WWUH 91.3 FM Newsletter

Program Guide April 2024

Broadcasting as a Community Service of

The University of Hartford.

From The General Manager

"Listener supported" is a term you hear often on the air on 91.3. That's because over 90% of our funding comes directly from our listeners. The University of Hartford provides a tremendous amount of "in kind" support which greatly reduces the amount of money we need to raise over the air allowing us to keep our on-air appeals to just two times a year.

Our Spring drive will kick off at 6pm on Sunday, April 14th and run for one week with a goal of $35,000. Details to follow.

Reaction has been very positive to the station history I published in the last two editions of the Guide. It continues in this issue:. :

A look at WWUH's early programming (1968).

6pm. Monday-Friday. To start its broadcast day, WWUH presents 45 minutes of the finest stereo Easy Listening music on the dial. You’ll be entertained by music from Herb Alpert to Henry Mancini; from Frank Sinatra to Petula Clark. We’ll also keep you informed about the latest news headlines, weather, sports notes, travel conditions, things that are happening in and around Hartford, plus a few words about the artists and these stereo sounds.


6:45 p.m. Monday – Friday: “Hartford Tonight”. What’s happening tonight in the Greater Hartford area? Each evening, WWUH presents a 15 minute community-centered news program with notes from all areas. Included will be cultural and community events, and reviews, ticket availabilities and prices. Club news, upcoming events and weather will also be broadcast.


7:05 pm, Monday through Friday. You won’t find too many jazz shows these days. So that’s why we put one together that we think you’ll like. It’s heard every night in stereo from 7:05 to 8:30 pm. The WWUH record library has a wide selection of the kind of jazz that makes those after dinner hours even more enjoyable. Cool sounds, good talk, great listening.


8:30 p.m. Monday & Wednesday: The finest of today’s stereo Classical music is presented at this time for your complete enjoyment. A little background information, a title, a turntable moves and you’re direct center, about ten rows back. During this segment, the latest recordings will be featured.


8:30 p.m. Tuesday: “Hartt College Presents”: The title of the program speaks for itself. The best of student works form the backbone of recorded stereo presentations by this renowned institution.


8:30 p.m. Thursday: “Music of Stage and Screen” entertains for sixty stereo-filled minutes. You’ll hear your favorites from original cast recordings of Broadway and Hollywood.


8:30 p.m. Friday: Two full hours of a WWUH change in pace: Folk Music. Whatever the variety: American, ethnic or folk-rock, you’ll hear it on this one of a kind show.


9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday: To keep you up to date on today’s music, WWUH will take these segments to present the latest stereo releases. Both featured artists of today and tomorrow.


10 p.m. Monday – Thursday: “Point of View”. This series, with the incorporation of concise interviews, deal with interesting topics, activities and people. There will be talk about today’s problems with views from all areas. We’ll look into the realms of education, culture, academics, employment, campus and students. All programming is designed with the emphasis on the Greater Hartford area, our community.


10:30 p.m. Monday – Friday: “The Complete News Report”. A comprehensive, in-depth report of state, national and world news with expanded coverage of the top stories of the day. Using the full facilities of United Press International, and the radio equipped, Lipman Motors-WWUH News Wagon, our reporters will be supplied with first-hand information. In addition, news features on contemporary topics, community events, a sports round-up and weather summary will be included in addition to a play or movie review. And you’ll hear it before eleven o’clock.


11:00 p.m. Monday – Friday: Rock on FM? In Stereo? Yes, it is different. But what a sound! We’ll play a lot of oldies, new album cuts (the ones you seldom hear elsewhere), today’s best sellers and those slow, dreamy ones we were all dancing to just of couple of years ago. Just tune in to 91.3 and it’s guaranteed to have you by the ears. Stereo ROCK with a new twist, every night ‘till 1:30 am.

John Ramsey

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Amazing Tales From Off and On Connecticut's Beaten Path

We encourage you to tune in to our newest program, Amazing Tales from Off and On Connecticut’s Beaten Path which airs Sunday afternoons at 4:30 right after the Opera.

Amazing Tales uses a story-telling format to focus on historically significant people, places, and events from Connecticut’s past. Host Mike Allen interviews subject matter experts on a variety of historical topics.

