Connecticut’s Hartford Symphony Orchestra has announced details of its 2010-11 season, which will open on October 14 at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts with Brahms’s Academic Festival Overture, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with soloist Jeffrey Biegel. The season will be the ninth and last led by Edward Cumming, who will close out his tenure as Music Director with Berlioz’s Te Deum and the U.S. premiere of Stephen Montague’s Requiem, with the Hartford Chorale and Connecticut Children’s Chorus, on June 4. During the fall the orchestra will perform three concerts under music director candidates Kevin Rhodes, Marcelo Lehninger, and Carolyn Kuan; the orchestra plans to announce its new music director before its March 2011 program. Other highlights of the 2010-11 season include the world premiere of Stephen Gryc’s Harmonia Mundi, as well as performances of Hindemith’s Konzertmusik for Strings and Brass, Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 (“Surprise”), and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

Posted February 25, 2010