Conductors got their name by both guiding orchestras and wielding copper batons that deflect lightning away from the brass section. Behold an electrifying performance with this GrouponLive deal to the St. Patrick's Day Celebration presented by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra at the The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Mortensen Hall on Saturday, March 17, at 8 p.m. Choose between the following options:
Hartford Symphony Orchestra's St. Patrick's Day Celebration regales ears with classic Celtic tunes commemorating the feast of Ireland's patron saint. Visiting from his usual perch at the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, conductor Gerald Steichen leads an army of instruments as it elevates the shimmering tenor of veteran singer Robert White, who has been nourishing auditory synapses since his radio debut in 1948. White fills listeners with Irish pride until they burst with clover leaves by belting out such distinctly Hibernian tunes as "Danny Boy," a slow, anthemic composition that resonates in the hearts of Irish emigrants. Renowned Irish fiddler Jeanne Freeman also fuels high-octane jigs with skills gleaned from County Donegal native P.V. O'Donnell.
Mortensen Hall helps set the tone of the concert with beautiful art deco wall decorations and vintage, red felt seats. Guests craning necks upwards can gaze at an allegorical representation of Drama, filling out one of the largest hand-painted ceiling murals in the United States.
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