Host Mike Allen specializes in bringing local history to life, by using his journalism and story-telling skills with podcasting and public speaking. For 15 years, Mike worked as a radio journalist, both at NPR’s Boston affiliate WBUR and as News Director at i-95 (WRKI-FM) in western Connecticut. He subsequently worked in government and corporate before retiring and starting his podcast. As a resident of Connecticut for more than 50 years, Mike also makes public appearances throughout the state, speaking on topics of local history



Sundays, 4:30pm. 

Sunday April 7th, 2024

Salk Vaccine

Jonas Salk invented the polio vaccine, wiping out the disease in the U.S. amongst those who got vaccinated. His nephew, Eric Salk, is an ER doctor at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington. Eric knew his uncle and shares what Jonas would have thought of the anti-COVID vaccine movement.



 Sunday April 14th, 2024

Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale is Connecticut’s official State Hero. He was the first American spy captured by the British. Accounts of his arrest and execution are not completely in synch. There are some who question whether he even said, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country,” as he faced the gallows.




Sunday April 21st, 2024

Oldest Ferry

The longest-running ferry service in the U.S. started in CT back in 1655. The 4-minute, quarter-mile crossing of the CT River (between Rocky Hill and Glastonbury) is nautically challenging, with ever-changing currents, tides, rain, wind, and fog. However, piloting the boat is, to some, the best job in CT.


Sunday April 28th, 2024

UFOs .

It’s no longer taboo to talk about UFOs. While most sightings are logged in the southwestern U.S., CT has had its fair share. This includes the infamous series of sitings over western CT in the 1980s, with witnesses flat out disputing the official explanation behind the object in the sky.


Never Miss Your Favorite WWUH Programs Again!
The WWUH Archive!
We are very excited to announce that our archive has been completely upgraded so that it is usable on most if not all devices. The archive allows you to listen to any WWUH program aired in the last two weeks on-demand using the "Program Archive" link on our home page.

WWUH Classical Programming

April 2024

Sunday Afternoon at the Opera… Sundays 1:00 – 4:30 pm

Evening Classics… Weekdays 4:00 to 7:00/ 8:00 pm

Drake’s Village Brass Band… Tuesdays 7:00-8:00 pm

(Opera Highlights Below)

Monday 1st

Host's Choice

Tuesday 2d

Debussy: Pour le piano, Deux Arabesques; Schmidt: Symphony #1; Peter Serkin Plays Schoenberg – Piano Concerto, 5 Klavierstücke, Phantasy for Violin with Piano Accompaniment

Drake’s Village Brass Band  Sarah Willis Horn – Mozart y Mambo: Cuban Dances

Wednesday 3d

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Zoroastre (orchestral suite);

Michel de la Barre: Premier livre de pièces pour la flûte traversière, avec la basse continue, Suite No. 2 in G; Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Mystery (Rosary) Sonata No. 10, "The Crucifixion" and o. 11, "The Resurrection"; Johann Sebastian Bach: Oratorio for Easter Sunday, "Kommt, eilet und laufet", BWV 249; Christoph Graupner: Cantata for the 1st Day of Easter, "Der Sieg ist da", GWV 1128/43; Christian Friedrich Ruppe: Easter Cantata; Caroline Schleicher-Krämer: Clarinet Sonatina; Joseph Haydn: Keyboard Sonata No. 62 in E-flat major, Hob.XVI:52; Louise Farrenc: Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Op. 36.

Thursday 4th

Bernstein: Film Music; Zingarelli: Symphony No. 2 in E Flat Major; Bozza: Rustiques, Fantaisie Pastorale Op. 37; Storace: Sextet in G Major.

