Friday, November 27, 2015

Connecticut Arts Connections


Courtesy of the Mark Twain House


HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR
Sunday, Dec. 6, 11 am to 4 pm., people will flock to The Mark Twain House and six distinctive area homes for a famous Connecticut holiday tradition: The Friends of The Mark Twain House and useum Holiday House Tour. These homes will be opened for viewing for the 35th year of this event. Each will be decorated for the holidays and will feature live music and floral arrangements, provided by area florists. The Twain mansion will be decorated for a 19th-century Christmas with the Samuel Clemens family. The tour takes about three hours and requires some driving, but all the houses are not far from one another. This year's homes are:

Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave, Hartford
The Campbell/Collada Home, 176 North Beacon Street, Hartford
The Modifica Home, 80 Kenyon Street, Hartford
The Kirkland/Howard Home, 132 Balbrae Drive: The Mansion, Bloomfield
The Paydos Home, 140 Balbrae Drive: The Mansion, Bloomfield
The Bicknese/Quinteiro Home, 223 Terry Road, Hartford
The Stampul/Newton Home, 258 North Whitney Street, Hartford

Advance tickets are $30 each and may be obtained by calling (860) 247-0998 or by clicking here. Tickets will be $35 each on the day of the tour, Sunday, December 6, and can be purchased at The Mark Twain House and Museum and each participating home.

For more information and to see photos of the homes click here.

HARTFORD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Jeff Verney, President of Group Retiree Products and Services, which is part of United Healthcare's United Retiree Solutions division, was recently named Chairman of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors. Verney succeeds James Remis, who served as Chair from 2011-2015. Verney has been a member of the HSO Board of Directors since 2012. In addition to serving as Chair of the HSO Board of Directors, he is also Chairman of the Board of Renbrook School, an independent day school in West Hartford, and a Warden of St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford. A musician himself, Verney writes and records rock music with his band.

YALE
Online submissions are being accepted beginning today through Jan. 8 for the 2016 YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Brokaw, two original music theatre works will be selected for the 2016 Institute’s summer lab, which will take place June 12–26 in New Haven. Online applications are being accepted now through January 8, 2016, 11:59PM (EST) at drama.yale.edu/YIMT. The Yale Institute for Music Theatre accepts applications for projects at various stages of development but focuses on work that is ready to be explored musically and dramatically with performers and directors. Submissions cannot have had a professional production. Book musicals and other imaginative music theatre projects are welcome. Only composers, book writers, or lyricists who are current graduate students; or who have graduated from an accredited degree-granting institution (undergraduate or graduate) no earlier than May 2010; or who are current Yale students (undergraduate or graduate) are eligible to apply. More info: yimt@yale.edu; 203-432-5348.

AMISTAD CENTER FOR ARTS AND CULTURE
"James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket" at Cinestudio: Dec. 9 at 7:30 pm.The Trinity College Chapel Community presents a free screening of this award-winning, recently restored film, with director Karen Thorsen present.

Celebrate Kwanzaa: Saturday, Dec. 12 from 10 am to  1 pm at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art. Celebrate world holiday traditions at the Wadsworth Atheneum during the Festival of Trees and Traditions. Make ornaments inspired by the collections that celebrate Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Three Kings Day. More info: 
thewadsworth.org.

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