Center For the Arts 

Past Music at The Russell House Events

A free series, presented in the parlor of the historic Russell House.


2017
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2016
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2015
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2014
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2017

October

A Celebration of Authentic Chinese Music and Dance
A Celebration of Authentic Chinese Music and Dance
Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher and award-wining baritone Chai-lun Yueh returns to The Russell House to perform folk and art songs from China, Tibet, and Mongolia.
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Ashcan Orchestra
Ashcan Orchestra
Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Brooklyn's Ashcan Orchestra make their Connecticut debut with a collection of works including the world premiere of atlas did not blink, and felt a whole for grand harp.
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September

Carolyn Halsted
Carolyn Halsted
Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher and pianist Carolyn Halsted will be joined by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra's Assistant Concertmaster and violinist Karin Fagerburg and Principal Cellist Jeffrey Krieger.
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February

Charlie Suriyakham: Clarinet Passion
Charlie Suriyakham: Clarinet Passion
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Private Lessons Teacher Charlie Suriyakham and friends present a diverse and energetic operatic program.
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Sergio Pallottelli
Sergio Pallottelli
Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
A performance by flute soloist and chamber musician Sergio Pallottelli, joined by Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher William Braun on piano.
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January

Jess Best
Jess Best
Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
A soul and jazz performance by singer-songwriter Jess Best '14.
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2016

November

Tony Lombardozzi
Tony Lombardozzi
Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Jazz guitarist and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Tony Lombardozzi performs in The Russell House.
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October

West End String Quartet
West End String Quartet
Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Wesleyan chamber music instructors Sarah Washburn, Anne Berry, and John Biatowas perform a world premiere by Neely Bruce, as well as works by Robert Schumann and Max Reger.

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September

Harmonia V
Harmonia V
Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 3:00pm
The Russell House

Woodwind quintet Harmonia V, featuring Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Robert Hoyle on French horn, performs works by Wesleyan's John Spencer Camp Professor of Music Neely Bruce and other composers.

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February

Stan Scott and Friends
Stan Scott and Friends
Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Private Lessons Teacher Stan Scott and friends perform reels, jigs, waltzes, and old and new songs of emigrants, soldiers, mystics, lovers, and laborers.
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January

David Davis: "Sax in the City" featuring Charmagne
David Davis: "Sax in the City" featuring Charmagne
Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
R&B/jazz saxophonist and producer David Davis will be joined by Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Charmagne Tripp.
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2015

November

Mad Rush: Pianist Lisa Moore plays Philip Glass
Mad Rush: Pianist Lisa Moore plays Philip Glass
Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House

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Private Lessons Teacher Lisa Moore performs highlights from the Philip Glass solo piano collection featured on her new album Mad Rush

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October

Fred Simmons: Turn of the Century Quartet
Fred Simmons: Turn of the Century Quartet
Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
The Turn of the Century Quartet performs original works and tunes by Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, and Dave Brubeck.
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September

Music at The Russell House: Julie Ribchinsky—Bach and the Modern World
Music at The Russell House: Julie Ribchinsky—Bach and the Modern World
Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Julie Ribchinsky performs works for cello by Johann Sebastian Bach, Ástor Piazzola, Carlos Gardel, Osvaldo Golijov, and Ernest Bloch; accompanied by pianist William Braun, and graduate student Vivian Deng on cello.
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March

Stanley Maxwell
Stanley Maxwell
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Stanley Maxwell plays original music with intricate group improvisations, and won "Best Jazz Song" at the 7th annual Independent Music Awards. The quartet features Andy Chatfield on drums, Mark Crino on bass, Eric DellaVecchia on alto saxophone, and Evan Green on piano.
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February

Stephen Bennett
Stephen Bennett
Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Finger-style guitarist Stephen Bennett presents original compositions and arrangements of the Beatles, Ennio Morricone, and Elmer Bernstein.
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2014

November

Sam Friedman '13: Just Breathe—A Harmonica Retrospective
Sam Friedman '13: Just Breathe—A Harmonica Retrospective
Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
Sam Friedman '13 demonstrates some of the many ways that the harmonica has been utilized in the nearly 200 years since its invention, accompanied by piano, guitar, bass, and vocals.
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October

The West End String Quartet: Works by Shostakovich and Mozart
The West End String Quartet: Works by Shostakovich and Mozart
Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 3:00pm
The Russell House
The West End String Quartet features Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Jessica Meyer on violin, and fellow Wesleyan chamber music instructors Sarah Washburn on violin, Anne Berry on cello, and John Biatowas on viola
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September

Giacomo Gates: A Milestone Concert
Giacomo Gates: A Milestone Concert
Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 3:00pm
The Russell House

Vocalist and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Giacomo Gates, winner of DownBeat's 2012 Critics Poll for “Rising Star Male Vocalist,” performs tunes from the Great American Songbook, accompanied by guitarist and Wesleyan Private Lessons Teacher Tony Lombardozzi and bassist Jeff Fuller.

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