Loomis Chaffee students enjoyed a lively performance by the Cuatro Puntos Ensemble and Hartford troubadour Khaiim the RapOet (Self Suffice) during an evening of music on Tuesday, September 27, in the Hubbard Performance Hall.
The ensemble and Khaiim performed a remix of music originally composed by David Macbride of Hartford. The remix is based on the piece, "Coming Home: A Hartford Collage,” which was commissioned by Cuatro Puntos and originally premiered in 2018, is described on the ensemble’s website as, “a tone poem...with various sounds from around the city of Hartford.”
The Hartford-based Cuatro Puntos Ensemble includes Steve Larson on viola, Kevin Bishop on viola, Aaron Packard on violin, Annie Trépanier on violin, and Allan Ballinger on cello. The quintet collaborates with local, national, and international guest artists to produce “genre-defying and culturally significant concert programming and album recording.”
Khaiim the RapOet (Self Suffice) was appointed Hartford’s inaugural troubadour in October of 2021 by the city of Hartford’s cultural commission. A graduate of Trinity College, Khaiim performs and teaches rap and poetry classes in the Hartford area.
The Guest Musicians performance was funded by the Joseph S. Stookins Lecture Fund.