New Haven Symphony Orchestra: Celebrate New Haven

Join us for an unforgettable evening of music and merriment at “Celebrate New Haven!” Experience the vibrant energy of our city as the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of its new music director, Conductor Perry So, fills the air with melodies. Get ready to dance under the stars at our outdoor party! NHSO brings passion and innovation to every performance, inspiring audiences of all ages. Enjoy a bite from a local restaurant or food truck and revel in this free concert on the New Haven Green!

New Haven Symphony Orchestra

The fourth-oldest orchestra in America, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra’s exceptional and accessible performances and education programs reach more than 40,000 audience members and 20,000 students each year. Innovative programming and a dedication to the commission of new works inspires deeper audience engagement and meaningful artistic and educational collaborations. Through the nationally-acclaimed Harmony Fellowship program, as well as numerous award-winning education and community engagement programs, the Symphony strives to be a leader for racial equity in the arts. To learn more about the NHSO, visit

Perry So

NHSO’s new music director Perry So will open his tenure with this free concert on the New Haven Green. His also currently serves as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, and has served as Associate Conductor of the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Conducting Fellow of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Artistic Collaborator of the Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias in Spain, and on the conducting faculty of the Manhattan School of Music. When he was a student at Yale University he founded an orchestra and led the undergraduate opera company, and went on to train as a conductor initially under James Sinclair and subsequently with Gustav Meier at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. He has received First and Special Prizes at the International Prokofiev Conducting Competition in St Petersburg, Russia.

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