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Join the Hartford Symphony Orchestra October 9-11 for the first program in our new monthly series, Masterworks In-Depth with Carolyn Kuan – a deep dive into the classical works originally programmed for the season-opening concert of the 2020-2021 HSO Masterworks season.


HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan will be joined by special guests for this online conversation, which will focus on Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, Bernstein’s On the Waterfront, and Bernstein’s West Side Story Symphonic Dances.


Guests include composer Laura Karpman, whose All American was on the program for the October Masterworks program, and actress Nilaja Sun, who was to narrate Lincoln Portrait for those performances.


Visit to view the conversation any time October 9, 10, or 11.  Subsequent programs will be monthly on the days and times originally scheduled Masterworks concerts. Check for information.


About the Hartford Symphony Orchestra


The mission of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra is to enrich lives and community through great music. Marking its 77th season in 2020-2021, 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.