Capital Community College (CCC) and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra (HSO) are pleased to announce a new partnership, which will include reduced price ticket benefits for CCC students, faculty and staff, a program known as One Note, as well as participation in HSO’s Student Ambassador leadership program.
One Note is modeled after the college’s popular One Play program – a partnership between the Hartford Stage and Capital in which the entire college focuses on one Hartford Stage play per semester at a discounted price and includes in-class workshops and a Meet the Actors event.
The launch of HSO’s One Note program for the Spring of 2019 will feature the Latin Lovers Masterworks concert, February 15 – 17, 2019. The One Note program provides free tickets to the faculty member and participating students who are engaged in a course of study that focuses on one or more of the various themes linked to the concert (including but not limited to the “anos de plomo” or “the lead years”, one of the darkest political and sociological periods in Argentina’s history.)
HSO’s Ambassadors, a leadership program for students, which also includes Trinity and Goodwin College students, will teach student ambassadors more about the HSO organization and symphonic music, along with the invaluable opportunity to learn social and networking skills as they welcome guests into the hall for concerts. Students will be given the opportunity to take an active role in the HSO organization, conveying audience members’ needs or suggestions to staff and will meet as a team to discuss experiences and explore ways to improve. For every concert they host, students will receive vouchers to return for a performance as HSO’s guest.
Ruth Sovronsky, Development Director of the Hartford Symphony, has worked to develop the HSO Ambassador program and expressed her excitement about the collaboration: “We are so proud to partner with Capital Community College in this venture, allowing the HSO to serve and be a resource for all in our community. We look forward to learning from the new participating CCC students!”
Capital Community College has been expanding its footmark in the higher education place-based learning arena – using the city as its classroom – since the college moved to the downtown location from Woodland Street in 2002. In 2011, with the support of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant, the college created its now signature program, the Hartford Heritage Project (HHP). HHP enables Capital students from every discipline to experience theater, get behind-the-scenes access to archives and materials in museums, and participate in classes on-site at the city’s historical and cultural institutions. Through HHP the college has increased partnerships with neighboring institutions and grown its arts presence in Greater Hartford with a new Theatre degree program taught entirely by area theater professionals and classes, lectures and events held on-site at The Bushnell, the Wadsworth Atheneum, the Twain and Stowe homes, and the Old State House. Similarly, HSO is committed to seeking new ways to serve and be a resource to the community.
“The Hartford Heritage Project has made it possible for our students to explore the abundance of arts and cultural resources in Hartford, inspiring them to look afresh at Hartford and at the role of the humanities and arts in our lives,” said Dr. Jeffrey Partridge, Chair of Humanities at CCC and Director of the Hartford Heritage Project. “This new, multi-faceted partnership with the HSO will open up a world for our college that many have not experienced. We are excited to include the HSO in the Hartford Heritage Project and look forward to a fruitful partnership to benefit not just Music Industry students at our college, but all students, faculty and staff.”