Entwyned: Gracias A La Vida: Spanish & Latin Songs of Life and Love


Lillian Wonderly, Entertainment Editor

The Hartt Division of Music Studies invites students, parents, faculty, and music lovers to tune in for this special performance event. Hartt’s own Professor of Percussion, Ben Toth, and soprano extraordinaire, Michelle Fiertek will perform as soloists and join in ensemble pieces.

The Entwyned Early Music trio (photographed above) performs on historic parlor and Baroque guitars, lever harp, flutes, and viola da gamba. The music of Latin America and Spain will inspire your heart to beat and your toes to tap.

The title song, Gracias a la Vida by Chilean composer and singer Violetta Parra is a focal point of this luscious program. It is described as a journey of love and life through the passionate expressions and rhythmic delights of traditional Latin American and Spanish folk dances and songs.

The performance will be held on Sunday, January 29 at 3 PM in the Berkman Recital Hall. The Hartt School will also be live-streaming the concert here: https://www.hartford.edu/academics/schools-colleges/hartt/performances/livestream.aspx. The live-streaming video window will typically appear within the hour prior to the event. The Livestream typically starts when the doors to the venue open.