Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents a weekend of love

Trumpeter Scott McIntosh

HARTFORD — Celebrate a weekend of love with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s Romeo and Juliet, Friday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, Feb. 16 at the Belding Theater at The Bushnell in Hartford. These concerts will be conducted by HSO Assistant Conductor Adam Boyles and feature Scott McIntosh on the trumpet, said the HSO in an email.

This program features Kendall’s “The Spark Catchers,” Tomasi’s “Trumpet Concerto,” Rodgers’ “My Funny Valentine” and Prokofiev’s “Selections from ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ Op. 64.”

Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” has inspired works of art in all mediums, and the music from Prokofiev’s ballet captures all of the bliss, humor, drama, and tragedy of the play. Enjoy contemporary composer Hannah Kendall’s imaginative ”The Spark Catchers,” inspired by the poem of the same name by Lemn Sissay, while Tomasi’s playful “Trumpet Concerto” and Rodgers’ fan favorite “My Funny Valentine” will feature HSO’s principal trumpet, Scott McIntosh.

Please join us for a pre-concert talk led by Adam Boyles one hour prior to curtain of each performance.

Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3p.m. Tickets begin at $38. Student tickets are $10 for all performances and $25 tickets are available on Saturday evening for patrons age 40 and under. For tickets and information, call 860-987-5900 or visit www.harfordsymphony.org.

The Alexander Campbell McNally and Tina Mahar McNally Memorial Concert.

Trumpeter Scott McIntosh was born in Carbondale, Illinois and raised in Austin, Texas where he received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas and his Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School. Mr. McIntosh currently resides in New York City. As a freelance musician, he has performed with the New Jersey Symphony, the American Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera, the Long Island Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic as well as many other chamber ensembles in the New York area. He was recently appointed principal trumpet for the Hartford Symphony as well as acting principal trumpet for the Harrisburg Symphony.

As a soloist, McIntosh regularly performs in and around New York City. He has toured Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, the Soviet Union, Canada, and the United States. His concerto engagements have included appearances with the Bucharest Philharmonic Orchestra and Tirgu-Mures Chamber Orchestra (Romania), the Scandinavian/American Chamber Orchestra (NYC), the Humbolt State Chamber Ensemble (Arcata, CA), the Highland Lakes Festival Orchestra (Austin, TX), the Brooklyn Bach Festival Orchestra, the New York Bach Ensemble, the Riverside Sinfonia (Lambertville, NJ) and the Haddonfield Symphony Orchestra (Philadelphia).

While a member of the Saturday Brass Quintet, he received the coveted First Prize in the Walter M. Naumburg Competition, May 1990. McIntosh has also won First Prize at the 1986 Korwin International Music Competition, and was a finalist at the 1986 Munich International Music Competition. He has served on the “distinguished artists” roster of both Affiliate Artists and Young Audiences. Scott’s wife is a visual artist, and they are the proud parents of a 9-year-old son who studies piano at the Special Music School in New York City.

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