| Sep 25, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Besides all the hay-riding, corn-mazing, football-watching and apple-fritter-chomping that goes on during the autumn season, fall signifies a blissful time for craft beer aficionados — Oktoberfest lagers, pumpkin ales, chocolate malts, and spicy...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:40 PM
New York cabaret singers like to sniff that they can't perform Stephen Sondheim songs more than 50 miles outside the city because the provinces "just don't get" him.
On Nov. 23, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra will prove those New York snobs...
| May 9, 2013
The notorious Anderson and Roe Piano Duo (Elizabeth Joy Roe and Greg Anderson, pictured) join the Hartford Symphony Orchestra for a Gershwin-fest of sorts; Roe will tackle the Gersh's Rhapsody in Blue, while Anderson has his way with the "I Got Rhythm"...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:15 PM
It's been a good couple of years for the Gershwins. Composer George (who died in 1937 at the age of 38) and lyricist Ira (who outlived his brother by nearly half a century, dying age 86 in 1983) are currently represented by two very different Broadway...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra has played Mussorgsky. They've played Die Fledermaus. On Saturday the HSO interprets Mickey Mouse.
The event, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Bushnell (166 Capitol Ave., Hartford), is Disney's Fantasia in Concert, with the...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:03 AM
Baltimore Symphony Music Director Marin Alsop has canceled more conducting engagements as a result of injuring her July 1 falling in her hotel room in Brazil. She canceled her gigs for the rest of the month.
In order to recuperate fully, Alsop has...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 7:45 AM
There was a time when, as an orchestra director, programming a Rolling Stones pops concert might have gotten your ass fired, or at least reprimanded. That's all behind us; Boomer concert-goers want what they want — the music they grew up with...
| May 29, 2011
Insightful. Witty. Energetic. A good listener.
However you might describe him, Hartford Symphony Orchestra conductor Edward Cumming has become iconic in Hartford. After nine seasons, he is leaving his post as HSO music director, conducting his farewell...
| 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,...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 7:31 AM
"I can do sleigh bells," beatboxer Shodekeh tells me over the phone from Towson University near Baltimore, Md., where he works as a dance accompanist. Worried that I’d turn the conversation into a novelty-act session of "do this, do that," I...