Trinity College Announces 2011 Summer Music Series Schedule

Performances are Free and Open to Public

What: Trinity College hosts the 62nd Annual Plumb Memorial Carillon Concerts and the 37th Annual Chamber Music Series as part of the 2011 Summer Music Series, made possible through the generous support of George Simon '69.  The music series, held annually at the College, features performances every Wednesday during the summer, over a nine-week period.  The performances are free and open to the public and will be held rain or shine.  Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic.  For a complete schedule, please see below.  
 
When: Every Wednesday, June 22 – August 17, 2011  
 
Where: Trinity College, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, Conn. 06106*
Chamber Music Series: held in the Trinity College Chapel ~ 6 p.m.
Carillon Music Series: held on the Long Walk Quad abutting the Chapel ~ 7 p.m.
*parking available on Summit and Vernon Streets
 
When:
 
June 22
Chamber concert ~ 6 p.m.
Mark Simcox, cello; Sukhyun Jung, piano.

Carillion concert ~ 7 p.m.
Claire Halpert (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
 
June 29
Chamber concert ~ 6 p.m.
Renee Krimsier, flute; David Feltner, viola; Ina Zdoravetchi, harp.

Carillion concert ~ 7 p.m.
Daniel K. Kehoe ’78 (Simsbury UMC, Connecticut)
 
July 6
Chamber concert ~ 6 p.m.
Anton Miller, violin; Rita Porfiris, viola.

Carillion concert ~ 7 p.m.
Gijsbert Kok (The Netherlands)
 
July 13
Chamber concert ~ 6 p.m.
Heather Taylor, oboe; Carolyn Halsted, piano.

Carillion concert ~ 7 p.m.
Ellen Dickinson (Trinity College Carillonneur)
     
July 20
Chamber concert ~ 6 p.m. 
Virginia Eskin, piano.
 
Carillion concert ~ 7 p.m.
Toru Takao, Kasia Piastowska (The Netherlands)
  
July 27
Chamber concert ~ 6 p.m. 
John Whittlesey, baritone; James Busby, piano.
 
Carillion concert ~ 7 p.m.
Melissa Weidner (Denver, Colorado)
  
August 3
Chamber concert ~ 6 p.m. 
Curt Blood, clarinet; Annette Shapiro, piano.
 
Carillion concert ~ 7 p.m.
August 3 – Wesley Arai (Los Angeles, California)
  
August 10
Chamber concert ~ 6 p.m. 
Bayside Trio: Nicole Rabata, flute; Ani Kalayjan, cello; Anastasia Antonacos, piano.

Carillion concert ~ 7 p.m.
George Matthew (Middlebury College and Norwich University, Vermont)
  
August 17
Chamber concert ~ 6 p.m.
Kelet Duo:  Katalin Vismeg, violin; Pi-Hsun Shih, piano.

Carillion concert ~ 7 p.m.
Jon Lehrer (Boston, Massachusetts)
 
Background:
Chamber Music Series
The Chamber Music Series, which began in 1974, is currently under the direction of Robert Edward Smith, Trinity College Chapel composer in residence. Funded through private contributions, this music series presents an outstanding concert program of regional, national, and international chamber music ensembles to the Hartford music audience. All are welcome to attend these concerts in the Chapel each Wednesday at six o’clock in the evening. 

Carillon Series
The Carillon Series complements the Chamber Music series, with a carillon concert immediately following each chamber music program.  Concertgoers convene outside the Chapel on the quadrangle to listen to the music of the 49-bell carillon, one of approximately 200 such instruments in North America. Many fans of the carillon series enjoy bringing picnic suppers to these outdoor concerts.
 
These performances are free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Priscilla Hooper, Chapel Assistant, at (860) 297-2012, or by email at Priscilla.Hooper@trincoll.edu.