For more than three decades, the New World Trio has brought the excitement and intimacy of chamber music to live audiences throughout New England. Founded in 1985 by violinist Anhared Stowe, New World provides a unique experience for music lovers with its mix of both standard repertoire and contemporary works. With each performance, New World brings new vitality to established masterworks; these are paired with contemporary pieces, with each complementing the other in depth and beauty. “…New World has been (Hartford’s) one reliable source of chamber music since its founding…” says the Hartford Courant.

Upcoming Programs ...

Sunday, October 15, 2017
ARS GALLICA: apprentissage et continuité (apprenticeship and continuity) • 2:00 p.m.
Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Ravel

Sunday, January 14, 2018
Piazzolla, Rachmaninoff, Turina

Sunday, May 13, 2018
REMEMBRANCE • 2:00 p.m.
Copland, Beethoven, Arensky

All concerts are at 2:00 p.m. at:

St. John's Episcopal Church
679 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, Connecticut 06119

Map to St. John's Episcopal Church

Join Us!
For concert information:
(suggested donation $20)

email us at,
telephone us at 860 586-8579,

St. Joihn's Nave
A note from our Artistic Director...
Anharad Stowe

Dear Friends,

When we think of chamber music, we think of intimate space: warm, inviting, inspiring. The concert hall, the chamber, becomes a physical extension of a musical experience, one that is felt deeply and shared among the listeners, who in turn develop an authentic sense of involvement with the performers. Indeed, intimacy is at the heart of the small-ensemble concert experience. Very much unlike the large, hierarchical symphonic orchestra, chamber music is the one classical music discipline that demands a “soloistic” level of quality from each member of the group, and yet there can be no “star” because, ultimately, a chamber concert is all about relationship. This creates dual demands for the musicians: they must perform at the highest technical level, and yet at the same time be mainly concerned with the performance as a whole, not just their own piece of it. It is this “unselfish virtuosity” that characterizes the art form at its best.

This season, New World will be moving to St. John’s Episcopal Church in West Hartford Connecticut as “Ensemble-in-Residence.” With its beautiful neo-gothic interior and excellent acoustics, St. John’s provides the intimate atmosphere that chamber music lovers particularly appreciate. Indeed, these qualities have led to the church’s sanctuary becoming a favorite venue for choral groups, recitalists, and St. John’s own “Music at the Red Door” performing series. Add to this its easily-accessed central location close to the highway and secure free parking: in all, an ideal site for fine music.

We will be holding concerts this season on Sunday afternoons in October, January, and May. In keeping with its mission to serve all, St. John’s does not sell admission tickets as such; in lieu of ticket sales, a suggested voluntary donation to New World Trio of $20 can be made either at the door or in advance. For those patrons who do wish to donate in advance, a special seating section at the front of the sanctuary will be cordoned off for advance donors and full-season donors. The suggested full-season donation is $50. Once again, please join us for music that “stimulates, entertains, and inspires.”


Anhared Stowe