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

Joshua Roman and the Verona Quartet- October 24, 2019

Millard Auditorium

7:30 p.m.

Cellist Joshua Roman and the Verona Quartet perform music by Reena Esmail, Joshua Roman, and Franz Schubert.

Meredith Monk- November 14, 2019

Millard Auditorium

7:30 p.m.

Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble: Cellular Songs in Concert

Sirena Huang- February 6, 2020

Millard Auditorium

7:30 p.m.

Violinist Sirena Huang – Distinguished Alumna of the Hartt Community Division

Bass Baritone Phillip Boykin- March 26, 2020

Millard Auditorium

7:30 p.m.

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

In Person

Visit the University of Hartford Box Office located in Lincoln Theater, Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM.

By Phone

To get tickets by phone, call 860.768.4228 or 800.274.8587 Tuesday- Friday, 10 AM.- 5 PM

Hartt @ Home

Hartt@Home is a performance outreach initiative of the Julius Hartt Foundation Board of Trustees. The program brings performers from The Hartt School to perform in homes. The goals of Hartt@Home are:

  • build awareness of The Hartt School
  • serve professional needs of emerging student artists
  • deepen relationships with the community
  • rekindle connections with University and Hartt alumni