American Opera Triptych, HONK and More Set for the Hartt School, Dec 2012


The Hartt School presents a variety of music, dance, and theatre performances this December, many of which are free, and all are open to the public. For ticketed events, call the University Box Office at 860.768.4228 or 800.274.8587 or visit for tickets and information.

Wednesday, December 5
Hartt Celebrates Edward Diemente @ 90
Foot in the Door, Hartt’s contemporary music ensemble, celebrates the 90th birthday of Professor Emeritus Edward Diemente, composer and professor at The Hartt School for more than forty years. Three of his works will be presented including The Way to Peace, Diary, and More Words. Music by two of his former students and current Hartt faculty members, David Macbride and Ken Steen also will be performed. Come help celebrate this most auspicious occasion.
7:30 PM
Millard Auditorium
Admission: No Charge

Thursday & Friday, December 6 & 7
Undergraduate Opera Black Box: An American Opera Triptych
A Game of Chance by Seymour Barab
Fables by Ned Rorem
The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti
7:30 PM
Millard Auditorium
Admission: No Charge

Thursday through Sunday, December 6-9
Honk! is the musical adaption of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Ugly Duckling and follows Ugly, and odd looking duck on his quest to find his mother. With book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe and music by George Stiles, Honk! is sure to entertain.
Thursday through Saturday, 7:30 PM
Sunday 3:00 PM
The Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation Theater
Mort and Irma Handel Performing Arts Center, 35 Westbourne Parkway, Hartford
Admission: $20 with discounts for seniors, students, and groups

Friday, December 7
Hartt Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band
This concert features the return of Hartt alumnus Jess Turner as a composer in residence. The Hartt Wind Ensemble premieres his latest large-scale work for solo tuba and wind ensemble called “Heavy Weather, Concerto for Tuba and Wind Ensemble.” Featuring Hartt tuba professor Scott Mendoker, this is a terrific night of new music written by a rising star and alum of The Hartt School.
Time: 7:30 PM
Lincoln Theater
Admission: $20 with discounts for seniors, students, and groups