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Oct
9
Fri
Motets, Madrigals, and Moresche by Orlando di Lasso
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm

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

Hans Mülich, Outdoor Banquet, 1548, Oil on panel, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1949.199

Hans Mülich, Outdoor Banquet, 1548, Oil on panel, The Ella Gallup Sumner and Mary Catlin Sumner Collection Fund, 1949.199

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.

Oct
18
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Ross Novgrad Trio
Oct 18 @ 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 Ross Novgrad Trio! 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.

There are two seatings, one at 11 am and one at 12:30 pm.

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.

Tickets will be available for purchase online soon.

Nov
22
Sun
Sunday Serenades: Portraits in Sight & Sound
Nov 22 @ 1:00 pm

Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Concert: Portraits in Sight & Sound
Celebrating 10 Years of Sunday Serenades

1 pm | Gallery Talk in Aspects of Portraiture with Director and CEO Susan Talbott
2 pm | Concert in Avery Court

Richard Avedon, Escudero, c. 1950, Black and white photograph, Gift of Janet and Simeon Braguin, 1990.47

Richard Avedon, Escudero, c. 1950, Black and white photograph, Gift of Janet and Simeon Braguin, 1990.47

Inspired by Aspects of Portraiture: Photographs from the Wadsworth Atheneum and a selection of European works on paper, Artistic Director Leonid Sigal has chosen repertoire by John Adams and Robert Schumann to complement portraits that capture the core of human character from the 16th century to today.

Tickets are required, and are $30/$25 for Members and HSO Subscribers. Experience all three concerts for $67. For tickets, visit www.hartfordsymphony.org or call (860) 987-5900.

Presented in collaboration with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, and featuring Concertmaster Leonid Sigal.

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

Nov
29
Sun
Jazz Brunch: “Billie Holiday”
Nov 29 @ 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 special Billie Holiday Jazz Brunch with John Brighenti and Linda Ransom! 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. Followed at 2 pm by a screening of Lady Sings the Blues, starring Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams.

There are two seatings, one at 11 am and one at 12:30 pm.

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.

Tickets will be available for purchase online soon.

Dec
4
Fri
Home for the Holidays
Dec 4 @ 8:00 pm

The Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus presents its annual holiday concert! For information and tickets, visit www.hartfordgaymenschorus.org.

Dec
5
Sat
Home for the Holidays
Dec 5 @ 8:00 pm

The Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus presents its annual holiday concert! For information and tickets, visit www.hartfordgaymenschorus.org.

Dec
20
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Metro Jazz Band
Dec 20 @ 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 Metro Jazz Band! 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.

There are two seatings, one at 11 am and one at 12:30 pm.

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.

Tickets will be available for purchase online soon.

Dec
27
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Atla and Matt DeChamplain Trio
Dec 27 @ 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 Atla and Matt DeChamplain Trio! 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.

There are two seatings, one at 11 am and one at 12:30 pm.

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.

Tickets will be available for purchase online soon.