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First of five concerts to be held at Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center
on July 30 

Revive your spirit with live music performed by HSO musicians! The Hartford Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce the HSO Summer Splash! Series, a series of hour-long chamber ensemble concerts to be performed in and around Hartford during July and August.


The first concert in the series will take place on July 30 at 6:30 pm at Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, 22 Iron Horse Boulevard, Simsbury. This performance will feature the fabulous HSO Brass Quintet.  Bring a picnic and your blanket or chairs, and enjoy a summer night with the HSO! Gate opens at 5 pm. Rain date is August 4. Ticket registration is open now.

Additional concerts will take place on the following dates, with tickets available at 10 am on July 28:

*August 12 at 12 pm at Wadsworth Atheneum lawn, 600 Main Street, Hartford (Rain date August 14)

*August 12 at 6:30 pm at Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington (Rain date August 13; gate opens at 6)

*August 20 at 6:30 pm at Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Road, Farmington (Rain date TBD; gate opens at 6)

*August 25, 6:30 pm at Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center, 22 Iron Horse Boulevard, Simsbury (Rain date August 26; gate opens at 5)


These concerts are free and open to the public, but you must register for tickets in advance of the event. No walk-up will be permitted. Visit to register and for additional information.

By reserving a ticket, you acknowledge you have read the HSO COVID WAIVER and that you assume the risks of and waive liability to Coronavirus/COVID-19. 


Important Information

Attendees are required to wear masks unless they are in a designated seating area with household members. Seating areas are marked and are a minimum of 6 feet apart at all performances. CT Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) social distancing measures are required for these events. Restrooms will be available at Simsbury Meadows and Hill-Stead Museum performances. Free parking on site at Simsbury Meadows and Hill-Stead Museum; street parking for Wadsworth Atheneum. Capacity for the Simsbury Meadows events is 300 people. Capacity for the Hill-Stead Museum and Wadsworth Atheneum events is 100 people.


About the Hartford Symphony Orchestra


The mission of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra is to enrich lives and community through great music. Now in its 76th season in 2019-2020, the HSO is Connecticut’s premier musical organization, the second largest orchestra in New England, and widely recognized as one of America’s leading regional orchestras. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra named Carolyn Kuan as its tenth music director in January 2011; she is the first woman and youngest person to hold this title. The HSO captivates and inspires audiences of all ages by presenting more than 100 concerts annually, including the Masterworks Series, POPS! Series, Sunday Serenades, Discovery Concerts, Symphony in Schools, Musical Dialogues, the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, and more.  The HSO aims to deliver uniquely powerful and emotional experiences that lift and transform the spirit, and to give back and help create vibrant communities in the Greater Hartford area.