Wide Variety of Arts Events Offered at Trinity as Spring Semester Concludes

Schedule Includes Student Art Exhibit, Performances of Dance, Music, and Theater

​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.


April 5-29

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

Free admission


April 7-10

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

Mather Hall


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.

Free admission


April 14-16

Great Expectations

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.

Free admission


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.

Free admission

Trinity Jazz Ensemble

7:30 p.m., Gruss Music Center

Jennifer Allen, director. Presented by the Department of Music.

Free admission


Wednesday, April 27

Spring Dancefest

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.

Free admission


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.

Free admission


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

Free admission