Elgar’s Enigma

September 29 – October 1, 2023

Welcome back to Belding Theater in celebration of the HSO’s 80th season!  The HSO Brass Quintet is brilliantly featured on two captivating works by active, American composers Gerard Schwarz and Daniel McCarthy. Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations is a work dedicated to the composer’s friends, with each variation a musical sketch meant to represent one of them.

Legends & Myths

October 8, 2023 | 2 PM

Experience the extraordinary sounds of chamber music in the beautiful and vibrant setting of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, under the artistic direction of HSO Concertmaster Leonid Sigal and featuring Hartford Symphony Orchestra musicians.


Dvorák & Price

October 20 -23, 2023

We welcome violinist Melissa White as the 2023-2024 Joyce C. Willis Artist in Residence for her first of two HSO Masterworks performances of the season. Performing Florence Price’s Violin Concerto No. 1, White will enchant you with the grace, precision, and warmth she brings to the stage. Brahms’ Tragic Overture has a turbulent, dramatic character and Dvorák’s Symphony No. 7 can be argued as one of the composer’s greatest works – a thrill to experience performed by a live orchestra!


We are dedicated to the thoughtful SHARING of BEAUTY, to the belief that the collective experience of live music lifts the spirit with a sense of awe & WONDER, and that the COMMUNITY formed in these gatherings are bonded by a universal language and a contract of unspoken values that continue to grow beyond one experience. Because it’s music—after all.

Music for all.




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