Robert Blocker, Dean of the Yale School of Music, will be the featured pianist on the opening concert of the Talcott Mountain Music Festival on June 27. The summer series of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the opening program will be led by HSO music director Carolyn Kuan.
Blocker will be the soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488. The program also includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425, and music by Adolphe Adam. The outdoor concert takes place at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows.
Other soloists featured on the program include soprano Suzanne Lis and HSO flutist Barbara Hopkins. The 2014 Talcott Mountain Music Festival continues through July 25.