Our Great Tchaikovsky


An Interview with Hershey Felder

Meet the Artist

“It always begins with the music in these kinds of pieces.  And then one must know whatever there is to know about the composer so that the story can be distilled in order to create a veritable illusion of what it may have been like to be in the presence of the composer.” Read more…

Hershey Felder

The Life & Mysterious Death of Tchaikovsky

From Civil Servant to Prolific Composer

Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky was born in 1840 at Votkinsk, in Vyatka Province, in the Ural Mountains, approximately 600 miles east of Moscow. Read more…


Timeline of Russian Classical Music

From the 18th Century to Modern Times

In the 18th century, Peter I brought in reforms introducing western music fashions to Russia. During the subsequent reign of Empresses Elisabeth and Catherine, the Russian imperial court attracted many prominent musicians… Read more…


Exciting Summer Youth Performances

Breakdancing Shakespeare and Pippin

Breakdancing Shakespeare returns for its 11th season with a production of As You Like It, and Hartford Stage Teen Musical presents the musical PippinRead more…

Pippin Cast

Development Update

New Funders and Grants

SuperMatch Challenge: Mission accomplished! New grants support Summer Studio and SederRead more…

Short Takes

News at Hartford Stage

“Stuff the Bus” school supply donation drive for the United Way, meet our new Ebenezer Scrooge, and the Connecticut Critics Circle Awards. Read more…

Michael Preston