HARTFORD — The Hartford Symphony Orchestra presents “Spotlight: Music for Strings & Organ” from Dec. 11, to Jan. 10, 2021, as part of the new, virtual on-demand HSO Spotlight Series according to an email from the Orchestra. Tickets and information are available at www.hartfordsymphony.org.
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: Music for Strings & Organ was filmed at Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford. The program features Arcangelo Corelli’s “Twelve Concerti Grossi,” Op. 6, No. 8 “Christmas Concerto,” Osvaldo Golijov’s “Tenebrae for String Quartet,” and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Octet,” Op. 20, Mvt. I “Allegro moderato ma con fuoco” — performed by an ensemble of 10 gifted HSO musicians.
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.