Hartford Symphony Orchestra announces 2019-2020 POPS! Series

Hartford Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Steve Collins and HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan are thrilled to announce the programming for the HSO’s 2019-2020 POPS! Series, to be presented in Mortensen Hall at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT.

The 2019-2020 POPS! Series offers thrills, adventure, magic, and awe-inspiring talent! Under the outstanding leadership of HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan, audiences will be dazzled by concerts featuring celebrated movie scores, as well as the return of Connecticut’s favorite family holiday tradition. The 2019-2020 POPS! Series is sponsored by United Technologies and Prudential.

Ticket Information: Subscriptions start at just $151. Subscription renewal packages will go out in May. New subscriptions will go on sale June 17. 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.


Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert
November 2, 2019, 7:30 pm

Constantine Kitsopoulos conductor

The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before!   Relive the magic on the silver screen with the original great adventure – Raiders of the Lost Ark – with John Williams’ epic score performed live to picture by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra! Armed with his hat, whip and wits, our intrepid hero must face formidable enemies – and impossible odds – to save the day and the world.

© 1981 Lucasfilm Ltd.  All Rights Reserved.  Presentation licensed by Bantha Music c/o Walt Disney Music Company. © All rights reserved.


Holiday Cirque Spectacular
December 21, 2019, 2 pm and 7 pm

Carolyn Kuan conductor

Holiday Cirque Spectacular returns! 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!


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert
March 28, 2020, 1 pm and 7 pm

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.

HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. WIZARDING WORLD trademark and logo © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)


The Empire Strikes Back in Concert
May 16, 2020, 7:30 pm

Carolyn Kuan conductor

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 the first Star Wars movie over 40 years ago, the Star Wars saga has had a seismic impact on both cinema and culture, inspiring audiences around the world with its mythic storytelling, captivating characters, groundbreaking special effects and unforgettable musical scores composed by Williams.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox, Lucasfilm Ltd., and Warner/Chappell Music. © 2019 & TM LUCASFILM LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. © DISNEY


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