Hartford Symphony Orchestra community programs engage and connect with the community through performance and teaching activities and increase visibility of the HSO among communities throughout Greater Hartford.
Performances for the Community
Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s small ensembles can perform for your organization, community, or senior group. HSO string quartets, woodwind ensembles, and jazz ensembles will present a 45-50 minute interactive performance. For more information and to book an ensemble, please Click Here to view our application and requirements.
Musical Dialogues and Neighborhood Concerts bring live, instrumental music to new segments of the Greater Hartford community and beyond through free performances featuring an array of diverse musicians and conversations with the artists. Musical Dialogues is supported by Travelers
Musical Connections is a fresh approach to addressing the needs of people coping with challenging social and emotional circumstances by providing musical performances, workshops, and residencies at senior care/retirement facilities, hospitals, homeless shelters and correctional facilities.
Interactive Programs for the Community
The Hartford Symphony’s Instrument Zoo is available for Community events. These presentations are great for scout and youth groups, after school programs, and community events. The HSO has participated in the Bloomfield Drum Festival, First Night Hartford, Hartford Jazz Festival and Celebrate! West Hartford.
Music for Lifelong Achievement
If you have string, brass, or woodwind instruments, we can help to find them a good home!
Do you have an orchestral instrument tucked away in your attic or closet? The Hartford Symphony is a local chapter of the Music for Lifelong Achievement, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing new and refurbished musical instruments to under-served children in school and community based programs. All instrument donations are acknowledged with a letter that may be used for tax purposes. Donors must provide their own appraisals. Instrument donations are accepted year-round at the HSO office or at a designated Masterworks concert.
Please contact the HSO Education Department via email to make arrangements to donate your instrument.
Please email Sarah Hopkins, Manager of Community Engagement and Education, for more information on all of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra Community Programs.