Giving Levels

Membership Benefits:

In appreciation of your support through your contribution to the Annual Fund, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra offers the following donor benefits (all donor benefits are cumulative):

Benefactor $100-$249
    • Listing in the HSO Program Book – Listing is based on date(s) of contribution(s) and print date. Please allow some time for listing to appear.
    • Quarterly newsletter, Quarter Notes – This is your insider look at the HSO. Get to know its people, its programs and community impact! Maybe one day you’ll even be featured!
    • Invitation to attend one (1) dress rehearsal – Your chance to get an intimate look at the final rehearsal before a regularly schedule Masterworks performance. This is your opportunity to experience the thrill of watching our Conductor and musicians in final preparation for a public performance.
Player’s Club $250-$499
  • An invitation for two (2) to attend the HSO Annual Meeting and reception – Have the chance to hear from both the Board Chairman and the Executive Director about the state of the Orchestra and reflections on the previous year. A performance and light refreshments will be included. Annual Meeting 2016-17: Wednesday, October 26th. RSVP will be required.
  • Invitations to HSO special events and gala – Bravo! is your chance to come together and support the HSO with a spectacular gala evening of dinner, dancing, and live & silent auctions at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. Save the date for Bravo! 2017 – Saturday, April 29th. Formal invitation to come. Throughout the season, there will be special donor-only opportunities to attend events and receptions. Invitations to each will be sent ahead of time.
  • Dining privileges in the Bushnell Suite on Masterworks and POPS! Evenings – Enjoy dinner at an exclusive on-premises restaurant, the Horace Bushnell Suite, with food and drinks catered by Max Catering & Events. The Suite is not open to the public, only HSO donors. Number of dining allotments varies based on giving level. Reservations are required, must be at least 2 weeks in advance, and are subject to availability. The Suite is only open on performance nights and is not open on Sundays.

Cumulative Benefits

  • Listing in the HSO Program Book – Listing is based on date(s) of contribution(s) and print date. Please allow some time for listing to appear.
  • Quarterly newsletter, Quarter Notes – This is your insider look at the HSO. Get to know its people, its programs and community impact! Maybe one day you’ll even be featured!
  • Invitation to attend one (1) dress rehearsal – Your chance to get an intimate look at the final rehearsal before a regularly schedule Masterworks performance. This is your opportunity to experience the thrill of watching our Conductor and musicians in final preparation for a public performance.
Principal’s Club $500-$999
  • Invitation for two (2) to one (1) First Rehearsal & “Nosh” – Have the exclusive opportunity to watch the HSO rehearse a Masterworks concert for the first time. Be a ‘fly on the wall’ and watch the orchestra begin work. Light refreshments will be served. Very limited availability. At least 3 opportunities throughout the season. RSVP will be required. Maestra’s Society donors will receive advanced notice of First Rehearsal date and times.

Cumulative Benefits

  • Listing in the HSO Program Book – Listing is based on date(s) of contribution(s) and print date. Please allow some time for listing to appear.
  • Quarterly newsletter, Quarter Notes – This is your insider look at the HSO. Get to know its people, its programs and community impact! Maybe one day you’ll even be featured!
  • Invitation to attend one (1) dress rehearsal – Your chance to get an intimate look at the final rehearsal before a regularly schedule Masterworks performance. This is your opportunity to experience the thrill of watching our Conductor and musicians in final preparation for a public performance.
  • An invitation for two (2) to attend the HSO Annual Meeting and reception – Have the chance to hear from both the Board Chairman and the Executive Director about the state of the Orchestra and reflections on the previous year. A performance and light refreshments will be included. Annual Meeting 2016-17: Wednesday, October 26th. RSVP will be required.
  • Invitations to HSO special events and gala – Bravo! is your chance to come together and support the HSO with a spectacular gala evening of dinner, dancing, and live & silent auctions at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. Save the date for Bravo! 2017 – Saturday, April 29th. Formal invitation to come. Throughout the season, there will be special donor-only opportunities to attend events and receptions. Invitations to each will be sent ahead of time.
  • Dining privileges in the Bushnell Suite on Masterworks and POPS! Evenings – Enjoy dinner at an exclusive on-premises restaurant, the Horace Bushnell Suite, with food and drinks catered by Max Catering & Events. The Suite is not open to the public, only HSO donors. Number of dining allotments varies based on giving level. Reservations are required, must be at least 2 weeks in advance, and are subject to availability. The Suite is only open on performance nights and is not open on Sundays.
Concertmaster’s Club $1,000-$2,499
  • Access to a private VIP ticketing phone line – Your own VIP ticket concierge for all your ticketing needs without exchange fees.
  • 10% Discount for single tickets – Excludes subscriptions; available for Masterworks, POPS! and Sunday Serenades

