Building on the success of last year’s extraordinary series, the inclusive programming will take place on our 152-acre campus. The experiential events will happen several nights per week and be 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!
Capital Classics Presents Shakespeare’s “As You Like It: Festive Songs and Famous Speeches” – From the Porch
Capital Classics Theatre Company returns with a program of music and merriment: “Shakespeare’s As You Like It: Festive Songs and Famous Speeches,” featuring performances of the songs and famous speeches from Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, As You Like It.
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.
Speak Up brings their widely acclaimed storytelling show to Hill-Stead’s Veranda. Founder Matthew Dicks will serve as one of the featured professional and amateur storytellers sharing true stories from their lives.
Our grateful thanks to the following sponsors who are helping to make the From the Porch series possible
The Richard P. Garmany Fund at The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Thomaston Savings Bank
SKY Investment Group
Carmon Funeral Homes