Calendar of Events

Apr
12
Mon
Sunday Serenades: Sculpture and the Symphony: From Prometheus to Piazzolla
Apr 12 – Jun 10 all-day

Paul Manship, "Fire" (from The Four Elements),

Sunday Serenades, a concert series in partnership with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, goes virtual! A thrilling program of chamber music curated by HSO Concertmaster Leonid Sigal is performed from the Wadsworth in the exhibition Paul Manship: Ancient Made Modern. Music includes selections by Samuel Barber, Astor Piazzolla, Richard Strauss, and Ludwig van Beethoven. This concert will be available for viewing from April 12–June 10, 2021. $15; $10 members.

 

Image: Paul Manship, Fire (from The Four Elements), commissioned in 1914, installed 1921 in the American Telephone and Telegraph Building, 195 Broadway, New York (designed by Wm Welles Bosworth). Parcel-gilt bronze relief. Courtesy of Gerald Peters Gallery. Private collection. © Estate of Paul Manship
May
20
Thu
Outdoor Pop-Up Concert | Hartford Symphony Orchestra
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Outdoor Pop-Up Concert | Hartford Symphony Orchestra

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s jazz quartet performs on Burr Mall, the plaza next to the museum that boasts Alexander Calder’s majestic Stegosaurus as its centerpiece. Fill your lunchtime with an uplifting musical interlude inspired by the works of art around the museum. Free and open to the public. No restroom facilities will be available at the museum and visitors are encouraged to plan ahead for their comfort. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved to May 21 at noon.

 

Co-Sponsored with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and generously supported by the Ella Burr McManus Trust.

May
23
Sun
May Flowers Music
May 23 @ 2:00 pm

Jaston Castonguay (piano) performs live music in the galleries. Museum ticket required. No seating will be available and visitors will be required to observe gallery capacity limits. 

Jul
10
Sat
Voices of Concinnity Chamber Ensemble
Jul 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Voices of Concinnity Chamber Ensemble

Voices of the vibrant musicians in the regional choral group Voices of Concinnity resonate through the museum as they perform in our open-air courtyard. Free with museum admission.

Nov
7
Sun
CT Lyric Opera: La liberazione di Ruggiero by Francesca Caccini
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm
CT Lyric Opera: La liberazione di Ruggiero by Francesca Caccini

Presented in celebration of the exhibition By Her Hand, this comic opera in four scenes tells the story of two sorceresses and their competition to own the body and soul of the warrior Ruggiero. Written by Italian composer, singer, and poet Francesca Caccini (1587–1640), a contemporary of Artemisia Gentileschi. For information and tickets, visit ctlyricopera.org.

*Opera is preceded at 1pm by a docent-led tour of By Her Hand. The tour is free with admission to either the opera or the museum. Tour attendees will be asked to present their opera or general admission tickets. Space is limited and registration is strongly encouraged.

Nov
14
Sun
Sunday Serenades: By Her Hand: Women in Art and Music
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm
Sunday Serenades: By Her Hand: Women in Art and Music

1pm Gallery talk with curator Oliver Tostmann
2pm Sunday Serenades Concert with Hartford Symphony

This performance by the Hartford Symphony chamber musicians takes inspiration from two artists on view, Artemisia Gentileschi and Alice Neel, who were making art four hundred years apart. Hear musical works by female composers spanning four centuries, including Isabella Leonarda, Fanny Mendelssohn, Lili Boulanger, and Kaija Saariaho.

Tickets: $30 each; $25 for HSO subscribers and Wadsworth members. For tickets and information, visit hartfordsymphony.org or call (860) 987-5900.

Image: Artemisia Gentileschi, Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy, 1620-25. Oil on canvas. Venice Fondazione Musei Civici, Palazzo Ducale on long-term loan from a private collection. Photo by Dominique Provost Art Photography – Bruges, Belgium

The Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series is made possible, in part, by the Saunders Foundation Music Endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum and Nancy D. Grover in honor of Leonid Sigal, Concertmaster, Hartford Symphony Orchestra.
Feb
20
Sun
Sunday Serenades | Mozart in the Museum
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm
Sunday Serenades | Mozart in the Museum

This concert is SOLD OUT. Tickets to the gallery talks are still available. See below for registration links.

Musicians of the Hartford Symphony perform works by Mozart and the composers he influenced, including Arvo Pärt’s Mozart-Adagio and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Divertimento for Horns and Strings in B-flat, K. 287. Join us for a gallery talk before the concert for a look at decorative arts themed around music of Mozart’s era. $30; $25 for HSO subscribers and Wadsworth members. For tickets and information, visit hartfordsymphony.org or call (860) 987-5900.

PRE-CONCERT GALLERY TALK 
Vanessa Sigalas, research fellow for European Decorative Arts, explores decorative arts themed around music of Mozart’s era. To help ensure safe social distancing, Sigalas will lead visitors through the gallery in two small groups. Registration required: 1pm tour registration, 1:20pm tour registration

The Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series is made possible, in part, by The Saunders Foundation Music Endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum and Nancy D. Grover in honor of Leonid Sigal, Concertmaster, Hartford Symphony Orchestra.
Jun
4
Sat
Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus: Singing from the Heart of Hartford
Jun 4 @ 8:00 pm
Hartford Gay Men's Chorus: Singing from the Heart of Hartford

Join the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus for their 10th Anniversary Concert Singing from the Heart of Hartford. For the past decade, HGMC has journeyed through songs from Broadway, popular artists, holidays music, and classics from many cultures and decades. The evening features some of the chorus’s favorite songs in a celebratory performance to remember. $30-45. For tickets and information, visit www.hgmc.org.

Jun
5
Sun
Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus: Singing from the Heart of Hartford
Jun 5 @ 3:00 pm
Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus: Singing from the Heart of Hartford

Join the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus for their 10th Anniversary Concert Singing from the Heart of Hartford. For the past decade, HGMC has journeyed through songs from Broadway, popular artists, holidays music, and classics from many cultures and decades. The evening features some of the chorus’s favorite songs in a celebratory performance to remember. $30-45. For tickets and information, visit www.hgmc.org.

Jun
25
Sat
Chamber Concert: Arazzo Music Festival
Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm
Chamber Concert: Arazzo Music Festival

The Wadsworth is pleased to host the season finale performance of the Arazzo Music Festival, a new initiative building community through musical performances here in Connecticut. Join Connecticut cellist and festival director Samuel DeCaprio as he performs an evening of string music in Morgan Great Hall with musicians from across the region. The program centers around Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s String Sextet in D minor “Souvenir de Florence”, Op. 70 (1890). Free with required registration.