2012 Festival

The Women Composers Festival of Hartford continues its annual tradition of celebrating the diversity of women’s music with six engaging concerts across the Greater Hartford area. Featuring Virginia-based composer, Dr. Judith Shatin as this year’s composer-in-residence, the festival includes performances of historical and living women composers held at The Hartt School, Capital Community College, Central Connecticut State University, Trinity College, Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford, Center Church, and the Unitarian Society of Hartford.

Dr. Shatin, a composer of “highly inventive music on every level; hugely enjoyable and deeply involving with a constant sense of surprise” (The Washington Post), is prominently featured on festival events. An advocate for contemporary music, she directs the Virginia Center for Computer Music, which she founded at the University of Virginia in 1987. As composer-in-residence, she is speaking at The Hartt School’s Institute for Contemporary American Music, Central Connecticut State University’s Music Forum, Capital Community College, and Trinity College.

The Women Composers Festival of Hartford has, for the last eleven 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.

 

Read more about all the featured composers, ensembles, and music to be performed on this year’s festival.


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.

 

Sunday, March 4

Choral Concert - 3:00PM
Center Church
60 Gold Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Read more about the Choral Concert…

Wednesday, March 7

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

Local Composers Concert – 7:30PM
Chase Family Gallery
Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Read more about the Local Composers Concert…

Thursday – March 8

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

Electro-Acoustic Concert – 5:00PM/6:00PM (Reception/Concert)
Capital Community College
950 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Read more about the Electro-Acoustic Concert

Friday, March 9

Chamber Orchestra Concert – 7:00PM
Founders Hall
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050

Read more about the Chamber Orchestra Concert…

Saturday, March 10

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

Read more about Concert Pro Femina…

Sunday, March 11

Solo Vocal Works Concert – 2:00PM
Berkman Recital Hall, The Hartt School
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Read more about the Solo Vocal Works Concert…

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