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In 1990, Evelyn Bonar Storrs made a bequest to Musical Club to establish a piano scholarhip. Her will stated in part, “I have tried to express my appreciation for the enjoyment and pleasure in having been a member of the Musical Club of Hartford...With this in mind, I have established the Evelyn Bonar Storrs Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships for talented and advanced students of piano...”

Scholarships Granted

This past year the Musical Club Storrs Committee, which administers the Storrs Scholarship Fund, granted cash awards to the winners of the Musical Club High School Competition for

Classical Competition Winners Concert - Jan 20, 2019

On January 5 and 6 of this year, The Musical Club of Hartford held its 43rd annual scholarship competition for high school students living or studying music in Connecticut. At the Winners’ concert we will hear the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the Piano, Strings, Winds, and Voice categories of this competition.

The strings, brass/woodwind, and voice scholarship prizes are awarded by the Musical Club’s Gifts and Scholarships Fund, which also supports many other musical activities in the Hartford area.

Date: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 2:00pm
Admission: 
$0.00
Type: 
High School Competition Winners Performance
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Bridget Gilchrist

Mid-Year Meeting - Feb 7, 2019

Come early for refreshments at 9:45 a.m. and then find a seat at one of the round tables that will be set up in the Fireside Room. The meeting will begin shortly after 10:00 a.m. Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow Musical Club members while sampling coffee, tea, fruit, and pastries provided by the Club’s Hospitality Committee. Tables and chairs will be available so you can leisurely enjoy your conversations and refreshments. Board members and Committee Chairs will be happy to answer any questions you might have about volunteering to help plan, organize, and support Club activities.

Date: 
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$0.00
Type: 
Member Meeting
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Suzanne Hertel

Winograd Scholarship Benefit - Feb 10, 2019

Violinist Peter Winograd and pianist and Hartt faculty member David Westfall will perform the three Brahms Sonatas for Violin and Piano.

Admission is free but tickets are required. Call the University of Hartford Box Office at (860) 768-4228 or obtain them in person. The Box Office located in the lobby of Lincoln Theater, University of Hartford.  Box Office hours are Tuesday — Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. You may also purchase tickets online.

All free-will contributions will benefit the Betty and Arthur Winograd Scholarship, for students studying chamber music at the Hartt Community Division.

 

Date: 
Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 3:00pm
Admission: 
$0.00
Type: 
Special Event
Location: 
Millard Auditorium, University of Hartford

Member Program - Feb 21, 2019

Saint-Saëns’ composition Une flûte invisible is based on a poem by Victor Hugo. This piece will be performed by Betty Knorr, mezzo-soprano, Susan Allen, flute, and Annette Shapiro, piano. The epigraph added at the end of Trio pathétique by Glinka reads "I knew the love only by the sorrows which it causes." The instruments sing out a torrid love affair in the first movement and declarations of agony in the third movement, engaging in a playful Scherzo in the middle and a rush to completion at the end. We’ll hear Carolyn Bernstein, clarinet, Fran Bard, cello, and Michelle Duffy, piano.

Date: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$5.00
Type: 
Music by Members
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Michelle Duffy

Member Program - Mar 7, 2019

Today’s program will feature folksongs from Appalachia performed by Ami Montstream, hammered dulcimer, *Sydney Montstream-Quas, fiddle and vocal, Andy Mayo, guitar, and Walter Mayo, bass. Music from South America will played for us by Judith Handler and Mark Levesque, guitars, and Swedish tunes are being offered by Rob Lindauer, nyckelharpa. Bizet composed Jeux d’enfants in 1871 as a suite of miniature piano duets depicting various activities of very young children. Selections from this work will be performed by Colette Switaj and Diane Day. Suite for Cello, Piano and Flute, composed by Ami

Date: 
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$5.00
Type: 
Music by Members
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Ami Montstream

Piano Ensemble - Mar 24, 2019

Piano Ensemble Day's date this year is March 24th, not the March 17th as listed in the Yearbook. Among the teams performing are Allison Platt and Maryjane Peluso performing the first movement of Mozart's D Major Sonata for Two Pianos. Houry and Jacqueline Lucine Schmeizl, a mother-daughter duo, are playing Libertango by Astor Piazzolla, Armenian Rhapsody for Two Pianos by Arno Babajanyan and Alexander Harutyunyan, as well as Sabre Dance by Khachaturian. The team of Dorothy Bognar and Constance Hegarty are playing Liszt's Paraphrase of "Hochzeitmarsch und Elfenreigen," from Mendelssohn's

Date: 
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 3:00pm
Admission: 
$0.00
Type: 
Piano Ensemble Day
Location: 
Lincoln Theater, University of Hartford
Chair: 
Diane Day

Storrs Scholars Piano Recital - Mar 21, 2019

In 1990, Evelyn Bonar Storrs made a bequest to Musical Club to establish a piano scholarship. Her will stated in part, “I have tried to express my appreciation for the enjoyment and pleasure in having been a member of the Musical Club of Hartford...With this in mind, I have established the Evelyn Bonar Storrs Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships for talented and advanced students of piano...”

Each year selected Storrs Scholarship recipients--college level pianists with traditional classical training--present a recital for members of the Musical Club and the general public.

Date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$0.00
Type: 
Storrs Scholars Recital
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Estrid Eklof and Anne Lee

Marika Bournaki Documentary: "I Am Not a Rock Star" - Apr 4, 2019

Marika Bournaki, who performs on April 11 in a Jolidon Concert Series program, is the subject of an engaging documentary following her young student years to age 20, and her development into a brilliant performer and mature artist. Note that this film screening will take place not in the Sanctuary but in Fellowship Hall.

I Am Not a Rock Star

On April 11, in a unique follow-up, Marika will appear at the Musical Club of Hartford to perform a recital of works that inspired her during her development as a pianist. Marika will also answer questions about the documentary.

Date: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$5.00
Type: 
Musical Exploration
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
David Schonfeld

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