Cumulative Benefits

  • Listing in the HSO Program Book – Listing is based on date(s) of contribution(s) and print date. Please allow some time for listing to appear.
  • Quarterly newsletter, Quarter Notes – This is your insider look at the HSO. Get to know its people, its programs and community impact! Maybe one day you’ll even be featured!
  • Invitation to attend one (1) dress rehearsal – Your chance to get an intimate look at the final rehearsal before a regularly schedule Masterworks performance. This is your opportunity to experience the thrill of watching our Conductor and musicians in final preparation for a public performance.
  • Invitation to pre-rehearsal reception depending on giving level – 2 different opportunities throughout the season. RSVP will be required. Number of guests varies based on giving level.
  • An invitation for two (2) to attend the HSO Annual Meeting and reception – Have the chance to hear from both the Board Chairman and the Executive Director about the state of the Orchestra and reflections on the previous year. A performance and light refreshments will be included. Annual Meeting 2016-17: Wednesday, October 26th. RSVP will be required.
  • Invitations to HSO special events and gala – Bravo! is your chance to come together and support the HSO with a spectacular gala evening of dinner, dancing, and live & silent auctions at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. Save the date for Bravo! 2017 – Saturday, April 29th. Formal invitation to come. Throughout the season, there will be special donor-only opportunities to attend events and receptions. Invitations to each will be sent ahead of time.
  • Dining privileges in the Bushnell Suite on Masterworks and POPS! Evenings – Enjoy dinner at an exclusive on-premises restaurant, the Horace Bushnell Suite, with food and drinks catered by Max Catering & Events. The Suite is not open to the public, only HSO donors. Number of dining allotments varies based on giving level. Reservations are required, must be at least 2 weeks in advance, and are subject to availability. The Suite is only open on performance nights and is not open on Sundays.
  • Invitation for two (2) to one (1) First Rehearsal & “Nosh” – Have the exclusive opportunity to watch the HSO rehearse a Masterworks concert for the first time. Be a ‘fly on the wall’ and watch the orchestra begin work. Light refreshments will be served. Very limited availability. At least 3 opportunities throughout the season. RSVP will be required. Maestra’s Society donors will receive advanced notice of First Rehearsal date and times.
Maestra’s Society $2,500-$4,999
  • Ticket voucher for two (2) complimentary tickets to bring friends to an HSO concert – Share your passion for the HSO with your friends and family. Capacity limitations and restrictions apply. Vouchers must be redeemed at least a week prior to selected concert date.

Cumulative Benefits

  • Listing in the HSO Program Book – Listing is based on date(s) of contribution(s) and print date. Please allow some time for listing to appear.
  • Quarterly newsletter, Quarter Notes – This is your insider look at the HSO. Get to know its people, its programs and community impact! Maybe one day you’ll even be featured!
  • Invitation to attend one (1) dress rehearsal – Your chance to get an intimate look at the final rehearsal before a regularly schedule Masterworks performance. This is your opportunity to experience the thrill of watching our Conductor and musicians in final preparation for a public performance.
  • Invitation to pre-rehearsal reception depending on giving level – 2 different opportunities throughout the season. RSVP will be required. Number of guests varies based on giving level.
  • An invitation for two (2) to attend the HSO Annual Meeting and reception – Have the chance to hear from both the Board Chairman and the Executive Director about the state of the Orchestra and reflections on the previous year. A performance and light refreshments will be included. Annual Meeting 2016-17: Wednesday, October 26th. RSVP will be required.
  • Invitations to HSO special events and gala – Bravo! is your chance to come together and support the HSO with a spectacular gala evening of dinner, dancing, and live & silent auctions at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. Save the date for Bravo! 2017 – Saturday, April 29th. Formal invitation to come. Throughout the season, there will be special donor-only opportunities to attend events and receptions. Invitations to each will be sent ahead of time.
  • Dining privileges in the Bushnell Suite on Masterworks and POPS! Evenings – Enjoy dinner at an exclusive on-premises restaurant, the Horace Bushnell Suite, with food and drinks catered by Max Catering & Events. The Suite is not open to the public, only HSO donors. Number of dining allotments varies based on giving level. Reservations are required, must be at least 2 weeks in advance, and are subject to availability. The Suite is only open on performance nights and is not open on Sundays.
  • Invitation for two (2) to one (1) First Rehearsal & “Nosh” – Have the exclusive opportunity to watch the HSO rehearse a Masterworks concert for the first time. Be a ‘fly on the wall’ and watch the orchestra begin work. Light refreshments will be served. Very limited availability. At least 3 opportunities throughout the season. RSVP will be required. Maestra’s Society donors will receive advanced notice of First Rehearsal date and times.
  • Access to a private VIP ticketing phone line – Your own VIP ticket concierge for all your ticketing needs without exchange fees.
  • 10% Discount for single tickets – Excludes subscriptions; available for Masterworks, POPS! and Sunday Serenades
Gold Circle $5,000-$9,999
  • One (1) VIP parking pass for each Talcott Mountain Music Festival concert attended – One per concert only. Good for one car only.