Friday 5th

A belated celebration of Spring

Sunday 7th

Szymanowski, Krol Roger, Aylward, Oblivion

Monday 8th

Host's Choice

Tuesday 9th

Cecile Licad Piano: American Dances; Anna Lapwood Organ: Images Organ of Ely Cathedral; Ives: Song Project: 114 Songs Volume 4

Drake’s Village Brass Band  Velvet Brown Tuba, Music of Roger Kelleway, Meyer Kupferman, John Stevens

Wednesday 10th

Antonio Salieri: La Grotta di Trofonio: Overture; Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Introduction, Theme and Variations in F Major for Oboe and Orchestra, Op. 102; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Per questa bella mano, K. 612;  Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 1 in D Major, D. 82; Ignacy Feliks Dobrzyński: Monbar (The Freebooters), Op. 30: Overture;  Felix Mendelssohn: Infelice, Op. 94, MWV H5 (Version for Soprano with Violin Obbligato);  Michele Puccini: Concerto for Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet and Horn; Gurtner, Louise Farrenc: Variations brillantes sur un thème (air) de La Cenerentola de Rossini, Op. 5;  Ludwig van Beethoven: Horn Sonata in F Major, Op. 17; Pauline Viardot-Garcia: 5 Poems of Lermontov and Turgenev (excerpts): No. 2. Utes (The Crag), No. 3. Razgadka (The Answer); Pauline Viardot-Garcia: 12 Poems of Pushkin, Fet and Turgenev (excerpts): No. 12. Zvezdy (Stars), No. 6. Zaklinaniye (Invocation); Giuseppe Verdi: Il trovatore, Act III: Ballet Music (arr. For Wind Ensemble); Sigismond Thalberg: Impromptu sur des thèmes favoris de l'opéra Le Siège de Corinthe de Rossini, Op. 3; Adolphe Adam: La poupée de Nuremberg: Overture; Cécile Chaminade: Concertstuck for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 40;  Emmanuel Chabrier: Habanera (version for orchestra); Emmanuel Chabrier: Joyeuse marche; Charles-Marie Widor: Symphony No. 1, Op. 16. 

Thursday 11th

Mouret: Suite de Symphonies "Sinfonies de Fanfares"; Ginastera Estancia suite, Op. 8a; Philidor: Recorder Sonata in d minor; Lickl: Oboe Quartet in G Major, Op. 26, No. 2; Melgaz: Salve Regina.

Friday 12th

The “Final Frontier”

Sunday 14th

Meyerbeer, Le Prophete

Monday 15th

Host's Choice

Tuesday 16th

Music to Fund Raise By! And Marking Centenary of Sir Neville Marriner, Henry Mancini and the 80th Birthday of Dennis Russell Davies

Drake’s Village Brass Band – Music of Ron Nelson

Wednesday 17th

Host's Choice

Thursday 18th

Rozsa: Spellbound Concerto; Suppe: Overtures; Carissimi: Motets; Berger: Grand Sonata in c minor, Op. 7; Roger-Ducasse: Suite Francaise; Poulenc: Suite Francaise; Milhaud: Suite Francaise, Op. 248; Foulds: Suite Francaise, Op. 22.

Friday 19th

Charlie meets Charles

Sunday 21st

Weber, Euryante

Monday 22d

Host's Choice

Tuesday 23d

Marking Earth Day Glass: Symphony #7 “Toltec”; Leighton: LaudesAnimantium (Praises of the Creatures); A. Panufnik: Arbor Cosmica (Cosmic Trees); R. Panufnik: Heartfelt

Drake’s Village Brass Band  Joseph Alessi, Boston Brass and the UNLV Wind Orchestra – Joe’s Tango

Wednesday 24th

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Acante et Céphise, ou La sympathie (orchestral suite); Michel de la Barre: Premier livre de pièces pour la flûte traversière, avec la basse continue, Suite No. 3 in E minor; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata for Jubilate [3rd Sunday after Easter], "Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen", BWV 146;

Settings of Psalm 114, "When Israel went out of Egypt" by Josquin, Byrd, Sweelinck, Cavalli, Zelenka, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, et al.

Thursday 25th

Gottlieb Muffat: Toccata No. 4; Signoretti: Sonata, Sinfonia; Bossi: Organ Concerto in b-flat minor, Op. 100; Rutini: Keyboard Sonata in f minor, Op. 5 No. 5; Pasqualini: Sospiri, che fate?; Buttstett: Suite in F Major.

