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Part of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s virtual on-demand HSO Spotlight Series


Hartford (March 16, 2021) – Welcome, spring!  The Hartford Symphony Orchestra Spotlight Series is a brand-new way to experience the HSO – and this month, we put the spotlight on the music of brass and woodwind instruments! Spotlight: Wind Power – Music for Brass & Woodwinds, was filmed at the Theater of the Performing Arts at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and will be available on-demand March 19-April 11. Tickets are on sale now. Tickets and information are available at


The HSO Spotlight Series is a brand-new way to experience the HSO! Each month, the HSO will premiere a 60-minute performance by HSO ensembles and guests recorded at exciting venues in and around Hartford, and available on-demand for a limited time.


Spotlight: Wind Power – Music for Brass & Woodwinds will feature Eric Ewazen’s A Western Fanfare; Lauren Bernofsky’s Passacaglia; Reena Esmail’s Tuttaranna; George Walker’s Music for Brass, Sacred and Profane, “Choral: Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier”; Samuel Scheidt’s Canzona Bergamasca; Valerie Coleman’s Umoja; Carl Nielsen’s Wind Quintet, Op. 43, Mvt. I “Allegro ben moderato”; Amy Beach’s Pastorale for Wind Quintet; and Traditional (arr. Eddie Sundra) Amazing Grace.


The performance features gifted HSO musicians Eddie Sundra, HSO Assistant Principal Clarinet; Pinghua Felix Ren, HSO Assistant Principal Bassoon; Scott McIntosh, HSO Principal Trumpet; John Charles Thomas, HSO Assistant Principal Trumpet; Barbara Hill, HSO Principal Horn; Brian L. Diehl, HSO Principal Trombone; and guest musicians Dominique Kim, Flute; Cheryl Bishkoff, Oboe; Adam Crowe, Tuba.


Presenting sponsors are the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation, Shelbourne, the Gawlicki Family Fund, and Travelers. Producing sponsors are the Theater of the Performing Arts at the Greater Hartford of the Academy of the Arts and Miceli Productions.


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.