A number of faculty, students, and alumni from The Hartt School will be participating in the Hartford New Music Festival starting this weekend.
The Hartford New Music Festival, now in its fifth year, is a bit of a misnomer. There's plenty of new music, of course, including baritone uke-ist Kevin Hufnagel and choreographer Deborah Goffe's collaborative music/dance piece (Saturday, April 19, at 3 p.m., $10 suggested) and the Generous Ensemble's performance of Scott Comanzo's "Nonet-Octet" and Michael Gatonska's "Timberline" (Saturday, April 26, at 7 p.m., $10 suggested). But the festival also celebrates the visual arts; technologist/composer Lief Ellis rigs up a random, rotating gallery of shorts, which run anywhere from 10 seconds to 10 minutes, and Comanzo provides a visual representation of his music in the Charter Oak's second-floor gallery (known as "The Wall"). This is a multimedia affair. All events take place at the Charter Oak Cultural Center in Hartford; head to charteroakcenter.org for more information.
HARTFORD NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL runs April 19–April 26 at the Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave., Hartford. Information: charteroakcenter.org, 860.310.2580.
Click the link below to download a poster for the Hartford New Music Festival.
Poster for Hartford New Music Festival