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A Celebration of the Macbride Family


Posted 11/07/2007
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"Music and Art of the Macbride Family," featuring (l-r) Jimmy, Alma, Lisa and David Macbride, will take place on Saturday evening at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain.

"Music and Art of the Macbride Family," featuring (l-r) Jimmy, Alma, Lisa and David Macbride, will take place on Saturday evening at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain.

The musical and artistic talents of Hartt School faculty member David Macbride and his family will be on display Saturday evening at an art opening and concert in New Britain.

"This World Is Our Home: The Music and Art of the Macbride Family" will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Trinity-on-Main Performance Center, 69 Main Street, New Britain, Conn.

The event came about at the invitation of Trinity-on-Main to feature the multi-talented family: David Macbride, composer; his wife, Lisa Macbride, painter; their son, Jimmy Macbride, drummer and composer; and daughter Alma Macbride, artist and performer.

The evening will begin with an art exhibition opening from 6 to 7:30 p.m., featuring new works on paper by Lisa Macbride '95, who holds a master's degree from the Hartford Art School, and Alma Macbride.

The opening reception will be followed by a concert at 7:30 p.m., the first half of which features compositions by David Macbride '73, professor of composition and music theory at Hartt. The concert will include the premiere of No Mas Muertes! (No More Deaths!) for the Alturas Duo, made possible by a grant from the Roberts Foundation New Works Initiative.

The second half of the concert will feature the jazz combo of Jimmy Macbride, currently in his junior year at Hall High School in West Hartford and a former student of the Hartt Community Division. Jimmy has become well known as a jazz drummer, having garnered multiple Downbeat Student Music Awards, among many other accomplishments.

Alma Macbride, a 7th grader at West Hartford's Bristow Middle School and also a former Community Division student, will be a guest performer on both parts of the evening's concert, as well as exhibiting some original artwork.

Members of the Alturas Duo are Scott Hill on guitar and Carlos Boltes on viola and charanga. Other artists performing works by David Macbride will be the Adaskin String Trio and the Quey Percussion Duo with guest percussionist Bill Solomon. Jimmy Macbride and Friends features Jimmy Greene '97 on sax, Earl MacDonald on keyboard, and Stephen Porter '96 on bass.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for seniors, $8 for students, and free for those 16 and under. Free parking is available in the city garage on Chestnut Street.

For more information about the Celebration of the Macbride Family, contact Catherine Stockman at 860.826.6834, or cjostockman@comcast.net, or visit www.trinityonmain.org.
"Music and Art of the Macbride Family," featuring (l-r) Jimmy, Alma, Lisa and David Macbride, will take place on Saturday evening at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain.

"Music and Art of the Macbride Family," featuring (l-r) Jimmy, Alma, Lisa and David Macbride, will take place on Saturday evening at Trinity-on-Main in New Britain.