| Apr 25, 2012
| 6:20 AM
1) Stephen Haynes and Joe Morris Present "Improvisations VII," $12-$15. Thurs., 7 p.m. Real Art Ways, Hartford.
2) Counting Crows, $50-$85. Fri., 8 p.m. MGM Grand at Foxwoods, Mashantucket.
3) Mandrake Mechanism w/ Castle and Push Method, Fri., Sullys...
| 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...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 11:38 AM
In a recent New York Times book review, composer John Adams opened with this line describing Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), the Austrian composer and conductor whose mature works include nine symphonies (plus a tenth, incomplete one), miscellaneous,...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 11:50 AM
Carolyn Kuan (pictured) leads the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and eight vocalists from Yale in a jam-packed operatic program, presenting semi-staged scenes from such opera favorites as Puccini's La Bohème, Verdi's La Traviata, Mozart's Overture to Le...
| May 29, 2012
| 8:20 AM
The highlight of this musical weekend just happens to put together the biggest assemblage of vocal and instrumental forces we've seen assembled in some time — the combined voices of the Hartford Chorale, Connecticut Children's Chorus, soprano Amanda...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Alive @ 5, Columbus Park, Main St. & W. Park Place, Stamford. (203) 348-5285, Stamford-downtown.com. June 21: Los Lonely Boys. June 28: G. Love & Special Sauce. July 5: Creedence Clearwater Revisited. July 19: Matisyahu. July 19: Hot Chelle Rae. July 26:...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 11:46 AM
Independence Day is a holiday that seems to have taken a life of its own, far apart from its origins. Yes, deep down it all traces back to the fateful day when the Declaration of Independence, freshly printed and signed, effectively birthed one of...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 1:40 PM
Sir Elton John is known across the globe for writing music (along with lyricist Bernie Taupin) that's touched millions of lives. As part of the Talcott Mountain Music Festival, the Hartford Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the legendary figure with...
| 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...
| Aug 30, 2009
Life, even for rising orchestra conductors, can be unfair. Consider one response to Alan Gilbert, new music director of the New York Philharmonic, after he leads Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony in a packed college auditorium in Queens to loud applause. In the...