The Annual Summer Chamber Music Series
and Plumb Memorial Carillon Recital Series

Ellen Dickinson, artistic director

July and August 2020,
6:00 and 7:00 p.m.

A Hartford tradition! Details and dates to be announced in spring 2020. Enjoy a chamber concert in the Chapel, then
revel in the pealing sounds of the carillon while enjoying a picnic on the college quadrangle.
Concerts are held rain or shine.

Free admission, donations accepted

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 main 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.

2019 program:

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, Connecticut

July 10– Premiere performance of Trio d’anchesby 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, Massachusetts

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, New Haven, Connecticut, Trinity College Carillonneur

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

Celebrating 40 Years of Music

Robert Edward Smith, the longtime composer in residence of the Trinity College Chapel, has served the institution for more than four decades. The July 10 Summer Music Series concert will include the premiere performance of his piece, “Trio d’anches.”

Behind the Soundtrack of Trinity

It would be difficult to find a member of the Trinity College community who has never heard the bells of the historic Trinity Chapel. Ellen Dickinson—musician, composer, and college carillonneur at Trinity—is the woman behind that music and has served the college for a decade.