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    Why a Virtual Gala – Again? 

    2020 brought life-altering changes to each of us. We are forced to reorder and re-examine our priorities, our lifestyles, our relationships to each other and to the outside world. Like you, the musicians, board and staff of Hartford Symphony have been touched by circumstances beyond our control, and some of us have suffered more than others, spanning emotional, financial and physical loss. Although we are physically apart, we are a community, determined to connect in the only shared space available – a virtual one. 

    This year’s virtual event, Metamorphosēs, acknowledges our communal and individual traumas, but also celebrates the future we build together.  Our audiences and musicians are two halves of the same whole.  Each feels incomplete without the other.  We want to return to who we are – because we are at our best when we are together.  The proceeds raised from this important event helps pave the road back, allowing the HSO to support our musicians and serve all in our community.  We have all been changed, but as we focus on the silver linings and strive to reconnect our two halves, we realize that some changes are indeed miraculous transformations.   

    Event Details 

    • Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:00PM
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      • Celebrate Carolyn Kuan’s 10th season with the HSO
      • Experience exciting new content including newly recorded and never-before-seen orchestra performances!
      • ASL Interpreted sponsored by Robinson & Cole and Solinsky Hearing Center

      How to Be Part of Metamorphosēs 

      • Purchase a meal package and enhance your virtual experience by clicking the “Register Here” tab above
      • Show your love for Carolyn Kuan with a digital ad by clicking the “Celebrate Carolyn’s 10th” tab above
      • Register to tune in to the livestream on May 1st for free by clicking the “Register Here” tab above
      • Make a tax-deductible contribution by clicking the “Fund the Transformation” tab above

      Online Auction 

      Wine, home improvement, a home-away-from-home get-away and more are yours from the comfort of your living room sofa!  Our online auction will have all that and more – just for you.  Everyone can participate and as soon as our auction goes “live” for your viewing, we will send you an email or text. So, to make sure you get the news first, be sure to register (we have a free option) or buy a meal package for yourself and guests to enjoy all that this special Gala has to offer. And tell your friends – just check this webpage periodically for updates and a few sneak-previews! 

      To donate an item, an experience or a service to our online auction, click here. 

      2021 Bravo! Co-Chairs and Committee:

      MaryBeth Reiss 
      Gerry Lupacchino 
      Shari Cantor 
      Mark Christopher 
      Donna Collins 
      Joseph Coray 
      Denise Davis 
      Jennifer DiBella
      Tony Falcetti & Tracy Flater 
      Lori Flaks 
      Muriel Fleischmann 
      Jeffrey & Nancy Hoffman 
      Jerry & Barbara Hess 
      Karen Lawson
      Margaret Lawson 
      Heather Loranger 
      Bob Murray 
      Beth Pacheco 
      Kate Pascucci 
      Joseph Spada 
      Sharon Travis 
      Jeff Verney 
      Barbara Ward
    • Register Here

      There are many ways to participate in Metamorphosēs – just select the option(s) below that work best for you! While you can always attend for free (advanced registration is required), this year we’ve come up with new fun ways to show your support for our musicians who look to all of us to help them return to what they love best:  performing live music for you, in person! 


        • Delivery! Includes complimentary delivery (throughout the state of Connecticut) or you may choose to pick-up at one of our convenient pick-up locations on May 1st. 
          • To ensure food safety, all meal packages will be cold. Detailed reheating instructions will be provided.
        • Out-of-Town? Not in the Connecticut delivery radius? Not a problem! We’ve curated a specialty non-perishable “Out of Towner” option, available at every level, that includes a very special Cocktail Kit complete with a gourmet snack.  
        • Become a Virtual Table Host! It’s more fun when we do things together, and a virtual event is no different.  To make it special at price points comfortable for everyone in your group, you and your guests are welcome to mix-and-match the various meal levels to build your very own individualized virtual table. If you have questions about table hosting, or ways to engage your guests, we have tons of suggestions. View our “Tips and Tricks for hosting a virtual table” document and contact Audra Antrum at audra@antrumevents.com with any questions!
        • SURPRISE BONUS included in EVERY box!
        • Deadline to order meals: Friday, April 9, 2021

      Diamond Dinner Package: $750 per person Purchase this package

      • Enhanced premier four-course gourmet dinner for one
      • Your own personal floral arrangement 
      • Voucher for one complimentary ticket to an outdoor HSO concert in 2021 or 2022*
      • Name listing in digital program book and on Bravo! Webpage
      • Includes access to live virtual broadcast

      Patron Dinner Package: $500 per person Purchase this package

      • Premier three-course gourmet dinner for one
      • Voucher for one complimentary ticket to an outdoor HSO concert in 2021 or 2022*  
      • Name listing in digital program book and on Bravo! Webpage 
      • Includes access to live virtual broadcast

      Friend Dinner Package: $350 per person Purchase this package

      • Gourmet three-course dinner for one 
      • Voucher for one complimentary ticket to an outdoor HSO concert in 2021 or 2022*
      • Includes access to live virtual broadcast

      Supporter Tapas Package: $250 per person Purchase this package

      • Box of gourmet tapas selections for one
      • Voucher for one complimentary ticket to an outdoor HSO concert in 2021 or 2022* 
      • Includes access to live virtual broadcast

      Forte! 45 & Under Package: $175 per person  Purchase this package 

      • Choice of Tapas Package & specialty cocktail (see Supporter level for description) OR voucher for one complimentary ticket to an outdoor HSO concert in 2021 or 2022* 
      • Includes access to live virtual broadcast

      Free Registration  

      *Voucher Terms: Subject to availability. Vouchers must be redeemed with HSO Ticket Services at least one week prior to the selected concert date. 

