| 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...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 6:35 AM
• Thursday: Stephen Haynes and Joe Morris present Improvisations IV, 7 p.m., $12-$15, Real Art Ways, Hartford; Zach Birdcall Yost, The Benedicks, Mandrake Mechanism and Details, Sully's, Hartford.
• Friday: An Indie Good Time ft. Departures,...
| 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...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Thursday: George’s Rancid Chilli Pepper, Sullys Pub, Hartford; Hartford Phase Shift, 7:30 p.m. La Paloma Sabanera Coffeehouse, Hartford; Xenia Rubinos (pictured), $10. 10 p.m. Arch Street Tavern, Hartford.
Friday: Alternate Routes w/ Brown Bird,...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 12:20 PM
The phone rang Monday night to a group of more than 65 high school students who were rehearsing "West Side Story" at Simsbury High School -- and it was Rita Moreno calling.e
Technical problems trying to connect on Facetime with an IPad 2 caused problems...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 1:55 PM
Maybe you know Javier because he grew up in Stratford. Or maybe it's from his time at the University of Hartford's Hartt School of Music. Most likely though, you know him as the winner of "The Voice" on NBC. He'll be at the Ridgefield Playhouse tonight...
| 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...