Hartford Symphony Orchestra Tickets
In addition to live music, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents a wide range of education and community programs and enlightens the lives of sixty four thousand people from Hartford and surrounding communities every year. The symphony believes in delivering high quality orchestral music and aims to improve the understanding of music through its outreach programs. The HSO has developed strong community relationships by offering musical activities that transforms the learning experience of live music. It provides this bright experience by using interactive and explorative musical techniques. Nearly two thousand donors and more than four thousand subscribers support the symphony in carrying out its education and community outreach programs.
Angelo Coniglione, Jacques Gordon, Leon Barzin, Moshe Paranov, and George Heck have served as the music directors during the initial years of the orchestra. In 1953, Fritz Mahler was appointed as a new music director who arranged Young People’s Concerts for audiences. During the direction of Arthur Winograd in 1964, the orchestra started performing at Carnegie Hall and other New York locations while garnering critical acclaim from audiences. With the passage of time, the HSO kept on improving its performance. It came to be recognized for its artistic innovations at national level under the directorship of Michael Lankester from 1985 to 2000.
From 2001 to 2011, the HSO attained new heights of artistic excellence and futuristic programming under the direction of Edward Cumming. In June 2004, the symphony received the Governor’s Arts Award based on its great artistic talent and fruitful contribution to arts in the state of Connecticut. In the fall of January 2011, Carolyn Kuan assumed the position of the tenth music director who is the first youngest female to have assumed this role in the sixty eight year history of HSO. She has specifically worked really hard with the the Kang Hua Singers of Greater Hartford and the Farmington High School Chamber Singers to master the complex Mandarin tunes of the Yellow River Cantata written by Xian Xinghai. With constant practice at their end, the soloists sang the piece flawlessly and received critical acclaim from audiences.
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra has joined the Goodspeed musical in celebrating its golden anniversary in one-of-a-kind concert event. The HSO president and chairman, Hammond feels very proud to collaborate with a company that is a major force behind the development of American musical theater. Besides that, the HSO pianist, bassist and timpanist are also performing at the 2012-13 jazz guitar concert named Fusion! A Tribute to Wes Montgomery. The members from the HSO string section and guitar students from the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts are also a part of the show. The HSO team enjoys a great privilege of playing with Mike Stern who is one of the premiere jazz guitarists in the music scene today.
Hartford Symphony Orchestra holds many events like Lady in Satin: A Tribute to Billie Holiday, Life: A Journey through Time, Love is in the Air, The Genius of Mozart and Take me Out to the Ball Game that have been received warmly by the audience. These theatrical productions are worth watching, so reserve your Hartford Symphony Orchestra tickets as soon as you can.