Hamilton Summer season, a collaboration involving The Bushnell Heart for the Carrying out Arts, Connecticut Historical Culture and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art will deliver a summer of innovative activities to Hartford, offering different views on the period of the American Revolution and its modern retelling as a result of the prism of the award-winning musical “Hamilton.” This month marks the start of these activities, with the exhibition “Hamilton Heroes and Villains” now open at the Connecticut Historic Modern society. It will be adopted next thirty day period by the return of “Hamilton” to The Bushnell on June 22, and the opening of the exhibition “Hamilton: The Artwork of Remaking History” on June 24 at the Wadsworth. For information on the Connecticut Historic Modern society: www.chs.org. For specifics on the Wadsworth Atheneum: www.thewadsworth.org. For specifics on “Hamilton” at The Bushnell www.bushnell.org.
Kevin Rhodes, former Springfield Symphony Orchestra maestro, has been named main conductor of Bratislava’s Slovakian Countrywide Opera SND. Future period, productions for Rhodes will involve a new generation of Bizet’s “Carmen” and significant revivals of “Turandot” and “Aida,” in addition to productions of “Giselle,” “La Fille mal Gardée,” and “Swan Lake” with the ballet. Rhodes returns to Springfield on July 23 to conduct MOSSO, the Musicians of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, on a system that includes violinist Yevgeny Kutik. For information: www.springfieldsymhonymusicians.com.
Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s Talcott Mountain Tunes Festival will carry the orchestra outdoors for a sequence of summertime concert events in Simsbury, Connecticut. The sequence opens July 1 (rain day July 2) with Maestra Carolyn Kuan conducting “Celebrate The united states!” — fireworks provided. Adam Boyles conducts the HSO in “Summer of ‘69″ (July 8, rain or glow), a tribute to new music from Woodstock. Boyles conducts a “Paul Simon Songbook” on July 15 (rain or glow), followed by “The Audio of Billy Joel” with Broadway’s Michael Cavanaugh on July 22 (rain or shine). The season finishes with Tong Chen conducting “Queens of Soul” on July 29 (rain date July 30). It is an night showcasing vocalists singing the hits manufactured famous by the reigning divas of soul and R&B such as Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Nina Simone, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Adele and much more. For aspects: www.hartfordsymphony.org.