Founded in 1981, the Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra performs 6-7 each season with a variety of classical, romantic and popular holiday favorites.  The orchestra serves Farmington, Canton, Avon, Simsbury, Burlington, Bloomfield, West Hartford & Hartford, as well as Greater Hartford and the Connecticut River Valley.  We are your local, civic orchestra and look forward to seeing you at one of our concerts!

Previewing our 37th season!

"opera - Stage - Screen" 

Season Subscriptions & Single Tickets will be available for purchase online and via mail starting September 5th


Concert I: FVSO at the Theatre!

October 28th, 2017 at 7:30pm | Millard Hall, University of Hartford

WAGNER Meistersingers Overture

STRAVINSKY The Firebird Suite (1919)

SULLIVAN Cox & Box: A One Act Comic Opera presented in full, concert staging


Concert II: Mozart, Haydn & Beethoven

January 20th, 2018 at 7:30pm | Hoffman Auditorium, University of Saint Joseph

HAYDN Armida Overture

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 in C Major

MOZART Overture to Seraglio 

BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto


Concert III: FVSO at the Movies II! 

March 17th, 2018 at 4:00pm & 7:00pm | Hoffman Auditorium, University of Saint Joseph

MUSSORGSKY Night on Bare Mountain

WILLIAMS Schindler's List Suite 

SIMPSON One Week (Buster Keaton)  Live film projection with full orchestral accompaniment

*A reception and auction will be held at 6:00pm in between the performances*



May 12th, 2018 at 7:30pm | Hoffman Auditorium, University of Saint Joseph

RAMEAU Overture to Zaiis

DEBUSSY Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun

BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique 


Annual Lawn Concert: FVSO on Broadway!

Saturday, June 10th, 2018 at 6:00pm | First Congregational Church, Farmington, CT

Picnic starts at 5pm, music at 6pm. Bring your blanket & snacks!


Annual Family Holiday Concerts:

Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 3pm | Farmington High School, Farmington, CT

Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at 3pm | ENO Memorial Hall, Simsbury, CT


Please also join us for a guest appearance with Traveller's Chorale

Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at 7:30pm | The Bushnell, Hartford, CT


Jonathan Edward Brennand

Music Director & Conductor

Born and raised in Middlesex, England, Jonathan Brennand's conducting has been praised by the Cape Cod Times for its "precision and vitality."  In 2014, he was appointed Music Director of the Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra, and is the orchestra’s second conductor in its 34-year history.

Enjoy a sample From Our Most Recent Concert: Merrie England