Events Listing

Events Listing

Dec 2019

Chopin and Franck

Friday, December 6, 2019 - Sunday, December 8, 2019

Part of the 2019-2020 Masterworks Series! Made most famous by an ambitious mouse, Dukas’ dazzling The Sorcerer’s Apprentice became one of the most popular orchestral works in history when it appeared in the 1940 Disney film, Fantasia. Chopin’s virtuosic Piano Concerto No. 2 was written when the composer was young... Event Details

Holiday Cirque Spectacular

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Holiday Cirque Spectacular returns! There is no better way to celebrate the season than with the magical music of the holidays performed by the HSO, set to astonishing acrobatic feats by members of the renowned Cirque de la Symphonie.  Watch these amazing aerialists, contortionists, and gymnasts tumble, soar and dance... Event Details

Jan 2020

The Four Seasons

Friday, January 17, 2020 - Sunday, January 19, 2020

Part of the 2019-2020 Masterworks Series! We ring in the new year – and the new decade! – with Vivaldi’s evocative The Four Seasons. This beloved piece, which will feature dynamic young violinist Randall Goosby, brings to life babbling brooks, summer storms, hunting parties, and cozy winter fires. Brazilian-American composer... Event Details

Joshua Bell and Alessio Bax

Friday, January 31, 2020

Renowned violinist Joshua Bell is joined by pianist Alessio Bax in recital for one performance only, presented by the HSO and The Bushnell! With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, conductor and director, Joshua Bell is one of the most celebrated violinists... Event Details

Feb 2020

Mozart & The Romantics

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Prepare for Valentine’s Day with an afternoon of soul-stirring music performed by Hartford Symphony musicians. The program includes Beethoven’s Serenade in D., Op 25, Loeffler’s Two Rhapsodies, and Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, K. 581. Event Details

Romeo and Juliet

Friday, February 14, 2020 - Sunday, February 16, 2020

Part of the 2019-2020 Masterworks Series! The HSO brings to life one of the greatest love stories of all time! Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet has inspired works of art in all mediums, and the music from Prokofiev’s ballet captures all of the bliss, humor, drama, and tragedy of the play. ... Event Details

Mar 2020

Dvorák's Eighth

Friday, March 13, 2020 - Sunday, March 15, 2020

Part of the 2019-2020 Masterworks Series! Composed at his summer retreat in 1889, Dvorák’s Symphony No. 8 takes inspiration from Czech folk music, and has a cheer and optimism that was unusual for the composer and the time period. Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole, which was written for violinist Pablo de Sarasate,... Event Details

Exploring Emotions

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Young Noah is having a magical dream, where he arrives on a distant planet just in time to save its people from a fierce dragon. Join Noah for a thrilling ride to the other side of the galaxy, where he will learn what it takes not only to be strong... Event Details

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Get ready to fight a dragon, swim with merpeople, and find out just who put Harry’s name in the Goblet of Fire™! For the first time ever, audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ while a live symphony orchestra performs Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score. Event Details

Apr 2020

Link Up: The Orchestra Moves

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Link Up: The Orchestra Moves is a year-long music education curriculum that explores how melody, rhythm, and harmony all change, shift, and develop. Developed by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, Link Up brings great repertoire and hands-on music learning from the classroom to the concert hall. The culminating performance on... Event Details

Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky

Friday, April 17, 2020 - Sunday, April 19, 2020

Part of the 2019-2020 Masterworks Series! Tchaikovsky was obsessed with the concept of Fate, and his exhilarating and contrasting Symphony No. 5 explores the idea of “complete resignation before Fate.” His joyful Fifth Symphony is one of the composer’s most adored, despite him initially calling it “repulsive”! Rachmaninoff’s electrifying Piano... Event Details

May 2020

Savory Sounds: Strauss & Beethoven

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Savory Sounds: Strauss & Beethoven is an exploration of dining conventions ranging from the grand formality of a lavish banquet to an intimate meal. Nourish the soul with an afternoon of delectable music that excites the senses, including Beethoven's lively Piano Trio No. 4 in B-flat, Op. 11, "Gassenhauer," an... Event Details

Enigma Variations

Friday, May 8, 2020 - Sunday, May 10, 2020

Part of the 2019-2020 Masterworks Series! Elgar’s charming Enigma Variations presents a couple of mysteries – first, a guessing game as to who the 14 musical personality sketches he composed represent (most certainly his wife and friends). Plus, the question of what the “unheard” theme of the piece is –... Event Details

Seasons

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

In a single year, we experience constant change: our landscapes, our friendships, our emotions, and much more. Seasons takes audiences on a journey about growing up, learning about the world around us, and caring for our earth. We'll even do some singing together in this musical celebration of the seasons,... Event Details

The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Travel to a galaxy far, far away when the Hartford Symphony presents The Empire Strikes Back in Concert, featuring a screening of the iconic movie in HD on a 40-foot screen with Oscar®-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live to the film by the HSO. Since the release of... Event Details

Jun 2020

Beethoven's Ninth

Friday, June 5, 2020 - Sunday, June 7, 2020

Part of the 2019-2020 Masterworks Series! We conclude the 2019-2020 season with a true “Ode to Joy” – Beethoven’s towering, magnificent Symphony No. 9. The completion of his final and greatest symphony coincided with his total hearing loss, so that by the premiere, a concert soloist had to turn him... Event Details

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