The Hartford Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, scheduled June 30 through July 28, 2023 at Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center in Simsbury, CT. Five concert table packages, Grass Passes, and Lawn seats go on sale April 17!

“Pack your lawn chairs and picnics, get your friends together, and meet us at the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center,” said Steve Collins, HSO President & CEO. “Music Director Carolyn Kuan, Assistant Conductor Adam Boyles, and I invite you to celebrate summer and dance the night away with us under the stars in Simsbury for the 2023 Talcott Mountain Music Festival.”


June 30 through July 28, 2023
Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center
All concerts begin at 7:30 pm. Gates open at 6 pm.

Celebrate America! 
Friday, June 30, 2023, 7:30 pm
Rain date: July 1, 2023

Kick off your summer with one of Connecticut’s favorite annual celebrations! Conducted by HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan, and featuring Connecticut’s own Javier Colon, this program will feature your patriotic favorites and more, plus fabulous fireworks following the concert!

The Music of ABBA 
Friday, July 7, 2023, 7:30 pm
Rain or Shine

With millions of albums sold, ABBA’s music is a popular as ever! Join the HSO, four amazing Jeans ‘n Classics vocalists and rock band performing the iconic songs of ABBA including Mamma Mia!, Dancing Queen, Take a Chance on Me, and more! 

BRAVO Broadway!
Friday, July 14, 2023, 7:30 pm
Rain or Shine

Take a trip down the Great White Way with the HSO! Under the direction of Broadway conductor, Richard Carsey, the HSO performs exciting and popular musical theatre favorites with stars from the Broadway Stage, including Christiane Noll, LaKisha Jones, and Hugh Panaro.

Hotel California- “A Salute to the Eagles”
Friday, July 21, 2023, 7:30 pm
Rain or Shine

Travel down a dark desert highway and feel the cool wind in your hair in Simsbury. Experience the Grammy Award winning sounds that defined a generation with Hotel California “A Salute to the Eagles”. As one of the most successful and longest running shows of its kind this is the ONLY show to receive “official authorization” to perform the iconic Eagles catalog of music!

Serpentine Fire -The Music of Earth, Wind & Fire
Friday, July 28, 2023, 7:30 pm
Rain date: July 29, 2023

The 2023 Festival closes with the Las Vegas based group Serpentine Fire performing the Music of Earth, Wind & Fire! Move and groove with Assistant Conductor Adam Boyles and the HSO as they perform your summer favorites, including “September,” “Boogie Wonderland,” and more!


Your tax-deductible donation of $100 supports the HSO and includes great benefits for the entire five-week Festival: seating in the front lawn FRIEND OF THE FESTIVAL section and early entry onto the grounds.   To become a Friend of the Festival, contact Deb Shulansky, Assistant Manager of Donor Engagement at 860-760-7302, or simply add $100 to your box office purchase of lawn seats.


Five-concert table packages, grass passes, and individual tickets go on sale Monday, April 17! There are a limited number of table packages available so reserve early to ensure seating. Individual tables and seats, Grass Passes, Lawn seats and single child tickets can be purchased by visiting hartfordsymphony.org or by calling 860-987-5900 on or after April 17. Handicap accessible tickets are also available by calling the Box Office.


Tables for eight people are located right in front of the stage.
5-Concert Table Subscription: 8 seats per table for $1,780
Individual Table: 8 seats per table for $400
5-Concert Single Table Seat: $222.50


Grass Passes may be used in any combination for any concerts in the 2023 Talcott Mountain Music Festival; attendees may bring Grass Passes straight to the gate for admission.

Adult Grass Pass: 10 adult lawn tickets are $235
Child Grass Pass: 10 child (age 12 and under) lawn tickets for $45
Family Pack: 12 lawn tickets (6 adult and 6 child tickets) for $165


Advance Adult Lawn: $27.50 ($32.50 Day of Concert)
Child Lawn (12 & under): $5
Single Table Seat: $50 advance

The HSO asks that you please carpool whenever possible. A limited number of parking passes for lots on site are available for purchase for each concert for $10 per vehicle (including handicapped-accessible parking). Parking passes must be purchased in advance by phone or in person at the on-site box office; these are not available the night of the concert. Limited free parking is available on Iron Horse Blvd. and throughout Simsbury. Convenient and free shuttle service is also available from Henry James Memorial Middle School, beginning at 5:30pm each evening.

Sponsors of the 2023 Talcott Mountain Music Festival: Festival Presenting Benefactor is the Richard P. Garmany Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving; Festival Benefactors are Hartford Healthcare and NBT Bank and the Saunders Foundation; Festival Friends include Federman, Lally & Remis, Robinson & Cole, Webster Bank, Robert Hensley; Trade Sponsors include Classic Hotels of Connecticut, Metro Bis, and Show Lighting. Generous support for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra is provided by the Greater Hartford Arts Council, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and the Connecticut Office of Tourism.

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