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Hartt Orchestra to Perform at The Bushnell – FREE Tickets for Students, Faculty and Staff
The Hartt School Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Edward Cumming, will return to The Bushnell on Saturday, March 2, at 8 p.m., for a glorious concert featuring Diego Matamoros, baritone. The performance will include the music of Sharlat, Mozart, Beethoven, and Barber, concluding with Tchaikovsky’s spectacular 1812 Overture.
The performance will take place at the Maxwell M. & Ruth R. Belding Theater at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford.
The Hartt School is now offering four complimentary tickets per valid University of Hartford ID (excludes previous purchases). The free tickets must be picked up in person at the Bushnell Box Office. (Please note: There is a $3 per ticket public access surcharge on all tickets, including the free tickets for members of the University community.)
Admission for the general public is $35 for orchestra seating, and $25 for mezzanine and box seating. Seniors receive a $5 discount, and there is a 10 percent discount for groups of 20 or more. To order tickets, call 860.987.5900 or visit www.Bushnell.org.
Download a flyer for Saturday's concert.
About Edward Cumming: Edward Cumming, who is director of orchestral activities at The Hartt School, recently completed his ninth and final season as music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, hailed for its remarkable artistic growth during his tenure.
Working with young musicians has played a prominent role throughout Cumming's career. While resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony, he served as music director of the nationally acclaimed Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra – one of five orchestras invited to the biennial National Youth Orchestra Festival in 1998 and 2002. From 1993 to 1996, Cumming was founding music director of the Pacific Symphony Institute in residence at California State University, Fullerton, and conductor of orchestras at the Orange County High School for the Arts. During his tenure as resident conductor of the Florida Orchestra in Tampa, he was assistant professor of music at the University of South Florida.
In Europe, Cumming has led La Orquesta Ciudad de Granada (Spain), the South Bohemian State Orchestra in the Czech Republic, the BBC Ulster Orchestra in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and most recently, the Sinfonica di Roma. In the United States, he has conducted the Philharmonic orchestras of Los Angeles, Rochester and Buffalo, as well the San Diego, Oregon, San Antonio, Santa Barbara, and Detroit symphony orchestras and the Boston Pops. In Asia, he has conducted the Singapore Symphony, and most recently made his Israeli debut with the Be'er Sheva Sinfonietta. In June 2010, he made his South American debut with the Filarmónica de Bogotá, conducting Schoenberg's Pelleas und Melisande on short notice.
Cumming studied with Otto-Werner Mueller at Yale University, where he received a Doctorate in Music in 1992. As an undergraduate at the University of California at Berkeley, he was awarded the prestigious Eisner Prize for Creative Achievement in the Arts. In May 2010, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Trinity College.