Friday, September 27, 2013

Hartt's Honorary Degrees Given in the 1970s

Continuing the series of entries on the honorary degrees that Hartt has awarded over its illustrious history, here are the honorees from the 1970s.  All links are to wikipedia.

1970     Mary Primrose Fuller

1970     Martha Blake Walcott
1971     Isaac Stern

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hartt's Honorary Degrees Given in the 1960s

Hartt Underwent some significant changes in the 1960s.  Perhaps, most importantly, Hartt moved into the Fuller Center on the campus of The University of Hartford.  Nonetheless, Hartt awarded honorary degrees to the following individuals.  (All links are to wikipedia except where noted.) 

1960     Eileen Farrell

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Hartt's Honorary Degrees Given in the 1950s.

In the 1950s, Hartt awarded honorary degrees to the following people.  Not a bad list.  All links are to wikipedia.

I enjoyed reading about these individuals.  These early years at Hartt must have been very exciting with the people at the school.

Warren Lawson

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

BWW Interviews: Stephen Pier - Heart to Hartt

There is a wonderful recent interview with Stephen Pier - Hartt's Dance Division Director.

A link to the Broadway World website interview is here.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Remembering Two Former Hartt Professors

We have recently learned that two former Hartt professors have passed away - Robert Hess, vocal coach, and Edward Miller, composition. 

Condolences to their family and friends.

An obituary for Prof. Miller can be found here.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Jaime Laredo, violin, and Joseph Kalichstein, piano, perform at Hartt as part of the Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series

 Location: Alfred C. Fuller Music Center F Millard Auditorium
Admission:  $35 adults; $30 for seniors/educators/UofH alumni; $25 for students and groups 10+

Two of the pre-eminent musical artists of our time, Laredo and Kalichstein have performed, both as soloists and chamber artists, in the leading music venues of the world. They frequently are joined by internationally-acclaimed cellist Sharon Robinson as the Kalichstein/Laredo/Robinson Trio. In addition to his instrumental career, Jaime Laredo is a sought-after conductor, currently in his 13th year as music director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. For their Garmany Series appearance, Laredo and Kalichstein will perform as a duo on the first half of the evening; they will be joined after intermission by the Hartt String Quartet for a performance of the monumental sextet of Chausson.
This series is made possible in part by the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

For additional information and to purchase Series subscriptions and pre-concert dinner subscriptions, call the University Box Office at 860-768-4228 or click