2013 Festival

The Women Composers Festival of Hartford continues its annual tradition of celebrating the diversity of women’s music with five engaging concerts, March 2-9, 2013. Featuring Welsh-born composer, Hilary Tann, as this year’s composer-in-residence, the festival includes performances of historical and living women composers held across the Greater Hartford area.

Hilary Tann lives in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York where she is the John Howard Payne Professor of Music at Union College, Schenectady. She holds degrees in composition from the University of Wales at Cardiff and from Princeton University. From 1982 to 1995 she held a number of Executive Committee positions with the International League of Women Composers and she was Composer-in-Residence at the 2011 Eastman School of Music Women in Music Festival. Praised for its lyricism and formal balance, her music is influenced by her love of Wales and a strong identification with the natural world. A deep interest in the traditional music of Japan has led to private study of the shakuhachi and guest visits to Japan, Korea, and China. Her compositions have been widely performed and recorded by ensembles such as the European Women’s Orchestra, Tenebrae, Lontano, Meininger Trio, Thai Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBCNOW, and KBS Philharmonic in Seoul, Korea. As composer-in-residence, she is speaking at The Hartt School’s Institute for Contemporary American Music, Central Connecticut State University’s Music Forum, the Musical Club of Hartford and other regional institutions. Information on her music and recordings can be found at www.hilarytann.com.

The Women Composers Festival of Hartford has, for the last twelve years, provided an educational and entertaining platform for the promotion of women’s music.  Recognized as a champion of women’s music by institutions such as Meet the Composer, the International Alliance for Women in Music, and the Women’s Education and Leadership Fund, the festival’s goals include informing audiences through performances of music that has been and still is being written by women in an effort to broaden people’s understanding of musical literature and women’s contributions to this field.

 

Saturday, March 2

American Women in Music – 5:00PM
Berkman Recital Hall, The Hartt School
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Read more about the Solo Vocal Works Concert…

 

Wednesday, March 6

ICAM Composer’s Seminar – 5:00PM
The Hartt School, Room 410/12
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Read more about the ICAM Presentation…

 

Local Composers Concert – 7:30PM
Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Read more about the Local Composers Concert…

 

Thursday – March 7

CCSU Music Forum – 3:00PM
Founders Hall
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Read more about the CCSU Music Forum…

 

Music of Hilary Tann – 8:00PM
Berkman Recital Hall
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Friday, March 8

Flute Works Concert – 7:30PM
Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Read more about the Flute Works Concert…

 

Saturday, March 9

WCForum – 8:30AM-6:00PM
Wilde Auditorium
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Read more about the WCForum…

Concert Pro Femina – 7:30PM
Unitarian Society of Hartford
50 Bloomfield Avenue
Hartford, CT 06105

Read more about Concert Pro Femina…

 

 

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