We are looking forward to the 2021 Virtual Women Composers Festival of Hartford on March 19th and 20th, 2021! All events are free and will be available on this website.
This is the first virtual Festival in our 20-year history, and through technology, we can reach even more people throughout the globe who love music and who want to support music created by women.
We recognize that so many of you, like the musicians and composers you will meet during this Festival, have suffered financial hardship as a result of the global pandemic that has consumed our lives for the past year. For this reason, for the first time, we opted to make this Festival free and accessible to all.
For those who are financially able to do so, we encourage you to make a tax-deductible donation, in lieu of a ticket. The suggested minimum donation is $25.00, but no amount is too small – or too large – and is deeply appreciated. Your donations help us to continue our mission to showcase the work of women composers throughout the world.
The WCFH board and collaborators are working on ways to continue to be a platform for women’s music, even during this time of social distancing when we cannot gather in person.
Our Youtube channel has been updated with a playlist of performances from the 2019 Festival, including “You Are Not Alone” by 2019 Composer-in-Residence, Jennifer Jolley, “Where is my Voice” by Gabrielle Herbst, “F I X E D HbeaRt” by Niloufar Nourbakhsh, “a brief comment the current state of insanity” by Amelia S. Kaplan, and more from 2020 Composer-in-Residence Melika Fitzhugh, and selections performed by The Whistling Hens.