Hartford Symphony’s Carolyn Kuan to remain with orchestra through 2024

Posted on: May 6, 2021

“Carolyn Kuan, who has served as music director for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra since 2011, will continue to lead for another three years … through the end of the 2023-24 symphony season,” writes Christopher Arnott in Tuesday’s (5/4) Hartford Courant (CT). “The 2020-21 season … didn’t happen as planned due to the coronavirus pandemic…. In some ways, audiences have gotten to know her better this way than in other seasons. Unable to perform live at The Bushnell, the HSO created a new series of online programming, much of it on a dedicated ‘HSO to Go’ page on the symphony’s website…. One of the regular series involved Kuan hosting talks about the works she’d planned to be conducting during the 2020-21 season…. The final ‘Masterworks in Depth’ discussion was held in April. The symphony … has been creating fresh ‘HSO at Home’ short solo performances and more elaborate filmed ‘Sunday Serenade’ concerts virtually this season…. Last month the symphony announced that it would be resuming its series of outdoor ‘Summer Splash’ concerts in Hartford parks and at the Hill-Stead Museum … in May and June. Hopes are high for a return to The Bushnell this fall for a regular concert season.”