Season at a Glance

  • Masterworks

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
  • POPS!

    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

    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
  • HSO: Intermix

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  • Sunday Serenades

    Mozart and 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

    Savory Sounds: Strauss and 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
  • Talcott Mountain Music Festival

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  • Special Events

    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
  • Discovery Concerts

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