Hartford Symphony’s second onstage U.S. naturalization ceremony set for Oct 6

Posted on: September 27, 2018

On October 6, ten Connecticut residents will take the oath to become U.S. citizens prior to the Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s concert in the Belding Theater. The event is open to all concert ticketholders. U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Connecticut Robert A. Richardson will preside, and Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin will serve as keynote speaker. The evening will include Hartford Symphony Concertmaster Leonid Sigal leading the Pledge of Allegiance and a performance by Alturas Duo, with musicians Scott Hill and Carlos Boltes on guitar and the Chilean charango. Hill is a naturalization candidate at the evening’s ceremony. This is the second annual naturalization event at the Hartford Symphony. Last year, HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan gained her citizenship—along with other Connecticut residents from around the world—just prior to a HSO concert. “I can’t think of a better way to not only welcome ten new citizens to the U.S., but to also make a statement about the unique power of the arts to bring people together,” said HSO Executive Director Steve Collins. “It unites us all around a shared belief in the fundamental right to life, liberty and happiness, and celebrates the joy of humanity.”

Posted September 27, 2018