This year’s Women Composers Festival of Hartford was a tremendous success! We hope you enjoyed all of the festival events and discovered some new composers and pieces you love. We are proud to continue our mission to perform and promote the work of women composers. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the talented, passionate, and dedicated performers, composers, and presenters, and to our enthusiastic and growing audience. Thank you for your attendance and continued support!
Dr. Christina Reitz
Dr. Amy Zigler
Liz Miller, Keynote
Dr. Wanda Brister
The Whistling Hens
Kakia Gkoudina and Kendra Wheeler
The Fitzhugh Trio
The Belter Murphy Duo
Misty Theisen and Jennifer Bryant-Pedersen
Jill Moran with The Nouveau Classical Project
Nouveau Classical Project
Jennifer Jolley with The Nouveau Classical Project
Thanks especially to our Keynote Speaker, Liz Miller; Ensemble-in-Residence, The Nouveau Classical Project; and Composer-in-Residence, Jennifer Jolley. And special thanks to our hosts Dan Roman and Trinity College, and Jack Pott and Asylum Hill Congregational Church.
The Women Composers Festival of Hartford announces its 2019 Festival, celebrating the diversity of women’s music, March 29 and 30. Festival events, including a symposium and performances of works by historical and contemporary women composers, will be held at Trinity College and Asylum Hill Congregational church. This year’s Festival features Composer-in-Residence, Jennifer Jolley, and Ensemble-in-Residence, The Nouveau Classical Project, as well as a screening of the newly completed documentary of the 2018 Festival.
If you are planning to attend multiple events, you can purchase a Festival pass, which grants access to all concerts, workshops, and presentations held throughout the weekend.
The Women Composers Festival of Hartford continues its annual tradition of celebrating the diversity of women’s music with its 2019 Festival, scheduled to take place March 29 & 30, 2019. This year’s festival features Composer-in-Residence Jennifer Jolley and Ensemble-in-Residence The Nouveau Classical Project. The Festival will include performances of historical and living women composers held at iconic Hartford institutions Trinity College and Asylum Hill Congregational Church. We are very excited to also be showing the completed documentary about the 2018 Festival and the overall organization during the Festival!
Purchase a festival pass for admission to all festival events and concerts. Tickets for individual concerts and events are also available.
2019 FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
Friday, March 29, 2019 All events will take place in Gruss Hall (located in the Austin Arts Center) at Trinity College
9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Music Marathon, Gruss Hall (located in the Austin Arts Center) at Trinity College 7:00 pm: Pre-concert talk by Jennifer Jolley, Asylum Hill Congregational Church 7:30 pm: The Nouveau Classical Project Concert featuring a newly commissioned work by Jennifer Jolley and the winning pieces selected from the Score Call, Asylum Hill Congregational Church
Sunday, November 18, 2:00 pm
Fuller Music Building room 21, University of Hartford
Suggested Donation: $15.00
Reception to follow
We are expanding our 2018-19 performance series, beginning with a performance from Duo Alterity. Allison Hughes, flute, and Joseph Van Doran, guitar, will perform pieces by Alexis Carrier, Yufei Chen (premiered during the 2018 Connecticut Summerfest), and Hartt School alum Gwyneth Walker. The afternoon will also include a private first-look at the 2018 documentary about the Women Composers Festival of Hartford and the work we do.
Can’t make the concert, but still want to donate? You can make your tax-deductible donation to WCFH here.
We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Student Workshop! Participants will write a new, short piece for for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano that will be read and workshopped on Friday, March 29 at 7-8:30 pm by the Nouveau Classical Project. They also will attend two other in-person sessions with workshop mentor, Jessica Rudman, and receive online mentoring.
This opportunity is open to any composers (currently enrolled or not) without a terminal degree in composition who identify as women/femmes/non-binary. More details and the application form are available online here. Applications are due by Oct. 9.