Three remarkable concerts to celebrate the life and work of the late, great composer, James Sellars (1940-2017).  Students, faculty, alumni and friends from around the world gathered at the Hartt School to present sixteen of James’ compositions that span his entire career.

All concerts were held at 7:30 PM in the Lincoln Theater at the University of Hartford in Hartford, Connecticut.



Wednesday, December 6, 2017 – Foot In The Door Ensemble

Go (1997)

Che Bella Cosa (1990)

Beulah in Chicago (1981)

For Love of the Double Bass  (1982)


Thursday, December 7, 2017 – Alumni and Friends

Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano (2003)

HOT AIR (2017), Michael Daugherty

…and the sunlight pierced my heart…. (1981)

piano - patterns – palimpsest (2017)Thomas Schuttenhelm

Tango for Two Cellos (1980)

Elegía . James Sellars in memoriam (2017), Consuelo Diez

Piano Trio (1999)

Two American Songs (1963)

Two Songs  (1967)

 “Lessons Relearned” (2017), David Jaggard

A fantasy for James (2017), Moises Bertran

El Amor Brujo (1979)

Vous souvenez-vous (1981)

Chris's Hymn (from "The Turing Opera") (1988)

Piano Sonata #1 (1973)


Friday, December 8, 2017 – The Hartt Orchestra

String Quintet (1996)

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, Ludwig van Beethoven

Afterwards: Identity and Difference (1995)