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Member Program - Oct 18, 2018

The lives of today's featured composers span the baroque period to the 21st century. Therefore, there is
tremendous variety of compositional styles, techniques, and even instruments. Prokofiev wrote Romeo and
Juliet for the ballet, but also published a piano reduction of ten pieces.
Linda MacGougan will perform No. 10 (Say Goodbye), which depicts the very painful parting of the two
famous young lovers. Finzi's 5 Bagatelles, performed by Carolyn Bernstein, clarinet, and Linda
MacGougan, piano, is lighter in mood and character, as the word "bagatelle" implies.
The baroque pieces that follow, Sonata

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

The Musical Club of Hartford is so fortunate to be hosting these incredible musicians, including Adam Pearl on harpsichord; the current President of the Viola da Gamba Society of America, Lisa Terry, on cello and viola da gamba; Richard Stone on theorbo; Hartford's own Emlyn Ngai on violin; and Gywn Roberts on flute and recorder.

This group of five musicians is part of the Tempesta di Mare Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra. They will perform a program of Baroque chamber music gems centering around works composed by Georg Phillip Telemann during his eight-month sojourn in Paris in 1737. These will

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

Bridget de Moura Castro, organ, will be playing Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in E Minor, which dates from Bach’s Leipzig period and is especially highly valued by lovers and connoisseurs of Bach’s organ music. Tony Gibbs, saxophone, accompanied by Benita Rose, piano, will be performing movements from the Violin Sonata in A Major by César Frank. This is one of César Frank’s best-known sonatas and was transcribed for saxophone by Paul Wehage. In this piece you will hear Tony play notes that normally don’t exist on the saxophone.

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.
 
AveryEnsemble
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

From Russian Romantic to Russian Contemporary and German Romantic to American jazz, our program
will fill the hall with exciting varieties of style and mood. Fran Bard, cello, and Carolyn Woodard, piano will
perform Nocturne in D Minor, Op. 19, No. 4 by Tchaikovsky, followed by the last two movements from
Prokofiev’s Sonata in C Major, Op. 119. Two movements from Doppelkonzert in E minor, Op. 88, by Max
Bruch, will be played by Carolyn Bernstein, clarinet, Virginia Allen, viola, and Michelle Duffy, piano.
Lastly, The Meeting House Trio with Walter Mayo, bass, *David Sergio, piano, and David

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

Member Program - Jan 10, 2019

Program details TBA.

Date: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:00am
Admission: 
$5.00
Type: 
Music by Members
Location: 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT
Chair: 
Maryjane Peluso

Classical Competition Winners Concert - Jan 20, 2019

On January 5 and 6 of this year, The Musical Club of Hartford will hold 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

Jazz Competition Winners Concert - Jan 27, 2019

Performances by the Winners of the 1st High School Competition in Solo Jazz

This year, on January 6, The Musical Club of Hartford will hold its 2nd annual scholarship jazz solo competition for high school students living or studying music in Connecticut. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will perform in a cabaret setting accompanied by a professional jazz trio. The professional trio will also perform a set separately from the students, to round out the one-hour concert.

The scholarship prizes are awarded from the Jolidon Fund, named for Marjorie Jolidon, who left a share of her estate to the

Date: 
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 3:30pm
Admission: 
$0.00
Type: 
High School Competition Winners Performance
Location: 
Universalist Church, 433 Fern St, 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. Details TBA.

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

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