More than 150 people enjoyed the music of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra Jazz Quartet on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Hebrew Center in West Hartford. The performance was hosted by the Hebrew Center, in conjunction with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, with funding from Michael and Morton Weinstein of Weinstein Mortuary in Hartford. “How often do you get to experience the Hartford Symphony Orchestra entertaining you in your own home?” asked Penni Martin, the Hebrew Center’s newly appointed administrator. Attendees also had the opportunity to “schmooze” with the musicians at a reception following the performance. According to Martin, the event was so successful that a committee was formed to plan future community concerts, as well as individual sessions for Hebrew Center patients with dementia.
CAP: At the Hebrew Center jazz concert: (l to r) Michael Weinstein, Michael Rayel, Hartford Symphony Orchestra (HSO) saxophonist Bob DePalma, HSO keyboard player Walt Gwardyak, HSO Director of Development Ruth Sovronsky, Penni Martin, HSO bassist Rick Rozie, HSO timpoanist Gene Bozzi, and Morton Weinstein.