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2018-2019 Season

The Musical Club of Hartford will soon embark on its 128th consecutive season. Dates for the 2018-2019 season have been fixed and program details will appear here as they become available. Please check back often.

See the Membership Information page for updated instructions on renewing your membership or joining.

Raymond Hanson Memorial - Sep 9, 2018

Program to honor the memory of Raymond Hanson, founder of the Hartford Piano Society. Co-partnered with the Hartt School, this concert features performances by pianists Mia Chung and Hsiu-Hui Wang, with cellist Benjamin Myers. Admission is free but tickets are required. Call the Hartt box office at (860) 768-4228 or obtain them onlineContributions will benefit the Raymond Hanson/Anne Koscielny Scholarship Fund for piano majors studying at Hartt.

Date: 
Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 3:00pm
Admission: 
$0.00
Type: 
Special Event
Location: 
Millard Auditorium, University of Hartford
Chair: 
Suzanne Hertel

Betty Ohlheiser Memorial - Sep 20, 2018

Program to honor the memory of Betty Ohlheiser, long-time Musical Club member, who was instrumental in starting the High School Competitions over 40 years ago. The program will feature the Vocal Ensemble and some winners from the 2018 Competition. Reception follows. Admission free.

Date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$0.00
Type: 
Special Event
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Suzanne Hertel

Member Program and Open House - Oct 1, 2018

Reception follows. Admission free. Program details TBA.

 

Date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 9:45am
Admission: 
$0.00
Type: 
Music by Members
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Lisa Kugelman

Member Program - Oct 18, 2018

Program details TBA.

Date: 
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$5.00
Type: 
Music by Members
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Carolyn Bernstein

Tempesta di Mare Chamber Players - Oct 25, 2018

This group of five musicians is part of the Tempesta di Mare Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra. They will perform a program called "Holiday in Paris", inspired by Georg Philipp Telemann's eight-month sojourn in Paris in the year 1737.

Date: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$10.00
Type: 
Jolidon Concert Series
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Robert Connell

Member Program - Nov 1, 2018

Program details TBA.

Date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$5.00
Type: 
Music by Members
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Karen Robinson

The Avery Ensemble - Nov 15, 2018

The Avery Ensemble Piano Quartet will perform selected movements from its November 17th series concert "Armistice":
 
Maurice Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor
III. Passacaille
IV. Finale
 
Rebecca Clarke: Sonata for viola and piano
III. Adagio
 
David Macbride: "Making a New World" for piano quartet
 
The presentation will end with a conversation led by the members of the Avery Ensemble and David Macbride about the process of commissioning, creating, preparing, and performing a new work.
Date: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$5.00
Type: 
Musical Exploration
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
David Schonfeld

Member Program - Nov 29, 2018

Program details TBA.

Date: 
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$5.00
Type: 
Music by Members
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Carolyn Woodard

Member Program - Dec 13, 2018

This holiday-season program features the Musical Club of Hartford Vocal Ensemble, soprano Adrienne Milics, and an unusual work of chamber music.
 

PROGRAM

 
Musical Club of Hartford Vocal Ensemble
Gail Tanguay, director
Dorothy Bognar, accompanist
 
Velvet Shoes       Randall Thompson, 1899-1984
    Suzanne Hertel, organist  
 
This is a stunning setting of the famous winter poem by Elinor Wylie. The text reveals several metaphors for purity and delicacy, while the music suggests an awesome purpose of preserving that beauty.
 
She Sings       Amy F. Bernon
 
The haunting, yet whimsical quality of this
Date: 
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$5.00
Type: 
Music by Members
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
David Schonfeld

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