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Oct
22
Sun
Four Nations Ensemble Concert Series: Redefining Rococo
Oct 22 @ 2:00 pm

Redefining Rococo
The Four Nations Ensemble
The Ellie Warburg Residency Concert Series

Free with museum admission. Seating is limited—tickets will be issued at the door beginning at 10am Sunday, October 22.

Redefining Rococo celebrates the extraordinary gift of more than 1,350 works of art from the collection of financier J. Pierpont Morgan to the Wadsworth Atheneum 100 years ago. Planned in conjunction with the exhibition, Morgan: Mind of the Collector, the program complements the fanciful decorative objects in the exhibition through a music program that highlights the seductive, and even subversive, nature of the arts and music in eighteenth-century European courtly culture. Leclair, Telemann and other period composers.

Artists
Pascale Beaudin, soprano
Charles Brink, flute
Olivier Brault & Edson Scheid, violin
Kyle Miller, viola
Loretta O’Sullivan, cello
Andrew Appel, harpsichord and director

Program
Ouverture, Opus 13, #1 in G major, Jean Marie Leclair
Le Berger Fidele, cantata for voice and instruments, Jean Ph. Rameau
Sonata for violin and cello, Opus 8 # 10 in A major, Pietro Locatelli
Intermission
Sonata for flute, viola, and continuo in F major, Johann Gotlieb Graun
Paris Quartet III in G major, G. Ph. Telemann

 

Nov
9
Thu
Joey Batts & Rudy Present ROY G. BV
Nov 9 @ 7:30 pm

Joey Batts & Rudy Present ROY G. BV
6:30pm | Cash Bar Reception
7:30pm | Performance

Take a sensory journey through the “visible spectrum,” featuring all original music and accompanying visuals highlighting the moods of each color. Special guests from Hartford hip hop supergroup UZOO.

Tickets are $10/$5 members and students with ID; purchase at the door.

 

Supported by The People Project.

 

Nov
12
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Green Jazz Band
Nov 12 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet in the Museum Café, set to the sounds of the Green Jazz Band featuring vocalist Sally Terrell. After, 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 10:30 am and one at 12:30 pm; tickets are $38/$28 members.

 

Please note that tickets must be purchased online and are not available by phone. Tickets do not include gratuity for brunch service.

 

Nov
19
Sun
Sunday Serenades: Strauss and the Sublime
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series
Strauss and the Sublime

The first Sunday Serenades of the season takes inspiration from the dramatic Scandinavian landscapes featured in the exhibition Sublime North: Romantic Painters Discover Norway, with a stormy and romantic program of music by Grieg, Strauss, and Halvorsen. $30/$25 members and HSO subscribers. Call (860) 987-5900 or visit hartfordsymphony.org to purchase tickets.

Preceded by a Sublime North gallery talk at 1pm. Gallery talk is free with museum admission, or with a Sunday Serenades ticket.

 

The Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series is presented in collaboration with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and features Concertmaster Leonid Sigal. The series is made possible, in part, by the Helen M. Saunders Charitable Foundation Music Endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum.

 

 

Nov
26
Sun
Jazz Brunch: Atla & Matt DeChamplain
Nov 26 @ 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Enjoy a delicious brunch buffet in the Museum Café, with live jazz by Atla and Matt DeChamplain. After, 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 10:30 am and one at 12:30 pm; Tickets are $38/$28 members.

 

Please note that tickets must be purchased online and are not available by phone. Tickets do not include gratuity for brunch service.

Connecticut Lyric Opera: The Magic Flute
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm

Connecticut Lyric Opera performs Mozart’s The Magic Flute in the museum’s majestic Morgan Great Hall. For information and tickets visit ctlyricopera.org.

 

Nov
30
Thu
Art After Dark: Night of Illumination
Nov 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kick off the 44th annual Festival of Trees & Traditions with joyful music by the Hartford Symphony Brass Band and DJ Jon Eastman, Anne Cubberly’s giant puppet, free snacks, cash bar, a screening of the classic romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally, and the chance to purchase your favorite tree!

Ticket information is coming soon.

Supported by the Women’s Committee of the Wadsworth Atheneum.

Dec
1
Fri
World AIDS Day Concert
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm

World AIDS Day Concert
6:30pm | Reception
7:30pm | Performance

Commemorate World AIDS Day with a concert by the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus. Free admission.

 

Co-sponsored by Community Health Services, CRT, Walgreens, and the City of Hartford.

Dec
8
Fri
Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus Holiday Concert
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm

Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus
From Tinseltown to Times Square—A Holiday Adventure

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

This event takes place in the museum’s Aetna Theater; please enter via Avery Door.

This event is presented by the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus. Please note that admission to the Wadsworth Atheneum galleries, including Festival of Trees & Traditions, is not included with your ticket to this event.

 

Dec
9
Sat
Second Saturdays: Sounds of the Season
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Celebrate the sounds of the season during Festival of Trees & Traditions! Learn about seasonal customs from around the world and enjoy live musical performances.

As always, museum admission is free during Second Saturdays activities!

Free Family Tours:
ABCs: Art, Books, Connections, 10:30–11am
Ask About Art, 11am–noon
Eyes on Art Family Tour, 11:30am–noon

 

Second Saturdays for Families is funded by Aetna. Additional support is provided by the Tinty Foundation; the Ensworth Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee; and the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of American, N.A., and Alan S. Parker, Co-Trustees. Program supplies are generously donated by S&S Worldwide.