| Feb 3, 2012
| 3:23 PM
And what did you do your final year at college? Oh, I played “Hamlet”.
That’s what Mark Ford can say when he takes on the role of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” at The Hartt School Thursday through Sunday in the Kent...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 1:18 PM
Longstanding musical partnerships are a lot like ordinary friendships. Over time, as you become familiar with a buddy’s speech patterns, thought processes, personal history and upbringing, moral code, sense of humor, even his or her annoying tics...
| 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...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 2:22 PM
Best Jazz: Earl MacDonald & the Hartford Jazz Society's New Directions Ensemble
The UConn professor is back in the Best Jazz spot, repeating his 2004 win in this same category. Back then, it was with his sextet; now it's with a group...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 6:20 AM
In this fall's issue of Freetime, we've taken a look at the Wadsworth's exhibit of Patti Smith's photos — and Smith herself is going to be performing there on Oct. 20. And we also spoke with the Emerson String Quartet, celebrating their 35th year...
| Sep 29, 2011
The Emerson String Quartet
Oct. 13, Hartt School of Music, 200 Bloomfield Ave.,
West Hartford, (860) 768-4451, emersonstringquartet.com
Sixteen years ago, at the opening convocation at the Hartt School of Music's Millard Auditorium, I listened in...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 6:00 AM
The Hartt School honors longtime faculty member and Luiz de Moura Castro with three concerts this weekend to help him kick off his 70th birthday. Further reason to celebrate: rock-star pianist-composer Franz Liszt (1811–1886, pictured here in an...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 8:27 PM
Killed in Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults. In the day since the worst massacre at a primary school in the country's history, stories of heroism in the face of death and of young...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 10:40 AM
Is Connecticut becoming the home of music theater residencies?
A $50,000 grant from The Johnny Mercer Foundation will help launch the first year of Goodspeed Musicals' new four-week residency program from music theater writers.
This will make a...