Apr 2014

American Legacies: The Civil War & Civil Rights Era

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The year 2014 marks the 150th and 50th anniversaries of two of America’s most historically significant eras: the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement, respectively. This concert will feature music, old and new, which captures the spirit of these important times in American history. Complementing the music will be student performances of some powerful historical speeches honoring America’s fight for “liberty and justice for all.”

Playing With Food – Second Course!

Playing With Food – Second Course!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Playing With Food is back by popular demand to explore more of how food and music go together…like peanut butter and jelly…or maybe caviar and champagne, if that’s your taste. Hartford is foodie heaven!

May 2014

Whistler and Ives

Whistler and Ives

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Whistler and Ives is a musical counterpart to the nineteenth- and twentieth-century American art in the collection of the museum.

Edward Cumming Conducts Brahms’ Double Concerto

Edward Cumming Conducts Brahms’ Double Concerto

Thursday, May 8, 2014 - Sunday, May 11, 2014

Edward Cumming conducts music that defined his signature style. Slavonic Dances catapulted Dvorák to fame – while Symphony No. 6 showcased his experimental technique. Brahms combined violin and cello for the solo portions of his final orchestral work to create a “super” instrument of sonority and range.

Link Up, The Orchestra Rocks

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Link Up, a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, guides students and teachers in grades 3-5 through a yearlong exploration of orchestral repertoire. The Hartford Symphony will discover what makes music rock as we look at how composers and musicians play with rhythm, creating patterns of sound and silence that are expressive and exciting.

Around the World with Mozart

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Not only did Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart travel throughout Europe as a child prodigy and renowned composer, but his legacy and influence has reached far and wide across the globe. Come hear some fantastic music by Mozart himself and find out how his music has impacted other composers from around the world.

Do You Hear The People Sing?

Do You Hear The People Sing?

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Do You Hear the People Sing celebrates the music of two of the world’s most prolific writers of musical theatre, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, in an epic Broadway-style event.

Jun 2014

Bolero!

Bolero!

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - Sunday, June 8, 2014

The 70th season finale is a not-to-be missed, blockbuster celebration! Join the HSO as we perform musical selections both new and timeless, grand and intimate to highlight the versatility and power of the HSO’s musicians to unite our community through live performance.

Midsummer Mozart

Midsummer Mozart

Friday, June 27, 2014

Carolyn Kuan, conductor

Jul 2014

Celebrate America - The Annual Red, White & Blue Tradition

Celebrate America - The Annual Red, White & Blue Tradition

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fireworks after the concert*

Broadway Rocks!

Broadway Rocks!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Featuring music from Hairspray, Wicked, Lion King, Dreamgirls and More.

The Music of The Who

The Music of The Who

Friday, July 18, 2014

Brody Dolyniuk, guest vocalist

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: A Musical Tribute

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong: A Musical Tribute

Friday, July 25, 2014

Byron Stripling, trumpet and vocals; Marva Hicks, vocals; Benjamin Rous, conductor