Hartford Symphony’s “African American Sketches” at Wadsworth museum

Posted on: April 19, 2012

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut will present “African American Sketches,” a chamber program highlighting African-American music traditions, at Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art on April 22. The program, under the direction of HSO Concertmaster Leonid Sigal, features HSO members Eric Dahlin (assistant principal cello) and Margreet Francis (piano, harpsichord, and celesta) and soprano Kate Mangiameli and includes Ravel’s Madagascan Songs, Burleigh’s Southland Sketches for Violin and Piano, and Bernstein’s Dream with Me and “Simple Song” from Mass. The concert takes place on the day the Atheneum opens its “Collective Memories: Selections from the Amistad Center for Art & Culture” exhibit featuring works dating from the 17th to the early 20th century on the topic of African-American enslavement.

Posted April 19, 2012