Trinity College’s Summer Music Series will run weekly on Wednesdays throughout the summer, rain or shine, from July 3 to August 7. The series combines two of Hartford’s summer treasures: the Trinity College Summer Chamber Music Series and the Plumb Memorial Carillon Recital Series. Listeners can enjoy a concert in the Trinity College Chapel, then revel in the pealing sounds of the carillon bells while enjoying a picnic on the college’s Main Quadrangle.​​

The Summer Music Series is free and open to the public. Parking will be available on Summit Street and Vernon Street. The Chamber Music Series concerts will take place at 6:00 p.m. inside the Chapel, followed by the carillon concerts at 7:00 p.m. beside the Chapel on the Main Quad. Trinity College is located at 300 Summit Street in Hartford, Connecticut.

The Chamber Music Series, which began in 1974, is 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.

The Carillon Recital Series has been a Hartford tradition since 1949, featuring national and international guest artists. The audience gathers outside of the Chapel on the quad with lawn chairs and picnic suppers to enjoy the music of the 49-bell Plumb Memorial Carillon, one of approximately 200 such instruments in North America.

Trinity’s Summer Music Series will conclude on August 7 with a carillon concert by Trinity College Carillonneur Ellen Dickinson, who is the director of the Summer Music Series​​.

The complete schedule for Trinity College’s 2019 Summer Music Series is below:

July 3 

Chamber Concert – 6:00 p.m.

Nick Revel, solo and electro-acoustic viola

Carillon Concert – 7:00 p.m.

Michael Solotke – New Haven, CT

July 10 – Premiere performance of Trio d’anches by Robert Edward Smith

Chamber Concert – 6:00 p.m.

Jennifer Slowik, oboe; Aline Benoit, clarinet; Gregory Newton, bassoon

Carillon Concert – 7:00 p.m.

Pong Trairatvorakul – Bangkok, Thailand

July 17

Chamber Concert – 6:00 p.m.

A Two of Harps: Wendy Kerner, harp; and Teresa Mango, harp

Carillon Concert – 7:00 p.m.

Margaret Pan – Boston, Mass.

July 24 

Chamber Concert – 6:00 p.m.

Cedric Honings, guitar

Carillon Concert – 7:00 p.m.

Jan Verheyen – Hasselt, Belgium

July 31 

Chamber Concert – 6:00 p.m.

Kyle Spraker, Nancy Brown, Matthew Russo, Eliud Garcia – Brass Quartet

Carillon Concert – 7:00 p.m.

Anna Kasprzycka – Gdansk, Poland

August 7 

Chamber Concert – 6:00 p.m.

Jeffrey Krieger, cello; Lee Chase, double bass

Carillon Concert – 7:00 p.m.

Ellen Dickinson, Trinity College Carillonneur

For more information on the summer concerts, call 860-297-2012 or click here. The Trinity Summer Chamber Music Series is made possible in part by the Stanley D. and Hinda N. Fisher Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The series also received support from the Lawrence J. Lunden Foundation at the TIAA Charitable Giving Fund. The series is also made possible in part by the generosity of loyal donors. For more information on how to support the series, contact Mark Hughes in Trinity College’s Advancement Office at 860-297-2162 or mark.hughes@trincoll.edu.