About Us

The Connecticut Valley Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit Community Orchestra.

We have changed our name from chamber to symphony orchestra, which  more accurately reflects the music that we perform.   We are now officially

The Connecticut Valley Symphony Orchestra

We present four concerts each season in the Greater Hartford area, performing works from all periods in a wide range of musical styles. The members of Hartford’s only community orchestra are serious amateurs who come from a broad spectrum of occupations.

Join Us! The CVSO always welcomes new members. If you are interested in joining the orchestra, or would like any other information, click here to Contact the CVSO, or feel free to speak to any member after a concert. The CVSO offers the opportunity for a unique musical experience.

First Concert: November 16 and 22

Joe 1From Maestro Joseph Hodge:

It seems like just yesterday when we were on stage performing Tchaikovsky ballets and Strauss polkas for you. We had incredible momentum last season, with the Faure Requiem, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto, and the Variations concert leading into our final dance-themed concert. We accomplished a great deal this past year, including officially changing our name to the Connecticut Valley Symphony Orchestra!

Continuing with my programming philosophy of “something for everyone,” our concerts this season feature diverse repertoire with recognizable tunes and hidden gems that everyone will enjoy.

We open the season in collaboration with the Manchester Symphony Orchestra, performing the romantic Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, and the famous Mahler Symphony No. 1 “The Titan.” The Mahler will be a tour de force, with over 100 musicians sharing the stage.

For a description of our entire season and for concert dates, please  go to the Concerts page.

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