It's a Latin-infused festival of love with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra! These concerts will be led by HSO assistant conductor, Adam Boyles, and feature Julien Labro on bandoneón.
This program includes Copland's El Salón México, Piazzolla's Libertango and Aconcagua, Concerto for Bandoneón, Frank's Three Latin American Dances, and Márquez's Danzón No. 2. Join us for a pre-concert talk one hour prior to curtain of each performance.
Copland's dazzling El Salón México captures the spirit of a dance hall he visited during his first trip to Mexico. Piazzolla revolutionized tango music, and his sizzling Libertango intertwines the style with elements of jazz and classical. His fiery Aconcagua will feature the acclaimed Julien Labro on bandoneón. Contemporary composer Gabriela Lena Frank's vivid Three Latin American Dances bears a kinship to Bernstein, and Márquez's spirited Danzón No. 2 is one of the of the most popular contemporary Mexican compositions today.
Latin Lovers is the Alexander Campbell McNally and Tina Mahar McNally Memorial Concert. The 2018-2019 Masterworks Series is sponsored by The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation. The 75th Anniversary Lead Sponsor is the Richard P. Garmany Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The 75th Anniversary Season Supporting Sponsor is Cly-Del Manufacturing Co.