Season at a Glance

  • Masterworks

    Bernstein & Copland - Season Opener!

    Friday, October 2, 2020 - Sunday, October 4, 2020

    Becoming a U.S. citizen at the HSO’s 2017 opening weekend will forever be one of the most emotional moments of my life.  Join us as we again welcome new citizens and celebrate America with Copland’s awe-inspiring Lincoln Portrait, featuring the powerful words of President Lincoln. Event Details

    Mendelssohn's Italian

    Friday, November 6, 2020 - Sunday, November 8, 2020

    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 magical A Midsummer Night’s Dream is full of excitement and... Event Details

    Tchaikovsky & Grieg

    Friday, December 4, 2020 - Sunday, December 6, 2020

    I almost came to the US at age 8 to pursue a career as a ballerina.  It was therefore especially meaningful that the first time I ever conducted The Nutcracker was at Lincoln Center for the New York City Ballet. One of Tchaikovsky’s most breathtaking musical moments symphonic audience rarely... Event Details

    From the New World

    Friday, January 15, 2021 - Sunday, January 17, 2021

    As an Asian female, my journey as a conductor has been challenging, and yet, it was even more difficult for my black female colleagues.  I have known Jeri Lynne Johnson since she became a fellow Taki Concordia winner in 2005. We celebrate the new year with Piano Concerto in One Movement... Event Details


    Friday, February 12, 2021 - Sunday, February 14, 2021

    There is a picture of me in college dressed as the risqué gypsy Carmen. I loved singing and performing the role, with her sultry melodies, surrounded by the passion and bravado of bullfighters.  A Russian prince falls in love with and saves the princess with the help of The Firebird, and I’m... Event Details

    Beethoven 7 & Time for Three

    Friday, March 12, 2021 - Sunday, March 14, 2021

    The members of string trio Time for Three are like The Beatles of the classical world - contagious energy, incredible charisma, and brilliant music-making, while defying convention and boundaries.  Not surprisingly, they inspired me to conduct in leather pants for the very first time when they were last with the... Event Details

    Strauss & Glass

    Friday, April 9, 2021 - Sunday, April 11, 2021

    To mentor is to touch a life forever. I think of guest conductor Gerard Schwarz as a musical father, and he touched my life as a musician and a person when I worked as his Assistant Conductor at the Seattle Symphony.  An impressive international conductor with over 350 recordings to... Event Details


    Friday, May 7, 2021 - Sunday, May 9, 2021

    As an immigrant, I always look for opportunities to share the great 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.’ Event Details

    Missa Solemnis

    Friday, June 4, 2021 - Sunday, June 6, 2021

    I often think about how to make a difference and contribute to the lives of those around me. What could be better than celebrating this 10th season with the HSO by looking to the future and helping to bring a dream to reality!  I asked HSO’s beloved Assistant Conductor Adam... Event Details
  • POPS!

    *RESCHEDULED* The Empire Strikes Back in Concert

    Friday, October 30, 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

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert

    Saturday, April 24, 2021

    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
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