Monday, October 24, 2011

Bushnell Hall

The Bushnell is Hartford's main performing arts venue.  The beautiful Depression-era Mortenson Hall (on the left) holds about 2200 people and the new Belding Theater (in the annex behind the red Chihuly chandelier) holds about 900 people.  On a recent night, Jersey Boys and a Mahler program by the Hartford Symphony were both being performed at the Bushnell.  I am going to see Jersey Boys Friday night.

24 comments:

Dianne said...

That red chandelier looks exquisite Jack! in fact the whole complex is amazing and you have caught the essence of it well!
And what a treat to see Jersey Boys there - enjoy!

Kate said...

The red Jacket, hydrant, and chandelier add another spot of color to the photo. Lucky you to see both the Jersey Boys and the Chihuly chandelier!! Looks like an elegant complex.

Halcyon said...

Mahler is one of my favorite composers. I'd love to see his work performed in such a lovely building.
This is another great night shot. You should start getting out more in the evenings (hint, hint). :)

Lynette said...

You've taken another night photo to share with us--a great one, Jack!

sheila lynch said...

a fabulous night shot, action,color, history, lights! I saw Katherine Hepburn playing Coco Chanel in the play "Coco" at the Bushnell, back in the day:)

Lowell said...

Very nice night shot, Jack. That Chihuly chandelier is quite amazing. Nice to see that you have some culture up thataway as opposed to us poor folk in Ocala! :-)

Re the knee: Going into the 9th week since surgery...walking better, but no golf yet. Darn! Hopefully in another month, perhaps.

Sylvia K said...

I do love your night shot, Jack! The red chandelier is gorgeous! And I love the lighted trees. Have to admit that I'd be in a quandary -- I love Mahler, but I'm also pretty fond of Jersey Boys!! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Sylvia

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely shot Jack. Have a great week!

Sharon said...

Gorgeous facilities! And, of course I'm very fond of the Chihuly chandelier!

SRQ said...

Another nice night shot, Jack. I love that red chandelier -- very cool. (And, thank goodness you tucked out of harm's way from that moving vehicle! Although, it makes me wonder if HDP has disability...)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I have been on the Board of Directors of the Phoenix Symphony fro 15 years. A concert hall of 2,200 can be a challenge to fill for hardcore classics on a weeknight, although those are the most dedicated patrons.

We also subscribe to the touring Broadway shows. I would think that in Hartford you have competition because it is close enough for people to go to Broadway.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Top shot Jack, I definitely want to see Jersey Boys when it comes to Perth (actually I hope it hasn't been and I've missed it). You'll have to let us know if it was worth going to!

Lorelle said...

It sounds like a fun event. I love the deep blue night sky against the buildings all light up!

cieldequimper said...

Ooh, marvellous. Chihuly is a great recent discovery of mine, thanks to CDP bloggers and also to my PNW trips. I wish I could come with you on Friday.

(And I spy a green tree! :-))

RedPat said...

Somehow I never got to Jersey Boys when it was running here for a couple of years!

VP said...

You got an amazing night shot, I am always a little envious of this...

EG Wow said...

You'll have to tell us all about it! :)

Birdman said...

I'd love to be sittin in that audience. Never seen it... on the to see list though. LOVE Frankie V. music.

Bruce Clark said...

Wonderful night shot, Jack. The Bushnell is a great subject to photography and even better at night.

Regina K said...

Love how you captured that red Chihuly chandelier in the photo. Terrific photo.

Randy said...

Wow what a beautiful place! Love that you shot this at night.

Malyss said...

The street is beautyfully lighted. It must be delightful to walk there at night!

Dawn said...

Love the color in this. Can I come too Friday night?:)

Leif Hagen said...

A great night light photo of stepping out in Hartford!
Bravo, encore, Jack!