Hartford Symphony Orchestra extends Music Director’s contract
Kuan was first appointed Music Director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra (HSO) in 2011. Her contract was extended for two years in 2014, and then for six years from 2015. Her new contract will start from season 2022-23.
As Music Director, Kuan introduced a wide range of special instruments to the HSO audience, including the Japanese koto, Chinese pipa, and Scottish bagpipe. She also scheduled concerts that included unique performances with dancers, actors, puppeteers and visual artists.
“I am honored to continue to serve the Hartford Symphony Orchestra in my role as Music Director,” Kuan said in a statement. “The past 10 years have been truly rewarding and it’s a privilege to work with our amazing musicians, our board and staff, and this amazing community. As we come out of over a year where we haven’t been able to connect and perform for our in-person audience, I’m so excited and excited to go back on stage and present diverse concerts again and innovative for our HSO community.
“We are delighted that Carolyn has agreed to a two-year extension of her contract,” said Jeff Verney, Chairman of the Board of Directors of HSO. “During her 10 years with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Carolyn has become a mainstay of Hartford’s great arts community, bringing extraordinary music to audiences, collaborating with many of our arts institutions and always exuding joy and passion. on the podium as she conducts the wonderful musicians of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.