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Follow Wesley Korir from the poverty of his early life in Kenya, to the peak of his success winning the Boston Marathon in 2012, and back to Kenya where he becomes a Member of Parliament striving to help his fellow citizens. Watch the trailer.
Documentary. 2014. Canada. 73 min. Not Rated. Directed by Michael Del Monte and Tad Munnings.
Presented in collaboration with the Eversource Hartford Marathon.
$9 Regular Admission
$8 Seniors (62+) and Students with ID
Free for Insider Access Members (and above)
5-6:30 pm | European Gallery Viewing and Public Reception
6:30 pm | Pre-concert Talk by Eric Rice, Chair, Department of Music at University of Connecticut & Director of Ensemble Origo
7:30 pm | Concert by Ensemble Origo in Morgan Great Hall
In 1568 Duke Wilhelm V of Bavaria married Renata of Lorraine, and the ensuing celebration occupied the Munich court for nearly a week. The renowned composer Orlando di Lasso was charged with planning the music and theater for the occasion, including a series of commedia dell’arte presentations. His 1581 Libro di Villanelle contains a number of works whose texts are associated with the commedia dell’arte, and Massimo Troiano’s 1658 Dialoghi relates many details of the proceedings. Taken together, these works allow for a reconstruction of some of the elaborate music that followed the wedding, including several madrigals and six moresche, carnivalesque Neapolitan dance-songs that represent the speech of African slaves. The music—performed by singers, recorders, sackbuts, and violas da gamba—invites us to consider race relations, commerce, and their effects on the culture of early modern Naples and Munich.
Ensemble Origo is an early music ensemble directed by Connecticut-based musicologist and conductor Eric Rice. Its aim is to present vibrant performances of early music (from the Middle Ages through the Baroque) that reflect the context in which the repertory was originally produced and heard. The ensemble draws on a roster of professional musicians from Connecticut as well as Boston and New York.
Seating will be limited!
This program is sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Enjoy FREE museum admission for all ages at the Wadsworth Atheneum from 10am – 5pm!
Looking for some family-friendly activities? Second Saturdays for Families will be held from 1-4pm (note the time change due to the Hartford Marathon!), featuring some amphibious friends from our neighbors at the Connecticut Science Center!
MATRIX 173 artist Mark Dion uses art to make a chain of living things from amphibians and reptiles to monsters and deities. Meet some of the Connecticut Science Center’s invertebrate and reptilian friends and then make a wild diorama of your own!
Please note that this program’s regular time has changed due to the Hartford Marathon, and that this month, museum admission is free all day long!
Presented in collaboration with the Connecticut Science Center.
Second Saturdays for Families: Explore art with your family, encourage creativity, and expand your imagination through conversation and discovery. Each program is free and includes hands-on art projects, tours for families, live music, and engaging fun through film, theater and dance. Join us the second Saturday of every month year-round!
Free Family Tours
1:30 – 2 pm , Eyes on Art Family Tour
2 – 3 pm, Ask About Art
Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support provided by the J. Walton Bissell Foundation, Inc., and the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.