Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series
Announcing the 2013-2014 Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series
The Hartt School, the comprehensive performing arts school of the University of Hartford, is pleased to announce the spectacular roster of artists for the 2013-2014 Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series, celebrating its fifth year of bringing world-class chamber music to Greater Hartford. The 2013-2014 Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series features Jaime Laredo, violin, and Joseph Kalichstein, piano on October 3, 2013; Andy Narell on November 21, 2013; Sybarite5 on February 6, 2014; and Cantus on March 27, 2014. The Series is made possible by the Richard P. Garmany Fund of The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, which has been the principal underwriter of the Series since its inception in 2009, and has provided more than $230,000 in support.
About the Artists
Jaime Laredo, violin, and Joseph Kalichstein, piano
October 3, 2013
Two of the pre-eminent musical artists of our time, Laredo and Kalichstein have performed, both as soloists and chamber artists, in the leading music venues of the world. They frequently are joined by internationally-acclaimed cellist Sharon Robinson as the Kalichstein/Laredo/Robinson Trio. In addition to his instrumental career, Jaime Laredo is a sought-after conductor, currently in his 13th year as music director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. For their Garmany Series appearance, Laredo and Kalichstein will perform as a duo on the first half of the evening; they will be joined after intermission by the Hartt String Quartet for a performance of the monumental sextet of Chausson.
Andy Narell and his ensemble
November 21, 2013
Paris-based Narell is acknowledged as the world's leading exponent of the steel drum, or "pans." His extraordinary career has included collaborations with artists as diverse as Tito Puente, Bela Fleck, and Aretha Franklin, and his work has been celebrated on frequent NPR appearances and in two full-length film documentaries. In addition, his jazz-inflected, Caribbean influenced music has been heard on more than a dozen best-selling recordings. For this rare East Coast appearance, Narell will be joined by an all-star ensemble of sidemen, all of whom who are distinguished artists in their own right.
February 6, 2014
One the fastest-rising chamber music ensembles in the United States, the string quintet (quartet plus bass) Sybarite5 has been earning rave reviews and cheering audiences from coast to coast. After winning the prestigious Concert Artists Guild Competition last year (the same competition previously won by Imani Winds, eighth blackbird, and many other now-celebrated artists) the group enjoyed a raucous, sold-out debut performance at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall. Its latest album, Everything in its Right Place, is a collection of Radiohead songs arranged expressly for them.
March 27, 2014
Known to music lovers throughout the United States from its appearances on Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion," Cantus is a 9-member male vocal ensemble of astonishing range and versatility. Both in its recordings (more than a dozen and counting) and in its concert appearances, Cantus performs everything from Renaissance music to post-bop jazz arrangements. Fanfare Magazine calls the group simply, “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States.”
Series Subscriptions and Tickets:
All performances are held on Thursday evenings and begin at 7:30 PM. Performances are held in Hartt’s Millard Auditorium on the University of Hartford’s West Hartford campus. Individual concert tickets are $35 and Series subscriptions are $120, with discounts on individual tickets and subscriptions for seniors, educators, University of Hartford alumni, students, and groups.
Current subscribers must renew by May 24 to retain their current seats. New subscriptions are available beginning June 1. Individual concert ticket sales begin August 1, when both new subscriptions and individual tickets also may be purchased on line, at www.hartford.edu/hartt
. Requests for individual tickets will not be processed until August 1. University of Hartford student, faculty, and staff subscriptions (including renewals) and individual tickets will be available by phone and in person at the Box Office beginning August 1.
A special pre-concert dinner precedes each performance, and details will be announced shortly. Patrons may purchase Series subscriptions or individual tickets to the performances and/or the pre-concert dinners. To purchase Series subscriptions or individual tickets, or to get additional information, please visit or call the University of Hartford Box Office in Lincoln Theater on the University of Hartford Campus at 860.768.4228 or 800.274.8587. To purchase tickets online after August 1, please visit www.hartford.edu/hartt