HSO’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

HSO Statement on Racial Justice 

We recognize the gap between our mission to serve every member of our community and our history of inaction in effectively confronting systemic racism and implicit bias. In solidarity with our Black and brown neighbors, we are committed to look inward, and we acknowledge our responsibility to be a catalyst for change including organizational training, seeking out diverse talent, and developing more inclusive programming.

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra believes passionately in making diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our organization not only a priority but a core value. This value is born of the conviction that inequity, particularly with regard to racial and ethnic diversity, is an unacceptable barrier to effective and lasting community engagement, and artistic vitality.

Join renowned violinist and recent HSO guest artist Randall Goosby, along with other nationally-recognized artists and arts administrators, for a wide-ranging discussion on the Black experience in the orchestral field, and for an exploration on how the HSO can help make our art form more equitable and inclusive.

Join the HSO and a panel of esteemed artists and arts administrators as we  explore questions such as whether – and how – musician hiring practices should be changed to increase racial and ethnic diversity in American orchestras, the evolving role of orchestral musicians in today’s society, and how students are being trained for a successful career in a professional orchestra.

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