Announcing the 2022 Talcott Mountain Music Festival

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra Announces the 2022 Talcott Mountain Music Festival

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce the programming of the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, scheduled July 1 through July 29, at Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center in Simsbury, CT. Five concert table packages, Grass Passes, and Lawn seats are on sale now!

“Pack your picnic 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 are absolutely thrilled to invite you to share five unforgettable nights with us under the stars in Simsbury for the 2022 Talcott Mountain Music Festival.”

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


Celebrate AmericaJuly 1, 2022: Celebrate America!, conducted by Carolyn Kuan
Rain date: July 2, 2022

Summer officially begins with Connecticut’s favorite Independence Day Celebration! Conducted by HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan, this program features all your favorite patriotic songs. Stay for the fireworks following the concert!

Learn more and buy tickets to Celebrate America!


July 8, 2022: Summer of ‘69, conducted by Adam Boyles
Rain or Shine!

Head back in time to celebrate an amazing event in rock history- Woodstock!  With the music of Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Who, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, The Band, you will be transported to a summer night in 1969.

Learn more or buy tickets to Summer of ’69.


July 15, 2022: Paul Simon Songbook, conducted by Adam Boyles
Rain or Shine!

Join us for an evening of music from the legendary songbook of Paul Simon. From Simon and Garfunkel to his solo albums, experience Simon’s hits including “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard,” “The Sound of Silence,” and “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover.”

Concert Sponsor: CarePartners of Connecticut

Learn more or buy tickets to the Paul Simon Songbook! 


July 22, 2022: Michael Cavanaugh: The Music of Billy Joel, conducted by Adam Boyles
Rain or Shine!

Hand-picked by Billy Joel to star in the hit Broadway musical Movin’ Out, Michael Cavanaugh joins the HSO for an evening featuring hits like “My Life,” “Movin’ Out,” “Just the Way You Are,” “River of Dreams,” and more in this tribute concert to the one and only Billy Joel!

Learn more or buy tickets to The Music of Billy Joel! 


July 29, 2022: Queens of Soul, conducted by Tong Chen
Rain date: July 30, 2022

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!

Learn more or buy tickets to Queens of Soul! 



Your tax-deductible donation helps support 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. 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 and seats, Grass Passes, Lawn seats and single child tickets 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
5-Concert Single Table Seat: $222.50


Grass Passes may be used in any combination for any concerts in the 2022 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 


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 2022 Talcott Mountain Music Festival: Festival Presenting Benefactor is the Richard P. Garmany Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving; Festival Patrons are Barnes, Viking Fuel Oil Company, and Falcetti Pianos; Festival Benefactors are Hartford Healthcare and NBT Bank; Concert Sponsor is CarePartners of Connecticut; Festival Friends include Abigail’s Grill and Wine Bar, Federman, Lally & Remis, Robinson & Cole, Webster Bank, The Benjamin Clan, TD Bank, RH &A, Wesleyan University, McLean, MotleyRice; Education Sponsor is Mashantucket Pequot Museum; 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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