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Member Program - Feb 21, 2019

Note: Although West Hartford School openings are delayed on the morning of Feb. 21, the Musical Club program will still be held at its regular time, 10 AM.

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

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

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

Member Program - Mar 7, 2019

Today’s program will feature fiddle tunes from Appalachia performed by Ami Montstream, hammered dulcimer, *Sydney Montstream-Quas, fiddle and vocal, Andy Mayo, guitar, and Walter Mayo, bass.  Music from Spain and South America will be played for us by Judith Handler and Mark Levesque, guitar and mandolin, 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,

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

Marika Bournaki, piano - Apr 11, 2019

Marika Bournaki is the subject and star of the documentary film, I Am Not a Rock Star, to be screened at the Club's Musical Exploration program on April 4, 2019. On April 11, she will perform a recital of works that inspired her during her development as a pianist, as well as other works. Marika will also answer questions about the documentary. She performed last year for the Club with cellist Julian Schwarz; they were very warmly received by our audience.

With unparalleled technical, musical and communication skills, Marika Bournaki is at once, a world class performer, outstanding pianist,

Date: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$10.00
Type: 
Jolidon Concert Series
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Robert Connell

Member Program - Apr 25, 2019

Program details TBA.

Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$5.00
Type: 
Music by Members
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Laura Cook

Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon - May 2, 2019

Sign up at the April programs or reserve by mail. Details in the Spring Bulletin

Date: 
Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$0.00
Type: 
Member Meeting
Location: 
Town & County Club, 22 Woodland St, Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Suzanne Hertel