Richard P. Garmany Chamber Music Series


Since its founding in 2009, The Garmany Chamber Music Series has established itself as one of The Hartt School's signature activities. The series is recognized as one of Connecticut's premier live music attractions, presenting four concerts annually, and is dedicated to bringing the widest possible range of distinguished small ensembles and recitalists to the UHart campus. The series is generously supported by the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.

The series has routinely played to capacity houses in Hartt's Millard Auditorium, and has attracted nationals attention for the quality and diversity of its offerings. One critic hailed the series as a "who's who of American chamber music." 

The founding curator of the concert series, Steve Metcalf, oversaw the series for the first seven seasons. The series was then passed to Larry Alan Smith, who took the reins in 2016 and held them until his retirement at the end of the 2021 academic year.  Steve has again stepped into the role of curator for the current series, and is joined by Hartt faculty member Gilda Lyons, who has been named executive director. 

2023-2024 Garmany Performance Series!

All concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Millard Auditorium, with the exception of the Javier Colon concert which will take place in the Lincoln Theater.

Tickets are now available!  

November 16, 2023—Javier Colon

javier colon

The internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter – and Hartt School alum – who first came to national attention by winning First Prize on NBC’s “The Voice.”

About Javier Colon

March 21, 2024—The Juilliard String Quartet

Juilliard string quartet

One of chamber music’s most iconic and beloved ensembles, now celebrating its 73rd season.

About The Juilliard String Quartet

April 11, 2024—Rhythm & Brass

rhythm & brass

America’s brass super-group, a sextet featuring some of the country’s foremost players and educators.

About Rhythm & Brass

May 1, 2024—Melissa White, in recital

Melissa white

Praised for her versatility as well as her virtuosity, the New York-based violinist performs around the world as a recitalist, concerto soloist and founding member of the Harlem String Quartet. This recital is supported in collaboration with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Melissa White is the Joyce C. Willis Artist in Residence underwritten by the Roberts Foundation.

About Melissa White

Past Garmany Series


  • Bang on a Can All-Stars
  • Aizuri Quartet
  • Merz Trio
  • Phillip Boykin '95


  • David Finckel & Wu Han 
  • PUBLIQuartet
  • Shane Shanahan M'98 and Friends
  • Ryan Speedo Green '08


  • Joshua Roman and the Verona Quartet
  • Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble: Cellular Songs in Concert
  • Sirena Huang


  • Kate Lindsey and Baptiste Trotignon
  • St. Lawrence String Quartet
  • The Handel and Hayden Society
  • Cuarteto Latinoamericano 


  • The Heath Quartet
  • Trio Latitude 41
  • Emmanuel Pahud, flute & Alessio Bax, piano
  • Attacca Quartet


  • PRISM Quartet
  • Juilliard String Quartet
  • Chiara String Quartet
  • Decoda – The Affiliate Ensemble of Carnegie Hall


  • Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish
  • Dover Quartet
  • Brooklyn Rider w/Gabriel Kahane
  • Steven Isserlis and Stephen Hough


  • JACK Quartet
  • Calder Quartet
  • Roomful of Teeth
  • International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)


  • Jaime Laredo and Joseph Kalichstein, with Hartt Faculty Quartet
  • Andy Narell, steel pans
  • Sybarite5 string quintet
  • Cantus


  • Tempesta di Mare (Philadelphia Chamber Orch.)
  • eighth blackbird
  • Imani Winds
  • Miro Quartet/Colin Curie


  • Emerson String Quartet
  • Regina Carter & Ensemble
  • ECCO (East Coast Chamber Orchestra)
  • Chris O’Riley and Carter Brey


  • Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society
  • Bang on a Can All-Stars
  • Brentano Quartet
  • New York Woodwind Quintet


  • American Brass Quintet
  • Bolcom and Morris
  • David Finckel and Wu Han
  • St. Lawrence Quartet