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Apr
4
Sat
James Rich in Concert
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm
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James Rich

Following a sold-out performance at the Metropolitan Room in New York City, Hartford’s own James Rich brings his romantic concert, When I Think About Love, home.

Tickets and more information.

Doors open 6 pm. Music starts 7 pm.

 

Apr
12
Sun
Coney Island Jazz Brunch: Carol Lipnik & Spookarama
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
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Carol Lipnik by Stefan Killen

Join us for a special Coney Island themed Jazz Brunch buffet with Carol Lipnik and Spookarama, straight from Coney Island! Afterwards, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch, and one complimentary bloody mary or mimosa.

The brunch buffet features a carving station, the chef’s “special of the day,” bacon, sausage, home fries, fresh fruit, a waffle station with whipped cream and assorted toppings, pastries and breads, assorted juices, tea and coffee. Vegetarian options available by request.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm.

About Carol Lipnik and Spookarama
Coney Island born Carol Lipnik’s music does more than evoke a shadow world of mysterious, often misunderstood creatures, from sideshow freaks and B-movie monsters to love’s obsessive victims. It creates that world, bringing it into audible being through her stunningly versatile four-octave voice and expressive, impeccably crafted songs. Her live shows draw audiences in with an intimacy and intensity that is both theatrical and deeply musical.

Performing as a duo with longtime pianist/musical director Dred Scott, the repertoire – ranging from mad, carnival-ride tangos and waltzes to dramatic Bowie-esque rock and intricate, semi-acoustic art songs – is unified by the singer’s visionary commitment to the beauty of strangeness and the strangeness of beauty.

Carol is the recipient of the 2014 Peter S. Reed Foundation grant for music and has six recordings available on her Mermaid Alley Music label. Visit mermaidalley.com for more info.

 

May
10
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Brad Rickert Trio with Theresa Wright
May 10 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for a brunch buffet while listening to some of Hartford’s best live jazz music during our Sunday Jazz Brunch with the Brad Rickert Trio with Theresa Wright! Afterwards, explore the galleries on your own or take a tour with a docent. Tickets include museum admission, jazz, brunch, and one complimentary bloody mary or mimosa.

The brunch buffet features a carving station, the chef’s “special of the day,” bacon, sausage, home fries, fresh fruit, a waffle station with whipped cream and assorted toppings, pastries and breads, assorted juices, tea and coffee. Vegetarian options available by request.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100, Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm.

 

May
15
Fri
Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus presents Men on Broadway 2
May 15 @ 8:00 pm

Back for its third season, the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus joyfully sings a review of Broadway melodies in Men on Broadway 2.

For tickets and more info visit hartfordgaymenschorus.org.

Additional Performance
Saturday, May 16 at 8 pm

 

May
16
Sat
Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus presents Men on Broadway 2
May 16 @ 8:00 pm

Back for its third season, the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus joyfully sings a review of Broadway melodies in Men on Broadway 2.

For tickets and more info visit hartfordgaymenschorus.org.

Additional Performance
Friday, May 15 at 8 pm

 

May
17
Sun
Gallery Talk: America’s Playground
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Milton Avery, The Steeplechase, Coney Island, 1929, oil on canvas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Sally M. Avery, 1984 (1984.527). Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image source: Art Resource, New York; © 2013 Milton Avery Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Milton Avery, The Steeplechase, Coney Island, 1929, oil on canvas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Sally M. Avery, 1984 (1984.527). Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image source: Art Resource, New York; © 2013 Milton Avery Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Join Robin Jaffee Frank, Chief Curator and Exhibition Curator of Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, to find out how America’s playground inspired an extraordinary array of artists for generations.

Free with admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

 

 

Sunday Serenades: Copland & Coney Island
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Join us in the galleries for a chamber music concert performed by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra featuring Concertmaster Leonid Sigal!

This concert offers a musical counterpart to Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, including Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes, Copland’s Two Pieces and Dohnanyi’s Sextet, Op. 37.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-987-5900.

The Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series is made possible, in part, by the Helen M. Saunders Charitable Foundation Music Endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Presented with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

 

 

May
31
Sun
Hartford Opera Theater: An Embarrassing Position & The Old Maid and the Thief
May 31 @ 3:00 pm

Join us in the theater for two American operas performed by Hartford Opera Theater – An Embarrassing Position and The Old Maid and the Thief.

For tickets and more info call (860) 578-4393 or visit hartfordoperatheater.com.

 

Jun
6
Sat
Echoes of Sinatra: A Celebration of a Man & His Music
Jun 6 @ 3:00 pm

This exciting and entertaining production celebrates the life of American icon, Francis Albert Sinatra.

For tickets and more information call (860) 721-0182 or click here.

Additional Performance
Saturday, June 6 at 7 pm

 

 

Echoes of Sinatra: A Celebration of a Man & His Music
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm

This exciting and entertaining production celebrates the life of American icon, Francis Albert Sinatra.

For tickets and more information call (860) 721-0182 or click here.

Additional Performance
Saturday, June 6 at 3 pm