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Lions Gate Trio and faculty of The Hartt School present the 2017 Ode to Joy Festival

JoinOde to Joy Festival featuring the Lions Gate Trio and Hartt Faculty September 7-10 the Lion’s Gate Trio, Hartt’s trio in residence, and Hartt faculty members for the Ode to Joy Chamber Music Festival. Ode to Joy features four concerts in fourdays at The Hartt School.  The concert halls will be vibrating with the music of Brahms from September 7 through September 10.   What began 4 years ago as acelebration of Beethoven--hence the title, Ode to Joy---has now blossomed into a popular annual tradition.  Ode to Joy combines the intimacy of song and duo writing with the rich magnificence of the piano trios, quartets and quintet.

The Lion’s Gate Trio includes Katie Lansdale, violin; Darrett Adkins, cello; Florence Millet, piano

Performance Schedule:

Thursday, September 7, Lincoln Theater
7:30 p.m.
Hungarian Dance
Clarinet Trio
F Major Cello Sonata
Zigeunerlieder/Gypsy songs for soprano and piano
B Major Trio

Performers: Lions Gate Trio, Cherie Caluda, Elisabeth Tomszyk, Ayako Oshima, Mihai Tetel, Maggie Francis. 

Friday, September 8, Lincoln Theater
7 p.m. Pre-Concert Lecture
Professor Ira Braus, "What to Listen for in Brahms"
7:30 p.m. Concert
Hungarian Dance
Clarinet Sonata in F minor
Lieder/songs for baritone and piano
Piano Quartet in G minor

Performers: Lions Gate Trio, Robert Barefield, Steve Larson, Ayako Oshima, David Westfall. 

Saturday, September 9, Berkman Recital Hall
7:30 p.m.

Horn Trio (violin, trombone, and piano)
Piano 4 Hands--dances and waltzes
G Major Violin Sonata
E minor Cello Sonata
Clarinet Quintet

Performers: Haim Avitsur, Bridget and Luiz de Moura Castro, Gaylien Chun, Melinda Daetsch, Margreet Francis, Emlyn Ngai, Ayako Oshima, Mihai Tetel.
Sunday, September 10, Lincoln Theater
2:30 p.m. Pre-Concert Lecture
Professor Ken Nott, "Diversity and Unity in the Chamber Music of Brahms"
3 p.m. Concert
C Major Piano Trio
Horn Trio (violin, viola, and piano)
Piano Quintet

Performers: Lions Gate Trio, Gary Capozziello, Melinda Daetsch, Margreet Francis, Anton Miller, Rita Porfiris. 

Series subscription: $35
Individual concert tickets: $10
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, August 15.  Contact the University of Hartford Box Office at 860.768.4228 or click here

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to immerse yourself in unforgettable chamber and vocal music!