Hartford Symphony Orchestra announces new program for April Masterworks

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Mozart & Hartt runs April 7-10

 HARTFORD, CT (February 22, 2016) – In an effort to celebrate the Hartford Symphony Orchestra community, the April Masterworks concerts have been reprogrammed.  The HSO will now present Mozart & Hartt Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, April 10 in the Belding Theater at The Bushnell in Hartford. These concerts will be conducted by HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan and feature members of the Hartt School Community Division’s Connecticut Youth Symphony and HSO principal bassoonist Yeh Chi Wang. Visit www.hartfordsymphony.org for information.

The HSO has reprogrammed these concerts to celebrate the HSO community – including its dedicated musicians and talented, emerging young musicians from the Hartt School Community Division.  In addition, having recently emerged from a financial crisis, Mozart & Hartt is a financially responsible way to demonstrate the orchestra’s thanks to its musicians and the greater community, which has shown its support so vividly throughout a very difficult period for the orchestra.

The Mozart & Hartt program includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, “Prague,” as well as his Concerto for Bassoon, and Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 4, “Mozartiana.” Members of the Connecticut Youth Symphony will join the HSO for Bizet’s L’Arlésienne Suite No. 1. Join the HSO for a spring celebration of Mozart and more!

A pre-concert talk led by Maestra Kuan will take place one hour prior to curtain each day. The 2015-2016 Masterworks Series is sponsored by The Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation.

About the Connecticut Youth Symphony
Immersed in a history of excellence, the Connecticut Youth Symphony (CYS) has been providing students an opportunity to study orchestral music intensively with like-minded musicians for almost 75 years. The Hartt School Training Orchestra was founded in 1938 by Rubin Segal and held its first concert in May 1939. The premier youth orchestra of The Hartt School Community Division has undergone numerous name changes including the Hartt Youth Orchestra (1955-1964), the Greater Hartford Youth Orchestra (1965-1989), and currently the Connecticut Youth Symphony. Throughout these name changes, the Connecticut Youth Symphony has retained its mission of providing students with high-quality orchestral performance opportunities.

CYS provides advanced, motivated musicians the opportunity to perform major symphonic masterworks, concerti, and contemporary works with students of similar ages and abilities. This ensemble has collaborated with professional guest artists and other area ensembles, including the Hartford Symphony. Each year CYS performs two major concerts, and hosts a concerto competition for Hartt School Community Division high school musicians. The ensemble is currently under the direction of Daniel D’Addio.