Cumulative Benefits

  • Listing in the HSO Program Book – Listing is based on date(s) of contribution(s) and print date. Please allow some time for listing to appear.
  • Quarterly newsletter, Quarter Notes – This is your insider look at the HSO. Get to know its people, its programs and community impact! Maybe one day you’ll even be featured!
  • Invitation to attend one (1) dress rehearsal – Your chance to get an intimate look at the final rehearsal before a regularly schedule Masterworks performance. This is your opportunity to experience the thrill of watching our Conductor and musicians in final preparation for a public performance.
  • Invitation to pre-rehearsal reception depending on giving level – 2 different opportunities throughout the season. RSVP will be required. Number of guests varies based on giving level.
  • An invitation for two (2) to attend the HSO Annual Meeting and reception – Have the chance to hear from both the Board Chairman and the Executive Director about the state of the Orchestra and reflections on the previous year. A performance and light refreshments will be included. Annual Meeting 2016-17: Wednesday, October 26th. RSVP will be required.
  • Invitations to HSO special events and gala – Bravo! is your chance to come together and support the HSO with a spectacular gala evening of dinner, dancing, and live & silent auctions at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. Save the date for Bravo! 2017 – Saturday, April 29th. Formal invitation to come. Throughout the season, there will be special donor-only opportunities to attend events and receptions. Invitations to each will be sent ahead of time.
  • Dining privileges in the Bushnell Suite on Masterworks and POPS! Evenings – Enjoy dinner at an exclusive on-premises restaurant, the Horace Bushnell Suite, with food and drinks catered by Max Catering & Events. The Suite is not open to the public, only HSO donors. Number of dining allotments varies based on giving level. Reservations are required, must be at least 2 weeks in advance, and are subject to availability. The Suite is only open on performance nights and is not open on Sundays.
  • Invitation for two (2) to one (1) First Rehearsal & “Nosh” – Have the exclusive opportunity to watch the HSO rehearse a Masterworks concert for the first time. Be a ‘fly on the wall’ and watch the orchestra begin work. Light refreshments will be served. Very limited availability. At least 3 opportunities throughout the season. RSVP will be required. Maestra’s Society donors will receive advanced notice of First Rehearsal date and times.
  • Access to a private VIP ticketing phone line – Your own VIP ticket concierge for all your ticketing needs without exchange fees.
  • 10% Discount for single tickets – Excludes subscriptions; available for Masterworks, POPS! and Sunday Serenades
  • Ticket voucher for two (2) complimentary tickets to bring friends to an HSO concert – Share your passion for the HSO with your friends and family. Capacity limitations and restrictions apply. Vouchers must be redeemed at least a week prior to selected concert date.
President’s Circle $10,000-$24,999
  • Opportunity to sponsor a musician chair with a commitment of three years or more – Levels and amounts vary

