartet violinist and conductor Joel Smirnoff
will make his HSO debut leading some of the most memorable string compositions
in the world, as well as Tchaikovsky’s rich and evocative Symphony No. 1,
“Winter Daydreams.”HANDEL’S MESSIAH
Coffey, guest conductor; CONCORA- Richard Coffey, artistic director
December 14, 2012 │ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 15, 2012 │ 7:30
Asylum Hill Congregational Church
HSO and CONCORA come together in an
intimate and inspirational setting to perform one of the most famous choral
works ever written- Handel’s Messiah
- featuring the sensational
“Hallelujah Chorus.” Ticket Information:
$35 General Admission
POPS SERIES: HOLIDAY CIRQUE SPECTACULAR
with Carolyn Kuan,
conductor; Cirque de la Symphonie, guest artists
Saturday, December 22, 2012
│ 3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Mortensen Hall │ The Bushnell Center for the
The HSO’s holiday experience will rise to new heights as
Cirque de la Symphonie performs on and above the stage. Hear holiday favorites
while experiencing an awe-inspiring performance as the circus meets the
symphony. Stunning aerial feats, strong-men, mind-boggling contortionists and
juggling acts will take your breath away as HSO celebrates the magic and the
spirit of the season with the ultimate holiday
To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact
HSO ticket services at (860)244-2999 or visit www.hartfordsymphony.org
-Subscriptions to the 2012-2013
Masterworks Series range in price from $283.50-$560.50; single tickets range in
price from $35.50-$70.50.
-Subscriptions to the 2012-2013 Pops Series range
in price from $111 to $337; single tickets range in price from $20-$67.50.
-Subscriptions to the 2012-2013 Sunday Serenades Series are $64; single
tickets are $30 ($25 for HSO Subscribers and Atheneum members). Ticket price
includes general admission to the Wadsworth Atheneum on the days of the
-Subscriptions to the 2012-2013 Jazz and Strings Series are $104
for center orchestra seating and $54 for general orchestra seating; single
tickets are $40 for center orchestra seating and $20 for general orchestra
-Tickets to Handel’s Messiah are $35 for general admission.
limited number of $25 tickets are available for patrons age 40 and under at the
Masterworks and Pops Series’ Saturday performances. Student tickets, available
for Masterworks, Pops, and Jazz and Strings concerts, are $10.
tickets will be available for purchase starting Monday, August 20,
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s 2012-2013 season is sponsored by
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra
receives major support from the Greater Hartford Arts Council, the Hartford
Foundation for Public Giving, and the Connecticut Commission on Culture &
Tourism. The 2012-2013 Masterworks Series is sponsored by MetLife Foundation and
The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation, with additional concert support
from Cigna, Hartford Hospital, and the Katherine K. McLane and Henry R. McLane
Charitable Trust. The HSO 2012-2013 POPS! Series is presented by United
Technologies Corporation, with additional concert support from Hartford Hospital
and Prudential Retirement. The 2012-2013 Sunday Serenades Series is sponsored in
part by The Saunders Foundation Music Endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum.