Each year, the entire Hartt community joins together at its annual gala to celebrate the performing arts and ensure Hartt's bright future. This year's spectacular event, Hartt's Got Talent, will take place this evening, October 6, at 6:00 PM, at the Hartford Marriott Downtown, 200 Columbus Boulevard, Hartford.
This year's 11th Annual Hartt Gala will honor Marie-Claire and Jean-Pierre van Rooy for philanthropy at the highest level, catalytic leadership in the arts, and distinguished community service.
Presenting sponsors for Hartt's Got Talent are Saint Francis Care and The Rhoda and David Chase Family FoundatioN. Hoffman Audi is a Gold Sponsor, and Silver Sponsors are Hartford Hospital and Webster Bank.
The evening will feature a selection of dance and chamber music performances by Hartt students and faculty, in addition to fine dining and both live and silent auctions featuring exceptional items, experiences, and trips. Kevin Gray, Associate Professor of Hartt’s Theatre Division, as well as Edward Cumming, Director of Orchestral Activities, will serve as co-auctioneers for the live auction.
Funds raised from the Gala will be used to support Hartt School scholarships, tuition assistance, and educational programming.