Tuesday, February 2, 2010

HSO Receives Funding for Talcott Mountain Series; Names New Education Programs Conductor

The Hartford Symphony Orchestra has received new support from the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving to help produce the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, the HSO’s annual summer music festival at the Performing Arts Center at Simsbury Meadows.

In other news, Matthew Aubin has been appoined the orchestra'snew education programs conductor. He is the Conductor of the Hartt Symphony Band, Associate Conductor of the Hartt Contemporary Players Ensemble, and an Adjunct Professor of Conducting and Music Education at the Hartt School of the University of Hartford. Prior to his appointment at the Hartt School, Aubin was the director of instrumental music at the Norwich Free Academy.

The HSO “Symphony in the Schools” Chamber Orchestra program presents a thrilling concert structured around this year’s theme, “Music Tells a Story.” Through fascinating excerpts and captivating dialogue, this program not only encourages students to study an instrument, but aids in fostering a lifetime appreciation for great music. More than 1,500 children grades 2-12 from 14 schools around the state will experience these programs at their local school auditoriums and gymnasiums.

For more information on the “Symphony in the Schools” program or other HSO educational programs, please contact Emery Tapley, Director of Education, at etapley@hartfordsymphony.org or (860) 246-8742 x. 308.

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