2014 Festival

The Women Composers Festival of Hartford announces its 2014 festival scheduled for Thursday, March 6, to Sunday, March 9, at the historic Charter Oak Cultural Center. Andrea Clearfield joins the festival as guest composer, featuring the Philadelphia-based composer in multiple events. The festival includes performances of Dr. Clearfield’s music, in addition to an international selection of historical and living women composers.

 

2014 Composer-in-Residence: Andrea Clearfield

Andrea Clearfield is an award-winning composer of music for orchestra, chorus, chamber ensembles, dance, and multimedia collaborations. She has been praised by the New York Times for her “graceful tracery and lively, rhythmically vital writing”, the Philadelphia Inquirer for her “compositional wizardry” and “mastery with large choral and instrumental forces”, by the L.A. Times for her “fluid and glistening orchestration” and by Opera News for her music of “timeless beauty”. Read more about Andrea and other guest artists…

 

2014 Guest Artists: Oboe Duo Agosto & Sylvanus Ensemble

The Sylvanus Ensemble, through its exotic combination, breathes new life to established works, and gives modern music a fresh voice. The core group of oboe, English horn, strings and piano brings an expanded, flexible repertoire to concerts that provides a great deal of variety. Read more about the guest artists…

 

Wednesday, March 5

ICAM Composers Seminar Presentation (PRE-FESTIVAL EVENT) – 5:00PM
The Hartt School, Room 410/12
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

 

Thursday, March 6

CCSU Music Forum (PRE-FESTIVAL EVENT) – 3:00PM
Founders Hall
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050

 

Festival Welcome/Reception – 5:00PM
Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

 

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

 

Concert Reception – 8:30PM
Peppercorn’s Grill
357 Main St
Hartford, CT 06106

 

Friday – March 7

WCForum Session One “Electric-Drama” - 10:00AM
Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

 

WCForum Session Two “2014 Composer-in-Residence Presentation” – 12:00PM
Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

 

Lunch Reception – 1:00PM
Peppercorn’s Grill
357 Main St
Hartford, CT 06106

 

Oboe Duo Agosto – 7:30PM
Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

 

Concert Reception – 8:30PM
Peppercorn’s Grill
357 Main St
Hartford, CT 06106

 

Saturday, March 8

Out of the Shadows - 11:30AM
Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

 

WCForum Session Three “Winds and Song” – 3:00PM
Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

 

WCForum Session Four “On Song” – 5:00PM
Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

 

Sylvanus Ensemble - 7:30PM
Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

 

Concert Reception – 8:30PM
Peppercorn’s Grill
357 Main St
Hartford, CT 06106

 

Sunday, March 9

Brunch Reception – 10:00AM
LOCATION TBA

 

Strings and Other Things – 1:30PM
Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

 

 

The Women Composers Festival of Hartford has, for the last thirteen years, provided an enriching platform for the promotion of women’s music. Recognized as a champion of women’s music by institutions such as the International Alliance for Women in Music and the Women’s Education and Leadership Fund, the festival’s goals include fostering music by female composers, living and historical, through performances, outreach, and development. Continuing our tradition of diversity in performance and outreach takes a great deal of resources. Please consider making a donation to support this effort. Read more about how you can donate.

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