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!
Vocal-guitar duo Kristen Renehan and Jim Mastrianni bring their time and talent to Hill-Stead. Classically trained, musically appealing, and daringly eclectic.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Our grateful thanks to the following sponsors who are helping to make the From the Porch series possible