Constitution Records was established by violinist and conductor David Ole Hartman in 2017 to present in recordings, as well as live performances, great classical vocal and instrumental works performed by young American artists of great promise.
Maestro Hartman is a Miami musical product including Southwest Miami High (Silver Knight in Music 1971) and the University of Miami School of Music (violin scholarship awardee) as well as the School of Arts and Sciences (1976) earning advanced degrees in Business (MBA, 1978) and Music (MM, 2019).
Constitution Records uses as its exemplar, the NBC Symphony Orchestra of the 1930s. That organization, as created by David Sarnoff, President of Radio Corporation of America (later known as NBC) was conceived to present live radio concerts and later released long playing records. Similarly, Constitution Records is dedicated to live as well as recorded performances. To date, CR has performed several live performances in Hartford, Connecticut as well as Miami but has not yet released any records. The COVID Pandemic seriously affected both the live and recording schedule of CR as with most music performance organizations globally. It is our hope that CR will be able to regain its performance and recording footing in the coming months.
Maestro Hartman also formed The Mostly Baroque Players ensemble in 1997 to perform baroque music on both period and modern instruments. Mostly Baroque has performed more than 50 concerts in such varied places as Miami, New York City, Hartford, Glastonbury, England, the Florida Keys and Nassau, The Bahamas. Mostly Baroque has performed works such as Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 4 and 5, Telemann’s Don Quichotte Suite and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with English Maestro Simon Standage. Mostly Baroque, with Maestro Hartman conducting, presented a number of times fully staged versions of Amahl and the Night Visitors in Hartford, CT with the orchestra performing on modern instruments.
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