The Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra (HICO) presented a recital at Loomis Chaffee in the Hubbard Performance Hall on October 8, 2019.
Comprising a roster of premier Hartford-based musicians, including two Loomis instrumental instructors, Cathryn Cummings on horn and Ling-Fei Kang on oboe, HICO is dedicated to the promotion of contemporary music. Joining Cathryn and Ling-Fei to complete the quintet were Allison Hughes on flute, Alexander Kollias on clarinet, and Mason Adamson on bassoon. The program included works by Valerie Coleman, Thomas Schuttenhelm, Jennifer Higdon, Andrea Clearfield, and Astor Piazzolla.
HICO champions the music of local, living composers. Having commissioned and performed numerous pieces by Connecticut composers, HICO engages audiences in Greater Hartford and beyond with programming aimed at broadening musical perspectives.
HICO collaborates with local cultural organizations and institutions of higher learning, including Capital Community College, Central Connecticut State University, Hartford Opera Theater, New Britain Museum of American Art, and the Women Composers Festival of Hartford.
More information and future concert dates are available at the ensemble’s website.