April 13 & 14

Harlem Renaissance

Featuring Grammy Nominee Christian Sands, this high-energy program celebrates the orchestral music written by Black composers and performers at the heart of the Harlem Renaissance.

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May 2 • Woolsey Hall

Alasdair’s Finale Concert

In his grand finale concert as music director, Alasdair Neale pairs two pieces emblematic of his tenure with the NHSO: Quinn Mason’s brand-new piano concerto and a cherished classic by British composer Edward Elgar.

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Melodies & Mimosas Gala Brunch

Sunday, May 19 at The Woodwinds, Branford

Come celebrate the Symphony along with outstanding leaders and organizations who are uplifting our New Haven Community. Together,  we will share an afternoon of live music, delicious food and drinks, and heartfelt appreciation for our partners and friends.

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Harmony Fellowships

Harmony Fellowships provide opportunities across the musical, administrative, and board levels for traditionally underrepresented groups in the classical music industry.

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Play in the Sound Garden!

Play interactive online games that help young students explore musical concepts. Within the garden, you’ll find soundscapes and an interactive world. Tapping toadstools and brass mazes await…

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Explore our Education Programs

We are proud to work with learners of all ages through a variety of carefully crafted programs and concerts, designed for and with our community.

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NHSO’s Week-Long Festival Celebrates Black Voices of the Harlem Renaissance April 6-14
Tuesday • March 19, 2024
New Haven celebrates the vibrancy and social impact of the Harlem and New Haven Renaissances. Learn more about these cultural movements, their historical impact, and the Black artists that led the way through a series of free events around New Haven, all culminating with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra's Harlem Renaissance: Orchestral Voices concerts on April 13 & 14. READ MORE
NHSO To Welcome Over 2,500 Students for Young People’s Concerts March 24 & 26
Wednesday • March 6, 2024
With musical selections including as Montgomery’s Starburst and Bernstein’s “Mambo” from West Side Story, this program touches on a wide range of diverse American music. The concert will also feature videos and images projected above the orchestra as the pieces are played. READ MORE
Meet David Shifrin, NHSO’s World-Famous Principal Clarinetist
Friday • February 23, 2024
NHSO fans may not realize is that our Principal Clarinetist is one of the most sought-after soloists in the world. A name synonymous with musical excellence, Mr. Shifrin boasts a career spanning decades, with accolades including the coveted Avery Fisher Prize and three Grammy nominations. READ MORE
NHSO Celebrates “Year of the Dragon” in Free, Statewide Family Concerts During Month of February
Thursday • January 11, 2024
These concerts, presented free of charge, are programmed specifically for children ages 3-7, encouraging listening, playfulness, and participation throughout the interactive performance. READ MORE
Heartwarming Holiday Extravaganza to Feature Shoreline Ringers Handbell Ensemble & Special Guest from the North Pole Dec. 9 & 10
Tuesday • November 21, 2023
Led by Principal Pops Conductor Chelsea Tipton, II, this cheery program features enchanting favorites such as The Nutcracker, Sleigh Ride, and Carol of the Bells, amongst an array of other symphonic delights. READ MORE
NHSO Performs Joel Thompson’s “breathe/burn: an Elegy to Breonna Taylor” Sunday, Nov. 19 at SCSU
Thursday • November 9, 2023
This challenging and inspiring concert will also feature Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1, Mark Adamo’s Last Year featuring cello soloist Jeffrey Zeigler, and a new adaptation of Daniel Bernard Roumain’s Why Did They Kill Sandra Bland? with New Haven activist, artist, and poet Sun Queen.   READ MORE

The Helen E. Hagan Fund for Underrepresented Musicians

Your investment will help us elevate Helen’s legacy, further the careers of emerging musicians of color following her footsteps, and inspire future generations of young artists.

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