Hartford Symphony Orchestra announces 2017-2018 POPS! Series

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Hartford Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Steve Collins and HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan are pleased to announce the programming for the HSO’s 2017-2018 POPS! Series that will be presented in Mortensen Hall at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT.

“Attending a concert performed by the exceptional musicians of the HSO is a unique experience each and every time – one that invigorates, enchants, inspires,” Collins said. “Next season, we will bring music to life through concerts celebrating the magic of the holidays, the music of a legendary rock band, a spectacular Irish fiddler, and love on the Great White Way.”

Ticket Information: Current POPS! subscribers will receive their renewal information in April. New subscriptions will be available June 12. Flex Cards and single tickets will go on sale in August. For information on subscriptions, please call 860-987-5900 or visit www.hartfordsymphony.org.

All artists, dates, and locations are subject to change.

HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2017-2018 POPS! SERIES

HOLIDAY CIRQUE SPECTACULAR
Saturday, December 16, 2017, 2pm & 7pm
Carolyn Kuan conductor

There is no better way to celebrate the season than with the magical music of the holidays performed by the HSO, set to astonishing acrobatic feats by members of the renowned Cirque de la Symphonie!  Watch these amazing aerialists, contortionists, and gymnasts tumble, soar and dance on and above the stage all while the HSO plays your festive favorites. You will gasp with delight when Hartford’s favorite family concert tradition returns!

NEVER BREAK THE CHAIN – THE MUSIC OF FLEETWOOD MAC
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 7:30pm
Adam Boyles conductor

We are celebrating one of the best-selling bands of all time with Never Break the Chain – The Music of Fleetwood Mac! With over 100 million albums sold and a dozen top 10 singles, Fleetwood Mac began as a British blues band and became one of the most successful pop/rock groups in rock history with hits like Rhiannon, Landslide, Go Your Own Way, and The Chain. Hear the band’s chart-topping hits performed by three fantastic vocalists and your HSO!

THE CELTIC SPIRIT FEATURING EILEEN IVERS
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:30pm
Carolyn Kuan conductor

Through music, song and dance, fiddle virtuoso Eileen Ivers and the HSO celebrate the journey of the Irish immigrant. This evening will showcase how Celtic sounds have integrated with various roots-music styles along the way, to become a fundamental part of today’s American soundscape. Ivers brings amazing energy to the stage with her phenomenal fiddling, paying homage to the great Irish traditions with her creative edge, contemporary style and passion! 

LOVE ON BROADWAY
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7:30pm
Adam Boyles conductor

Broadway stars. Triple threats. Real married couples. Come celebrate as these pairs – performing live with the HSO – sing and talk about the ups, downs and all arounds of love, life and marriage on the Great White Way, with songs from West Side Story, Once, Phantom of the Opera, Motown and more. Real songs, real stories, real love: this is LOVE ON BROADWAY. 

HSO programs are funded part by the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.