From the Porch – A Performing Arts Series

Our multicultural performing arts series returns!

Now in our third incredible year of this series, the inclusive programming will take place on our 152-acre campus. These experiential events are open to audiences of all ages.

In keeping with the Pope-Riddle family’s tradition of bringing literary, musical, and educational opportunities to the community, Hill-Stead’s From the Porch not only brings arts to the public but acts as a fundraiser for the Museum to sustain the dynamic cultural destination well into the future.

From the Porch events scheduled to date are listed below and in our Calendar. Check back often as programs will be added throughout the summer and as long as the fair weather lasts!


Upcoming Events

Vocal-guitar duo Kristen Renehan & Jim Mastrianni – From the Porch

Vocal-guitar duo Kristen Renehan & Jim Mastrianni – From the Porch

Vocal-guitar duo Kristen Renehan and Jim Mastrianni bring their time and talent to Hill-Stead. Classically trained, musically appealing, and daringly eclectic.

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03 June 2022 6:00 PM
Folxtales – From the Porch presented by Hartford Opera Theater

Folxtales – From the Porch presented by Hartford Opera Theater

Hartford Opera Theater is excited to bring the complex art form of opera to families with a program of three short operas titled Folxtales, accompanied by harp, flute, and clarinet.

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05 June 2022 3:00 PM
Pihcintu Multicultural Choir – From the Porch

Pihcintu Multicultural Choir – From the Porch

Pihcintu is comprised of the voices of refugee and immigrant girls from 22 countries, many of whom have fled war, violence and persecution, but are ensuring their voices are heard through song and in a safe space to make friends, acclimate to their adopted country and hone their language skills.

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11 June 2022 6:00 PM
Monday Night at the Opera in the Garden! – From the Porch

Monday Night at the Opera in the Garden! – From the Porch

Opera Connecticut returns to Hill-Stead’s Sunken Garden with its cadre of talented sopranos, tenors, mezzos, and basses, for an evening of favorite selections from operas old and new.

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13 June 2022 6:00 PM
Juneteenth at Hill-Stead

Juneteenth at Hill-Stead

Join us for a day of discovery and celebration featuring regional Black artists, organizations, and businesses.

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25 June 2022 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
An Evening of Storytelling with Speak Up – From the Porch

An Evening of Storytelling with Speak Up – From the Porch

Speak Up brings their widely acclaimed storytelling show to Hill-Stead’s Veranda with co-founder, Elysha Dicks, as the evening’s host, and Matt as one of the featured professional and amateur storytellers sharing true stories from their lives.

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13 July 2022 6:00 PM
Pilobolus is a Fungus – From the Porch

Pilobolus is a Fungus – From the Porch

Opera Connecticut returns to Hill-Stead’s Sunken Garden with its cadre of talented sopranos, tenors, mezzos, and basses, for an evening of favorite selections from operas old and new.

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20 July 2022 6:00 PM
Side by Side by Sondheim, a musical revue featuring the songs of Stephen Sondheim presented by CONCORA – From the Porch

Side by Side by Sondheim, a musical revue featuring the songs of Stephen Sondheim presented by CONCORA – From the Porch

Celebrate the legacy of Stephen Sondheim with a revue by CONCORA featuring the songs of the incomparable Broadway and film composer. CONCORA's professional singers will perform solos and duets of his popular and sophisticated works to delight and inspire.

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31 July 2022 6:00 PM
Ballard Chamber Collective – From the Porch

Ballard Chamber Collective – From the Porch

The Ballard Chamber Collective, a quartet comprised of professional musicians (and neighbors) Ari Isaacman Beck, violin; Jaroslaw Lis, violin; Nicholas Borghoff, viola; and Ignacy Gaydamovich, cello; return to the porch for an evening of selected chamber works.

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10 August 2022 6:00 PM
Monday Night at the Opera in the Garden! – From the Porch

Monday Night at the Opera in the Garden! – From the Porch

Opera Connecticut returns to Hill-Stead’s Sunken Garden with its cadre of talented sopranos, tenors, mezzos, and basses, for an evening of favorite selections from operas old and new.

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15 August 2022 6:00 PM

Our grateful thanks to the following sponsors who are helping to make the From the Porch series possible


LEAD SPONSORS

           

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SUPPORTING SPONSORS

         

FRIEND SPONSORS

 

ACRE Group

Advanced Physical Therapy

Bluefoot Entertainment

Harvey & Lewis Opticians

Hometown Foundation

Johndrow Wealth Management

Northeast Surety LLC

Scully, Nicksa & Reeve LLP

Moses Tax Group

Shredneck Guitar Products