Events Listing

Oct 2018

Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Part of the 2018-2019 POPS! Series. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra will present Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert featuring screenings of the complete film in HD with Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live to the film. Since the release of the first Star Wars movie nearly 40... Event Details

Nov 2018

Brass & Brahms

Friday, November 2, 2018 - Sunday, November 4, 2018

Our fabulous horn section takes the spotlight with Schumann’s lively and compelling Concertstück for Four Horns. Written in 1849, it is an exceptional masterpiece for the instrument. Of Brahms’ Symphony No. 3, written when he was a carefree 50-year-old bachelor, the music critic Eduard Hanslick said, “… the Third strikes... Event Details

HSO Family Series- Mattatuck Museum

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Mattatuck Museum, 1pm-3:30pm Event Details

Appalachian Avalanche

Thursday, November 8, 2018

This program, led by Carolyn Kuan, features an electrifying blend of contemporary and traditional classical music, as well as rousing visual elements and unexpected staging. Event Details

Monsters and Myths

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Part of the 2018-2019 Sunday Serenades series! As World War II caused devastation and displacement in Europe, Surrealists produced powerfully disturbing artwork. Similarly to the visual artwork of the time, Poulenc’s Violin Sonata strives to depict graphic scenes and ideas through intensely precise writing.  Event Details

Tchaikovsky's Firsts

Friday, November 30, 2018 - Sunday, December 2, 2018

We celebrate the great Tchaikovsky with two of his firsts! His triumphant Piano Concerto No. 1 was an immediate success upon its premiere in Boston in 1875, and was the first piece of classical music to sell a million records, with a performance by Van Cliburn in 1958. His melancholic... Event Details

Dec 2018

HSO Family Series- Connecticut Science Center

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Connecticut Science Center, 11am-2pm Event Details

Leslie Odom, Jr. in Concert

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Part of the 2018-2019 POPS! Series. Leslie Odom, Jr. took the Broadway world by storm when he originated the role of Aaron Burr in the blockbuster musical Hamilton and won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. Since making his Broadway debut at the age of 17 in Rent,... Event Details

Jan 2019

Bach & Beyond

Friday, January 18, 2019 - Sunday, January 20, 2019

“Air on the G String,” the second movement in Bach’s Suite No. 3 in D Major, is unquestionably one of the most famous melodies in the Baroque era. Lully was the master of the lyric tragedy, and his Phaeton is a warning against excessive pride. This intricate tale, nicknamed “the... Event Details

Feb 2019

Latin Lovers

Friday, February 15, 2019 - Sunday, February 17, 2019

It’s a Latin-infused festival of love! Copland’s dazzling El Salón México captures the spirit of a dance hall he visited during his first trip to Mexico. Piazzolla revolutionized tango music, and his sizzling Libertango intertwines the style with elements of jazz and classical. His fiery Aconcagua will feature the acclaimed... Event Details

Land Sea Sky

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Part of the 2018-2019 Sunday Serenades series! Sean Scully: Landline is the United States premiere of landscape works by one of today’s most important abstract artists. Mozart’s eerily elegant Adagio and Rondo, K. 617 features a prominent keyboard part originally performed on glass harmonica, which will be performed on Celesta. Event Details

Dance Card

Thursday, February 28, 2019

This program, led by Carolyn Kuan, includes a thrilling combination of contemporary and traditional music set amongst innovative multidisciplinary artwork. Event Details

Mar 2019

Mozart Meets Klezmer

Friday, March 15, 2019 - Sunday, March 17, 2019

Mozart’s opera Lucio Silla has it all – political ambition, rivalry, love – and its grand overture is a miniature three movement symphony. His Symphony No. 39 is one of his three final symphonies, written during a time of great struggle for the composer. Influenced by Haydn, No. 39 is... Event Details

Let's Dance!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Part of the 2018-2019 POPS! Series. From the shimmy to the tango, from the waltz to the cha-cha, Let’s Dance combines classic and popular dance styles including swing, jazz, 50s pop and more! This fabulous program is complemented by orchestral showpieces and competitive professional dancers, plus two vocalists who will... Event Details

Apr 2019

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Part of the 2018-2019 POPS! Series. Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™  in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by the music of a live... Event Details

Vaughan Williams & Mendelssohn

Friday, April 12, 2019 - Sunday, April 14, 2019

Heavenly voices will fill Mortensen Hall in April! Vaughan Williams’ blissful Fantasia on “Greensleeves” was originally used in his opera, Sir John with Love, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor. His haunting Dona nobis pacem is a plea for peace in the years leading up to WWII. Mendelssohn’s... Event Details

HSO Family Series- Connecticut Audubon Center

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Connecticut Audubon Center, 1pm-3:30pm Event Details

May 2019

Time for Three

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Hartford Symphony presents genre-defying stars Time for Three at one of Hartford’s most exciting up and coming venues, Spectra Wired Café! Event Details

Beethoven's 5th

Friday, May 3, 2019 - Sunday, May 5, 2019

Beginning with those unforgettable four notes, Beethoven’s blazing Symphony No. 5 “emanates directly and solely from the genius of Beethoven,” said Hector Berlioz. The HSO welcomes the groundbreaking, category-shattering trio Time for Three for Higdon’s Concerto 4-3, a work that blends bluegrass with traditional classical. And Britten’s haunting “Four Sea... Event Details

HSO Family Series- Lutz Children's Museum

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Lutz Children's Museum, 1pm-3:30pm Event Details

The Spanish Golden Age

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Part of the 2018-2019 Sunday Serenades series! Taking up portraiture as well as allegorical and religious subjects, Spanish painters emphasized the drama of both religious climax and common every day moments. Gustav Mahler’s Piano Quartet in A minor is an early work that exhibits the composer’s ability to create highly... Event Details

Mahler 5

Friday, May 31, 2019 - Sunday, June 2, 2019

We conclude our 75th season with Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 5! This pivotal work moves from tragedy to celebration, and its fourth movement, a declaration of love for his wife Alma, is his most renowned composition. Beethoven’s rich “Triple Concerto” features a dynamic interplay between soloists and orchestra, and showcases... Event Details

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