Hartford Symphony Orchestra Announces Programs for 2013 Talcott Mountain Music Festival

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HARTFORD, February 12, 2013 – Hartford Symphony Orchestra Music Director Carolyn Kuan and President & CEO Carrie Hammond are pleased to announce the programming for the 2013 Talcott Mountain Music Festival, scheduled for June 28 through July 26 at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows in Simsbury, Connecticut.

The summer line-up will open on June 28 with “Mozart in the Moonlight,” the HSO’s classical program of the summer season featuring guest conductor and Music Director of the Boston Classical Orchestra, Steven Lipsitt. On July 3, the HSO, led by Music Director Carolyn Kuan, will perform Connecticut’s annual red, white and blue tradition – “Celebrate America,” with fireworks after the concert. The festival continues on July 12 with “Sinatra under the Stars,” a tribute to the greatest hits of Frank Sinatra, featuring the HSO and Rob Zappulla and his big band. On July 19, the Symphony will perform John Williams’ biggest movie music hits, including music from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, and more. The festival closes July 26 with a tribute to The Rolling Stones, celebrating the band’s 50th year of hits including “Satisfaction,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Ruby Tuesday,” and more.

HSO President & CEO (and Farmington, CT resident) Carrie Hammond says, “From Mozart, movie music and Fourth of July marches…to Sinatra and The Rolling Stones…this season has something that everyone will enjoy!”

2013 TALCOTT MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Sounds of Summer
Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Carolyn Kuan, Music Director
June 28 – July 26, 2013
The Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows

MOZART IN THE MOONLIGHT
Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:30pm
Rain Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 7:30pm
Fireworks after the concert
Steven Lipsitt conductor

CELEBRATE AMERICA – The Annual Red, White & Blue Tradition
Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 7:30pm
Rain Date: Friday, July 5, 7:30pm
Fireworks after the concert
Carolyn Kuan conductor

SINATRA UNDER THE STARS
Friday, July 12, 2013, 7:30pm
Rain Date: Saturday, July 13, 7:30pm
Featuring guest vocalist/trumpeter Rob Zappulla and his Big Band

THE MOVIE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS – Star Wars, E.T. & More
Friday, July 19, 2013, 7:30pm
Rain Date: Saturday, July 20, 7:30pm
James Orent conductor

THE ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE – 50 Years of Satisfaction
Friday, July 26, 2013, 7:30pm
Rain Date: Saturday, July 27, 7:30pm
Windborne Music featuring Brent Havens guest artists

Additional conductors and guests artists will be announced.  Visit www.hartfordsymphony.org for further details.

TICKET INFORMATION
Advance ticket offers for GRASS PASSES and TABLE SEATS are available now through Friday, April 12, 2013.  Until April 12, these tickets are available by calling 860-987-5900 or by visiting the Hartford Symphony Ticket Office at 166 Capitol Ave, in Hartford, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

GRASS PASSES
Grass Passes may be used in any combination for any concerts in the 2013 Talcott Mountain Music Festival; attendees may bring Grass Passes straight to the gate for admission.
Adult Grass Pass
10 adult lawn tickets for just $180 (save $70 off gate prices)
5 adult lawn tickets for just $100 (save $25 off gate prices)
Child Grass Pass
10 child (age 12 and under) lawn tickets for $50
Family Pack
12 lawn tickets (6 adult and 6 child tickets) for $140

TABLE SEATS
Tables for eight people are located right in front of the stage.
Single Table Seats
5-Concert Subscription for $190 (save $35 off gate prices)
Full Table
5-Concert Table Subscription, 8 seats per table for $1,420 (save $380 off gate prices)

On Monday, April 15, 2013, advance ticket prices will increase to:
$200 for Adult Grass Pass 10 Pack
$150 for Family Pack

SINGLE TICKETS go on sale Monday, April 15, 2013
Adult Lawn: $20 ($25 if purchased at the gate)
Child Lawn (12 & under): $5
Single Table Seat: $40 advance ($45 if purchased at the gate)
Full Table (8 Seats): $320 advance ($360 if purchased at the gate)

All prices include $2 per adult ticket and 50¢ per child ticket fee paid to the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows.  All concerts performed at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows. All dates, programs and artists are subject to change.