Friday 26th

Passover is late this year

Sunday 28th

Verdi, La Traviata

Monday 29th

Host's Choice

Tuesday 30th

Tuesday Night at the Movies  Maestro – Soundtrack; Hollywood Dreams – John Mauceri and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra

Drake’s Village Brass Band  The United States Marine Band, The Music of Warren Benson Volume 2




your "lyric theater" program

with Keith Brown

Programming for the month of April 2024

SUNDAY APRIL 7TH Szymanowski, Krol Roger, Aylward, Oblivion Szymanowski's Krol Roger ('King Roger," 1926) was the first opera in Polish language that I ever broadcast back on Sunday, January 8, 1995. Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) is usually considered a Polish composer, but he was born and raised in the Ukraine and his mother was Swedish. From a landowning Polish Catholic family, he lived way to the East in the Orthodox countryside and continued to live on the family estate on-and-off until 1919, when national borders changed. Although Krol Roger premiered in Warsaw, it has nothing to do with Polish national history or Slavic legend. Rather, it reflects upon ancient classical Mediterranean civilization. The story concerns a twelfth century Sicilian king who resists the temptation to revert from Christianity to the ecstatic pagan cult of Dionysus. In 1995 "King Roger" was heard on Polskie Nagrania LP's. That recording was made with the cast, chorus and orchestra of the Warsaw State Opera House. There's also a Naxos recording of this rarely produced opera, that one made with the Polish State Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra of Katowice. I broadcast it on Sunday, September 12, 1999. It got a favorable review from Fanfare magazine's Adrian Corleonis, who wrote, "'King Roger' is Szymanowski's most ambitious work, containing swaths of his most remarkable music, while providing an aesthetic index to his period of opulent exoticism." (Fanfare,July/Aug,'99 issue.) In 1999 EMI Classics issued yet another new and opulent studio recording of Krol Roger. Simon Rattle led the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Chorus and Youth Chorus. The American baritone Thomas Hampson takes the title role. 

   Krol Roger, as presented on two EMI CD's, is not overly long in duration, leaving time for a similar work of contemporary American opera. John Aylward's Oblivion (2022) is a one-act, one-hour chamber opera. Like Krol Roger, it invokes ancient myth, with references to Joseph Campbell's writings and Dante's Divine Comedy. One of two wanderers imbibes magical waters which restore memory. These waters act like the mythic River Lethe in reverse. The world premiere New Focus CD release of Oblivion is derived from the audio part of the video production. The composer provides the electronics in the chamber ensemble backing the four singing characters. Not one but two Fanfare reviewers praised this recording in the March/April, 2024 issue. Huntley Dent said, "Every aspect of the performance, vocal and instrumental, is expert, including the electronica...," and Raymond Tuttle concurs, adding "The singers are outstanding both as singers and vocal actors..."

SUNDAY APRIL 14TH Meyerbeer, Le Prophete The lyric stageworks of Giacomo or Jakob Meyerbeer (1791-1864) have long been out of favor. Critics have continually sneered at his music. He's been damned as generally mediocre. Actually, he was the most important composer of opera in the grand manner in his era, the earlier half of the Romantic. Meyerbeer wrote for the grandest lyric stage in all of Europe: the Paris Opera. The best of Meyerbeer's French grand operas is Le prophete (1849). The young Richard Wagner sought to write musical stageworks of this scale and calibre. "The Prophet" is a very well put together lyric drama with book by one of the most prolific of French 19th century playwrights, Eugene Scribe (also a figure who was condemned in a later time as mediocre). A top-flight singing cast took part in what I had presumed was a world premiere complete recording of Le Prophete taped in 1976 and released through Columbia Masterworks, with Henry Lewis conducting the Royal Philharmonic and Ambrosian Chorus. That LP recording went over the air way back on Sunday, April 10, 1988. I have recently come across another, earlier recording of Le Prophete with Lewis conducting the symphony orchestra and chorus of RAI, Radio Italy, Turin in 1970. The aircheck tapes of the broadcast studio recording were issued on Myto compact discs in 1999. The stereo sound heard on the Myto CD transfer is quite good for its era a half century and more ago. Tenor Nicolai Gedda stars as Jean of Leyden, the ill-counseled spiritual liberator of the German city of Munster, with mezzo Marilyn Horne in the role of his mother Fides. Horne sang the same role again in the 1976 recording. I note in my record keeping of lyric theater broadcasts that I have broadcast a recording of an opera based on the same historical theme as Le Prophete: Azio Corghi's Divara:Wasser und Blut (1993), composed in commemoration of the 1200th anniversary of the founding of Munster. That Marco Polo CD recording went over the air on Sunday, June 18, 1995. The Myto CD release of Le Prophete was favorably reviewed by the veritable opera expert George Jellinek (Fanfare,Jan/Feb, 2000).

