Hartford Symphony Orchestra: 2013 Talcott Mountain Music Festival to Open With 'Mozart in the Moonlight'

This year's festival at the Performing Arts Center in Simsbury is scheduled for June 28—July 26.

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Hartford Symphony Orchestra Music Director Carolyn Kuan and President & CEO Carrie Hammond are pleased to announce the programming for the 2013 Talcott Mountain Music Festival, scheduled for June 28 through July 26 at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows in Simsbury, Connecticut.

The summer line-up will open on June 28 with “Mozart in the Moonlight,” the HSO's classical program of the summer season featuring guest conductor and Music Director of the Boston Classical Orchestra, Steven Lipsitt. On July 3, the HSO, led by Music Director Carolyn Kuan, will perform Connecticut's annual red, white and blue tradition – “Celebrate America,” with fireworks after the concert. The festival continues on July 12 with “Sinatra under the Stars,” a tribute to the greatest hits of Frank Sinatra, featuring the HSO and Rob Zappulla and his big band. On July 19, the Symphony will perform John Williams’ biggest movie music hits, including music from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, and more. The festival closes July 26 with a tribute to The Rolling Stones, celebrating the band's 50th year of hits including “Satisfaction,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Ruby Tuesday,” and more.

HSO President & CEO (and Farmington, CT resident) Carrie Hammond says, “From Mozart, movie music and Fourth of July marches…to Sinatra and The Rolling Stones…this season has something that everyone will enjoy!”
The Sounds of Summer

Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Carolyn Kuan, Music Director
June 28 – July 26, 2013
The Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows

Friday, June 28, 2013, 7:30pm
Rain Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 7:30pm
Fireworks after the concert
Steven Lipsitt conductor
CELEBRATE AMERICA - The Annual Red, White & Blue Tradition
Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 7:30pm
Rain Date: Friday, July 5, 7:30pm
Fireworks after the concert
Carolyn Kuan conductor


Friday, July 12, 2013, 7:30pm
Rain Date: Saturday, July 13, 7:30pm
Featuring guest vocalist/trumpeter Rob Zappulla and his Big Band
Friday, July 19, 2013, 7:30pm
Rain Date: Saturday, July 20, 7:30pm
James Orent conductor

THE ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE – 50 Years of Satisfaction

Friday, July 26, 2013, 7:30pm
Rain Date: Saturday, July 27, 7:30pm
Windborne Music featuring Brent Havens guest artists

Additional conductors and guests artists will be announced.  Visit www.hartfordsymphony.org for further details.

Advance ticket offers for GRASS PASSES and TABLE SEATS are available now through Friday, April 12, 2013.  Until April 12, 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 may be used in any combination for any concerts in the 2013 Talcott Mountain Music Festival; attendees may bring Grass Passes straight to the gate for admission.
Adult Grass Pass
10 adult lawn tickets for just $180 (save $70 off gate prices)
5 adult lawn tickets for just $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

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 15, 2013, advance ticket prices will increase to:
$200 for Adult Grass Pass 10 Pack
$150 for Family Pack

SINGLE TICKETS go on sale Monday, April 15, 2013

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 $2 per adult ticket and 50¢ per child ticket fee paid to the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows.  All concerts performed at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows. All dates, programs and artists are subject to change.

Marking its 69th Season in 2012–2013, The Hartford Symphony Orchestra is Connecticut’s premier musical organization. The Hartford Symphony is the second largest orchestra in New England and is 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 presents more than 100 concerts annually, including the Masterworks Series, POPS! Series, Talcott Mountain Music Festival, Sunday Serenades, Jazz & Strings, Lincoln Financial Discovery Concerts, Symphony in the Schools, Musical Dialogues, Musical Connections, and more. Each season, the HSO plays to audiences numbering approximately 130,000. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s extensive array of Education and Community Activities serves more than 63,000 individuals in Hartford and surrounding communities annually.

The 2013 Talcott Mountain Music Festival is presented by Hartford Hospital. Sponsors for the 2013 Talcott Mountain Music Festival (as of February 1, 2013) are: Falcetti Music, UBS, Classic Hotels of Connecticut, Chubb, Simscroft-Echo Farms, 2FlyWines, The Aegis Group, Big Y, Bank of America, Federman, Lally & Remis LLC, J.P. Morgan Chase, Metro Bis, and Robert Hensley & Associates, LLC.  The Hartford Symphony Orchestra receives generous support from the Greater Hartford Arts Council, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts. The Hartford Symphony Orchestra 2012-2013 Season is sponsored by Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center.


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