| May 3, 2011
Reality-show vocal competitions are thought to be designed for newcomers just starting their careers.
For West Hartford's Javier Colon, who wowed the judges on NBC's "The Voice" last week, it was a return to the arena for someone whose first job out of...
| May 15, 2011
Darko Tresnjak wanted to direct as far back as he can remember.
When the newly-named artistic director of Hartford Stage was a 7-year-old boy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he was inspired by the opening-day ceremonies of the 1972 Olympics to organize his...
| May 25, 2011
| 7:13 AM
May 26, Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road., Ridgefield, (203) 438-5795, www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org
Waking up to a beautiful morning in Northern California, West Hartford's Javier Colon had a concern not a lot of singers have...
| Jun 5, 2011
Edward Cumming, outgoing music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, is sticking around town.
Cumming is the new associate professor of conducting and director of orchestral activities at The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. During...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 11:26 AM
Kevin Gray, the Broadway actor-turned-educator, will direct The Hartt School production of the musical “Time After Time,” March 8 to 11 at Millard Auditorium, 200 Bloomfield Ave at the University of Hartford in West Hartford.
The musical is...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 7:41 AM
If you’re an undergraduate music student, you’re lucky if you’ve spent more than a third of a single 50-minute class on a female composer. Even in graduate school, as coursework becomes increasingly specialized (and dissertation work...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 11:34 AM
New music lovers: If you’re free Thursday afternoon, head up to the 11th floor of Hartford’s G. Fox Building, where composer Arthur Hernandez will premiere his Four Passages Approaching Eternity for string orchestra, piano, celesta, and...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 9:09 AM
John Corigliano, 74, is one of America’s most celebrated living composers. His Symphony No. 2 won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize, which goes nicely with his Oscar for Best Original Score for the 1999 film The Red Violin and three Grammy Awards. As the...
| May 7, 2012
| 10:40 AM
Ringmaster and Hartt School alum Johnathan Lee Iverson leads directs the action at Dragons, the latest show staged by the Greatest (and longest running) Show on Earth. Lions, tigers and bears, yes, but also Shaolin monks diving through knifes (pictured),...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Tony Award winner Idina Menzel will return to The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford on Sunday, Sept. 30 to perform a diverse repertoire of classic pop and musical theater favorites, including hits from her Tony Award-winning role in...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 8:17 AM
You expect seeing actors performing on the Yale Cabaret stage to go on to greater things.
But a musical that originated there?
"Fly By Night," a show that began at the Yale Summer Cabaret in 2009, will have its world premiere at the Dallas Theatre...