Gerald Moshell to Conduct Special Concert at Trinity on Friday, September 22

Program Celebrates His Final (41st) Year Teaching, Will Feature Professional Chamber Orchestra and Alumni Soloists

​Hartford, Connecticut, September 15, 2017 –

WHAT: Professor of Music Gerald Moshell will present his final Trinity College Concert, conducting a professional chamber orchestra and professional alumni soloists in a varied program of classical and musical-theater works. This—his 41st year teaching at Trinity—is Moshell’s last year at the College as he will retire in June 2018.

Gerald Moshell (seated, left) gathers with the Trinity student cast of Lives & Loves, a show he wrote, directed, and produced, after an off-Broadway performance in January 2015. Trinity President Joanne Berger-Sweeney joins the group (standing, center).
Friday, September 22, at 7:30 p.m.

Goodwin Theater, Austin Arts Center

Trinity College, 300 Summit St., Hartford, CT 06106

(For directions and a map of the Trinity College campus, please click here.)


•    Manuel de Falla: Concerto for Harpsichord and
Chamber Ensemble

•    Arnold Schoenberg: First Chamber Symphony, in
E major, for 15 solo instrumentalists

•    Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata No. 65, Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen

•    Musical-theater excerpts of work by Stephen Sondheim, William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, Leonard Bernstein, and Marvin Hamlisch, plus Moshell’s own setting, from his musical Lives & Loves, of the Shakespeare Sonnet 116, “Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds”

Trinity alumni soloists will be keyboardist Christopher Houlihan ’09, soprano Liesl Odenweller ’88, mezzo-soprano Meg Kiley Smith ’09, tenor Patrick Greene ’07, and baritone Michael Ersevim ’91.



Although a free concert, this is a ticketed event. Tickets may be reserved by e-mailing and indicating the number of tickets desired and the full name under which the tickets should be held. Tickets will be available for pick-up at the Austin Arts Center Box Office during the week of the concert.



Professor of Music Gerald Moshell has been a Trinity College faculty member since 1977. He has stage directed, conducted, and music directed hundreds of shows and concerts at Trinity and is an expert in American musical theater. In 2014, he was recognized by the College with the Thomas Church Brownell Prize for Teaching Excellence.

Moshell earned his B.A. in music from Pomona College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in music from Harvard University.