| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:42 AM
On "Wheels Suite," the 17-plus-minute centerpiece of Oliver Lake's 2013 big band release "Wheels," a dense, contrapuntal swirl of horns and a clamorous rhythm section emerges suddenly, as though you're joining a conversation already in progress. The...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Morgan Gardner Bulkeley IV, accomplished artist and sculptor, Red Sox fan, last in the direct genealogical line with that distinctly Hartford name, visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., for the first time in the summer of 2012.
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra has played Mussorgsky. They've played Die Fledermaus. On Saturday the HSO interprets Mickey Mouse.
The event, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Bushnell (166 Capitol Ave., Hartford), is Disney's Fantasia in Concert, with the...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Wesleyan's year-long Music and Public Life series offers up Voices of Afghanistan as its inaugural event, featuring ghazals by virtuosic master vocalist Ustad Farida Mahwash, sawol-jawab ("questions and answers") by rubâb (lute) shredder Homayoun Sakhi,...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Dither Electric Guitar Quartet
Nov. 16, 8 p.m., $6-$22, Wesleyan University, Crowell Concert Hall, 50 Wyllys Ave., Middletown, (860) 685-3355, wesleyan.edu/cfa.
Two electric guitars on stage at a classical music concert is usually more than an...
| Nov 9, 2012
From his sixth-floor studio in the Colt Building, Richard Hawley may have the best city view in Hartford, with the blue-and-gold onion dome in the foreground. Hawley still lives in New York. However, the Farmington native — a descendant of 19th...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 12:46 PM
Ben Ratliff, jazz and pop critic for The New York Times since 1996 and the author of three books of jazz criticism, has the rare ability to write about avant-garde jazz, doom-metal, indie rock, hip-hop, and probably a dozen or so other musical genres with...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 11:45 AM
Indie neo-folk trio Plume Giant, who'll play a release show for their debut full-length, Callithump, at Wesleyan on Saturday, have Connecticut roots. Oliver Hill (guitar, viola, voice), Nolan Green (guitar, harmonium, voice) and Eliza Bagg (violin,...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Born out of a 2002 jam session in the South Bronx, Afro-Puerto Rican music ensemble Alma Moyo have kept the beats alive. Their sound is full of driving rhythms and harmonies that are hard to resist by remaining still. They perform July 5 at Wesleyan's CFA...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 10:10 AM
Want a Friday night experience unlike anything else going on? You should trek up to Middletown this Friday for RISK! at Wesleyan University's Crowell Concert Hall. It's the brainchild of Kevin Allison, whom you may recognize from MTV's watchable...