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Classical Competition Winners Concert - Jan 21, 2018

 

In early January, The Musical Club of Hartford held its 42nd annual scholarship competition for high school students living or studying music in Connecticut. At the Winners’ concert we will hear the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the Piano, Strings, Winds, and Voice categories of this competition.

The strings, brass/woodwind, and voice scholarship prizes are awarded by the Musical Club’s Gifts and Scholarships Fund, which also supports many other musical activities in the Hartford area.

Date: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
Admission: 
$0.00
Type: 
High School Competition Winners Performance
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Bridget Gilchrist

Music by Members - Jan 25, 2018

Come to enjoy the voices of Sudie Marcuse Blatz and Laura Cook in duet,  jazz played on hammered dulcimer, bassoon and guitar, original compositions by contemporary women, including our own Ami Montstream, Boston's Jennifer Griffith, and the late Amy Beach. Savor the first movement of Prokovief's Sonata in C for Cello and Piano, played by Fran Bard and Carolyn Woodward and revel in the saxophone of Tony Gibbs with Benita Rose at the piano on Hemke's "Variations on Carnival ov Venice."

PROGRAM

I) A Little Jazz Music

“Take Five” Paul Desmond (1924 – 1977)
“Tico Tico” (1917) Zequinha Abreu (1880 –

Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$5.00
Type: 
Music by Members
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Laura Cook

Jazz Competition Winners Concert - Jan 28, 2018

Performances by the Winners of the 1st High School Competition in Solo Jazz

This year, in early January, The Musical Club of Hartford held its 1st annual scholarship jazz solo competition for high school students living or studying music in Connecticut. This is the first of its kind in Connecticut! The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will perform in a jazz cabaret setting accompanied by a professional jazz trio. The professional trio will also perform a set separately from the students, to round out the one-hour concert.

The scholarship prizes are awarded from the Jolidon Fund, named for

Date: 
Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 3:30pm
Admission: 
$0.00
Type: 
High School Competition Winners Performance
Location: 
Universalist Church, 433 Fern St, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Bridget Gilchrist

Mid-Year Meeting - Feb 1, 2018

Come early for refreshments at 9:45 a.m. and then find a seat at one of the round tables that will be set up in the Fireside Room. The meeting will begin shortly after 10:00 am with a 30-minute recital by the Duo Alterity (Joseph Van Doran, guitar, & Allison Hughes, flute). Both performers are pursuing graduate degrees at The Hartt School and are appearing for our enjoyment through the Hartt@Home program.


Following the concert, we’ll see a few funny, informative skits about the Musical Club.

Date: 
Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 9:45am
Admission: 
$0.00
Type: 
Member Meeting
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Lean-Cheng Tan

Emlyn Ngai: Form, Fantasy, and Four Strings - Feb 15, 2018

Musical Exploration featuring Emlyn Ngai, Baroque violin.

Emlyn Ngai, Artist Teacher at Hartt in violin and performance practice. He will present a program spotlighting the violin, the bow, playing technique, and the ways that composers wrote for the instrument during the Baroque period. Here is the description Emlyn has provided:

The violin has always been regarded as an instrument that could imitate the human voice with incredible realism and delicacy.  Since its early roots steeped in vocal music, the violin has been pushed to find its own realm of possibilities.

Date: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$5.00
Type: 
Musical Exploration
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT

Music by Members - Mar 8, 2018

We celebrate International Women’s Day with the music of two 19th-century female composers, from Spain and France. This will be complemented by works of two males - a German Romantic composer and a contemporary Spanish composer.  Songs of Eugenia Osterberger, of the Galician area of Spain, will kick off the program. These selections feature the wife-and-husband team of Alice Matteson, soprano, and David Garrido-Cid, piano and they comprise the first of four Musical Club premieres on the program.

Date: 
Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$5.00
Type: 
Music by Members
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Linda MacGougan

Storrs Scholars Piano Recital - Mar 22, 2018

Evelyn Bonar Storrs established a fund through the Musical Club to support "talented and advanced students of piano". Each year a number of these scholarship recipients present a Piano Recital that showcases some stars of tomorrow.

Admission free.

Date: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$0.00
Type: 
Storrs Scholars Recital
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Estrid Eklof and Anne Lee

Piano Ensemble Program Mar 25, 2018

This program features teams of pianists playing two grand pianos, with repertory ranging over hundreds of years.

Admission free.

Date: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 3:00pm
Admission: 
$0.00
Type: 
Piano Ensemble Day
Location: 
Lincoln Theater, University of Hartford
Chair: 
Diane Day

Göran Marcusson, flute and Tim Carey, piano, Apr 12, 2018

Jolidon Concert featuring Göran Marcusson, flute and Tim Carey, piano.

Göran, who is from Sweden, first received international acclaim after winning several competitions early in his career. Later, he was awarded a handmade flute of Waterford Crystal for his outstanding performance in a Galway master class, which was followed by a duo performance on television. He has played for many years at the summer Newport Music Festival, runs one of largest flute master classes in Sweden and also teaches at the Wildacres Flute retreat in North Carolina each summer.

Date: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$10.00
Type: 
Jolidon Concert Series
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT

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