Community Programs

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra COMMUNITY programs a high quality music learning experiences to students, develop relationships with the community, and increase support for music education at the school level. The broad spectrum of musical activities engages, educates, enlivens, and enriches our community with the profound and transforming experience of live music.

Musical Dialogues is a unique series of free concerts which not only presents music performed by Hartford Symphony Orchestra musicians, but also provides audience members an opportunity to engage in dialogue with the musicians, bringing communities together around the beauty and joy of live music. Hosted at various venues across the state of Connecticut, from lunchtime concerts in a local park to holiday favorites at a public library, the Musical Dialogues series connects themes, composers, and repertoire from the HSO’s Masterworks series and provides concertgoers with a more intimate opportunity to engage with the music and musicians.

Our Musicians Care Project brings live music to people of all ages whose healthcare needs prevent them from attending traditional concerts. We’ve performed at the healthcare and senior living facilities, including Duncaster, Seabury, The McAuley, and St. Francis Hospital.

To book a chamber concert for your organization, please contact Jennifer Phipps, Assistant Manager of Learning & Social Impact at 860.760.7310.

These immersive presentations for families bring music into the community’s backyard. Enjoy performances by our HSO chamber music ensembles, and make some noise at our Instrument Discovery Lab.