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Hartt to Celebrate Longtime Faculty Member Edward Diemente with Concert Tonight
The Hartt School will celebrate composer and long-time faculty member Edward Diemente’s 90th birthday with a special performance by Foot in the Door, Hartt’s contemporary music ensemble, featuring Diemente’s own work, tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 5) at 7:30 p.m. in Lincoln Theater.
There is no charge for this event. More information can be found on The Hartt School website.
Foot in the Door, directed by Glen Adsit and Edward Cumming, will perform works by Diemente spanning more than 40 years, scored for a variety of instrumental ensembles. The ensemble will perform three of his works: “The Way to Peace,” “Diary,” and “More Words.” The program also will include music by two of Diemente's former students and current Hartt faculty members, David Macbride and Ken Steen.
Edward Diemente was born in Rhode Island in 1923 and received musical training from Boston University, (the then) Hartt College of Music, and the Eastman School of Music. His principal teacher was composer Isadore Freed, who was a pupil of Vincent D'Indy (himself a pupil of César Franck). Diemente currently is Professor Emeritus of Composition and Music Theory at the University of Hartford, where he taught at The Hartt School for more than 40 years.