Concert Benefits the Arthur and Betty Winograd Scholarship Fund of the Hartt Community Division
West Hartford, CT – October 10, 2014. The Hartt School Community Division, with The Musical Club of Hartford, presents violinist Peter Winograd and friends, who will perform a benefit concert on Sunday, November 9, at 4 p.m., in Millard Auditorium at the University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, Conn. Admission is $15 with discounts for seniors and students. Please call the University Box Office at 860.768.4228 or visit hartford.edu/hcd to purchase tickets.
Peter Winograd, alumnus of the Community Division and now first violinist of the American String Quartet, will be joined by Wolfram Koessel (American String Quart) on cello and David Westfall (The Hartt School) on piano to perform Brahms Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, the monumental Schubert B-flat Major Piano Trio, and a collection of other pieces for piano and violin.
In addition to the concert, the Musical Club of Hartford is sponsoring a free masterclass led by Peter Winograd and Wolfram Koessel on Saturday, November 8, at 2 p.m. in Berkman Recital Hall at The Hartt School. Pre-college and college chamber groups will be coached by Winograd and Koessel during the 2 hour class. There is no admission charge to observe and the public is welcome, though space is limited.
The Arthur and Betty Winograd Fund at the Hartt Community Division Supports scholarships and financial aid to encourage, nurture, and develop chamber music playing in pre-college musicians. Arthur Winograd’s extensive career began in 1946 as the original cellist of the world renowned Juilliard String Quartet. He left the Juilliard Quartet in 1956 to pursue a career in conducting. From 1964-1985, he was conductor and music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. Upon his retirement from the symphony, he joined the chamber music faculty at The Hartt School. Betty Winograd, an accomplished pianist in her own right and graduate of Juilliard, served for years on the piano faculty at The Hartt School and The Hartt School Community Division. Their son, Peter Winograd, who will be featured in this benefit concert at The Hartt School, continues the family legacy as a violinist and long-time member of the acclaimed American String Quartet.
The University of Hartford’s Hartt School Community Division (HCD) is a comprehensive community arts school that annually provides performing arts instruction to more than 2,500 students. HCD offers a variety of lessons, classes, and performance opportunities in music and dance for students of all ages, experience levels, and abilities. For more information about The Hartt School Community Division, visit www.hartford.edu/hcd.
The University of Hartford’s Hartt School is a performing arts conservatory that offers innovative degree programs in music, dance, and theatre. Founded in 1920, Hartt has been an integral part of the University of Hartford since its charter merged the then Hartt School of Music, the Hartford Art School, and Hillyer College to create the University in 1957. Hartt marked its 90th year of providing world-class performing arts education to students in Greater Hartford and around the world in 2010. With more than 400 concerts, recitals, plays, master classes, dance performances, and musical theatre productions each year, performance is central to Hartt’s curriculum. For more information about The Hartt School, visit www.hartford.edu/hartt.
The University of Hartford, centrally located in Connecticut, provides a distinctive educational experience across seven schools and colleges for one of the most diverse student bodies in New England. Hartford’s faculty are attracted by the opportunity to challenge and support students as they pursue degrees in more than 100 programs in the arts, humanities, science, business, engineering and technology, education, and health professions. Chartered in 1957, Hartford has more than 5,000 undergraduate and, 1,600 graduate students from 48 states and 63 countries, and 75,000 alumni worldwide. Visit www.hartford.edu for more information.