    • Sponsors

        Sponsorships are still available! Click here to view the 2021 Sponsorship Package. Contact Jen Tromp at jtromp@hartfordsymphony.org with any questions. 

      Thank you to our 2021 Bravo! Gala Sponsors














    • Celebrate Carolyn’s 10th!

      We are thrilled to honor Music Director Carolyn Kuan as she celebrates her 10th season with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. You can help us commemorate the occasion by purchasing an ad in our Digital Program Book. Include your personal message of congratulations for Carolyn! 

      Design the ad yourself or send us your message (and include a photo if you’d like!) and we will design it for you.  

      Deadline for ad files and copy is Friday, April 9, 2021.

      Ads are available in 3 sizes:
      Full Page $5008”w x 10.5”h and 300 dpi
      Half Page $2508”w x 5”h and 300 dpi
      Quarter Page $1503.75”w x 5”h and 300 dpi

      Click here to purchase a digital ad in honor of Carolyn Kuan!

    • Fund the Transformation

      Help us return to our stage – and to you. 

      The circumstances we’ve all experienced have compelled each of us to adapt in varying degrees. This is how we survive. Like you, the Hartford Symphony is being transformed, and while change is a challenge, we are using the opportunity to learn, to grow and to be better.  What we desire above all is to serve our musicians, our audiences, and our community, just as we have for 77 glorious seasons.  Like the butterfly who trusts in nature as she is transformed, we put our trust in all of YOU.  

      Your tax-deductible donation to Fund the Transformation helps us return to you, to the music we love and restores our musicians to our stages. Your generosity sustains the HSO, supports our musicians and helps us develop creative new ways to meet the evolving needs of our broadening community. 

      • FAQ

        Q: I’m not located in CT, can I get a meal if I buy a meal package?  

        A: We welcome participants from far and wide! While the meal box delivery radius is limited to the state of Connecticut, we’ve got an excellent “Out of Towner” package that will be shipped to you.  The “Out of Towner” package, available to anyone in the United States (lower 48), includes a very special Cocktail Kit complete with a gourmet snackSimply select the below option when buying your ticket: 

        Q: I want to be a Virtual Table Host. Do my guests have to buy the same level meal package? 

        A: No! You can mix and match meal packages and build your table to design something that works best for you and your guests.  

        Q: What are the dinner options for the ticket packages? 

        A: Click here to view the dinner menu by ticket level.  ​In addition to the differences in menu selections, the two highest meal packages (Diamond and Patron) include a bottle of wine instead of the specialty cocktail that is included with Friend, Supporter and Forte!

        Q: Will my meal come ready to eat?

        A: Because we are delivering meal boxes across the state, meals will arrive cold with detailed reheating instructions to follow food safety regulations.

        Q: If I have dietary restrictions, can I still order a meal package? 

        A: Absolutely. Please review the menus carefully and be sure to list your specific allergies or restrictions in the designated box when you are buying your ticket.   

        Q: I’m ready to buy my meal package but I’m not sure about my meal choice yet. Is that okay? 

        A: That’s okay! You can make a selection now, and if you change your mind, you are able to log back in and change your meal choice anytime between now and April 9, 2021.  

        Q: I’ve decided I am going to be a Virtual Table Host, but I don’t want to select the meals for my guests.  How will that work?

        A: It’s simple. If your guests are purchasing their own tickets, simply ask them to visit www.hartfordsymphony.org/bravo and click “Register Here” to review the ticket options and make their purchase. If you paid for your entire table, a special Guest RSVP form will be sent to you to share with your guests. Your guests can fill out their own information (either as an individual or a couple) so you won’t have to register each of your guests yourself.  

        Q: Why do I have to enter my credit card information to purchase my ticket(s) and then do it again to register for the online auction?  

        A:  The “double entry” process is for your protection.  For YOUR security, we cannot save your credit card information, so you will have to re-enter your information.  Thank you for understanding!

        Q: How do I register for the free livestream?

        A: Go to the Register Here tab ​just below the Metamorphoses banner above on this page. Scroll down to the bottom of that page and click “Register to view the livestream on May 1st free of charge”. Make sure you select “Register for the free livestream” on the form and enter all information. A link to the livestream will be emailed to you shortly before the event.

        Q: How do I get to the Virtual Gala? 

        A: Check the email that you used to register or buy your ticket. We will email you a link to view the May 1st Gala shortly before the event. 

        Q: How soon can I click the link to join the Gala?

        A: The link will be “live” at 6:45PM on May 1, 2021.  We’ll have a brief “waiting room” (so you’ll know you’re in the right place) and the Gala will begin automatically at 7:00 pm.

        Q: How long will the Gala last? 

        A:  From start to finish (including the waiting room and some ending surprises), the total running time is 45 to 60 minutes. We guarantee an entertaining evening of entertaining symphonic music and celebration.  

        Q: When do I have to purchase my ticket/submit my meal selection by?

        A: The final deadline to order your meal is Friday, April 9, 2021. All purchases and selections MUST be made by that date.

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