With dozens of performing organizations and more than 400 instrumental and vocal performances, recitals, plays, master classes, dance performances, and musical theatre productions a year, performance is central to Hartt's curriculum.
Hartt's students often collaborate across disciplines to present fully-staged opera and musical productions, dance concerts, recitals, and other original works. Faculty and students also perform together frequently.
The Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series
Under the leadership of founding curator Steve Metcalf, the Garmany Series quickly established a tradition of presenting world-class artists performing meaningful and enriching programs. Whenever possible, we seek out new music, cutting-edge ensembles and innovative approaches to the performance of chamber music. At the same time, we try to make sure that the needs of our students are met, involving as many different areas of the School as possible.
The annual four-concert series, which has brought to campus more than thirty-five of the most admired and innovative musical artists and ensembles in the world, is supported by the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
For more information, contact Larry Alan Smith (Curator of the Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series).
Upcoming Garmany Performances
Recognized as one of the most unique and influential artists of our time, composer/performer Meredith Monk presents a concert of music from her newest work, Cellular Songs, with the women of her acclaimed Vocal Ensemble. A “deeply affecting meditation on the nature of the biological cell as a metaphor for human society” (Financial Times), Cellular Songs features some of Monk’s most adventurous and daring music for the voice to date, paired with violin, piano and keyboard. Over the course of the evening, shimmering, multi-dimensional musical forms evoke such biological processes as layering, replication, division, and mutation. Cellular Songs premiered to sold-out audiences at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in March 2018.
Meredith Monk, voice and keyboard
Ellen Fisher, voice
Katie Geissinger, voice
Allison Sniffin, voice, violin and keyboard
Jo Stewart, voice
Violinist Sirena Huang – Distinguished Alumna of the Hartt Community Division
Bass-Baritone Phillip Boykin: Broadway and the Great American Songbook Distinguished Alumnus of The Hartt School
Lions Gate Trio
Hartt's trio-in-residence, the Lions Gate Trio, is an internationally-acclaimed ensemble in both the U.S. and Europe. The Trio works with instrumental students during the fall and spring semesters and perform at Hartt various times throughout the year.
The Trio comprised of Katie Lansdale, violin; Darrett Adkins, cello; and Florence Millet, piano.
Events are open to the public at no charge, unless otherwise noted.
University of Hartford students, faculty, and staff may receive one free ticket to each Hartt performance by presenting valid University of Hartford ID at the University of Hartford Box Office (subject to availability).
Reservations for all ticketed Hartt events are available through the University of Hartford Box Office, located in Lincoln Theater.
A $1.50 per ticket fee and a $2.50 per order fee will be charged for all online and phone orders. You may avoid ticketing fees by purchasing your tickets in person at the Box Office.
Everyone entering the theater, regardless of age, must have a ticket for all ticketed performances.
How to Get Tickets
To get tickets by phone, call 860.768.4228 or 800.274.8587, Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.