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WWUH 91.3 FM
Program Guide
November, 2019
In This Issue
Flashback: 1970
How To Listen
WWUH Archive Now Online
Be On The Radio
Classical Listing
Scholarship Fund Update
Community Affairs on 91.3
Composer Birthdays
Join Our List
Notes from the G.M.

We said goodbye to Brian Grosjean, who stepped down as host of the Sunday morning Culture Cafe program after 19 years.  Brian's knowledge of world music and his belief in "World Peace Through Cultural Celebration" will be missed.  Culture Cafe is now in the capable hands of one of our newest volunteer hosts, Kyle Mullins.

Jack Baciewski, our Saturday Morning Polkast,  stepped down on September 14th after five years in that slot. We thank him for some wonderful programming and wish him well.  We want to keep Polka in that slot if at all possible so if you know of anyone who might be interested in taking over that slot please have them contact me.

John Ramsey
General Manager

Flash Back: 1970
March saw a ten-day, 240 hour broadcast marathon which raised $1300 to keep the station on for the summer. Program Director Charles Horwitz was quoted in a press release: "We are offering something for everyone.  We are the only college station operating this summer in the Greater Hartford area. We are portable for beach parties and surf-side rituals".  The Release goes on to say that Monday through Friday WWUH signs on at 9 an and goes to bed at 4 am.  On Saturday the schedule runs from 10 am to 4 am and on Sunday the broadcast day is from 10 am to 2 am. 

New features in 1970 include newscasts almost ever hour on the hour with the help of WWUH's affiliation with the Mutual Broadasting System. 

Summer features include "Poppy Fields," a weekday 10 am folk-rock program, "Soul Sensation" at 8pm on Friday with Maceo Woods and "American Legacy Bonanza" three hours of folk music with Brian Lord.  Weekdays at 5 pm WWUH airs three hours of Classical Music with the following hosts:  Tibor Banlaki, Charles Horwitz, Sherman Novoson and Louis Gagnon. 

In addition to operating the FM station, the staff continued to run WWUH-AM, which operated without an FCC license by broadcasting through the wiring in the dorms.   Because WWUH-AM did not need a license, there were no restrictions as to the airing of commercials, and WWUH-AM started selling airtime to businesses that wanted to reach the student population.   They money raised was to be used to help fund the FM station.   A commission schedule was finalized by the ECOM where 15% went to sales people (with no other reimbursement for expenses), 5% for Sales Manager (limited to 10% if he sells the ad), 2% for the business Manager and 1% for the traffic director who scheduled the spots. The station simulcast its programming on both FM and AM, and while a PSA ran on the FM a spot would run on the AM.

Programming on WWUH-AM included the live broadcast of Student Association meetings (at the request of the S.A.) and UH football games from the athletic field.
An April press release described the station programming this way. "WWUH is now on the air from 2p.m. to 2 a.m. on weekdays, and from 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. on weekends. In general, programming involves "easy listening" in the afternoon, classical programs in the early evening and college-oriented music until sign-off.

John Labella announces the "easy listening" hours which includes the music of Laura Nyro, Joni Mitchell and The Moody Blues.

A special feature on Friday at 5 p.m. is a folk music program directed by Brian Lord, a Navy veteran who hails from N.J. Lord, a liberal arts student, has evoked widespread interest with his droll, offbeat comments.
How To Listen To WWUH
Many Options Available
In Central CT and Western MA, WWUH can be heard at 91.3 on the FM dial.  Our programs are also carried on:
WDJW, 89.7, Somers, CT

You can also listen live using your PC, tablet or smart device. Listen  here.

We also recommend that you download the free app "tunein" 
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You can also access on demand any WWUH program which has aired in the last two weeks using our newly improved Program Archive feature:  Archive

It makes listening to WWUH on the go very easy, 
wherever your travels might take you.**

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Never Miss Your Favorite WWUH Programs Again!
WWUH Round Logo 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 
the "Program Archive" link   on our home page,  
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.
Classical Music's Home in Hartford


WWUH Classical Programming 
November 2019
Sunday Afternoon at the Opera
Sun, 1:00 - 4:30 pm
Evening Classics
Weekdays 4:00 to 7:00/ 8:00 pm
Drake's Village Brass Band
Mondays 7:00-8:00 pm
Classical Conversations - Toshiyuki Shimada, new principal conductor of the New Britain Symphony
Wagner: Gotterdammerung, Prologue and Act One; Prtyck Cooke's An Introduction to Der Ring des Nibelungen
Schuman: Violin Concerto; Bernstein: Serenade for Violin; Vaughan Williams: Symphony #4, Serenade to Music; Ives: Symphony #4
Drake's Village Brass Band - Modern Music for Brass by Reigger and Etler
Gouvy: Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 30;
Weinberg: Rhapsody on Moldavian Themes, Op. 47, No. 1; Schieferdecker: Musical Concert No. 8 in F major; J. S. Bach: Cantata for the 20th Sunday after Trinity, "Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele", BWV 180; Robert Schumann: Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17; Weinberg: Symphony No. 22, Op.154; Telemann: Suite in A Minor, TWV 42:a3
DeArriaga: Symphony in d minor; Milhaud: Oresteia; Crusell: Sinfonia Concertante; Kreutzer: Violin Concerto; Moniuszko: Overtures
On Beyond Bach : Schieferdecker: Concerto No. 1 and Schmierer: Suite No. 6 in g; Erkel: Hunyadi Laszlo Overture; Brull: Violin Concerto in a Op. 41; Gardiner: Shepherd Fennel's Dance; William Alwyn: The Magic Island; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb Op. 73 'Emperor'.
Two takes on The Soldier's Tale
Wagner: Gotterdammerung, Acts Two and Three; Deryck Cooke's An Introduction to Der Ring des Nibelungen (conclusion)
R. Strauss: Alpine Symphony; Shapero: Symphony for Classical Orchestra; Walton: Symphony #1
Drake's Village Brass Band - Asphalt Cocktail, Music of John Mackay - Dallas Winds
Suk: Fantasia in g for violin & orchestra, Op. 24;   Röntgen: Symphony #3 In c;   Mozart: String Quintet #5 in D, K. 593; Khachaturian: The Battle of Stalingrad (Suite)
Kalliwoda: Symphony No. 2; Harris: Anthems; Grieg: Piano Concerto in a minor; Dun: Elegy: Snow in June; Lessel: Sextet #4
On Beyond Bach : Steffani: Chamber Sonata No. 4 and Stolzel: Trumpet Concerto in D; L. Mozart: Sinfonia da caccia, "Jagd Symphonie"; Hummel: Piano Trio No. 1 in E Flat Op. 12, Introduction, Theme and Variations in f Op. 102; Mendelssohn-Hensel: Piano Sonata in g; Copland: El Salon Mexico, Tender Land - Suite; Mozart: String Quartet No. 14 in G K. 387.
Do you know which planets Gustav missed and why? If not, learn the answer tonight.
Heinichen: Flavio Crispo
Berlioz 150- Braunfels: Fantastical Apparitions on a Theme by Hector Berlioz, Op. 25; Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique; Oscar Levant - Plays Debussy, Plays Popular Moderns
Drake's Village Brass Band - Berlioz: Grande symphonie funebre et triumphale
Boyer: Three Olympians for string orchestra; Kuhlau: Piano Quartet in c, Op. 32; Strauss: Concerto in D for oboe & small orchestra, AV 144; Palestrina: Missa O Magnum Mysterium
Mehul: Symphony No. 3; Davies: Mass; Clarke: Sonata for viola and piano; Joachim: Violin Concerto; Kusser: Orchestral Suite #3; Guerre Sonata
On Beyond Bach : Tartini: Violin Concerto in a D. 115 and Torelli: Trumpet Concerto in D; Tarrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra, Capricho árabe; Karg-Elert: Flute Sonata in f sharp; Williamson: Epiphany Carol; Jan Jiri Benda: Violin Concerto in G; D'Indy: Suite en Parties Op. 91; Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Op. 35.
Music of Gunther Schuller - composer, conductor, horn player and more
Thomson: Four Saints in Three Acts
1919 - Khachaturian: Piano Concerto; Stravinsky: Concerto for Two Solo Pianos; Rossini/ Resphighi: La boutique fantastique; Taylor: Through the Looking Glass; Atterberg: Symphony #4
Drake's Village Brass Band - Maslanka: Symphony #8
Guest Host Choices
Dvorak: Symphony #9; Holst: A Choral Fantasia; Ciconia: Secular Songs; Pugnani: Overtures; Nickelmann: Harpsichord Sonatas
On Beyond Bach : Tuma: Sonata a 4 in e and Valentini: Concerto Grosso Op. 7 No 1 in A; Ries: Piano Concerto No. 3 in c# Op. 55; A. Rubinstein: Piano Concerto No. 4 in d minor Op. 70; Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 1 in D Op. 12 No. 1.
Erich Wolfgang Korngold - more than just soundtracks
Opera on WWUH

your "lyric theater" program
with Keith Brown
programming selections for the month of 
November 2019

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3RD  Wagner, Gotterdammerung, Prologue and Act One  The amount of daylight is fading fast as we head towards the darkest time of year, the Winter solstice. Now is indeed the autumnal twilight time. There's no better time than now to listen to the tragic fourth and last opera of Richard Wagner's "Ring Cycle" tetralogy, called in his native German Der Ring des Nibelungen. In German this last opera of "The Ring" is known as Gotterdammerung (1876). In English we call it 'The Twilight of the Gods." Wagner's music dramas were conceived on a monumental scale. Wagner designed his own commensurately large opera house specifically for the performance of these works. After much delay and at great expense the Festspielhaus was finally built in the Franconian town of Bayreuth. It was there for the opening season of 1876 that "The Twilight of the Gods" was first staged as part of the complete Ring Cycle. Annual festivals followed at Bayreuth. The Ring Cycle is at the very heart of the Bayreuth Festival. Any recording of something as monumental as Gotterdammerung is sure to be of historic interest, and that includes relatively recent ones. It was conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler who recorded the first complete Ring Cycle. Way back on Sunday, June 21, 1992 I presented on Angel/EMI LP's a reissue of Furtwangler's "Twilight," recorded in Rome in monaural sound in 1953. Many historic voices of the mid twentieth century took part in that recording, among them soprano Sena Jurinac. I somehow squeezed the entire recording into one Sunday's broadcast. There's a problem in broadcasting so many of the operas in the Wagnerian canon. They're so long they often won't fit into my three and a half hour timeslot. So I'm often forced to split up my presentation over two Sundays. That was the way last year in November I presented Christian Thielemann's "Twilight." Thielemann undertook the entire Ring and received accolades for his recorded interpretation. He conducted the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus as they were heard live in performance at the Festspielhaus in 2008. The Thielemann Gotterdammerung was issued in 2009 on four Opus Arte CD's. This Sunday it's twilight time again as I present part one of Marek Janowski's interpretation as issued on four compact discs through the German label Pentatone Classics in 2013. The recording was made live in concert performance in the Berlin Philharmonie concert hall on March 15th of that year, and was intended for broadcast over Radio Berlin. Janowski leads the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Radio Chorus. Janowski recorded all the operas in the Wagner canon for Pentatone, with Radio Berlin's musical resources. Over the past few years I've presented some of the issues in the Pentatone series.
   You can learn all about the entire Ring Cycle by listening to Deryck Cooke's An Introduction to Der Ring des Nibelungen, an audio essay on disc that was intended as a guide to Decca's complete Ring as recorded from 1958 to 1965 with Sir Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic and a stellar cast of Wagnerian singers in circulation in the mid twentieth century. You get to hear all those historic voices in revue: George London, Gustav Neidlinger, Kirsten Flagstad, Birgit Nilsson and so many more. Cooke discourses upon the various leitmotivs Wagner worked into his composition. The lecture is loaded with musical examples drawn from the Decca recordings. This lengthy companion recording to the Decca Ring, available previously on LP's, was reissued in 2018 on two compact discs. You'll hear the first of the two CD's following Gotterdammerung, part one.
 Wagner, Gotterdammerung, Acts Two and Three, Deryck Cooke's An Introduction to der Ring des Nibelungen, conclusion.   
Heinichen, Flavio Crispo  Over the years I have introduced radio audiences to obscure baroque operas, often in world premiere recordings of these works. Now you get to hear an Italian opera seria that I guarantee you NOBODY has ever heard before. That is until now. Flavio Crispo by Johann David Heinichen (1683-1729) was probably intended to be staged in Dresden at carnival season of 1720, but apparently that never happened. One possible factor: the stellar singers resident in Dresden who were required for singing such difficult music quarreled amongst each other and shortly left town for job opportunities in London and elsewhere. Heinichen's score for Flavio Crispo also demands top notch instrumentalists. The parts for the two natural horn players are challenging indeed, but splendid in effect. Considering how colorful and dramatic all the music for Flavio Crispo is, it must have been a terrible disappointment to the composer not to get his creation brought before the public. I hope you will appreciate hearing the world premiere recording of Flavio Crispo for the German cpo label. It's a studio recording, not a live-in-performance audio document of a staged production. It was made in the concert hall of the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart in 2016. Jorg Halubek conducts the period instrument players of Il Gusto Barocco, the Stuttgart Baroque Orchestra, and a cast of seven vocal soloists. As for the story of the opera, it's derived from Roman history. Flavio Crispo or Flavius Crispus is the son of the emperor Constantine. His own father seeks to poison him, but the heir to the empire suddenly makes his reappearance to general rejoicing. Much imperial court intrigue and amorous entanglement comes before the happy ending.
  Thomson, Four Saints in Three Acts  This isn't the first time I have broadcast Virgil Thomson's Four Saints in Three Acts (1934) at Thanksgiving time. I previously aired a recording of it on Sunday, November 27, 1988. The staged premiere took place here in Hartford at the Wadsworth Atheneum with an all black singing cast. America's lesbian poetess-in-exile Gertrude Stein conceived the operatic project and provided a libretto. She had travelled to Spain and fallen in love with St. Teresa of Avila, compatriot and younger contemporary of St. Ignatius Loyola. In Four Saints in Three Acts (with a brief fourth act to boot) you'll find that the Catholic cultus of the saints can actually be fun! Here's lyric theater that is whimsical, folksy and more than a little crazy. Four Saints is a surrealistic Sunday school pageant. At Thanksgiving of 1988 I aired the Nonesuch recording, for which the composer wrote some of the libretto booklet notes. The opera was performed at Carnegie Hall on Friday the Thirteenth of November, 1981 in honor of the composer's 85th birthday. Thomson also lent a guiding hand in the production. Could such a recorded performance be bested? Well, judge for yourself and listen now to the 2016 BMOP Sound release of Four Saints with Gil Rose conducting the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, with eleven vocal soloists. The booklet for this two CD release carries a note by the deceased VT about his work with Gertrude S on the project. He collaborated with her again in an opera about feminist icon Susan B. Anthony: The Mother of Us All (1947). I have aired recordings of that other Virgil Thomson opera twice before on Sunday, October 5,1986 and long after on Sunday, September 7, 2014. Like so many other recordings of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, this one was made in Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts. I'm proud to offer up to you over the airwaves a truly New England-based audio production as a listening feast for your ears. 

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 preceeding year.

To make a tax deductable 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  wwuh@hartford.edu

Real Alternative News
For over 50 years WWUH has aired a variety of unique community affairs programs.

Here is our current schedule:
Monday: Noon - 1pm  Alternative Radio
8:00 - 9:00 pm Radio   Radio Ecoshock
Tuesday: Noon - 12:30 pm  New World Notes
12:30 - 1:00 pm  Counterspin
8:00 - 9:00 pm  Black Agenda Report
Wednesday: Noon - 12:30 pm  911 Wake Up Call
12:30 - 1:00 pm  Building Bridges
8:00 - 8:30 pm  911 Wake Up Call
8:30 - 9:00 pm  New World Notes
Thursday: Noon - 1:00 pm  Project Censored
7:30 - 8:00 pm  Making Contact
8:00 - 8:30 pm  This Way Out
8:30 - 9:00 pm Gay Spirit
Friday: 12:00 - 12:30 pm  New Focus
12:30 - 1:00 pm  TUC Radio
Sunday: 4:30 - 5:00 pm  Nutmeg Chatter
 Composer Birthdays

Thursday Evening Classics - November

November 7
1810 Ferenc Erkel
1846 Ignaz Brull
1877 Henry Balfour Gardiner
1905 William Alwyn
November 14
1719 Leopold Mozart
1774 Gasparo Luigi Spontini
1778 Johann Nepomuk Hummel
1805 Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
1900 Aaron Copland
November 21
1852 Francisco Tarrega
1877 Sigfrid Karg-Elert
1931 Malcolm Williamson
November 28
1784 (bapt) Ferdinand Ries
1829 Anton Rubinstein
December 5
1687 (bapt) Francesco Geminiani
1870 Vitezslav Novak
1960 Osvaldo Golijov
December 12
1852 Andrey Schulz-Evler
1887 Kurt Atterberg
1907 Roy Douglas
1911 Thomas Canning
December 19
1676 Louis-Nicholas Clerambault
1745 Giuseppe Giordani
1825 George Frederick Bristow
1882 Walter Braunfels
1894 Paul Dessau
December 26
1640 Carl (de) Rosier
1687 Johann Georg Pisendel
1762 Franz Wilhelm Tausch

Hartford Symphony Orchestra 

Our Mission:  To enrich lives and community through great music. Our Vision: HSO will be widely known for and unrivaled in its ability to: Openly engage our community and its diverse people Foster joy for music and an appreciation...

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
West Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Richard Chiarappa, Music Director

whso.org    (860) 521-4362

Upcoming Concert
2019 Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 8, 2019
3:00 PM
Join WHSO at the West Hartford Town Hall for our Annual Holiday Concert featuring seasonal favorites.

Help WHSO kick off the 2019-2020 Concert Season at the Roberts Theater on the Kingswood Oxford Campus in West Hartford.

Connecticut Valley Symphony Orchestra

Great music and great musicians! Food for the soul! Affordable prices! The Connecticut Valley Symphony Orchestra offers these benefits to all of you in the greater Hartford Community.

The CVSO has been operating for 88 years. Our musicians, serious amateurs and music educators, range from teenagers to seniors, and have a fabulous 2018-2019 season of classical, romantic and modern music lined up for your listening pleasure. 

November 3, 2019
Berlioz:  Hungarian March from Faust
Dvorak:  Symphony #9 (From the New World)
Bruch Violin Concerto in G minor, Andy Peng, violin

Concerts are Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. at  Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford.

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

Upcoming Concert
2019 Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 8, 2019
3:00 PM
Join WHSO at the West Hartford Town Hall for our Annual Holiday Concert featuring seasonal favorites.

West Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Richard Chiarappa, Music Director
(860) 521-4362

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.

Member Program - November 7, 2019

This wonderful program has something for everyone.  Lisa Kugelman, violin, Celeste Cumming, cello, and Stacy Cahoon, piano will begin with the first movement of Robert Schuman's Piano Trio No.3, Op. 110, a beautiful and passionate example of Romantic chamber music.  Next we'll hear Franz Schubert's lied, The Shepherd on the Rock, performed by Carrie Hammond, soprano, Jonathan Hammond, clarinet, and Nathaniel Baker, piano.   Prelude, Allegro, Pastorale, a beautiful piece for viola and clarinet by Rebecca Clarke, will be performed by Susanne Shrader, viola, and Carolyn Bernstein, clarinet, Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 10:00amWestminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CT Wael Farouk, piano - November 17, 2019Dr. Wael Farouk has performed on five continents in such venues as the White Hall in St. Petersburg, Schumann's house in Leipzig, and Carnegie Hall in New York.  Between 2014 and 2018, he performed 30 programs featuring the complete solo piano works of Rachmaninoff and Brahms, the complete piano chamber music of Brahms, as well as the complete concertos of Brahms, Rachmaninov, and Beethoven. Sunday, November 17, 2019 - 3:00pmMillard Auditorium, University of Hartford Member Program - November 21, 2019Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:00amWestminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CTProgram: Susan Allen, flute, Carolyn Bernstein, clarinet, and Diane Day, piano will begin with the Loeillet de Gant Sonata in G minor, written in an Italianate/French contrapuntal, highly ornamented style around 1717.
We will next jump to 1892, when Brahms composed his Three Intermezzi for Piano, Op. 117.  Diane Day, piano, will perform No. 2 in B-flat minor, which presents a melancholy and subdued main theme in a perpetually flowing line. Proceeding to the twentieth century, we'll hear two pieces played by Susan Allen, flute, and Carolyn Woodard, piano:  Echo, by Hindemith, and Canzone (Elegy), by Barber. Barber is remembered as "one of the most unabashedly romantic composers of the 20th century." Franck's Cello Sonata in A Major, performed by Fran Bard, cello, and Carolyn Woodard, piano, is a composer- sanctioned arrangement of his very popular Violin Sonata in A Major. Finally we'll hear three favorite opera arias from three different time periods sung by Amy Eisen, soprano, with James Gower, piano. Member Program - December 12, 2019Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:00amWestminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford, CTProgram: Meditation and Processional, composed in 1951 by Ernest Bloch, will be performed by Virginia Allen, viola, and Linda MacGougan, piano.  Virginia and Linda will also perform Evening at the Village and Slovak Peasant's Dance, transcribed piano solos by Bartók. Susan Mardinly, soprano, with Lean-Cheng Tan, piano, will sing Ravel's Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques, folk songs from the Greek island of Chios off the coast of Turkey. These will be followed by Armenian Songs, by Komitas Vardapet. Connie Hegarty, piano, explores the development of the nocturne in her performance of Nocturne in B-flat Major by John Field, Nocturne in C# Minor (Posthumous) by Chopin, and Nocturne, Op. 33 (Homage to John Field) by Samuel Barber.  Finishing the program, Burak Göçer will present 3 flute solos:  Sonata Appassionata, Op. 14 by Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Pièce pour flûte seul by Jacques Ibert, and Image for flute solo by Eugène Bozza.


The Hartford Choral

Hartford Chorale 2019-2020 Season
Christmas in the Americas

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 4 pm
Immanuel Congregational Church, Hartford
The Hartford Chorale's 2019 Christmas in the Americas concert is a multicultural celebration of a holiday marked by good will, gift-giving, and boundless cheer. Included will be music from North, Central, and South America, including the Caribbean. Joining the 140-voice chorus will be a three-member percussion ensemble, plus harp, piano, and organ, making full use of the historic and thrilling Austin pipe organ at Immanuel Congregational Church.


The Manchester Symphony
Orchestra and  Choral

Bringing Music to our Community for 59 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.
 "Postcard from Italy"
Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium, Manchester Community College
Lyons: La Novia de Tola
Mozart: Concerto in D, K. 314, Young Artist Soloist, Grace Helmke, Flute
Respighi: Pines of Rome
"Canciones de la Tierra"
Featuring South American Artists, Alturas Duo
Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 7:30pm
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 41 Park Street, Manchester, CT
Ramirez: Misa Criolla
Walker: I Will Be Earth
Ticheli: Earth Song
Busto: Esta Tierra
Elder: Ballade to the Moon
McKennitt: Tango to Evora
Isella: Canción de Todos
Belafonte: Turn the World Around
Hernández/Morales-Matos: El Cumbanchero

Temple Beth El

Music at Beth El Temple in West Hartford is under the aegis of The Beth El Music & Arts Committee (BEMA). With the leadership of Cantor Joseph Ness, it educates and entertains the community through music.
Open to the Public. Plenty of FREE Parking.
Beth El Temple
2626 Albany Ave, West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: (860) 233-9696

Serve Harmony: 
Voce's 2019-2020
 Concert Season

A Voce Christmas
Saturday, December 14, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 197 Bushy Hill Road Simsbury, CT, 06070
Voce's holiday program will feature carols and anthems of the holiday season and Primi Voci, the premier ensemble of the Connecticut Children's Chorus. Join Voce in a celebration of the harmonies of Christmas in a concert that has become a holiday tradition!
Voce, Mark Singleton, Artistic Director

Who Else
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