Hartford Symphony Orchestra Announces the 25th Anniversary Season of the Talcott Mountain Music Festival 


Table packages on sale now; Lawn Circles on sale June 14

HARTFORD, CT (May 10, 2021) – The Hartford Symphony Orchestra is BACK! The HSO is thrilled to announce the return of the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, scheduled July 2 through July 30, 2021 at Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center in Simsbury, CT. This will be the 25th Anniversary Season of the festival. Five concert table packages are on sale now, with Lawn Circles and individual tables going on sale on June 14 at 10 am.

“Get ready for an unforgettable summer,” said Steve Collins, HSO Executive Director. “Music Director Carolyn Kuan, Assistant Conductor Adam Boyles, and I are absolutely thrilled to invite you to join us for the 25th Anniversary Talcott Mountain Music Festival. Get ready to pack your picnic and enjoy these five nights under the stars at the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center.”

New for 2021

The health and safety of our audience, musicians, and staff is our top priority, and with that in mind, we have made some changes to this year’s Talcott Mountain Music Festival.

*Due to COVID-19 and capacity restrictions, single table seats, individual lawn tickets and GrassPasses are not available this summer.

*Five-Concert table packages (full tables for 8 people) are on sale now, with limited availability. To purchase your table subscription, call 860-244-2999 or email tickets@hartfordsymphony.org.

*Lawn seating will be sold in circles painted on the lawn – Two-Adult Circles and Four-Adult Circles. Single child tickets (12 and under) may also be purchased. Please note that Two-Adult Circles seats two adults and up to four children, and Four-Adult Circles seats four adults and up to two children. Lawn circles and child tickets go on sale June 14 – visit hartfordsymphony.org or call 860-987-5900.

*When patrons are outside of their circle or table, masks are required. While inside your circle, you can take your masks off.

*Because of the capacity restrictions we must adhere to this summer, there is limited availability for table packages and Lawn Circles, so we urge you to make your plans and buy your seats early to guarantee you will be part of the fun!


Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Carolyn Kuan, Music Director 
Adam Boyles, Assistant Conductor

July 2, 2021-July 30, 2021

Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center

All concerts begin at 7:30 pm. Gates open at 6 pm.

July 2, 2021: Celebrate America!, conducted by Carolyn Kuan
Rain date: July 3, 2021

The HSO RETURNS with Connecticut’s favorite Independence Day celebration! Conducted by HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan, this program will feature all of your patriotic favorites, plus fabulous fireworks following the concert!

July 9, 2021: Queens of Soul, conducted by Carolyn Kuan
Rain or Shine!

The summer music continues with an evening featuring vocalists singing the hits made famous by the reigning divas of soul and R&B: Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Nina Simone, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Adele, and more!

July 16, 2021: Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to The Beatles, conducted by Adam Boyles
Rain or Shine!

Hailed by many critics as The Beatles’ finest album, Abbey Road included such iconic songs as “Here Comes the Sun,” “Something” and “Come Together.” Classical Mystery Tour returns to the Talcott stage with a tribute to The Beatles’ early years, Abbey Road and many more timeless songs from the greatest band of all time.

July 23, 2021: Disco Inferno! Featuring Classical Night Fever, conducted by Adam Boyles
Rain or Shine!

Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now! Get ready to party to the disco hits of the 1970s – complete with bell-bottoms, wild polyester suits, and some of the coolest platform shoes this side of the Milky Way. It’s a feel-good musical extravaganza, featuring hits like “Get Down Tonight,” “Oh, What a Night,” “Dancin’ Queen,” “Disco Inferno,” and more!

Concert Sponsor: Citizens Bank

July 30, 2021: Super Diamond performing the Music of Neil Diamond  conducted by Adam Boyles
Rain date: July 31, 2021

We will sing along to the hits of the legendary Neil Diamond for the final night of the Talcott Mountain Music Festival! Tribute band Super Diamond joins the HSO to perform songs like “Forever in Blue Jeans,” “America,” “Sweet Caroline,” “Song Sung Blue” and “I’m a Believer.”

Visit www.hartfordsymphony.org for further details.


Visit the HSO Tent for free takeaway educational activities for elementary school-aged children.


The HSO offers a tax-deductible donation program unique to the Talcott Mountain Music Festival that supports the charitable efforts of the HSO in the community and, through a $100 donation, gives special benefits at the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, including early entry onto the field at 5 pm. Friends of the Festival passes will be available beginning June 14. For more information, call 860-760-7302.


Five-concert table packages are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 860-244-2999 or emailing tickets@hartfordsymphony.org. There are a limited number of table packages available. Individual tables, Lawn Circles and single child tickets will go on sale on June 14, 2021 at 10 am and can be purchased by visiting hartfordsymphony.org or by calling 860-987-5900.


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


TWO-Adult Lawn Circle: $50 (Seats two adults – up to 4 child tickets may be added at $5 each)

FOUR-Adult Lawn Circle: $100 (Seats four adults – up to 2 child tickets may be added at $5 each)

Child Lawn (12 & under): $5

All prices include $3.50 per adult ticket and $1.00 per child ticket fee paid to Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center. Additional fees apply. All dates, programs and artists are subject to change.

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 off 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 25th Anniversary Talcott Mountain Music Festival: Festival Presenting Benefactor is the Richard P. Garmany Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Festival Sponsor is Shelbourne, Disco Inferno! concert sponsor is Citizens Bank, 25th Anniversary Sponsor is UConn Health, and the following: Barnes Group, Inc., The Benjamin Clan, Federman, Lally & Remis, Key Bank, Mahoney Sabol, McLean, Metro Bis, Motley Rice, Robinson & Cole, Sack Energy, Specialty Printing, and Viking Fuel Oil Company. 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. Media Partners are Audacy, The Hartford Courant, and I Heart Media. Sponsors listed as of May 10.

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