Tchaikovsky & Pride
Joyce C. Willis Artist in Residence New Commission
Bell Stonewall Suite
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74, TH 30 “Pathétique”
Carolyn Kuan conductor
Hartford Symphony Orchestra concludes their 2022-2023 season with a celebration of the classic and the contemporary- including two new works commissioned by the HSO. Tchaikovsky’s final symphony, “Pathétique” continues to be one of his most debated works that takes you through an array of emotions and mystery. Stonewall Suite is based on composer Iain Bell’s opera Stonewall that commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in NYC that ignited a fight for equality among the LGBTQ+ community. HSO Music Director, Carolyn Kuan, conducted the premiere of the opera. The HSO welcomes the Joyce C. Willis Artist in Residence, and was one of three local arts organizations to receive a grant from the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation to support a Black Artist in Residence for three years.