Archive | April, 2014

HNMF 2014 Festival Schedule

17 Apr

April 19th 3:00 pm  –  Kevin Hufnagel and Deborah Goffe, presenting music from Kevin’s Ashland album performed live with interactive choreography/dance by Deborah Goffe

The Natural Tendencies Installation will open in the Charter Oak Cultural Center’s Main Gallery following the Hufnagel/Goffe concert.

April 21st-26th the installation will be open to the public in the main gallery.

April 26th 7:00 pm  –  The Generous Ensemble premieres Michael Gatonska’s Timberline and Scott Comanzo’s Nonet-Octet.  The concert ends with Frederic Rzewski’s Coming Together.

All events will take place at Charter Oak Cultural Center.  There is a suggested donation of $10 for the two concerts but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds.


Purim Party Fundraising Success!

2 Apr



Last month, the Hartford New Music Festival put on a fundraiser in conjunction with the Generous Ensemble. The Purim Party, which included as much hamentashen as you could eat, and manischewitz as you could drink was a huge success. There was a crafts table where you could make your own noise maker for use during the telling of the story of Esther, raffles which included memorabilia from past festivals as well as this one, and several extremely varied renditions of Esther’s tale. Meanwhile the Generous Ensemble improvised to the chaos and sounds of the party. All in all, the Purim Party Fundraiser raised over $500 for the Hartford New Music Festival. If you were there and had a good time, or if you weren’t there and this sounds like a crazy, fun adventure, make sure you come out for the Festival concerts starting April 19th!

Image Image


View original post