SUNDAY APRIL 21ST Weber, Euryanthe Carl Maria von Weber's Euryanthe (1823) was intended to build upon the success of the famous Der Freischutz (1821). Euryanthe contains much beautiful music. Its overture is occasionally performed in concert situations, but the opera itself very rarely. No one who has heard it in its entirety could doubt the boldness of Weber's musical conception. It's his only opera that is sung throughout with no spoken dialog. Euryanthe is also an example of a truly great operatic work that suffered from a horrible libretto. Because he was a nice guy, Weber befriended the second rate poetess Helmina von Chezy and commissioned her to write him a libretto, since he knew she was hard up for money. Remember, she was the playwright of Rosamunde, Furstin von Cypern,the play for which Schubert provided his well-known incidental music in 1823.That play was a big flop at its premiere in Vienna. The results were the same for Euryanthe the opera in its initial Viennese production. Critics condemned the libretto and praised the music. Since then Euryanthe was hacked up in an attempt to compensate for its bad book. Weber himself had to rewrite the text extensively, but to no avail. In more recent times the opera has been restored to the form in which Weber originally set the words to music. Way back on Sunday, October 20, 1985 I presented an EMI recording of Euryanthe issued stateside on Angel stereo LP's. It was made in 1975 with the musical resources of the Staatskapelle Dresden and Chorus of Radio Leipzig under the direction of Marek Janowski. There's another older recording of the opera in its restored form. This one was taped in 1957 in the broadcast studios of Radio Berlin. The young Kurt Mazur was conducting the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. The German Relief label has issued on compact disc a series of these Radio Berlin recorded broadcasts from the post-WW II period, some in monaural sound, some in very early stereo. This 2017 Relief CD issue is in stereo and its sound is remarkably good considering its age. I last broadcast this now-historic recording on Sunday, June 3, 2018. 

SUNDAY APRIL 28TH Verdi, La Traviata Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata ("The Fallen Woman," 1853) is a warhorse of the international operatic repertoire, never absent from the operatic stage and much recorded. All the great singers of the twentieth century have essayed it. One of the very greatest, soprano Maria Callas handled the role of Violetta, the "fallen woman" superbly onstage and her voice was captured for posterity in 1958 in recorded performances both in London's Covent Garden and Lisbon's Teatro Sao Carlos. The "Covent Garden La Traviata" I featured in an unauthorized recording (ICA Classics CD's) on Sunday, September 30, 2012, and prior to that the "Lisbon La Traviata" (EMI Classics CD's) on Sunday, February 7, 1999. In the twenty first century the young Russian soprano Anna Netrebko triumphed as Violetta in the 2005 production mounted at the Salzburg Festival. She shared her triumph with tenor Rolando Villazon as Germont the younger and baritone Thomas Hampson as Germont the elder. Carlo Rizzi directed the Vienna Philharmonic and the chorus of the Vienna State Opera. Deutsche Grammophon released this Salzburg La Traviata immediately following the festival in 2005 in its Festspieldokumente series. 

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Boomer's Paradise

Monday's 1-4 PM with your host, The Turtle Man

Winter's (finally) over and spring has sprung. Good weather and great music make for pleasant company so join me, The Turtle Man each Monday afternoon 1-4 pm for some pure (musical) enjoyment.

The month begins as is the custom to share music from albums released 50 years ago this month (April 1973) along with song whose titles pertain to give or take.

We continue the month with another round of classic and new songs in the genre of "torch songs" and the wide wide world of musical riffs.

