Below are some highlights from the Spring 2014 Hartt performance calendar. There are multiple performances at Hartt nearly every night of the semester, so this is just a sampling of the performance from the Music Division and the Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series.
Hope to see you at some of these performances.
January 30 – February 2 – Alfred C. Fuller Music Center/Millard Auditorium
Hartt Opera Theatre presents Kurt Weill's Street Scene, with music direction by Doris Lang Kosloff and stage direction by Lawrence Edelson.
February 6 – Alfred C. Fuller Music Center/Millard Auditorium
The Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series – Sybarite5. One the fastest-rising chamber music ensembles in the United States, the string quintet (quartet plus bass) Sybarite5 has been earning rave reviews and cheering audiences from coast to coast. After winning the prestigious Concert Artists Guild Competition last year (the same competition previously won by Imani Winds, eighth blackbird, and many other now-celebrated artists) the group enjoyed a raucous, sold-out debut performance at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. Its latest album, Everything in its Right Place, is a collection of Radiohead songs arranged expressly for them.
February 14 & 15 – Lincoln Theater
Hartt Collage - An Evening of Continuous Music, Dance, and Theatre. Hartt’s gift to the community, Hartt’s annual Collage Concert features continuous music, dance, and theatre. This concert is FREE, but tickets are required. Early reservations are recommended.
March 1 – Trinity Episcopal Church, 120 Sigourney St., Hartford
Music for a Large Space (a public gathering) by David Macbride. The premiere performance of Music for a Large Space (a public gathering) for winds, brass, percussion, vocalists, and audience by Hartt faculty composer David Macbride, with the Hartt Symphony Band (James Jackson, Director) and the Hartt Independent Singers (Matt Cramer, vocalist leader).
March 7 - Cathedral of St. Joseph, 140 Farmington Avenue, Hartford
Mozart Requiem – The 140 voices of The Hartt School choruses and the Soli Deo Gloria Orchestra, the cathedral's resident chamber orchestra, will present an inspirational program featuring Mozart's Requiem under the direction of Edward Bolkovac, The featured soloists will include Louise Fauteux, soprano, Hartt alumni Judy Bowers, mezzo soprano, and Craig Hart, bass, as well as current Hartt doctoral student Jerron Jorgensen, tenor. The concert will also include additional incidental music by Mozart and Albinoni.
March 6 – 9 - Alfred C. Fuller Music Center /Millard Auditorium
Thoroughly Modern Millie – Musical Main Stage production directed by Robert H. Davis.
March 27 - Alfred C. Fuller Music Center /Millard Auditorium
The Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series – Cantus. Known to music lovers throughout the United States from its appearances on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” Cantus is a 9-member male vocal ensemble of astonishing range and versatility. Both in its recordings (more than a dozen and counting) and in its concert appearances, Cantus performs everything from Renaissance music to post-bop jazz arrangements. Fanfare Magazine calls the group simply, “the premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States.”
April 4 - The Maxwell M. & Ruth R. Belding Theater, Bushnell Theater, Hartford
Hartt Orchestra – Overture to Russlan und Ludmilla (Glinka), “Largo al Factotum” from The Barber of Seville (Rossini) - Matthew Worth, baritone; Overture to Il Segreto di Susanna (Wolf-Ferrari); “Buckaroo Holiday” and “Hoe-Down” from Rodeo (Copland); Soliloquy from Carousel (Rodgers) - Matthew Worth, baritone; Symphony No. 7 in A major (Beethoven).
April 9 – Alfred C. Fuller Music Center/Millard Auditorium
Hartt Big Band - The Hartt big band will perform with strings and special guest vocalist Shawnn Monteiro.
April 8 – 13 – Handel Performing Arts Center/Roberts Theatre
The Cripple of Inishmaan - Main Stage production directed by Max Williams.
April 11 – Alfred C. Fuller Music Center/Berkman Recital Hall
Collegium Musicum – The Hartt Baroque Collegium is a conductorless ensemble that performs music of the 17th and 18th centuries. It is coached regularly by Emlyn Ngai, concertmaster of Philadelphia’s renowned early music ensemble Tempesta di Mare. The Collegium explores performance techniques of the Baroque period, including articulation, rhythmic alteration, and ornamentation. Repertory from past performances has included the Brandenburg concerti and cantatas of J. S. Bach and chamber music by C. P. E. Bach and Boismortier.
April 12 – Alfred C. Fuller Music Center/Millard Auditorium
The Hartt School Guitar Department Fiftieth Anniversary Concert
April 17 – 19 – Lincoln Theater
Spring Dance Repertoire – 2014. Featured are the works of two contemporary dance makers. A new creation by Charlotte Griffin will be presented with an original score by Milica Paranosic and a series of projections with which the dancers interact by Abbey Stiers. Takehiro Ueyama will recreate excerpts from his signature work, “Salaryman” for the Hartt dancers. Also on the program is José Limón’s work “Psalm” directed by Nina Watt, with music by Hartt faculty composers Lief and Katherine Swanson-Ellis, and George Balanchine’s “The Four Temperaments” with music of Paul Hindemith.
April 22 – Alfred C. Fuller Music Center F Millard Auditorium
Collaborative Concert featuring Charles Tolliver with the Hartt School Jazz Ensemble.
April 27 – Immanuel Congregational Church, 10 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT
Hartt Spring Choral Concert. The Hartt School’s choruses will be joined by some of its talented vocal soloists and percussionists in a boisterous and exuberant spring concert, including works by Hartt alumni Matt Cramer and Paul Rudoi, as well as Frank Ticheli and Eric Whitacre, and featuring Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and excerpts from Candide. Conductors include Edward Bolkovac, Carolina Flores, and Sara O’Bryan.
May 1 – 4 – Handel Performing Arts Center/Roberts Theatre
A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Black Box production directed by Alan Rust.
May 3 – Lincoln Theater
Hartt Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band – Featuring the music of “Unclaimed Property Composer in Residence” - Frank Ticheli. Program includes Pacific Fanfare, Symphony No. 2, Songs of Love and Life, Blue Shades, Nitro, Postcard, and Sanctuary.