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Season at a Glance

  • Masterworks

    Beethoven 7

    Beethoven 7

    Friday, October 1, 2021 - Sunday, October 3, 2021

    “Praised as the ‘Greatest. Music. Ever.’, the 7th is my favorite Beethoven Symphony - pure joy and thrill. Interactive symphonic experience is the new rising star of classical music. Join composer Clarice Assad to explore her engaging É Gol!, inspired by female Brazilian soccer player Marta Vieira da Silva. And... Event Details
    Bernstein & Copland

    Bernstein & Copland

    Friday, November 5, 2021 - Sunday, November 7, 2021

    “From ‘If He’d Be a Buckaroo’ to ‘Hoedown’ featured in the ‘Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner.’ campaign, Copland’s American West Four Dance Episodes is fun, comfortable and always makes me smile inside and out. Grammy-winning composer Laura Karpman’s exhilarating All American, inspired by music of American women composers, is the... Event Details
    Tchaikovsky & Grieg

    Tchaikovsky & Grieg

    Friday, December 3, 2021 - Sunday, December 5, 2021

    “I fell in love with The Nutcracker as a child and almost came to the US at age 8 to pursue a career as a ballerina.  One of Tchaikovsky’s most breathtaking musical moments that symphonic audiences rarely get to hear is in the Act I Finale - that purely magical... Event Details
    From the New World

    From the New World

    Friday, January 14, 2022 - Sunday, January 16, 2022

    “We celebrate the new year with music and artists I have long admired and loved. Piano Concerto in One Movement is composed by Florence Price, who, in 1933, became the first Black woman to have her music performed by a major orchestra. Darker America by Black composer William Grant Still... Event Details
    Firebird

    Firebird

    Friday, February 11, 2022 - Sunday, February 13, 2022

    “There is a picture of me in college dressed as the risqué gypsy Carmen.  Bizet’s music is simply irresistible with Carmen’s sultry melodies and the passion and bravado of bullfighters.  To celebrate love, we juxtapose the Russian prince and princesses in Stravinsky’s glorious and magnificent Firebird with my favorite Chinese... Event Details
    Mendelssohn’s Italian

    Mendelssohn’s Italian

    Friday, March 11, 2022 - Sunday, March 13, 2022

    "As a child, I believed I was a troublemaking fairy before coming to this world, and I have always loved that music can be a ‘Fountain of Youth’ - instantly transporting us to a world of light, innocence and fun.  Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream brings the magic and beauty... Event Details
    Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky

    Rachmaninoff & Tchaikovsky

    Friday, April 8, 2022 - Sunday, April 10, 2022

    “I’ll never forget the comfort I found in Tchaikovsky’s Fifth as an emotional and artistic teenager.  It understands loss and struggles, but also gentleness, desire, courage, hope and light.  With ever more melodies, it is a symphony that belongs to all of us who strive, and it still always fills... Event Details
    Scheherazade & Shankar

    Scheherazade & Shankar

    Friday, May 6, 2022 - Sunday, May 8, 2022

    “As an immigrant, it is always a joy to share the diversity of the world’s music with our audience.  Beatles guitarist George Harrison collaborated closely with Ravi Shankar, and called him ‘the godfather of world music.’  Shankar’s enchanting Concerto for Sitar and Orchestra is a lush blend of Indian and... Event Details
    Beethoven's Ninth

    Beethoven's Ninth

    Friday, June 10, 2022 - Sunday, June 12, 2022

    “We conclude the 2021-2022 season with our most delicious desserts and a true 'Ode to Joy’ – Beethoven’s magnificent Symphony No. 9.  Inspired by the ideals of freedom and equality, it is, for me, the most influential work in classical music and a celebration of humanity and togetherness.  And when... Event Details
  • POPS!

    Holiday Cirque Spectacular

    Holiday Cirque Spectacular

    Saturday, December 11, 2021

    Mortensen Hall at The Bushnell 2 pm and 7 pm Featuring Carolyn Kuan conductor 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 feats by members of the renowned Cirque de... Event Details
    *Rescheduled* Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert

    *Rescheduled* Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert

    Saturday, April 23, 2022

    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
  • Talcott Mountain Music Festival

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  • Summer Splash!

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  • Sunday Serenades

    Sunday Serenades - By Her Hand: Women in Art and Music

    Sunday Serenades - By Her Hand: Women in Art and Music

    Sunday, November 14, 2021

    By Her Hand: Women in Art and Music Sunday, November 14, 2021 | 2 pm The HSO returns to The Wadsworth! This program takes its inspiration from two artists on view, Artemisia Gentileschi and Alice Neel, who were making art four hundred years apart. Hear musical works by female composers... Event Details
  • HSO: Intermix

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  • Special Events

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  • Discovery Concerts

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