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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.

April 12
The Connecticut Trio, Romanticism from Dawn to Dusk
Linda Laurent, piano; Gerard Rosa, violin; Julie Ribchinsky, cello

The Connecticut Trio traces its formal beginnings to the spring of 1994 when pianist Linda Laurent, violinist Gerard Rosa, and cellist Julie Ribchinsky played the Beethoven "Archduke" Trio at a concert at Carnegie Recital Hall. The enthusiastic reception the performance received encouraged the artists to join their efforts in the creation of a permanent ensemble. The Trio recently completed its 20th season. An article devoted to the ensemble was featured in Central Connecticut State University's Courier and Central focus magazines, and in February was presented the Arts Organization Award for 2014 by the Greater New Britain Arts Alliance. They will be performing Beethoven’s Piano Trio in C Minor, Opus 1 No. 3, and Arensky’s Piano Trio in D Minor, Opus 32.

YouTube Link: CT TRIO-Promotional-CCSU Filmmaking

May 10
Judy Dworin Performance Project, Women on Our Own
The Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP) is a nonprofit organization of professional artists who—on stage, in schools, in prisons, and in the community—innovate, inspire, educate, and collaborate. JDPP harnesses the arts as a powerful catalyst for creative expression through performance, community building, and positive change.

Women on Our Own is JDPP’s latest artistic outreach and is made up of a small group of women who, having reentered the community from prison, are sharing their abundant and spirited vocal gifts with local and regional audiences. The Women on Our Own singer-artists, Rowana Grady and Victoria Steele, under the direction of JDPP singer/songwriter Leslie Bird, have performed at over 20 venues from Hartford, CT to Harlem in NYC, presenting original songs, as well as selections from the York repertoire, their own arrangements of 60s and 70s favorites and songs of spirit and affirmation.

YouTube Link: WOOO at JDPP's 3rd Annual A Grooveable Event

June 14
Alturas Duo

Carlos Boltes, Charango; Scott Hill, Guitar

When the 10-stringed acoustic Andean charango joins the guitar, the 16 strings from these two musical instruments vibrate, transmitting sounds filled with excitement. Your senses will be treated when these fretted counterparts merge to create South American folk, traditional classical, and contemporary music.

Together, Boltes and Hill have performed around the world at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, and the Smithsonian Institute. In the past decade, they have also taken first place at the New England International Chamber Music Competition, won the CMA / ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, and been named “Artist in Residence” for the Intake Organization. Between performances, the Duo hosts lectures about origins of South American music, and leads workshops and master classes. Their passion to share engaging material and music is made clear when these two masters come together and take the stage.

Be sure to mark your calendar because this is one event you will not want to miss.

YouTube Link: Carlos Boltes: Partita nro 1 para clavesin de J.S. Bach