We are very excited to announce a special preview performance of the 2016 Festival on Friday, March 4 at 12 pm. The concert will be held at the in the Atrium of the downtown branch (500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103). The short program will include highlights from the various Festival events. Admission is free.
We are delighted to announce that the following participants have been selected for this year’s Festival:
Nautilus Brass Quintet Concert
Jessica A. Hunt
Nautilus Brass Quintet Student Workshop
Hang-yu Grace Chang
Elizabeth Brooks Duers
WCForum Papers and Presentations
Amanda Johnston and Jessica McCormack
Joann Marie Kirchner
Music Marathon Day Presenters
forty/sixty String Trio
Lilac 94 Harp Duo
Sun Mi Ro
Voice and Piano Works
Jessica A. Hunt
Wendy Wan-Ki Lee
Jamie Leigh Sampson
We’re very excited to be presenting the music of these women alongside that of our composer-in-residence Jessica Meyer and other great women composers, past and present.
As part of our Fall Fundraising Campaign running from now until Oct. 23, board members from the Women Composers Festival of Hartford, along with a few special guests, will present an exciting evening of music. “Love, Motherhood, and the Female Gaze” explores the ways that women composers offer unique perspectives on parenthood, romantic relationships, and the female body.
The concert will be held on Oct. 23 at 7:30 pm in the historic Charter Oak Cultural Center. Tickets are a suggested donation of $20 for general admission or $5 for students, educators, and seniors. Tickets are available ahead of time online or at the door.
Additionally, we have teamed up with Savers Thrift Store as part of this event, which means that we are accepting donations in the form of cash, check, and bags of gently used clothing, accessories, books, and small household items! We will also be selling swag from our Indiegogo campaign, which you can check out ahead of time here.
Don’t miss this exciting event!
We are very excited to co-sponsoring an event with the ensemble Cuatro Puntos this week! This Wednesday at 12:20-1:10 pm, Dr. Sadie Harrison will be giving a public lecture entitled “Nearer to truth than words: musical identity and womanhood in Afghanistan (1970-2015).” The talk will be held at:
University of Connecticut, Storrs campus
Von Der Mehden Recital Hall
875 Coventry Road, Unit 1128, Storrs CT 06269
Click here for directions
For more details, visit Cuatro Puntos’s page for this event. You can learn more about Dr. Sadie Harrison at www.sadieharrisoncomposer.co.uk.
The Festival is excited to announce our 2016 calls for participation. This year, we are looking for submissions by composers, performers, and scholars. You can view all our calls here and submit your proposals online through our submission forms. Deadlines for all calls are Oct. 31. We’re looking forward to another year of strong submissions – so send us your stuff!