Hartford Symphony Orchestra announces 20th anniversary season of the Talcott Mountain Music Festival

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Grass Passes and Table Subscriptions on Sale Now; Single Tickets on Sale April 13

Hartford Symphony Orchestra Music Director Carolyn Kuan and President & CEO David Fay are pleased to announce the programming for the 20th anniversary season of the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, scheduled for June 26 through July 24 at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows in Simsbury, Connecticut.

“With great pleasure and warm summer thoughts, Hartford Symphony Orchestra Music Director Carolyn Kuan and I invite you to join us for the 2015 Talcott Mountain Music Festival – our 20th anniversary season,” said HSO President & CEO, David Fay.  “Get ready to pack your picnic and enjoy these five fantastic concerts.”

tmmf2015 TALCOTT MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Carolyn Kuan, Music Director
June 26 – July 24, 2015
The Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows

Mambo Kings
A fiesta of Latin rhythm and contemporary jazz
Friday, June 26, 7:30pm
Rain Date: Saturday, June 27, 7:30pm
From the sultry melancholy of Astor Piazzolla and the burning Afro Cuban jazz of Tito Puente, to the rhythmic playfulness of Dave Brubeck and the pop strains of The Beatles, the Mambo Kings will take you on a worldwide Latin jazz tour.

Celebrate America
The annual red, white and blue tradition with fireworks!
Friday, July 3, 7:30pm
Rain Date: Saturday, July 4, 7:30pm
Fireworks after the concert
Led by guest conductor and Simsbury High grad Eric Dudley, this program will feature such patriotic favorites as “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Armed Forces Salute,” Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” and Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Plus, music of the Americas including spirituals, South American folk music, Dixieland, and more.

20 Seasons in Simsbury
Featuring musical highlights from 20 great years of the Talcott Mountain Music Festival
Friday, July 10, 7:30pm
Rain Date: Saturday, July 11, 7:30pm
Celebrate two decades of summer music and memories with the best of the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, conducted by HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan. Featured music will include all the fan-favorites – classical treasures, blockbuster movie soundtracks, the best of Broadway, and a few special surprises.

Classical Night Fever
Boogie down with the ultimate disco band
Friday, July 17, 7:30pm
Rain Date: Saturday, July 18, 7:30pm
Get ready to dance to the disco hits of the 1970s – complete with bell-bottoms, big hair, wild polyester suits, and some of the coolest platform shoes this side of the Milky Way. It’s a feel-good musical extravaganza you won’t soon forget!

The Music of Queen
We will rock you with all your favorite Queen hits
Friday, July 24, 7:30pm
Rain Date: Saturday, July 25, 7:30pm
Hear the distinctive sound of Queen with the added musical color of the HSO. Las Vegas star Brody Dolyniuk perfectly captures the spirit of Freddie Mercury, from “We Will Rock You” to “Somebody to Love” to “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Visit www.hartfordsymphony.org for further details.

FAMILY ACTIVITY TENT
Open to all ticket holders, the HSO Family Activity Tent is open from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.; families can enjoy free activities such as music-themed art projects led by HSO teaching artists, giveaways, and HSO’s popular Instrument Petting Zoo.

FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL
The HSO offers a tax-deductible donation program unique to the Talcott Mountain Music Festival that supports the charitable efforts of the HSO in the community and, through a $100 or $150 donation, gives special benefits at the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, including early entry onto the field, discounts at the HSO Boutique, and more. For more information, call 860-760-7326.

TICKET INFORMATION
Advance ticket offers for GRASS PASSESSM and TABLE SEATS only are available now through Friday, April 10.  Until April 10, these tickets are available by calling 860-987-5900 or by visiting The Bushnell Box Office, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

GRASS PASSES
Grass Passes may be used in any combination for any concerts in the 2015 Talcott Mountain Music Festival; attendees may bring Grass Passes straight to the gate for admission.
Adult Grass Pass: 10 adult lawn tickets are $180 (save $70 off gate prices)
Adult Half Grass Pass: 5 adult lawn tickets are $100 (save $25 off gate prices)
Child Grass Pass: 10 child (age 12 and under) lawn tickets for $50
Family Pack: 12 lawn tickets (6 adult and 6 child tickets) for $150

TABLE SEATS
Tables for eight people are located right in front of the stage.
Single Table Seats: 5-Concert Subscription for $190 (save $35 off gate prices)
Full Table: 5-Concert Table Subscription, 8 seats per table for $1,420 (save $380 off gate prices)

On Monday, April 13, 2015, advance ticket prices will increase to $200 for Adult Grass Pass.

SINGLE TICKETS go on sale Monday, April 13, 2015
Adult Lawn: $20 ($25 if purchased at the gate)
Child Lawn (12 & under): $5
Single Table Seat: $40 advance ($45 if purchased at the gate)
Full Table (8 Seats): $320 advance ($360 if purchased at the gate)

All prices include $3.50 per adult ticket and $1.00 per child ticket fee paid to the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows. All dates, programs and artists are subject to change.

PARKING PASSES
Parking passes are available for purchase from the Hartford Symphony Box Office starting March 15, 2015. The cost is $10 per car per concert. The pass can be used for Lots C and D, which are located behind the stage and can be accessed on Iron Horse Boulevard. For more information, please call HSO Ticket Services at 860-987-5900.

Sponsors of the 2015 Talcott Mountain Music Festival include Seabury, Seabury at Home, UBS, Webster Bank, Renbrook School, Viking Fuel & Oil Company, Travelers, Big Y, Robinson & Cole, The Hartford, and Stanley Black & Decker. Generous support for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra is provided by the Greater Hartford Arts Council, 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. Sponsors listed as of March 3, 2015.