Events Listing

Events Listing

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

Link Up: The Orchestra Sings

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Link Up: The Orchestra Sings is a year-long music education curriculum about what makes a great melody. Event Details

Shoot for the Moon

Thursday, May 23, 2019

A new HSO original production, this program celebrates what we can accomplish when we work hard to achieve our dreams! 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

Jun 2019

Dancing in the Street: The Music of Motown

Friday, June 28, 2019

Experience the magic of Motown! This program features smash hits made famous by artists like Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Diana Ross, The Temptations, and the one and only Stevie Wonder. Get ready to dance to hits including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “I Heard it Through the... Event Details

Jul 2019

Celebrate America!

Friday, July 5, 2019

Summer officially begins with Connecticut’s favorite Independence Day celebration! Conducted by HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan, and featuring the Asylum Hill Congregational Church Choir, this program will include all of your patriotic favorites, tunes from popular American movies, and fireworks following the concert!   Event Details

Come Fly with Me: Celebrating the Music of Frank Sinatra

Friday, July 12, 2019

Come Fly With Me, featuring renowned vocalist Rob Zappulla, is the ultimate show celebrating the music of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself!  With music from every decade of classic Sinatra - from his days with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra to the Las Vegas showrooms – this concert is a pure swinging musical experience in tribute to... Event Details

Swan Lake & Sleeping Beauty

Friday, July 19, 2019

It’s Tchaikovsky at twilight! Enjoy a beautiful evening in the Meadows, as the HSO performs selections from one of the most beloved orchestral master composers. Experience some of Tchaikovsky’s greatest works including musical excerpts from his enchanting ballets Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, the thrilling Violin Concerto in D Major, and excerpts from his joyful... Event Details

The Music of Elton John

Friday, July 26, 2019

With over 300 million records sold, Sir Elton John is at the very top of the rock'n roll pantheon. His virtuosic piano work, combined with brilliant songwriting, and a voice that never fails, has kept him front and center for almost 5 decades. The HSO is joined by vocalists and a... Event Details

Oct 2019

Rhapsody in Blue- Season Opener!

Friday, October 11, 2019 - Sunday, October 13, 2019

Part of the 2019-2020 Masterworks Series! Bernstein’s Candide Overture is a rollicking introduction to the comic operetta that was inspired by Voltaire’s novella by the same name.  Gershwin mixes a cocktail of jazz, ragtime, and classical for his timeless Rhapsody in Blue, and he was inspired to pen his witty... Event Details

Nov 2019

Brahms and Haydn

Friday, November 15, 2019 - Sunday, November 17, 2019

Part of the 2019-2020 Masterworks Series! It is surprising to note that Brahms’ masterful Variations on a Theme of Haydn is not inspired by a Haydn composition at all; rather, the theme – “St. Anthony’s Chorale” – is thought to have been written by Haydn’s student, and misattributed. Haydn’s grand... Event Details

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

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

Feb 2020

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

Apr 2020

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

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

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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