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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Introduction to the Orchestra!

Young People’s Concerts

Meet the instruments of the orchestra and take a sonic educational journey with your New Haven Symphony, led by Principal Pops Conductor Chelsea Tipton, II. School day field trips and public weekend performances are now available!

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Sunday, March 17 at Woolsey Hall

Mozart & Tchaikovsky

NHSO Principal Clarinetist David Shifrin is featured on Mozart’s lovely Clarinet Concerto, on a program also including Esmail’s imaginative “Testament” and Tchaikovsky’s powerful “Pathetique” Symphony.

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SAVE THE DATE!

Melodies & Mimosas Gala Brunch

Sunday, May 19 at Woodwinds, Branford

Join us at this season’s Gala Brunch and enjoy unlimited Mimosas, Hors D’Oeuvres, & Breakfast buffet as we celebrate and recognize our community leaders and your NHSO’s artistic and educational achievements.

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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.

NHSO News

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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
2023 GRAMMY-Winning Ensemble “Time for Three” to Headline NHSO Concert on Thursday, October 26 at Woolsey Hall
Friday • October 20, 2023
Conducted by Music Director Alasdair Neale, the concert will include Aaron Copland’s "Appalachian Spring" and Pulitzer-prize winning composer Kevin Puts’s "Contact," as well as a few surprise pieces that will delight both classical music fans and new listeners. READ MORE
Perry So Appointed Next Music Director of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra
Thursday • July 20, 2023
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra Board is pleased to announce that Perry So has been appointed as its next Music Director. So will assume the role beginning June 2024. 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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