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Spotlight Sunday - Pablo Issa

March 26, 2017

Hello, Opera Lovers and Happy Spotlight Sunday! Tickets are on sale for The Faith Operas. You can CLICK HERE for more information. Our opera without borders campaign is also up and running. We are raising funds to help us bring accessibility, inclusion and diversity to opera in Connecticut. For more details please visit 


Today we are featuring, Pablo Issa. Pablo has played in several orchestras for Hartford Opera Theater. Here is a little bit of information about Pablo and what he has coming up. 



Pablo Issa performs chamber music internationally with The Sound Scape Trio and Cuatro Puntos. He is also the principal cellist of the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra.

As an educator, Issa received Long-Term Suzuki Training at the School for Strings in New York City with Pamela Devenport and completed his pedagogic studies with Carey Cheney and Nancy Hair.

Currently, he teaches cello and coaches chamber music at The Hartt School Community Division, where he heads the Community Outreach Program and co-coordinates the Adult Chamber Music Program.

Issa holds a Post-High School Graduate Diploma from Interlochen Arts Academy, a Bachelor of Music in Performance from Baldwin-Wallace University, and both a Master of Music Performance and a Graduate Professional Diploma from The Hartt School.

His education was made possible thanks to the support of Fundación Arnoldo Schwimmer of Issa's native country, Bolivia.

Upcoming events:

Women Composers Festival of Hartford
Thursday, March 30, 7:30pm
Charter Oak Cultural Center
Chamber Music

Women Composers Festival of Hartford
Sunday, April 2, 1:00pm
Unitarian Society of Hartford
Collaboration with Connecticut Children's choir

Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra HICO
Friday, April 7, 2:00pm
Hartford Public Library
Chamber Music

Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra HICO
Friday, April 12, 7:00pm
Eastern Connecticut State University
Chamber Music - Residency

Christ Church Cathedral of Springfield
Sunday, April 30, 3:30pm
Collaboration with Organ

Here is what Pablo had to say about "opera without borders" - 

To me "Opera Without borders " refers to the infinite opportunities that opera gives us to reflect about current situations and relate to others. Ultimately, It sends a message of inclusion and tolerance.

Opera specifically has the added value of combining music with words to communicate a clear idea. This genre is an absolute force that has the power to express a full message by merging instrumental and vocal music with theater and its scenic elements.

As an instrumentalist, I believe that all genres of music have this power, to change, people in different ways, throughout the reflection and relating to one another. That is evident in this unique philosophy.



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