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HSO Continues 'Holiday Cirque Spectacular' Tradition

Hartford Symphony Orchestra’s “Holiday Cirque Spectacular” has been an annual tradition since shortly after Carolyn Kuan became the symphony’s music director.

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This is the sixth year that the symphony has shared the Bushnell’s Mortensen Hall stage with aerialists, contortionists and other artists from the Athens, Ga.-based Cirque de la Symphonie troupe. While the circus performers tumble and swoop, the musicians play “festive favorites.”

Performances are Dec. 16 at 2 and 7 p.m. $27-$78. 860-987-5900 and

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