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2019-2020 Season

The Musical Club of Hartford has completed its 128th consecutive season. Dates for the 2019-2020 season have been fixed and program details will appear here as they become available.

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Prometheus Duo - October 24, 2019

The Prometheus Duo consists of Joseph Abad, saxophone and Marko Stuparevic (a former E. B. Storrs piano scholar), piano. The Duo will present a Serbian/American program, previewing their tour of Serbia in October 2019. Their fascinating selections will showcase the finesse and lasting power of this unique medium. Both of these young musicians are virtuosi and their programming is innovative, so we should be in for a treat.

Marko Stuparevic has appeared in numerous concerts and festivals in the USA, Israel, France, Serbia, Iceland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, and Slovakia as a

Date: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$5.00
Type: 
Musical Exploration
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
David Schonfeld

Member Program - November 7, 2019

This wonderful program has something for everyone.  Lisa Kugelman, violin, *Celeste Cumming, cello, and Stacy Cahoon, piano will begin with the first movement of Robert Schuman’s Piano Trio No.3, Op. 110, a beautiful and passionate example of Romantic chamber music.  Next we’ll hear Franz Schubert’s lied, The Shepherd on the Rock, performed by Carrie Hammond, soprano, Jonathan Hammond, clarinet, and *Nathaniel Baker, piano.  

Prelude, Allegro, Pastorale, a beautiful piece for viola and clarinet by Rebecca Clarke, will be performed by Susanne Shrader, viola, and Carolyn Bernstein, clarinet,

Date: 
Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$5.00
Type: 
Music by Members
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Sharon Girard

Wael Farouk, piano - November 17, 2019

Dr. Wael Farouk has performed on five continents in such venues as the White Hall in St. Petersburg, Schumann's house in Leipzig, and Carnegie Hall in New York.  Between 2014 and 2018, he performed 30 programs featuring the complete solo piano works of Rachmaninoff and Brahms, the complete piano chamber music of Brahms, as well as the complete concertos of Brahms, Rachmaninov, and Beethoven.

Date: 
Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 3:00pm
Admission: 
$10.00
Type: 
Jolidon Concert Series
Location: 
Millard Auditorium, University of Hartford
Chair: 
Robert Connell

Member Program - November 21, 2019

Susan Allen, flute, Carolyn Bernstein, clarinet, and Diane Day, piano will begin with the Loeillet de Gant Sonata in G minor, written in an Italianate/French contrapuntal, highly ornamented style around 1717.

We will next jump to 1892, when Brahms composed his Three Intermezzi for Piano, Op. 117.  Diane Day, piano, will perform No. 2 in B-flat minor, which presents a melancholy and subdued main theme in a perpetually flowing line.

Proceeding to the twentieth century, we’ll hear two pieces played by Susan Allen, flute, and Carolyn Woodard, piano:  Echo, by Hindemith, and Canzone (Elegy), by

Date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$5.00
Type: 
Music by Members
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Fran Bard

Member Program - December 12, 2019

Meditation and Processional, composed in 1951 by Ernest Bloch, will be performed by Virginia Allen, viola, and Linda MacGougan, piano.  Virginia and Linda will also perform Evening at the Village and Slovak Peasant’s Dance, transcribed piano solos by Bartók.

Susan Mardinly, soprano, with Lean-Cheng Tan, piano, will sing Ravel’s Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques, folk songs from the Greek island of Chios off the coast of Turkey. These will be followed by Armenian Songs, by Komitas Vardapet.

Connie Hegarty, piano, explores the development of the nocturne in her performance of Nocturne in B-flat

Date: 
Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$5.00
Type: 
Music by Members
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Ginny Allen

Member Program - January 9, 2020

Committee includes: Annette Shapiro, David Cohen, Musical Club Woodwind Quintet. Details TBA.

Date: 
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$5.00
Type: 
Music by Members
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Lisa Kugelman

High School Classical Competition Winners Concert - January 19, 2020

Details TBA.

Date: 
Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 2:00pm
Admission: 
$0.00
Type: 
High School Competition Winners Performance
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Irma Vallecillo

Member Program - January 30, 2020

Committee includes: Tema Silk, Deborah Robin, David Schonfeld, Maryjane Peluso. Details TBA.

Date: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$5.00
Type: 
Music by Members
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
John Church

Sam DeCaprio, cello - February 6, 2020

This year, in place of our customary mid-year meeting, we will be treated to a cello recital by Sam DeCaprio, a Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School. Details TBA.

Date: 
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$10.00
Type: 
Jolidon Concert Series
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Robert Connell

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