From there it's another edition of Billboard Top 40 One Hit Wonders coupled with music from Steve Winwood and songs with colors in the titles.

We then venture back to the musically historic years of 1964-1966 and then songs with titles that pertain to moving air of all sorts (wind, breeze, storms, etc.).

We end the month on a "high" note dipping into the multi- CD Nuggets box set (Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era) and song with titles that feature numbers.

It's all here each Monday from 1-4pm here on WWUH 91.3 FM and wwuh.org.

Tune in on the radio (91.3 FM) or streaming online at wwuh.org.

Listening to WWUH
Real Alternative News
For over 54 years WWUH has aired a variety of unique community affairs programs.

Here is our current schedule:

Monday: Noon–1 p.m. Alternative Radio
8 p.m.–9 p.m. Radio  Radio Ecoshock
Tuesday: Noon–12:30 p.m.  51 Percent
12:30 p.m.–1 p.m. Counterspin
8 p.m.–9 p.m. Exploration
Wednesday: Noon–12:30 p.m. Perspective
12:30–1 Sea Change Radio
8:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. Building Bridges
8:30 p.m.–9:00 pm Got Science
Thursday: Noon–1 p.m. Project Censored
7:30 p.m.–8 p.m. Making Contact
8:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m. This Way Out
8:30 p.m.–9:00 p.m. Gay Spirit
Friday: Noon–12:30 p,m. Nutmeg Chatter
12:30 p.m.–1 p.m. TUC Radio
Do you have an idea for a radio program?
If you have an idea for a radio program and are available to volunteer late at night, please let us know.

We may have some midnight and/or 3am slots available later this year. Email station manager John Ramsey to find out more about this unique and exciting opportunity for the right person.

Qualified candidates will have access to the full WWUH programmer orientation program so no experience is necessary. He/she will also need to attend the monthly WWUH staff meetings (held on Tuesday or Sunday evenings) and do behind the scenes volunteer work from time to time. This is a volunteer position.

After completing this process, we will review the candidate's assets and accomplishments and they will be considered for any open slots in our schedule.
The WWUH Scholarship Fund
In 2003 WWUH alums Steve Berian, Charles Horwitz and Clark Smidt helped create the WWUH Scholarship Fund to provide an annual grant to a UH student who is either on the station's volunteer Executive Committee or who is in a similar leadership position at the station. The grant amount each year will be one half of the revenue of the preceding year. 

To make a tax deductible donation
either send a check to:

WWUH Scholarship Fund
c/o John Ramsey
Univ. of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Ave.
W. Hartford, CT 06117 

Or call John at 860.768.4703 to arrange for a one-time
or on-going donation via charge card.

If you would like more information please contact us at [email protected]

CT Blues Society

Founded in 1993, the Connecticut Blues Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Blues music in our state. CTBS is an affiliated member of The Blues Foundation, a worldwide network of 185 affiliates with an international membership in 12 countries.

Here is a link to CT Blues Society with events and venues.
Hartford Jazz Society
The longest continuously operating jazz society in the country
Founded in 1960, this all-volunteer organization produces jazz concerts featuring internationally acclaimed artists as well as up and coming jazz musicians. Our mission is to cultivate a wider audience of jazz enthusiasts by offering concerts, workshops and educational programs to the Greater Hartford region. The area’s most complete and up-to-date calendar of Jazz concerts and events.

Connecticut Symphony Orchestra

The mission of the Connecticut Symphony Orchestra is to provide opportunities for advanced musicians and emerging professionals to perform a high level of repertoire while engaging and collaborating with diverse communities in mutual growth through the joy of making music.

Coming Up

Connecticut Symphony Orchestra

Join the Connecticut Symphony Orchestra on Sunday afternoon, April 14, 2024, at 3:00 p.m., as Jeffrey Spenner returns to the podium to lead the orchestra in its fourth concert of the season. To welcome spring, the program will showcase Erik Andrusyak, co-principal oboe of the United States Coast Guard Band, performing the Concerto for Oboe in D minor by Alessandro Marcello. In addition, the orchestra will perform Dances from the Canebrakes by Florence Price, who was a pioneer among women composers in the first half of the 20th century. The concert will close with the romantic Symphony No. 2 in E minor by Sergei Rachmaninoff, one of the composer’s most popular and best known compositions. The concert, followed by a reception, will take place at Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, CT. For further details, directions, and to purchase tickets in advance, please visit www.connecticutsymphony.org.

