MEDIA ALERT: Free Hartford Symphony Orchestra Ensemble Concerts For Asylum Hill Community

Monday, May 19, 2014

WHAT:

The Hartford will host two free outdoor concerts this spring. Employees, Asylum Hill neighbors, local students and the general public are invited to bring their lunches and enjoy the fresh air and music of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra Ensemble.

The concerts are free and open to the public.

WHEN:

Monday, May 19 and Wednesday, June 4
12 to 1 p.m.
(Rain dates: Tuesday, May 20 and Thursday, June 5)

WHERE:

The Hartford’s HartBeat Park
140 Garden Street
Hartford, CT
(Parking available in circular driveway on Garden Street)

WHO:

Hartford Symphony Orchestra Ensembles – Brass Quintet (May 19) and String Quartet (June 4)
The Hartford’s employees
Asylum Hill neighbors, local students, general public

WHY:

In 2013, The Hartford and the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut partnered with The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation to engage people living and working in Asylum Hill in a series of community conversations. These discussions revealed the desire for a safer, more connected community.

In an effort to increase this connectedness, The Hartford has planned several new activities over the coming months, including the free concerts.

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Contacts:

Julia Zweig
860-547-5355
julia.zweig@thehartford.com

Tom Hambrick
860-547-9746
Thomas.hambrick@thehartford.com

Website: www.thehartford.com