Lisa Coons

2015 Festival Guests Announced

We’re pleased to announce guests for our upcoming festival! The fifteenth annual festival, scheduled for Wednesday, March 4, to Sunday, March 8, at the historic Charter Oak Cultural Center, features Lisa Coons as composer-in-residence alongside guest artists Iktus Percussion and New England Guitar Quartet. Be...

Oboe Duo Agosto performing at 2014 Women Composers Festival of Hartford

Tuesday A/V Archive – May 6, 2014

Today’s performance excerpt features the music of Alex Shapiro. Her duet Re:pair is a lovely piece with a quirky, self-referential title. This arrangement of the piece features our 2014 guest artists, Oboe Duo Agosto.   More about the composer: Alex Shapiro aligns note after note with the...

Errollyn Wallen

World Premier of Errollyn Wallen’s “Full Fathom Five”

Melodia Women’s Choir led by Artistic Director Cynthia Powell is holding a  concert in honor of Shakespeare’s 450th birthday will set lyrics of William Shakespeare, William Blake, and Johnny Mercer to song, and will feature the world premier of Belizean-born London-based composer Errollyn Wallen’s “Full Fathom Five.” The...

Mary Matthews, flute, and Alex Kollias, clarinet, at the 2014 Women Composers Festival of Hartford

Tuesday A/V Archive – April 29, 2014

Recordings from the 2014 festival are finally available. If you didn’t get a chance to catch this year’s performances, be sure to check out our archives. We were thrilled to feature so much music this year (and are already planning for next year!). Our first...

Ora Nichols: The Most Influential Woman in Radio

During the early radio era, men were the directors, composers, and sound effect technicians. But it was actually a woman- Ora Nichols- who brought sound effects to radio, even though today the radio sector is dominated by men.  Nichols was the first and only woman...

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