Weekend of love with Latin Lovers from February 15-17 in Hartford

Hartford Symphony Orchestra celebrates a weekend of love with

Latin Lovers from February 15-17 as part of the 2018-2019 Masterworks series 

It’s a Latin-infused festival of love with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra! The 2018-2019 Masterworks series continues this Valentine’s weekend with Latin Lovers starting on Friday, February 15 and running through Sunday, February 17, in the Belding Theater at The Bushnell in Hartford. 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 75thAnniversary 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.


Masterworks Series
Friday – Sunday, February 15-17, 2019
Belding Theater at The Bushnell
Friday & Saturday 8pm│Sunday 3pm
Tickets starting at $38.00; $10.00 for students with ID
860-987-5900 or www.hartfordsymphony.org

Copland El Salón México
Piazzolla Libertango
Piazzolla Aconcagua, Concerto for Bandoneón
Frank Three Latin American Dances
Márquez Danzón No. 2

Adam Boyles conductor
Julien Labro bandoneón

Photo: Julien Labro

HSO programs are funded part by the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


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