• Enjoy Valentine’s Day with the HSO at Romantic Rachmaninoff & Price February 10-12, 2023

    Enjoy Valentine’s Day with the HSO at Romantic Rachmaninoff & Price February 10-12, 2023

    The Hartford Symphony Orchestra continues its 79th season with Romantic Rachmaninoff & Price Friday, February 10, and running through Sunday, February 12 in the Belding Theater at The Bushnell in Hartford. These concerts will feature HSO Music Director Carolyn Kuan and guest pianist Terrence Wilson. Romantic Rachmaninoff & Price is part of the 2022-2023 Masterworks Series. Visit hartfordsymphony.org for tickets and information.


    Pianist Terrence Wilson performs what can be considered one of the greatest and most romantic works in the piano repertoire, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. While nursing a broken foot, Florence Price composed Symphony No. 1 in E minor, her first full orchestral composition on record. Price’s Symphony was the first symphony composed by a Black woman to be performed by a major orchestra- the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1932. 


    The 2022-2023 Masterworks Series is sponsored by the Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation and the Elizabeth M. and Harriette M. Landon Foundation. This concert is The Alexander Campbell McNally and Tina Mahar McNally Memorial Concert.  


    Calendar Listing     
    Masterworks Series     
    Romantic Rachmaninoff & Price   
    Friday – Sunday February 10-12, 2023   
    Belding Theater at The Bushnell     
    Friday & Saturday 8pm│Sunday 3pm     
    Tickets starting at $38; $10.00 for students with ID     
    860-987-5900 or 


    Carolyn Kuan conductor     

    Terrence Wilson piano  


    Montgomery Starburst  
    Price Symphony No. 1 in E minor  
    Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2  


    The HSO endorses the optional wearing of face masks at all indoor performances and strongly encourages up to date vaccination whenever possible. To offer our guests an additional option, face masks are required to enter the Belding Theater for our Sunday matinee Masterworks concerts.   


    While the Hartford Symphony Orchestra maintains its commitment to the importance of COVID-19 vaccination and encourages patrons to be up to date with their vaccinations based on their individual health requirements, patrons will not be required to present either proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to attend events at The Bushnell.   


    HSO programs are funded part by the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and with support from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.    


    About Terrence Wilson 


    Acclaimed by the Baltimore Sun as “one of the biggest pianistic talents to have emerged in this country in the last 25 years” pianist Terrence Wilson has appeared as soloist with the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Washington, DC (National Symphony), San Francisco, St. Louis, and with the orchestras of Cleveland, Minnesota, and Philadelphia and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. Conductors with whom he has worked include Christoph Eschenbach, Alan Gilbert, Neeme Järvi, Jesús López-Cobos, Lawrence Renes, Robert Spano, Yuri Temirkanov, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Gunther Herbig and Michael Morgan. 

    Abroad, Terrence Wilson has played concerti with such ensembles as the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland, the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He has toured with orchestras in the US and abroad, including a tour of the US with the Sofia Festival Orchestra (Bulgaria) and in Europe with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra conducted by Yuri Temirkanov. 


    An active recitalist, Terrence Wilson made his New York City recital debut at the 92nd Street Y, and his Washington, DC recital debut at the Kennedy Center. In Europe he has given recitals at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, the Lourvre in Paris, and countless other major venues. In the US he has given recitals at Lincoln Center in New York City (both Alice Tully Hall and Avery Fisher Hall), the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, the Caramoor Festival in Katonah, NY, San Francisco’s Herbst Theatre, and for the La Jolla Chamber Music Society. An avid chamber musician, he performs regularly with the Ritz Chamber Players. Festival appearances include the Blossom Festival, Tanglewood, Wolf Trap, with the San Francisco Symphony at Stern Grove Park, and an appearance with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra on July 4, 2015 before an audience of over fifteen thousand. 


    During the 2021-2022 season Wilson returned as soloist with the Alabama and Nashville Symphony Orchestras. He also made his debut with the Roanoke Symphony and returned to the Boulder Philharmonic. In the fall, the Chamber Music Society of Detroit presented Wilson with the Escher Quartet performing Brahms' Piano Quintet in F minor. He also appeared at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in April 2022 performing music by Julius Eastman and Clarence Barlow. In May 2021, Wilson performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21, K.467 with the New Jersey Symphony, of which a video was produced and is available for viewing on YOUTUBE. 


    In the summer of 2022, Wilson appeared as a guest of the Aspen Music Festival, performing with the Aspen Chamber Symphony and Robert Spano. He returned for chamber music performances at the St. Augustine Music Festival in August, and made his debut on the Maverick Concert Series in Woodstock, NY. Wilson also returned as piano faculty at the Brevard Music Center in Western North Carolina, and had a teaching residency at Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute. 


    In the 2022-2023 season, Wilson has numerous engagements as soloist with such orchestras as the Pasadena and Stockton Symphonies in California. He also performs recitals in Boston and Kansas City. 


    Terrence Wilson has received numerous awards and prizes, including the SONY ES Award for Musical Excellence, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the Juilliard Petschek Award. He has also been featured on several radio and television broadcasts, including NPR’s “Performance Today,” WQXR radio in New York, and programs on the BRAVO Network, the Arts & Entertainment Network, public television, and as a guest on late night network television. In 2011, Wilson was nominated for a Grammy in the category of “Best Instrumental Soloist With an Orchestra” for his (world premiere) recording with the Nashville Symphony conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero of Michael Daugherty’s Deus ex Machina for piano and orchestra - written for Wilson in 2007.


    Terrence Wilson is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Yoheved Kaplinsky. He has also enjoyed the invaluable mentorship of the Romanian pianist and teacher Zitta Zohar. A native of the Bronx, he resides in Montclair, New Jersey. In March 2021, Wilson was appointed to the piano faculty at Bard College Conservatory of Music. 

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