Yale Trombone Quartet to Perform Free Concert at GCC March 30

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Yale Trombone Quartet will perform at Gateway Community College (GCC) on Wednesday, March 30, as part of the college’s new Yale Ensembles Lunchtime Concert Series.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in room 160 on GCC’s Long Wharf campus at 60 Sargent Drive.

The Yale Trombone Quartet was formed in 2009 at the Yale School of Music. It includes Jennifer Griggs, Brian Reese and Rubén Rodriguez on tenor trombones and Craig Watson on the bass trombone. The group is coached by Scott Hartman, professor of trombone at the Yale School of Music.

The Yale Ensembles Lunchtime Concert Series will continue on April 14 with Chilled Water Supply and on May 2 with The Adelpha Quartet, with each concert occurring at the same time and place. The series is sponsored by the Esther Haseltine Schiavone Endowment for the Arts at GCC and GCC’s Office of College Life.

The Esther Haseltine Schiavone Endowment Fund was established in 2006 through the Gateway Community College Foundation by Schiavone’s daughter Jennifer Schiavone, who set up the endowment in her mother’s memory to help the arts programs put on at GCC by her longtime friend and author, GCC Professor Franz Douskey.



GCC offers more than 85 associate degree and certificate programs and serves more than 11,000 credit and non-credit students each year. GCC is currently located on two campuses — at 60 Sargent Drive on Long Wharf in New Haven and at 88 Bassett Road in North Haven. Work began in the fall of 2009 on a new state-of-the art campus in downtown New Haven, which is slated to open in 2012 and is designed to be the state’s first public building gold-certified in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

GCC serves students in 24 towns and cities in the greater New Haven area, including: Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Bridgeport, Cheshire, Clinton, Derby, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Madison, Meriden, Middletown, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Orange, Seymour, Shelton, Stratford, Wallingford, West Haven and Woodbridge. For more information, visit www.gwcc.commnet.edu.