| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 7:44 AM
Sara Topham, who recently Gwendlyn in Broadway’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” with Brian Bedford, plays Miranda in the upcoming Hartford Stage production of “The Tempest.”
She acted for 12 seasons at Stratford (Canada)...
| 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...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 12:29 PM
Kevin Gray, who starred in "Miss Saigon" in Toronto and Los Angeles -- and is now a faculty member at the Hartt School, directs the musical at the school, part of the University of Hartford.
The show runs Oct. 25 to 28, at Lincoln Theater, University of...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Jamal Shuriah, a Hartt School grad, will be in the ensemble of the international tour of Green Day's "American Idiot" when it comes to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford Feb. 26 to March 3.
Alex Nee will star as Johnny, along with...
| 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...
| Dec 26, 2008
Joza Karas, a Czechoslovakian-born violin teacher who spent decades tracking down and reviving musical compositions written by Jews in the Nazi concentration camp Theresienstadt, died Nov. 28 at his home in Bloomfield, Conn. He was 82 and had congestive...
| May 13, 2009
| 4:52 AM
| Jun 21, 2010
| 3:54 PM
David Keezing wasn't into sports. But his uncle was a professional guitarist, and when a few of Keezing's middle-school friends got into music around seventh grade, he did the same.
"I just said, 'I might as well'," recounted Keezing, a Hall High...