The Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra providing classical music concerts
and musical services for residents of Greater Bristol, the Farmington Valley and Northwestern
The musicians are an integral part of the fabric of music making in Connecticut, playing in
many Connecticut orchestras and chamber music groups. Many have private teaching studios. They
are among the finest orchestra players in the state.
Marshall Brown, Music Director and Conductor, is a faculty member in the Hartt School Community
Division and at the Hartford Conservatory. He is a trombonist with the Waterbury and Wallingford
Symphony Orchestras. His principal conducting teachers include Harold Farberman and Charles Bruck.
He has degrees from the Hartt School and the University of Michigan. Maestro Brown is the
founding conductor of the Montgomery, AL Symphony Orchestra.
Bernard Lurie, Concertmaster, was Concertmaster of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and
Connecticut Opera for many years and was Full Professor of Violin at the Hartt School. Maestro
Lurie's retirement has been very active as he keeps a busy schedule filled with solo appearances
and orchestra concerts. He is also Concertmaster of the New Britain Symphony Orchestra.
As "Connecticut's Musical Spice", the Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra collaborates with other music
making organizations to strengthen the musical fabric of the communities we serve.
We invite you to join us for our 2015-2016 concert season.