Hartford, Connecticut, April 4, 2016 – Trinity College is wrapping up the Spring 2016 semester by hosting dance, music, and theater performances. Below is a list of arts events that are taking place in April and May.
Studio Arts Annual
Opening Reception: Tuesday, April 5, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Closed Saturdays
Austin Arts Center, Widener Gallery
11th annual Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival
The theme for 2016 is “Hip Hop’s Legacy: History, Art and Social Change.” The festival will feature four days of lectures, films, workshops, and panel discussions. Highlights include spoken word events; the regional talent showcase; the Friday night B-boy/B-girl battle and hip-hop dance event; and the main concert on Saturday night, April 9, featuring Rakim as the headliner.
For more information, visit trinityhiphop.com
Friday, April 8
Clarence Watters Memorial Recital: Christopher Houlihan, organist and Trinity College Artist-in-Residence
7:30 p.m., Trinity College Chapel
Including works by Bach, Franck, Alain, Sowerby, and Vierne.
Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 15, at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 16, at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Austin Arts Center, Garmany Hall
Adapted by Gale Childs Daly from the book by Charles Dickens. Directed by Jerry Winters. Presented by the Department of Theater and Dance.
Free admission; tickets required: call (860) 297-2199
Thursday, April 21
Chapel Singers Spring Concert
8:00 p.m., Trinity College Chapel
Directed by John Rose. Featuring organist and Artist-in-Residence Christopher Houlihan.
Sunday, April 24
CitySingers of Hartford’s 30th Anniversary Event, “Turning the Key: Songs of Heart & Home”
4:00 p.m., Trinity College Chapel
The program will have a homecoming theme, featuring traditional and classical music – including spirituals and settings of texts that express the importance of home. CitySingers will be joined by choristers from the Choir School of Hartford and St. John’s Episcopal Church, West Hartford, with accompaniment on pipe organ, piano, woodwinds, trumpet and strings.
Tuesday, April 26
Common Hour Classical Concert: Trinity Instrumentalists and Vocalists
12:15 p.m., Trinity College Chapel
A wide variety of musical styles performed by students enrolled in the Department of Music’s program of private lessons.
Trinity Jazz Ensemble
7:30 p.m., Gruss Music Center
Jennifer Allen, director. Presented by the Department of Music.
Wednesday, April 27
7:30 p.m., The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons, 240 New Britain Ave.
Student choreography and performance pieces presented by the Department of Theater and Dance.
Thursday, April 28
Common Hour Classical Concert: Chamber Ensembles Recital
12:15 p.m., Gruss Music Center
Nancy Curran, ensembles coordinator. Presented by the Department of Music.
Saturday, May 7
10th Annual Samba Fest
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., rain or shine, Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, 300 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford
A music and dance caravan from Minas Gerais and São Paulo, Brazil, featuring Latin Grammy-award-winning artists, the debut of the contemporary dance company Treme Terra, Sambeleza, Ginga Brasileira, the Trinity Samba Ensemble, and Trinity Steel Ensemble. Produced by Trinity College in collaboration with Riverfront Recapture. Sponsored in part by a Greater Hartford Arts Council Arts Heritage and Jobs Grant. An institutional collaboration with the Consulate General of Brazil in Hartford.
For more information, visit SambaFest.com