2017-2018 Season


 

 

Circle of Joy!

Circle of Joy! celebrates a season in which people of many native origins and traditions connect to share a common message of peace through music. Throughout history, traditional carols and folksongs from many countries have been transformed into seasonal pieces in different genres and for different performing forces. Our program will link creative choral compositions and classics by the masters from a wide span of musical history to the carols and folksongs that inspired them. Examples of this will be heard in the French Canadian Huron Carol that is based on the French song Une Jeune Pucelle – or Handel’s Pastoral Symphony from Messiah, based on the Italian songs Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle and Quando Nascette Ninno. In addition, accompanying instruments will capture the native sound of the original carols and songs. Such an abundance of musical treasures is sure to please a wide range of ages, cultural backgrounds and musical tastes and a colorful array of native instruments, organ, harp, woodwinds, bells and percussion, choral ensemble and the voice of our audience will complete our Circle of Joy!


The Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation

Musical Club of Hartford

George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation
Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee

 

Saturday, December 16, 2017
Sunday, December 17, 2017
4:00 pm
First Church Of Christ
12 South Main Street,
West Hartford Center
860-233-9605
Voluntary Offering
Saturday, January 6, 2018
4:00 pm
Zion Lutheran Church
183 William St, Portland
860-342-2860
General $10
Children under 12 free

Donations of food items for the
Portland Food Bank will also
be gratefully received


Dance of da Vinci

The Dance of da Vinci is an original full-length dance concert inspired by the life and works of Leonardo da Vinci. The Sonia Plumb Dance Company accompanied by CitySingers of Hartford, will explore the artist, inventor and scientist's relationship with Renaissance Humanism, a concept based on the beliefs that humans are limitless in their capacity for development if all knowledge is embraced, and that science and art are inextricably entwined. Dances entitled The Artist’s Studio, Ecclesiastical Architecture, The Stork, Clock Gears and Vitruvian Man are just some examples of dances that will reflect da Vinci’s genius. The production will be complete with lighting, costumes and vocal and instrumental musicians onstage with the dancers.


The Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation

Musical Club of Hartford

George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation
Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee

Saturday, April 21, 2018
8:00 pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018
4:00 pm
Belding Theater At The Bushnell
166 Capitol Ave, Hartford
844-263-9050
General $25-$40
Senior Discount
Students and Groups starting at $10

Artistry of Music

Inspired by works in the permanent collection at the New Britain Museum of American Art, our program will take listeners on a musical journey that draws parallels between historic periods and themes of selected pieces of art. The musical performance will be accompanied by projections of art pieces linking the visual and musical idioms. Shenandoah and Rivers of Delight are visualized in paintings of American landscapes. Working for the Dawn of Peace and The Emigrant Song give voice to works that depict the American struggle for freedom and identity. American 20th century composer Alan Hovhaness and local composer Alan Hoffman represent unique contemporary artistic expression on display and  an excerpt from Irving Fine’s Alice In Wonderland Suite as well as samples of Gershwin and Porter add fanciful and humorous connections with artwork in the collection. The presentation will surely offer something for a variety of tastes in music and art! 


The Edward C. & Ann T. Roberts Foundation

Musical Club of Hartford

George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation
Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee

Saturday, June 2, 2018
4:00 pm
Elmwood Community Center Auditorium
1106 New Britain Ave
West Hartford
860-561-8180
General $5/Children under 12 - free


Sunday, June 10, 2018
3:00 pm
New Britain Museum of American Art
56 Lexington St, New Britain
860-229-0257
Admission Fee to Museum
Museum Members free

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