The musical and artistic talents of Hartt School faculty member
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,
his wife, Lisa Macbride,
painter; their son, Jimmy
drummer and composer; and daughter Alma
artist and performer.
The evening will begin with an art exhibition opening from 6 to
featuring new works on paper by Lisa Macbride
'95, who holds a master's degree from the Hartford Art School, and
The opening reception will be followed by a concert at 7:30
the first half of which features compositions by David
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
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
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
and Carlos Boltes
on viola and charanga. Other artists
performing works by David Macbride will be the Adaskin String
and the Quey Percussion Duo
percussionist Bill Solomon.
Jimmy Macbride and Friends
features Jimmy Greene
'97 on sax, Earl MacDonald
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 firstname.lastname@example.org