HSO Kicks Off Hartford Arts Month with Renowned Compositions

Leonid Sigal

-The following article was submitted by Hartford Symphony Orchestra-

We are thrilled to team up with Hartford Arts Council to promote Hartford Arts Month!

We’ll be kicking off the month with Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 5 from May 31 – June 2. This pivotal work moves from tragedy to celebration, and its fourth movement, a declaration of love for his wife Alma, is his most renowned composition. Beethoven’s rich “Triple Concerto” features a dynamic interplay between soloists and orchestra, and showcases two of HSO’s gifted musicians- Leonid Sigal, concertmaster and Margreet Francis, pianist. We are also pleased to give a warm welcome to our guest cellist, Wendy Warner. Wendy is one of the world’s leading cellists, praised by Strings magazine for her “youthful, surging playing, natural stage presence and almost frightening technique.”

Join us for our pre-concert talk, led by Music Director Carolyn Kuan and Hartford Symphony Orchestra musicians as they offer engaging presentations about the works, the composers and historic perspectives of the concert that lies ahead. This 30 minute pre-concert presentation will take place in the concert hall one hour prior to the performance.

Margreet Francis

…If you need even more persuading, we’re collaborating with CPTV for our Friday, May 31st performance of Mahler 5! The concert is going to be filmed by a CT Public camera crew as part of an exciting video project, which we will unveil in the coming months. Those who attend the performance will have the exciting “behind the scenes” opportunity to see the film crew in action, and may even be part of the final product!

Get your tickets at

Wendy Warner

We hope you’ll spend your Friday, Saturday or Sunday with us!

**Special offer: Let’s Go! Arts members get 2-for-1 tickets to the Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1 performances of Mahler 5!

And don’t forget to visit to keep an eye on the exciting events happening throughout the month! #hartfordartsmonth

– Dan Deutsch, Marketing & Communications Manager

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