2018-2019 Concert Series

SATURDAY, October 6 at 7 pm

Sergey Antonov and Ilya Kazantsev

Two gifted musicians, cellist Sergey Antonov and pianist Ilya Kazantsev, return to open our series with another dazzling performance. Antonov, winner of a gold medal at the 2007 International Tchaikovsky Competition, is recognized as a cello superstar. Kazantsev, winner of numerous international piano competitions, is known for his extraordinary virtuousity and expression. They both perform extensively with orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout the U.S. and Russia.

SATURDAY, November 10 at 7 pm
Mohamed Shams, pianist

Mohamed Shams began his piano studies at the Conservatoire of Music at the Academy of the Arts in Cairo, Egypt, and earned degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and the Royal Conservatoire in Glasgow, Scotland. Winner of numerous international competitions and scholarships, Shams has appeared as featured soloist with orchestras worldwide, including the Cairo Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (UK), the London Chamber Players and the Repertory Symphony (USA).

SUNDAY, December 9 at 4 pm

Renaissance Men

Ring in the holidays with Ren Men, New England’s professional male vocal chamber ensemble. The Boston-based group will perform close harmony arrangements of old and new Christmas favorites. In less than three years, Ren Men has become a part of Boston’s cultural landscape and has a devoted following.
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SATURDAY, February 9 at 7 pm
MuUyas String Trio

MuUyas means ‘making music’ in the dialect from Seediq, one of fourteen Taiwanese aboriginal tribes. In keeping with their name, the trio explores music from diverse musical heritages, including their native Taiwan and western classical culture. All doctoral music candidates at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music, they have performed throughout the United States and Canada and, in Taiwan, they performed at the National Taichung Theatre and National Concert Hall.

SATURDAY, March 16 at 7 pm

Adam Levin, guitarist

Classical guitarist and recording artist Adam Levin has performed across the globe. His live performances have been featured nationally on NPR’s Performance Today and the nationally-syndicated Classical Guitar Alive. A recipient of numerous top prizes and a Fulbright Scholar in the field of music performance for researching contemporary Spanish guitar repertoire, he is professor of guitar at the University of Rhode Island.

SATURDAY, May 4 at 7 pm
UConn Chamber Choir

The UConn Chamber Singers, known for their expressive and high-energy performances and comprised of the most advanced vocal students, perform under the direction of Dr. Jamie Spillane. They sing a cappella music from Renaissance classics to modern vocal jazz, with particular focus on music of living composers, as well as folk and world music. In the spring of 2018, the choir toured Austria and Italy.