The Chamber Orchestra Series provides secondary students the opportunity to connect to professional musicians and experience a live performance of symphonic music. Each performance begins with a pre-concert talk with our conductor which is then followed by a 50-minute performance.

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra will provide teacher curriculum and student workbooks containing information about the program, lesson plans and activities one month prior to the performance.  If you are interested in bringing your students to a performance, please fill out a ticket application.

2013-2014 Chamber Orchestra Series 

Around the World with Mozart

Thursday, May 22, 2014
10:00am – 11:20am
Belding Theater, The Bushnell Center for Performing Arts
Tickets: $7.50 (free chaperone ticket for every 20 students)

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.

Ticket Application | Information for Teachers

Please note that all dates, times, and programming are subject to change.


Previous Performances Include:

October 2013
The Sounds of Latin America
Some the most exciting, rhythmic, and energetic music in the world comes from the countries of Latin America! Salsa, samba, bachata, and merengue are all traditional styles of Latin American music, but what about orchestral music from Latin America? Come explore the sounds of classical composers from Puerto Rico, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico and listen to how their music brings Latin America to life.

May 2013
Feel the Beat – Music’s Impact on Your Body
Symphony No. 5, Op. 67, C Minor, I. Allegro con brio – Beethoven
Symphony No. 40, K. 550, G Minor, IV. Allegro assai  – Mozart
Flight of the Bumblebee – Rimsky-Korsakov
“Nocturne” from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61 – Mendelssohn
“Hoe-Down” from Rodeo – A. Copland

May 2012
The Nature of Music in Our World
Commedia for (Almost) 18th Century Orchestra – William Bolcom, (b. 1938)
Rodeo: Hoe-Down – Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
El Amor Brujo: Ritual Fire Dance – Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
Last Round – Osvaldo Golijov (b. 1960)
I. Movido, urgente
II. Muertes del angel (Deaths of the Angel)
O Magnum Mysterium – Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943)

January 2012
Music of Beethoven
Die Geschopfe des Prometheus – “The Creatures of Prometheus”, Op. 43: Overture
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, op. 92