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Foot in the Door, Hartt's Contemporary Music Ensemble, performs a concert on Wednesday, March 2, at 7:30 PM, in Lincoln Theater, on the University of Hartford's main campus. Admission is free. Please visit www.hartford.edu/hartt for more information.

In preparation for its performance as an invited ensemble at the College Band Directors National Association Convention in Seattle, Washington, March 23 through March 26, at the University of Washington, Foot in the Door continues this year's celebration of Samuel Barber, with his ravishing vocal work Knoxville: Summer of 1918. The program also includes two premieres, one by Hartt faculty composer Joseph Turrin, the other by award-winning Hartt graduate student composer Jess Turner. The program concludes with a recent classic for voice and chamber orchestra, Sparrows, by Joseph Schwanter, featuring soprano Cheri Caluda of Hartt's vocal faculty.

Under the direction of Glen Adsit (pictured), as well as associate director Matthew Aubin, Hartt's Foot in the Door, along with Hartt's honors chamber ensemble Performance 20/20, performs in Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, on March 25. For more information about the College Band Directors National Association Convention visit http://depts.washington.edu/uwwinds/cbdna/.

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