Cumulative Benefits

  • Listing in the HSO Program Book – Listing is based on date(s) of contribution(s) and print date. Please allow some time for listing to appear.
  • Quarterly newsletter, Quarter Notes – This is your insider look at the HSO. Get to know its people, its programs and community impact! Maybe one day you’ll even be featured!
  • Invitation to attend one (1) dress rehearsal – Your chance to get an intimate look at the final rehearsal before a regularly schedule Masterworks performance. This is your opportunity to experience the thrill of watching our Conductor and musicians in final preparation for a public performance.
  • Invitation to pre-rehearsal reception depending on giving level – 2 different opportunities throughout the season. RSVP will be required. Number of guests varies based on giving level.
  • An invitation for two (2) to attend the HSO Annual Meeting and reception – Have the chance to hear from both the Board Chairman and the Executive Director about the state of the Orchestra and reflections on the previous year. A performance and light refreshments will be included. Annual Meeting 2016-17: Wednesday, October 26th. RSVP will be required.
  • Invitations to HSO special events and gala – Bravo! is your chance to come together and support the HSO with a spectacular gala evening of dinner, dancing, and live & silent auctions at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. Save the date for Bravo! 2017 – Saturday, April 29th. Formal invitation to come. Throughout the season, there will be special donor-only opportunities to attend events and receptions. Invitations to each will be sent ahead of time.
  • Dining privileges in the Bushnell Suite on Masterworks and POPS! Evenings – Enjoy dinner at an exclusive on-premises restaurant, the Horace Bushnell Suite, with food and drinks catered by Max Catering & Events. The Suite is not open to the public, only HSO donors. Number of dining allotments varies based on giving level. Reservations are required, must be at least 2 weeks in advance, and are subject to availability. The Suite is only open on performance nights and is not open on Sundays.
  • Invitation for two (2) to one (1) First Rehearsal & “Nosh” – Have the exclusive opportunity to watch the HSO rehearse a Masterworks concert for the first time. Be a ‘fly on the wall’ and watch the orchestra begin work. Light refreshments will be served. Very limited availability. At least 3 opportunities throughout the season. RSVP will be required. Maestra’s Society donors will receive advanced notice of First Rehearsal date and times.
  • Access to a private VIP ticketing phone line – Your own VIP ticket concierge for all your ticketing needs without exchange fees.
  • 10% Discount for single tickets – Excludes subscriptions; available for Masterworks, POPS! and Sunday Serenades
  • Ticket voucher for two (2) complimentary tickets to bring friends to an HSO concert – Share your passion for the HSO with your friends and family. Capacity limitations and restrictions apply. Vouchers must be redeemed at least a week prior to selected concert date.
  • One (1) VIP parking pass for each Talcott Mountain Music Festival concert attended – One per concert only. Good for one car only.
Francis Goodwin Circle $25,000+
  • Dinner for two (2) with either Maestra Kuan, the CEO, or a musician. – Based on availability.

Cumulative Benefits

  • Listing in the HSO Program Book – Listing is based on date(s) of contribution(s) and print date. Please allow some time for listing to appear.
  • Quarterly newsletter, Quarter Notes – This is your insider look at the HSO. Get to know its people, its programs and community impact! Maybe one day you’ll even be featured!
  • Invitation to attend one (1) dress rehearsal – Your chance to get an intimate look at the final rehearsal before a regularly schedule Masterworks performance. This is your opportunity to experience the thrill of watching our Conductor and musicians in final preparation for a public performance.
  • Invitation to pre-rehearsal reception depending on giving level – 2 different opportunities throughout the season. RSVP will be required. Number of guests varies based on giving level.
  • An invitation for two (2) to attend the HSO Annual Meeting and reception – Have the chance to hear from both the Board Chairman and the Executive Director about the state of the Orchestra and reflections on the previous year. A performance and light refreshments will be included. Annual Meeting 2016-17: Wednesday, October 26th. RSVP will be required.
  • Invitations to HSO special events and gala – Bravo! is your chance to come together and support the HSO with a spectacular gala evening of dinner, dancing, and live & silent auctions at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. Save the date for Bravo! 2017 – Saturday, April 29th. Formal invitation to come. Throughout the season, there will be special donor-only opportunities to attend events and receptions. Invitations to each will be sent ahead of time.
  • Dining privileges in the Bushnell Suite on Masterworks and POPS! Evenings – Enjoy dinner at an exclusive on-premises restaurant, the Horace Bushnell Suite, with food and drinks catered by Max Catering & Events. The Suite is not open to the public, only HSO donors. Number of dining allotments varies based on giving level. Reservations are required, must be at least 2 weeks in advance, and are subject to availability. The Suite is only open on performance nights and is not open on Sundays.
  • Invitation for two (2) to one (1) First Rehearsal & “Nosh” – Have the exclusive opportunity to watch the HSO rehearse a Masterworks concert for the first time. Be a ‘fly on the wall’ and watch the orchestra begin work. Light refreshments will be served. Very limited availability. At least 3 opportunities throughout the season. RSVP will be required. Maestra’s Society donors will receive advanced notice of First Rehearsal date and times.
  • Access to a private VIP ticketing phone line – Your own VIP ticket concierge for all your ticketing needs without exchange fees.
  • 10% Discount for single tickets – Excludes subscriptions; available for Masterworks, POPS! and Sunday Serenades
  • Ticket voucher for two (2) complimentary tickets to bring friends to an HSO concert – Share your passion for the HSO with your friends and family. Capacity limitations and restrictions apply. Vouchers must be redeemed at least a week prior to selected concert date.
  • One (1) VIP parking pass for each Talcott Mountain Music Festival concert attended – One per concert only. Good for one car only.
  • Opportunity to sponsor a musician chair with a commitment of three years or more – Levels and amounts vary

For questions or more information about giving to the Annual Fund, contact Annual Fund Manager Jillian Baker at (860) 760-7302 or jbaker@www.hartfordsymphony.org

HSO Donor Benefits 2018