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2014 Talcott Mountain Music Festival Begins June 27 in Simsbury

Single adult lawn tickets are $20 or $25 if bought at the gate.

Fireworks burst over the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows during the Talcott Mountain Music Festival. (Photographer: Steven Laschever)
Fireworks burst over the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows during the Talcott Mountain Music Festival. (Photographer: Steven Laschever)
The following is a news release from the Hartford Symphony Orchestra:

Hartford Symphony Orchestra Music director Carolyn Kuan and President & CEO Carrie Hammond are pleased to announce the programming for the 2014 Talcott Mountain Music Festival, scheduled for June 27 through July 25 at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows in Simsbury, CT.

Carrie Hammond, a Farmington resident, said “Get ready to pack your picnic and enjoy a delectable musical menu of Midsummer Mozart, Fourth of July favorites, Broadway blockbusters, and tributes to Queen and jazz royals Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. There’s something that every one of your family and friends will enjoy.”

2014 TALCOTT MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL

Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Carolyn Kuan, Music Director
June 27 – July 25, 2014
The Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows

MIDSUMMER MOZART
Friday, June 27, 2014, 7:30pm
Rain Date: Saturday, June 28, 7:30pm
Carolyn Kuan, conductor

CELEBRATE AMERICA – The Annual Red, White & Blue Tradition
Thursday, July 3, 2014, 7:30pm
Rain Date: Friday, July 4, 7:30pm
Fireworks after the concert*
Eric Dudley, conductor

BROADWAY ROCKS!
Friday, July 11, 2014, 7:30pm
Rain Date: Saturday, July 12, 7:30pm
Featuring music from Hairspray, Wicked, Lion King, Dreamgirls and More.
Christiane Noll, Capathia Jenkins, and Rob Evan, guest vocalists
Randall Craig Fleischer, conductor

THE MUSIC OF THE WHO
Friday, July 18, 2014, 7:30pm
Rain Date: Saturday, July 19, 7:30pm
Brody Dolyniuk, guest vocalist

ELLA FITZGERALD & LOUIS ARMSTRONG: A Musical Tribute
Friday, July 25, 2014, 7:30pm
Rain Date: Saturday, July 26, 7:30pm
Byron Stripling, trumpet and vocals
Marva Hicks, vocals
Benjamin Rous, conductor

FAMILY ACTIVITY TENT
Open to all ticket holders, the HSO Family Activity Tent is open from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.; families can enjoy free activities such as music-themed games and crafts, the “Instrument Zoo,” and youth performances.

FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL
The HSO offers a tax-deductible donation program unique to the Talcott Mountain Music Festival that supports the charitable efforts of the HSO in the community and, through a $100 or $150 donation, gives special benefits at the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, including early entry onto the field, discounts at the HSO Boutique, and more. For more information, contact Ryan Koprek atrkoprek@hartfordsymphony.org.

TICKET INFORMATION

Advance ticket offers for GRASS PASSES and TABLE SEATS only are available now through Friday, April 11, 2014.  Until April 11, these tickets are available by calling 860-244-2999 or by visiting the Hartford Symphony Ticket Office at 100 Pearl Street, 2nd Floor, East Tower in Hartford, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

GRASS PASSES
Grass Passes may be used in any combination for any concerts in the 2014 Talcott Mountain Music Festival; attendees may bring Grass Passes straight to the gate for admission.
Adult Grass Pass: 10 adult lawn tickets are $180 (save $70 off gate prices)
Adult Half Grass Pass: 5 adult lawn tickets are $100 (save $25 off gate prices)
Child Grass Pass: 10 child (age 12 and under) lawn tickets for $50
Family Pack: 12 lawn tickets (6 adult and 6 child tickets) for $140

TABLE SEATS
Tables for eight people are located right in front of the stage.
Single Table Seats: 5-Concert Subscription for $190 (save $35 off gate prices)
Full Table: 5-Concert Table Subscription, 8 seats per table for $1,420 (save $380 off gate prices)

On Monday, April 14, 2014, advance ticket prices will increase to $200 for Adult Grass Pass 10 Pack and $150 for Family Pack.

SINGLE TICKETS
Adult Lawn: $20 ($25 if purchased at the gate)
Child Lawn (12 & under): $5
Single Table Seat: $40 advance ($45 if purchased at the gate)
Full Table (8 Seats): $320 advance ($360 if purchased at the gate)

All prices include $3.50 per adult ticket and $1.00 per child ticket fee paid to the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows. All dates, programs and artists are subject to change.

PARKING PASSES
Parking passes are available for purchase from the Hartford Symphony Box Office. The cost is $10 per car per concert. The pass can be used for Lots C and D, which are located behind the stage and can be accessed on Iron Horse Boulevard. For more information, please call HSO Ticket Services at (860)244-2999.



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