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The HSO performs this free concert in the community bandshell at Hartford’s Bushnell Park  

Hartford, CT (June 4, 2024) – The Hartford Symphony Orchestra celebrates the power of community and music with Symphony in the Park a free concert in Bushnell Park on Saturday, June 15, at 2 p.m. Under the direction of Carolyn Kuan, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra is joined by the 2023-2024 Joyce C. Willis Artist in Residence underwritten by the Roberts Foundation, Melissa White, violin as well as Vocalist Ru Love and FriendZWorldMusic, the 2022 winners of Hartford’s Got Talent.

Symphony in the Park brings together more than 55 HSO musicians performing a variety of music, including well-known favorites from the silver screen and Broadway stage, light classics, Americana, and celebratory selections from Latino and Black composers.

“We are thrilled to offer this free concert in Bushnell Park for the community to come together and build pride in Downtown Hartford. This concert is a vibrant celebration and is a powerful reminder of the magic of music to unite us all. Don’t miss this unique musical experience,” said Steve Collins, President & CEO of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

In case of inclement weather, this concert will be held at the same time and date in Belding Theater at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. The event will remain un-ticketed and free to the public.

HSO’s Symphony in the Park is presented by The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, with generous support from The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Trinity College, and Travelers.

Calendar Listing
Hartford Symphony Orchestra Symphony in the Park
Saturday, June 15, 2024, 2 p.m.

Bandshell at Bushnell Park, Hartford, CT
In case of rain, concert will take place at The Bushnell
Free, no ticket required
860-987-5900 or

Carolyn Kuan, conductor

Melissa White, violin

2023-2024 Joyce C. Willis Artist in Residence underwritten by the Roberts Foundation

Ru Love, vocalist

FriendZWorldMusic, West African Drums and Dance


About the Hartford Symphony Orchestra

The mission of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra is to enrich lives and community through great music. The HSO is Connecticut’s premier musical organization 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, 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.