Experience the tradition, the stories and the emotional power of classical music as it was meant to be heard. We invite you to join us for Masterworks. Nine concerts of breathtaking selections from the world’s most inspired composers. Performed with a passion that will stir your soul and bring joy to your heart.

Want to learn about the show you’re about to see? Join us for a 30-minute pre-concert talk, offered for all Masterworks performances.

New 2021-2022 Masterworks subscriptions are on sale now.Call 860-244-2999 or email tickets@hartfordsymphony.org.  Single tickets will go on sale September 7 through hartfordsymphony.org or by calling 860-987-5900.

The HSO’s returns to the Belding Theater with the safety and well-being of patrons, musicians, and staff a top priority. As has been done since March 2020, regulations set by the State of Connecticut and recommended by the CDC will be followed. Health protocols will be updated before the season begins.

Upcoming Events:

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


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

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