The Symphony Goes to the Zoo concerts feature the NHSO Brass Quintet and a showing of live animals and animal artifacts from the Beardsley Zoo. It's fun for the whole family!
The Symphony Goes to the Zoo
New Haven Symphony Orchestra
128 years after its inaugural performance, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra (NHSO) continues its legacy of artistically excellent performances, award-winning education programs, and innovative approach to community engagement. The fourth-oldest orchestra in the United States, in a typical season the NHSO performs for more than 40,000 audience members, including 20,000 students.
Under the leadership of Music Director Alasdair Neale, as well as Principal Pops Conductor Chelsea Tipton, II, the orchestra has achieved a level of artistic excellence that has generated excitement and new opportunities.
The Symphony’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion informs all of its work. The NHSO is one of only nine orchestras nationwide to be awarded back-to-back Futures Fund grants for innovation and its diversity, equity, and inclusion work. Through the Harmony Fellowships for Underrepresented Musicians, Board Directors, and Administrators, as well as numerous education and community engagement programs, the Symphony strives to be a leader for racial equity in the arts. These ongoing efforts have earned the NHSO recognition and awards from the League of American Orchestras, the Getty Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, and the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce.