WWUH 91.3 FM Newsletter

Program Guide - November 2023

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From The General Manager

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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
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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
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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.

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.

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. 


Soap Box Derby

Connecticut has sent many world champions to the annual Soap Box Derby race in Akron, Ohio over the years. How does it feel to race down a 16% grade in a wooden box with wheels? What are their tricks? … 

Hear from a number of Derby drivers, parents and race organizers as they discuss the thrill of the competition that has been at work for the past 75 years


Thanks for Cleaning Up Rivers

Connecticut’s rivers in colonial times were receptacles for sewage, industrial waste, bulky garbage and much more. Waterways that people depended on for drinking water and transportation were clogged and polluted. They smelled and were unhealthy. What turned them around? … Hear about pivotal court 

cases that helped Connecticut pave the way for the Federal Clean Water Act


The Canal that Split Connecticut in Half - Physically and Politically

When the Erie Canal was built in New York State, industrialists in Connecticut said, “We can do that too.” And so, work began on a large canal that would ultimately cut the state in half – both physically and politically. It pitted New Haven against Hartford. People have since largely forgotten about the 4-foot-deep canal, which connected Long Island Sound with Massachusetts in the 1800s. Follow along with Connecticut transportation expert Richard DeLuca for the amazing story of the Farmington Canal, once a full-fledged canal in Connecticut.


Daunting Challenges of One Roomed Schoolhouses

They represented a simpler time in Connecticut’s educational system. But, 

there were no outhouses, poor ventilation and lighting, no insulation, and no drinking wells. And, girls had to be careful not to expose their ankles under their

skirts - while students had to carry firewood from home, or else...

Hear about the 200 year era of one room schoolhouses, which only ended in 1967.


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
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WWUH Scholarship Fund
c/o John Ramsey
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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.

Boomer's Paradise

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

November is a month of transition from the bright colors of autumn to the austere of winter. But we have a warm, cozy remedy for this time of the year, musical treats on Boomers Paradise every Monday from 1-4 PM with your host, The Turtle Man.

" Kicking off the month is the 11th monthly installment of what albums were released 50 years ago (1973) and fittingly as well, songs with titles about fire, water, ice, earth and sky.

Next up is another dive into Power Ballads and songs with titles about streets, roads, highways and other earthbound means of travel.

We continue with and eclectic mix of rock and end the month with another turn at the digital jukebox of rock n' roll.

Please join me for Life, Love and Music here on WWUH 91.3 FM/wwuh.org

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

WWUH Classical Programming

November 2023

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)

Wednesday 1st

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Dardanus (orchestral suite); Georg Philipp Telemann: Cembalo Suite in F major, TWV 32:4 and Trio Sonata for Oboe, Cembalo obligato, and B.c, TWV 42:Es3, Essercizii Musici, Solo and Trio No. 12; Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata for the Feast of Reformation, "Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild", BWV 79; Anna Bon di Venezia; Flute Sonata in G major, Op. 1, No. 6; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Trio No. 5 in C Major, K. 548; Max Reger: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Beethoven, Op. 86; Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Piano Sextet in D Major, Op. 110; Heitor Villa-Lobos: Fantasia for Cello and Orchestra; Walter Piston: Symphony No. 2.

Thursday 2d

Lilburn: Diversions for Strings; Wassenaer: Concerto Armonico No. 4 in G Major; Dittersdorf: Harp Concerto in A Major; Foulds: Suite Fantastique, Op.72; Kalkbrenner: Piano Concerto No. 1 in d minor, Op. 61; Kodaly: Symphony in C Major.

Friday 3d

The Midnite String Quartet takes an early trip on the 20th Century Limited

Sunday 5th

Shakespeare, Macbeth

Monday 6th

Host’s Choice

Tuesday 7th

Diaghilev 150 – Poulenc: Les biches (The Deers or the Darlings); Stravinsky: Pulcinella Cowell: Violin Sonata; Shapero: Sonata for Piano Four Hand

Drake’s Village Brass Band- Imogen Holst Conducts Gustav Holst

Wednesday 8th

Luigi Cherubini: Ali-Baba, ou Les quarante voleurs: Overture, Ali-Baba, ou Les quarante voleurs: Prologue et Romance. C'en est donc fait, plus d'espérance!...C’est de toi, ma Délie, que dépendait mon sort; Adrien Servais: Fantaisie et Variations, Op. 4 (arr. for cello and orchestra); Gaetano Donizetti: La favorita, Act II: Ballet Music; Ambroise Thomas: Le Songe d'une nuit d'été: Malgr l'eclat qui m'environne; Giacomo Puccini: Capriccio sinfonico; Richard Wagner: Albumblatt in C Major, "In das Album der Furstin Metternich" (arr. A. Wilhelmy for chamber ensemble); Bedrich Smetana: String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor, "From my life"; Emerson String Quartet; Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto Fantasia (arranged for wind ensemble); Vincenzo Bellini: 6 Ariette, Nos. 1 - 3; Mikhail Glinka: Divertimento brillante on themes from Bellini's La sonnambula in A Major; Franz Lehár: Rosenstock und Edelweiss: Ouverture; Riccardo Zondonai: Concerto Romantico for Violin and Orchestra; Edward Burlingame Hill: Stevensonia Suite No. 1, Op. 24; Igor Stravinsky: Symphony in E-Flat Major, Op. 1

Thursday 9th

Speth: Partite diverse sopra la Spagnioletta; Anna Amalia of Prussia: Flute Sonata in F Major; Weckerlin: Songs; Phillips: Concert Piece for Bassoon and Strings, McGuffey's Reader; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1 in f sharp minor, Op. 1.

Friday 10th

Music of Venezuela – a listener produced trip on the 20th Century Limited

Sunday 12th

Mayr, Alberto Il Grande

Monday 13th

Host’s Choice

Tuesday 14th

Music for Jane… Morris &Bolcom: Selections from After the Ball; Bolcom: Three Ghost Rags; Slatkin – St. Louis Symphony Gershwin recordings, Vox Audiophile Edition; Richard Rodgers Conducts Richard Rodgers

Drake’s Village Brass Band – Quincentenary Concert for the 500th Anniversary of the Worshipful Company of Musicians

Wednesday 15th

Host’s Choice

Thursday 16th

Read: Songs; Kreutzer: Grand Quintet in C Major; Hill: Symphony No. 5 in a minor, 'The Carnival'; Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber; Rubinstein: The Demon; Dumanoir: Suite in F Major; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in c minor, Op. 18

Friday 17th

Masters of the 21st

Sunday 19th

Nathan, Some Favored Nook,etc.

Monday 20th

Host’s choice

Tuesday 21st

Amram: Triple Concerto for Woodwind, Brass and Jazz Quintet; Concertos for Orchestra by Jennifer Higdon, Leonard Bernstein, Joan Tower;

Drake’s Village Brass Band – Chávez: Trombone Concerto; Pendercki: Trumpet Concertino

Wednesday 22d

Host's Choice

Thursday 23d

Falla: El sombrero de tres picos; Williams: Hueyas, Op. 33; Caplet: Conte Fantastique; Penderecki: Benedictum Dominum; Einaudi: Svanire; Attwood: Psalm 41; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in d minor, Op. 30.

Friday 24th

Today we’ll have the “Leftover Turkey”

Sunday 26th

Rameau, Achante et Cephise   

Monday 27th

Host's Choice

Tuesday 28th

Tuesday Night at the Movies…Koechlin: Seven Stars Symphony; Herrmann: Echoes for Strings; Film/Tv Music of the Late Carl Davis and Christopher Gunning

Drake’s Village Brass Band – Romain Leleu, Trumpet – Move, The Trumpet as Star

Wednesday 29th

Jean-Philippe Rameau: Les fêtes d'Hébé, ou Les talens lyriques (orchestral suite); Jacques-Martin Hotteterre le Romain: Suite in D major, Op. 2, No. 1, for Flute and B.c.; Johann Sebastian Bach: Chorale Cantata for the 25th Sunday after Trinity, "Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ", BWV 116; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento in E-flat major for String Trio, K. 563; ranz Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 20 in A major, D. 959; Louis Spohr: Double String Quartet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 65; Max Reger: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Johann Adam Hiller, Op. 100; Mel Bonis: Scènes enfantines, Op.92.

Thursday 30th

Krasa: Overture for Small Orchestra; Arrieu: Wind Quintet; J. N. David: Symphony No. 1 in a minor, Op. 18; Forsyth: Chanson Celtique; Schenk: Suite in a minor; Klughardt: Auf der Wanderschaft Suite for Orchestra Op. 67; Lyapunov: Rhapsody on Ukrainian Themes, Op. 28; Alkan: Troisième recueil de chants, Op. 65; Forster: Oboe Concerto in c minor; Loewe: Der Erlkönig, Op. 1 No. 3; Schubert: Der Erlkönig; Rangstrom: Divertimento Elegiaco; Thuille: Piano Quintet No. 1 in g minor.





your "lyric theater" program

with Keith Brown

Programming for the month of November 2023

  • SUNDAY NOVEMBER 5TH Shakespeare, Macbeth You heard Giuseppe Verdi's operatic take on Shakespeare's Scottish play last Sunday. Well, Birnam Wood does indeed come to Dunsinane a second time this Sunday as you listen to the original stagework. Spoken word presentations have always been part of my broad spectrum concept of lyric theater programming. I have broadcast recordings of many of William Shakespeare's plays. Often these were on early stereo Decca/Argo LP's. These studio recordings, made between 1957 and 1964, were part of Decca's series of the complete recorded works of Shakespeare, issued in commemoration of the four hundredth anniversary of his birth. It was an audio project of historic significance equal to Decca's recorded series of Wagner's Ring cycle of operas made during the same period with Georg Solti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic and a singing cast of some of the greatest operatic voices of the mid twentieth century. Decca's Shakespeare project engaged distinguished director George Rylands and the Marlowe Dramatic Society of Cambridge University, plus other "professional players," who included some of the finest Shakespeareans that Britain possessed at that time. Many of them remain famous names even now in the twenty first century. In 2016 the entire Decca Shakespeare series- all thirty seven plays, the sonnets and the narrative poems- was reissued on one hundred compact discs to mark the four hundredth anniversary of the Bard's death. In the chronology of Shakespeare's plays Macbeth probably dates from 1606. It;s the shortest of Shakespeare's tragedies. Even the versification of the play is terse, compacted and constrained. The delivery of so many of the lines is rapid fire to the point of throwaway. This quality of the verse contributes to the overall mood of the play, rendering it so dark and spooky. Macbeth is the jinxed play in the Shakespeare canon. The old theatrical superstition has it that to avoid misfortune its official name must never be uttered among the players. The bloody doings of the story of the "Scottish play" suit so well the dark and dismal month of November. I last presented this same recording of Macbeth almost exactly five years ago this month.

  • SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12TH Mayr, Alfredo Il Grande This will be the seventh time since the year 2017 that I have featured an opera by Johann Simon Mayr. It was a German composer who brought Italian opera from the eighteenth into the nineteenth century. Born in Bavaria in 1763, Mayr was a little younger than the Austrian Mozart and a little older than the Rhineland native Beethoven. He long outlived both of them, passing away in 1845. His operas continued to be performed in Italy and elsewhere in Europe up to circa 1850. For a while his works rivaled in popularity those of Rossini. It's therefore hard to believe how Mayr's operas in later times could be so completely forgotten. Now in the twenty first century a conductor from Bavaria, Franz Hauk, has championed the cause of Mayr's music. He had already recorded several of Mayr's sacred oratorios and, starting in 2017 the Naxos record label began issuing a series of world premiere recordings of the operas. Mayr wrote at least 75 operas in his long career and had mastered all the variants of the operatic form. Recorded in 2019 and released on compact disc in 2020 is Mayr's Italian opera seria called Alfredo Il Grande ("Alfred The Great," 1819), taking its story from medieval British history. While some aspects of Mayr's music for Alfredo look forward to the developing romantic style of Rossini and his successors, this particular work is conservative in that it retains the secco recitative of the eighteenth century, with harpsichord accompaniment. Moreover, the heroic role of Alfredo the Anglo-Saxon king is sung by a female mezzo: a "breeches role" that might well have otherwise gone to a male castrato. Franz Hauk conducts the period instrument ensemble Concerto de Bassus, the Simon Mayr Chorus and Members of the Bavarian State Opera Chorus, with six vocal soloists.

  • SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19TH Nathan,Some Favored Nook, Welwood, Threads of Blue and Gold Looking forward to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the vocal music of American composers is certainly called for. Both the song cycles featured this Sunday are settings of the poetry of New England's great nineteenth century lyric poet Emily Dickinson. In the case of Eric Nathan's Some Favored Nook (2017) her verses are augmented by quotes from the correspondence of her contemporary Thomas Wentworth Higginson: essayist, minister, abolitionist and military commander in the Civil War. That conflict and the fate of America's Black population casts its shadow over Nathan's composition, and its subject continues to trouble the nation's conscience unto this very day. Eric Nathan (b. 1983) is Composer in Residence with the New England Philharmonic and teaches composition at Brown University, so he's very much a New England- based artist. Some Favored Nook is scored for soprano and bass voices and piano, and comes to us on a brand new New Focus CD release.
  •    A local composer, the late Arthur Welwood (1934-2020) is another one of many including Aaron Copland who rendered Dickinson's concisely worded lyrical gems into song. Welkwood selected four poems reflecting upon the progression of the months and seasons for his song cycle Threads of Blue and Gold (2009), scored for a chamber ensemble and soprano voice. The cycle was recorded live at its first performance at Boston's Berklee College of Music where Welwood taught after moving on from the music department of Central Connecticut State University, New Britain. Threads of Blue and Gold I last broadcast on Sunday, May 30, 2010, making use of a compact disc copy given to me by the composer himself. More vocal music appropriate for the American harvest home will follow.

  • SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26TH Rameau, Achante et Cephise Conductor Alexis Kossenko will tell you up front: "It is strange that such an extraordinary work should have languished in almost complete obscurity for 270 years, even while Rameau was regaining his rightful place in the pantheon of French music." The 1996 published score of Jean Philippe Rameau's Achante et Cephise, ou La Sympathie (1751) had to wait almost a quarter of a century for recorded performance under Kossenko's direction. Rameau lavished his finest music on this pastorale heroique, which was a lighter weight sort of operatic entertainment at the end of the era of the French baroque. The instrumentation in particular is quite progressive and brilliantly scored. The overture aims at the symphonic. The dance numbers are so tuneful and inventive, and the duets for the two"sympathetic" lovers are so charming. All of this Rameau threw together quickly on commission to celebrate a royal birth, ending in a chorus of "Long live the line of our kings!" This spectacular theatrical entertainment ran for a dozen or so performances and was simply discarded. It vanished into oblivion, until Kossenko led the period instrumentalists of Les Ambassadeurs/ La Grande Ecurie and the Singers of the Center for Baroque Music at Versailles in the world premiere recording of this jewel of the French baroque. It was made in 2020 for CD release through the French Erato record label. Curiously, the "period" baroque ensemble heard here is remarkably large- maybe sixty players- for the eighteenth century unusual, perhaps, but the Paris Opera did indeed maintain a big orchestra in those days. The sound Les Ambassadeurs make is quite impressive. I hope Achante et Cephise will make for you listeners a more-than-pleasant prelude to the Winter holiday season.        

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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.

Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 7:00PM

Congregation Beth Israel, 701 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT 06119

Dark Adventures

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Magic Flute “Der Holle Rache kocht in meinem Herzen” with Soloist: Kathryn Bowden

Hector Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Jeffrey Spenner, conductor

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

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.

On Thursday, November 2, 2023, at 10 a.m., the Musical Club of Hartford presents a varied and lively program of chamber music spanning classical musical styles, themes, eras and instrumentation. The program will be held in the spacious sanctuary at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford. Free to club members and students, the concert is open to the public. Ample free off-street parking; wheelchair accessible entry. The concert will run without intermission for about 75 minutes and will include five distinct sets:

1. Duos for viola da gamba by composers Diego Ortiz, Thomas Morley, Matthew Locke, and Alice Chance, performed by Monika Kinstler (bass viola da gamba) and Carrie Crompton (bass and treble viola da gamba, tambura)

2. Madrigals and other songs for mixed vocal consort by composers Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Morley, John Wilbye, Robert Lowry, Anne Dudley, Debbie Horsfield, and Jan Harmon, performed by the Greenwoods Consort – Claudia Buick (soprano), Mimi Madden (first alto), Anne Fenn (second alto), Payton Turpin (tenor), and Ken Andresen (bass)

3. Movement I (Introduction) from Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Opus 11 by Robert Schumann, performed by Annette Shapiro (piano)

  • 4. Sonate posthume for Violin and Piano by Maurice Ravel, performed by Lisa Kugelman (violin) and Annette Shapiro (piano)
  • 5. Woodwind trios by composers Bill Douglas, Robert Muczynski, and Samuel A. Livingston, performed by the Vandervere Trio – Cynthia Lang (flute), Donald Myers (clarinet), and Frederick Fenn (bassoon) 

“Chamber Music for Piano and….”

On Thursday, November 16, 2023, at 10 a.m., members and guests of the Musical Club of Hartford will perform a concert entitled “Chamber Music for Piano and…” All of the pieces performed will feature pianists in various roles – as soloist, vocal accompanist, or ensemble member with other instruments including clarinet, cello, and violin. As always, 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 are available.

The concert will run without intermission for about 75 minutes and will include:

Arias for soprano from 20th-century operas (“Silver Aria” from “Ballad of Baby Doe” by Douglas Moore and “Ain’t It a Pretty Night” from “Susannah” by Carlisle Floyd), performed by Alice Matteson (soprano) and David Garrido-Cid (piano)

“Variations Sérieuses” by Felix Mendelssohn for solo piano, performed by David Garrido-Cid

Fantasiestücke (Fantasy Pieces) for clarinet and piano by Robert Schumann, performed by Rob Breen (clarinet) and Annette Shapiro (piano)

The first movement (“Allegro con brio”) of Trio No. 1 in B-Major, Opus 8 for violin, cello and piano by Johannes Brahms, performed by Susanne Shrader (violin), Christopher Pilon (cello), and Alan Lurie (piano)


MUSICAL EXPLORATION: South Indian Music, Part 2 with David Schonfeld

On Thursday morning, November 30, 2023, Musical Club members, guests and the public are invited to attend this season’s first Musical Exploration program – a multi-faceted, multi-media exploration of the Classical Music of Southern India (Part 2) with host David Schonfeld. David’s introductory lecture last season was so absorbing, informative, and fun that audience members enthusiastically requested a return engagement to continue the exploration!

The program will take place in the Fellowship Hall at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford. Ample off-street (free) parking and handicap access are available. 

In this follow-up event, David will delve deeper into key South Indian musical concepts including raga (melodic organization), tala (metric cycles), compositional forms, improvisational structures, performance conventions, and instrumental and vocal training. As in the first lecture, David will place this ancient, but still vibrant culture in context with insights into history, esthetics, and demographics, and will illustrate his points with YouTube clips of performances, films, and recorded portions of lessons. He will also demonstrate musical concepts live on vina (a 24-fret, long-necked, pear-shaped lute played while seated on the ground.

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.

Connecticut Virtuosi: “Visi d’Arte” with Jurate Svedaite


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!


South Windsor Cultural Arts

SWCA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SouthWindsorCulturalArts

The New Britain Symphony Orchestra
The 73 year old 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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