Connecticut Symphony Orchestra

The West Hartford Symphony Orchestra

In collaboration with the WWUH Classical Programming we are pleased to partner with the West Hartford Symphony Orchestra to present their announcements and schedule to enhance our commitment to being part of the Greater Hartford Community.

Richard Chiarappa, Music Director 860-521-4362

Coming Up

Sunday April 7th, 2024, 3:00 PM

Northwest Catholic High School

29 Wampanoag Drive | West Hartford, CT

Guitar Concerto #1 by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco (performed by Christopher Ladd, Hartt School chair of guitar department), March from Aida by Giuseppe Verdi, Harlem Symphony by James P. Johnson.

Go beyond the school, on your left you will ­find plenty of parking. Handicap parking is in front of the school.



Visit www.whso.org for tickets and Covid protocols.


The Musical Club of Hartford

The Musical Club of Hartford is a non-profit organization founded in 1891. Membership is open to performers or to those who simply enjoy classical music, providing a network for musicians from the Greater Hartford area. Club events take place normally on selected Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m, Fall through Spring. The usual location is the sanctuary at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT (between Ridgewood and Mountain Avenues). Information on time and location is given at the bottom of each event description.

Coming Up


The Adaskin String Trio with Sally Pinkas

On Thursday, April 4, 2024, the Musical Club of Hartford presents a daytime program of string trios and piano quartets performed by the Adaskin String Trio with Sally Pinkas in the spacious sanctuary of Westminster Presbyterian Church, located at 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT. The program will begin at 10:00 am. and will run about 90 minutes with a brief intermission. Ample free off-street parking and handicap accessible entry are available. Comprised of Hartt School faculty members Emlyn Ngai (violin) and Steve Larson (viola) along with Mark Fraser (cello) and Sally Pinkas (piano), the foursome – whose playing has been described as “ferociously gorgeous” – has been performing together for over 15 years. The concert will include performances of string trios by Joseph Marcello and Ingrid Stölzel, and piano quartets by Johannes Brahms (Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25) and Frank Bridges (Phantasy for Piano Quartet in F-sharp Minor).


Baroque and Beyond: Chamber Music for a Spring Morning

On Thursday, April 11, 2024, beginning at 10:00 a.m., the Musical Club of Hartford presents a concert of chamber music from across eras and styles, performed by Club members and guest musicians. This Musical Club morning program will be held in the spacious sanctuary at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford. Ample free off-street parking and wheelchair accessible entry.

Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts, No. 5, by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764). Performers: Monika Kinstler (violin), Deborah Robin (recorder), Laura Mazza-Dixon (viola da gamba), Anne Mayo (harpsichord)

Trio for Flauto Dolce, Oboe, and Basso Continuo in C Minor, TWV 42:c2, by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767). Performers: Deborah Robin (recorder), David Schonfeld (baroque oboe), Laura Mazza-Dixon (viola da gamba), Anne Mayo (harpsichord)

A Sampler of Solo Piano Pieces by Black Composers. Performer: Dorothy Bognar, piano

Lullabies and Night Songs, by Alec Wilder (1907-1980) Performers: Tema Silk (soprano), Mike Miller (piano)

Diversions, by Howard J Buss (b. 1951) Performers: Mark Silk (flute), Isaac Silk (trombone)


Chamber Music in the Morning

On Thursday, April 25, 2024, beginning at 10:00 a.m., the Musical Club of Hartford presents a concert of classical chamber music from across eras and styles, performed by Club member musicians. This Musical Club morning program will be held in the spacious sanctuary at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford. Ample free off-street parking and wheelchair accessible entry.

