Goal 3: Innovation
Drive innovation with $2,000,000 support fund
Today’s audiences seek unique experiences. The HSO is hard at work to meet this challenge with fascinating new concert series, extraordinary artistic partners and concert venues, diverse musical genres and intimate social interactions forging closer relationships with the HSO – all while honoring the great traditions of our past.
- “HSO: Intermix”, intimate concerts featuring contemporary and rare classical selections in energizing locations like Real Art Ways or Hog River Brewing.
- Feature films presented on a 40-foot wide screen with 80+ musicians bringing lush orchestral movie scores to life – plans are underway for some of the most beloved movies in history.
- Select Masterworks concerts infused with enchanting partnerships, while celebrating the greatest orchestral repertoire. Collaborations include dancers from Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory, imagery from the Wadsworth Atheneum and soloists from Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble.
- The HSO’s music made available for today’s audiences in the latest digital formats – building a stronger and more diverse cadre of HSO friends and family.
Your support will help bring imagination to reality, creating powerful and emotional experiences that lift and transform the spirit!
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“As an instrumental music teacher in the Hartford Public Schools, I have seen students inspired by the Hartford Symphony performances, leading them to dream of one day performing at the Bushnell. The power of live music cannot be underestimated and the Hartford Symphony offers an invaluable tool for students to aspire towards a musical future.”