Among multiple fine live venues within minutes of your room or suite at The Goodwin is the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts: a Greater Hartford institution since 1930, and now an institution run by Connecticut’s biggest arts organization.
As always, the Bushnell—which encompasses several venues, including the William H. Mortensen Hall and the Maxwell M. & Ruth R. Belding Theater, and serves as home base for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra—has a stacked roster of events in the coming weeks. Along with musicals (such as the soon-ending Spamilton: An American Parody and The SpongeBob Musical, running October 1stthrough 6th) and appearances by such luminaries as departing SNL star Leslie Jones (September 8th) and Late Night host Seth Meyers (September 20th), these include some exciting forthcoming concerts. Here’s a look at a few of them!
Hartford Symphony Performances
The Hartford Symphony opens its 2019-2020 season with a program anchored by George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue from Friday, October 11th through Sunday, October 13th. That classic 1924 piece will come backed up by Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm” Variations, Leonard Bernstein’s Candide Overture, and Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3.
On Saturday, November 2nd, the Symphony performs the iconic John Williams-penned score of Raiders of the Lost Ark live for a screening of that first film in the Indiana Jones series.
This season’s Masterworks series will include Brahms & Haydn at the Belding from Friday, November 15th through Sunday, November 17th, featuring Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Haydn and Haydn’s own Symphony No. 103 in E-Flat Major, with a new percussion-focused piece co-commissioned by the Symphony, Theofanidis’ Drum Circles, also on the bill.
Check out the full Hartford Symphony schedule here!
Other Bushnell Concerts This Fall
On Friday, October 11th, Mortensen Hall will host the group Black Violin, which combines classical and hip-hop in a striking form sometimes called “classical boom.” On Saturday, October 19th, children’s performer Dan Zanes and the jazz singer/musician/music therapist Claudia Eliaza share the Belding stage in one of the Bushnell’s “relaxed performances.”
On Thursday, October 24th, the Glenn Miller Orchestra performs such enduring works as “Moonlight Serenade” and “Chattanooga Choo Choo” at the Belding.
Join Us at The Goodwin for a Live Performance at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Take a gander at the complete lineup of concerts, comedy appearances, musicals, and other performances at the Bushnell right here, and then lock down your close-by Goodwin accommodations for the occasion!