Troisième Suite in G Major, by Jacques-Martin Hotteterre (1673- 1763). Performers: Leonor Snow (baroque flute), Laura Mazza-Dixon (viola da gamba), Anne Mayo (harpsichord)

Songs for Bass and Piano. Performers: David Kennedy (bass), Bridget de Moura Castro (piano)

  • O Mistress Mine from” Twelfth Night” by Joseph Wood (1915 -2000)/Shakespeare
  • Love’s Old Sweet Song, by James L. Molloy (1837-1909)
  • The Road Not Taken, by Karl L. Stetson/Robert Frost
  • Youth and Love, by Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)/Robert Louis Stevenson

Souvenirs. Ballet Suite, Opus 68, by Samuel Barber (1910 – 1981). Performers: Stacy Cahoon and Maryjane Peluso (piano duet)

Cello Sonata #5 in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2, by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 -1827) Performers: Fran Bard (cello), Carolyn Woodard (piano)

Audience members are invited to an informal reception in the Fellowship Hall immediately following the program to meet the artists and enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation.


Visit www.musicalclubhartford.org for updated program information


Connecticut Lyric Opera
Connecticut Lyric Opera is the state’s leading opera company, performing to thousands in Hartford, Middletown, New Britain, and New London. We have earned the reputation as an innovative company that is renowned for our world-class singers, phenomenal concert-quality orchestra and programming choices that go beyond the well-loved standards of the repertoire to include lesser-performed yet equally compelling works.


Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra

The Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra is the state’s premier professional chamber orchestra dedicated to presenting both traditional and contemporary classical chamber works to the public. The Orchestra, led by Founder and Artistic Director Adrian Sylveen, continues to grow in size and repertoire, presenting approximately 35 times a year in many major performing arts centers throughout Connecticut and New York.


The Hartford Choral

The Hartford Choralehttp://www.hartfordchorale.org/The Hartford Chorale is a volunteer not-for-profit organization that presents, on a symphonic scale, masterpieces of great choral art throughout southern New England and beyond, serving as the primary symphonic chorus for the Greater Hartford community. Through its concerts and collaborations with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and other organizations, the Hartford Chorale engages the widest possible audiences with exceptional performances of a broad range of choral literature, providing talented singers with the opportunity to study and perform at a professional level.

Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale

Bringing Music to our Community for 60 Years! The Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale is a nonprofit volunteer organization that brings quality orchestral and choral music to the community, provides performance opportunities for its members, and provides education and performance opportunities for young musicians in partnership with Manchester schools and other Connecticut schools and colleges.

Beth El Temple Music & Art


WHERE ELSE COULD MUSIC BE THIS HEAVENLY? Music at Beth El Temple in West Hartford is under the direction of The Beth El Music & Arts Committee (BEMA). With the leadership of Cantor Joseph Ness, it educates and entertains the community through music. The BEMA committee helps conceive and produce musical performances of all genres, while supporting the commemoration of Jewish celebrations and prayer services.



Founded in 2006 by Mark Singleton, Artistic Director, and Tom Cooke, President, Voce has grown to become New England’s premier chamber choral ensemble. With a mission to Serve Harmony, Voce is best known for its unique sound; for bringing new works to a wide range of audiences; and for collaborating with middle school, high school and collegiate ensembles to instill the values of living and singing in harmony, further developing the next generation of choral artists.


Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra

Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra is one of Connecticut’s premier community orchestras dedicated to promoting musical excellence. We believe that classical music provides a magical experience that inspires, delights, and brings our community together.

Founded in 1981, the Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra performs 6-7 concerts each season with a variety of classical, romantic and popular holiday favorites. The orchestra serves Farmington, Canton, Avon, Simsbury, Burlington, Bloomfield, West Hartford & Hartford, as well as Greater Hartford and the Connecticut River Valley. We are your local, civic orchestra and look forward to seeing you at one of our concerts!

Further information is available at FVSO.org or by calling 800-975-FVSO.


South Windsor Cultural Arts

For information, call (860)-416-6920


The New Britain Symphony Orchestra


The New Britain Symphony Orchestra is a professional orchestra which presents several concerts each season in the Greater New Britain area, performing works from all periods in a wide range of musical styles. In addition to its full orchestra concerts under the direction of Music Director and Conductor, Toshiyuki Shimada, including a free concert for children, members of the orchestra perform in various free chamber music concerts during the concert season.



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