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Concert Series
Second Sunday of the Month
3-4 p.m.

On the second Sunday of each month, the NBMAA will host a concert featuring nationally acclaimed musicians. Concerts are held in the galleries or in The Stanley Works Center for Education and Community Development and are free with Museum admission. The Music Series is made possible with the generous support from the Alexander A. Goldfarb Memorial Trust: The Charles Parker Public Music Fund, Bank of America, Trustee; and the Andrew J. Sloper Musical Fund.

Jan. 11
John Lehmann-Haupt
John Lehmann-Haupt received his first guitar on his fifth birthday. With the help of his father, he was soon picking out songs by ear. The records he heard at home – by Segovia, Leadbelly, Josh White, Merle Travis, and others – gave him a taste for a wide range of music and seeded the variety of his future repertoire. By his early teens, he had developed into an agile fingerstylist of promise and had put out a limited edition album of folk ballads and blues. Formal training came later, with his intensive study of harmony and analysis under Blanch Moyse at Marlboro College in Vermont and his private study with guitarist Julio Prol in New York City. It was on this foundation that John built his unusually broad repertoire, which balances classics with his fluently voiced arrangements of traditional and popular songs. Master classes under Oscar Ghiglia and Angel Romero and private instruction in Schenker analysis rounded out his musical education.

Prelude, Sarabande, and Courante from Suite III for unaccompanied cello - J. S. Bach
Granada - Isaac Albeniz
Asturias (Leyenda) - Isaac Albeniz
Prelude No. 1 - Heitor Villa-Lobos

Feb. 2
Benjamin Tint: An Afternoon of Classical Guitar
Benjamin Tint grew up in West Hartford, Connecticut. He started playing music at a young age. Benjamin learned the basics of many different instruments but eventually settled on the guitar in his teens. He took guitar lessons soon after and learned quickly. He ended up joining several local rock bands.

Soon after that Benjamin got a job teaching at a local music store while simultaneously studying the classical guitar. He fell in love with the music of J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Sor, Barrios (among many others) which fueled his passion for the instrument.

Benjamin has been a part of many different ensembles and musical groups, as well as music educated related programs. He is currently playing out as much as he can, as well as pursuing a degree in music education from Central Connecticut State University.

Mar. 8
Nick Di Maria Quartet

Nick Di Maria-Trumpet
Andrew Kosiba-Piano
Andrew Zwart-Bass
Eric Hallenbeck-Drums

Nick Di Maria is a New Haven, CT based trumpeter, composer, producer, and educator. A graduate of Western Connecticut State University, Nick holds a Bachelor’s in Jazz Performance studying under Eddie Henderson, Dave Scott, Jeremy Pelt, Taylor Ho Bynum and Rich Clymer, a Master’s of Science in Music Education, and his Connecticut Teaching Certification. Nick currently is on staff at Michael F. Wallace Middle School in Waterbury, CT.

Nick began playing music at age 10 and over the years has played in multiple genres from jazz to reggae to classical to punk. In 2001 Nick joined the CT Ska/Punk scene playing with the infamous band, The Flaming Tsunamis. For 5 years Nick was an integral member of the 6 piece band, touring with, and co-writing some of the band’s most famous tunes. Nick appears on 2 of the band’s albums, Focus the Fury (2002) and Zombies vs. Robots! (2004)

In 2006 upon graduating from college, Nick assembled his first working quartet. From the beginning the band began working the CT jazz scene playing all over the state, including a residency in Newtown in the summer of 2006.

2012 Nick recorded his second studio release, The Beatnik, at Firehouse 12 Studios in New Haven. The album contains 9 original compositions that reflect Nick’s compositional influences. The album is half straight ahead, half electro-acoustic jazz. The quartet plays more of its vamp based music and includes some special guests. See the Discography section for more info on Nick’s releases.

Nick is also Director of the Outer Space Jazz Series, a local, weekly jazz showcase at the Outer Space club in Hamden, CT. Nick has worked with musicians of the highest caliber. In the 2012-2013 season Jeremy Pelt, Wayne Escoffery, Peter Bernstein, and Jimmy Greene have performed at the series. Nick also directed the now annual O.S. Jazz Festival which consists of bands from all over the state performing originally composed jazz.