Calendar of Events

Aug
11
Thu
Art Happy Hour at the NBMAA @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Aug 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy cocktails, live music, and activities on Thursday nights all summer long, with a front-row seat to the best view of Walnut Hill Park.

Live Music Schedule:

  • July 7—Sal Basile
  • July 14—Ramblin’ Dan Stevens
  • July 21—Sarah Hanahan Jazz Quartet
  • July 28—Martin Piggot
  • August 4—Joe Grieco
  • August 11—Brian MacDonald Duo
  • August 18—Dr. Violin!
  • August 25—Brian MacDonald Duo

(In case of inclement weather, call ahead! Most nights, we can move the party indoors!)

Aug
17
Wed
Midsummer Music Series at the NBMAA @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Aug 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Presented in partnership with the Polish American Foundation of Connecticut, this brand-new series features the classical talents of regional performers.

All tickets are $10. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., performance at 6 p.m.

Wine & beer available for purchase.

Concert seating is first come, first served on day of show and seating capacity is limited to 80.

 

July 6: “Summer Romance”

Corbin Beisner & Veronika Schreiber will present classical, romantic and soulful compositions for piano and violin; featuring works by Dvorak, Schumann, Chopin, and Franck.

 

July 20: From Broadway to the Met”

Opera highlights from smash productions like “Merry Widow,” “Porgy and Bess,” “Carmen,” “Samson and Delilah,” and other Broadway hits by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and more.

Featuring Monika Krajewska, mezzo-soprano, and Natasha Ulyanovsky, piano.

 

August 3: “A Night of J.S. Bach: Six Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord

Composed during Bach’s years as Capellmeister (1717–22) at the court of Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Cöthen. In 1774, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach wrote “the six [sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord] are among the best works of my dear late father…they sound very good even now, and give me much pleasure, despite their being over 50 years old.”

Featuring Veronika Schreiber, violin & Gregory Hayes, harpsichord.

 

August 17: “Beethoven Sonatas”

A solo performance by Corbin Beisner on piano. Witness the heroism and tragedy of Ludwig van Beethoven in three of his most moving piano sonatas; “Pathétique”/”Tempest”/”Appassionata.”

 

August 31: Musical Vigil for Peace

Sacred music selections that span the centuries, including a recently recovered 15th c. Ukrainian Orthodox Chant. Works by composers Bach, Barber, Strauss, and Durufle.

Featuring Karolina Wojteczko, Mezzo- Soprano, and Julian Revie, Piano/Organ.

Aug
18
Thu
Art Summer Nights at the NBMAA @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

These special Thursday evening events will have something for everyone to enjoy! Live music, vendors, lawn games, artist talks and demonstrations, and hands-on art making.

July 21, 4-8 p.m.

  • Tea and Tarot Boutique | 4-8 p.m. (Talk by the owner, Heather Wright Fitzgerald from 4-5 p.m.)
  • Unveiling Celebration: Piecing Together a New Britain Story | 5 p.m.
  • Art Happy Hour, featuring live music by Sarah Hanahan Jazz Quartet | 5:30-8 p.m.

August 18, 4-8 p.m.

  • Tea and Tarot Boutique | 4-8 p.m. (Talk by the owner, Heather Wright Fitzgerald from 4-5 p.m.)
  • Paint Night with Posh Paint | 5-6 p.m.
  • Live Art Demonstration with Corey Pane | 6-7 p.m.
  • Art Happy Hour, featuring live music by Dr. Violin! | 5:30-8 p.m.

Free Admission

Art Happy Hour at the NBMAA @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Aug 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy cocktails, live music, and activities on Thursday nights all summer long, with a front-row seat to the best view of Walnut Hill Park.

Live Music Schedule:

  • July 7—Sal Basile
  • July 14—Ramblin’ Dan Stevens
  • July 21—Sarah Hanahan Jazz Quartet
  • July 28—Martin Piggot
  • August 4—Joe Grieco
  • August 11—Brian MacDonald Duo
  • August 18—Dr. Violin!
  • August 25—Brian MacDonald Duo

(In case of inclement weather, call ahead! Most nights, we can move the party indoors!)

Aug
25
Thu
Art Happy Hour at the NBMAA @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Aug 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy cocktails, live music, and activities on Thursday nights all summer long, with a front-row seat to the best view of Walnut Hill Park.

Live Music Schedule:

  • July 7—Sal Basile
  • July 14—Ramblin’ Dan Stevens
  • July 21—Sarah Hanahan Jazz Quartet
  • July 28—Martin Piggot
  • August 4—Joe Grieco
  • August 11—Brian MacDonald Duo
  • August 18—Dr. Violin!
  • August 25—Brian MacDonald Duo

(In case of inclement weather, call ahead! Most nights, we can move the party indoors!)

Aug
31
Wed
Midsummer Music Series at the NBMAA @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Presented in partnership with the Polish American Foundation of Connecticut, this brand-new series features the classical talents of regional performers.

All tickets are $10. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., performance at 6 p.m.

Wine & beer available for purchase.

Concert seating is first come, first served on day of show and seating capacity is limited to 80.

 

July 6: “Summer Romance”

Corbin Beisner & Veronika Schreiber will present classical, romantic and soulful compositions for piano and violin; featuring works by Dvorak, Schumann, Chopin, and Franck.

 

July 20: From Broadway to the Met”

Opera highlights from smash productions like “Merry Widow,” “Porgy and Bess,” “Carmen,” “Samson and Delilah,” and other Broadway hits by George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and more.

Featuring Monika Krajewska, mezzo-soprano, and Natasha Ulyanovsky, piano.

 

August 3: “A Night of J.S. Bach: Six Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord

Composed during Bach’s years as Capellmeister (1717–22) at the court of Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Cöthen. In 1774, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach wrote “the six [sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord] are among the best works of my dear late father…they sound very good even now, and give me much pleasure, despite their being over 50 years old.”

Featuring Veronika Schreiber, violin & Gregory Hayes, harpsichord.

 

August 17: “Beethoven Sonatas”

A solo performance by Corbin Beisner on piano. Witness the heroism and tragedy of Ludwig van Beethoven in three of his most moving piano sonatas; “Pathétique”/”Tempest”/”Appassionata.”

 

August 31: Musical Vigil for Peace

Sacred music selections that span the centuries, including a recently recovered 15th c. Ukrainian Orthodox Chant. Works by composers Bach, Barber, Strauss, and Durufle.

Featuring Karolina Wojteczko, Mezzo- Soprano, and Julian Revie, Piano/Organ.

Sep
2
Fri
First Friday at the NBMAA @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Sep 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Our signature social event, featuring live music, art, food, spirits, and good friends. New Britain’s Best Happy Hour, since 1995!

Live Music:

September 2 – The Cartells

Sep
11
Sun
Sunday Music Series | Jenny Lind’s America, 1850-1852 at the NBMAA @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Sep 11 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The NBMAA’s longstanding monthly concert series features local & regional performances from a variety of musical genres.

September 11: Jenny Lind’s America, 1850-1852

Coloratura soprano Zoe Vandermeer will sing and play the Welsh Triple Harp, featuring music that the “Swedish Nightingale” sang on her famed American Tour in 1850, which was promoted by Connecticut’s own P.T. Barnum. Music by composers Donizetti and Chatterton will be interspersed with anecdotes of the life and times of Jenny Lind.

Zoe Vandermeer is a prize-winning graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and performs internationally, including her debut at Carnegie Hall in 2014.

Concert seating is first come, first served on day of show (effective June 1, 2022), and seating capacity is limited to 120. Pre-registration will no longer be available.

Concert attendees must register at front desk upon arrival. Museum Members are free, and Museum guests are welcome with purchase of an admission ticket.

All shows begin at 3 p.m.; doors to event space will open at 2:30 p.m.

Sep
21
Wed
Walnut Hill Jazz Series at the NBMAA @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Presented in partnership with the Hartford Jazz Society, we return for our 5th year! This annual jazz series is made possible in 2022 by generous funding from the Charles Parker Trust for Public Music.

All tickets are $10. Doors open at 6 p.m., performance at 6:30 p.m.

Wine & beer available for purchase. Complimentary snacks provided.

September 21Zwelakhe-Duma Bell le Pere Quintet

Zwelakhe-Duma has performed previously at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Panama Jazz Festival, Lagos Jazz Festival, Osaka Jazz Festival, and the Joy of Jazz Festival. He was a recipient of the 2011 Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead Fellowship and is a teaching artist for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s “Jazz for Young People,” Litchfield Jazz Camp & New England Conservatory Jazz Lab. Zwelakhe-Duma currently resides in New York City and continues in private study with legendary bassist Ron Carter.

Sep
25
Sun
Fryderyk Chopin Society of Connecticut Concerts at the NBMAA @ New Britain Museum of American Art
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Internationally renowned pianists present the works of Fryderyk Chopin and other musical masters.

Fall 2022

September 25: Evren Ozel

October 23: Sonja Fräki

November 20: Ann Schein

Concert seating is first come, first served on day of show (effective June 1, 2022), and seating capacity is limited to 120. Pre-registration will no longer be available.

Concert attendees must register at the front desk upon arrival. Museum Members are free, and Museum guests are welcome with purchase of an admission ticket.

All shows begin at 3 p.m.; doors to event space will open at 2:30 p.m.