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4/3/2019 12:00:00 AM  Amanda Savio, HSO Marketing & Public Relations Manager 

For Immediate Release 
Media Contact: Amanda Savio, Marketing & Public Relations Manager 
Office: 860-760-7317? Email: 


Grass Passes and Table Subscriptions on Sale Now; Single Tickets on Sale May 6
HARTFORD, CT (April 1, 2019) – The Hartford Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce the programming for the 2019 Talcott Mountain Music Festival, scheduled June 28 through July 26 at Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center in Simsbury, CT. 
“As we look forward to the upcoming summer months, Hartford Symphony Orchestra Music Director Carolyn Kuan, Assistant Conductor Adam Boyles, and I invite you to join us for the 2019 Talcott Mountain Music Festival,” said HSO Executive Director Steve Collins. “Get ready to pack your picnic and enjoy these five fantastic nights at the Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center!” 
Hartford Symphony Orchestra 
Carolyn Kuan, Music Director 
Adam Boyles, Assistant Conductor 

June 28 – July 26, 2019
Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center 
Dancing in the Street: The Music of Motown
Friday, June 28, 2019, 7:30 pm
Rain or Shine!  

Experience the magic of Motown! This program features smash hits made famous by artists like Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Diana Ross, The Temptations, and the one and only Stevie Wonder. Get ready to dance to hits including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “My Girl,” and many more! Conducted by Adam Boyles. Concert sponsor: Citizens Bank  
Celebrate America!
Friday, July 5, 2019, 7:30 pm
Rain date: July 6, 2019  

Summer officially begins with Connecticut’s favorite Independence Day celebration! Conducted by HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan, and featuring the Asylum Hill Congregational Church Choir, this program will include all of your patriotic favorites, tunes from popular American movies, and fireworks following the concert! 
Come Fly with Me: Celebrating the Music of Frank Sinatra
Friday, July 12, 2019, 7:30 pm
Rain or Shine! 

Come Fly With Me, featuring renowned vocalist Rob Zappulla, is the ultimate show celebrating the music of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself!  With music from every decade of classic Sinatra - from his days with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra to the Las Vegas showrooms – this concert is a pure swinging musical experience in tribute to one of the greatest artists of all time. Conducted by Adam Boyles.
Swan Lake & Sleeping Beauty
Friday, July 19, 2019, 7:30 pm
Rain or Shine! 

It’s Tchaikovsky at twilight! Enjoy a beautiful evening in the Meadows, as the HSO performs selections from one of the most beloved orchestral master composers. Experience some of Tchaikovsky’s greatest works including musical excerpts from his enchanting ballets Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty, the thrilling Violin Concerto in D Major, and excerpts from his joyful Symphony No. 5. Conducted by Carolyn Kuan.
The Music of Elton John
Friday, July 26, 2019, 7:30 pm

Rain Date: July 27, 2019  
With over 300 million records sold, Sir Elton John is at the very top of the rock?’n roll pantheon. His virtuosic piano work, combined with brilliant?songwriting, and a voice that never fails, has kept him front and center for almost 5 decades. The HSO is joined by vocalists and a rock band to present an evening of hits that takes us from “Your Song” to “The Circle of Life” and beyond! Conducted by Adam Boyles.
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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 art projects led by HSO teaching artists, giveaways, and HSO’s popular Instrument Discovery Lab. 
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 donation, gives special benefits at the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, including early entry onto the field and entry into a weekly raffle. For more information, call 860-760-7302.

Advance ticket offers with priority pricing for GRASS PASSESSM and TABLE SUBSCRIPTIONS only are available now through Friday, May 3. Through May 3, these priority pricing tickets are available by calling 860-987-5900 or by visiting The Bushnell Box Office, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Single tickets go on sale Monday, May 6 and are available by calling or visiting the Box Office, or by visiting
Grass Passes may be used in any combination for any concerts in the 2019 Talcott Mountain Music Festival; attendees may bring Grass Passes straight to the gate for admission.
Adult Grass Pass: 10 adult lawn tickets are $250 (save $50 off gate prices)
*Priority Adult Grass Pass price: $230 if purchased by Friday, May 3*
Adult Half Grass Pass: 5 adult lawn tickets are $125 (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 $180 (save $50 off gate prices)
*Priority Family Pack price: $165 if purchased by Friday, May 3*
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, May 6, 2019, advance ticket prices will increase to $250 for Adult Grass Pass and $180 for Family Pack.
Adult Lawn: $25 ($30 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 Simsbury Meadows Performing Arts Center. All dates, programs and artists are subject to change. Gate prices go into effect at 5 pm on concert days.
The HSO asks that you please car pool whenever possible. A limited number of parking passes for lots on site are available for purchase for each concert for $10 per vehicle (including handicapped-accessible parking). Parking passes must be purchased in advance by phone or in person at the box office; these are not available the night of the concert. Limited free parking is available off Iron Horse Blvd. and throughout Simsbury. Convenient and free shuttle service is also available from Henry James Memorial Middle School, beginning at 5:30pm each evening.
Sponsors of the 2019 Talcott Mountain Music Festival: Festival Presenting Benefactor is the Richard P. Garmany Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Dancing in the Street: The Music of Motown concert sponsor is Citizens Bank, and the following: Barnes Group, Inc., Federman, Lally & Remis, Fitzgerald’s Foods, McLean, Simsbury Bank, Stanley Black & Decker, TD Bank, UBS, Cly-Del, Travelers, Viking Fuel Oil Company and Webster Bank. Generous support for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra is provided by the Greater Hartford Arts Council, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Robinson & Cole, Motley Rice, Hartford Healthcare and the Connecticut Office of Tourism. Sponsors listed as of April 1.