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.

2012 Composer-in-Residence: Dr. Judith Shatin

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.

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

2012 Festival Schedule

Sunday, March 4, 2012
3:00 pm – Choral Concert, Center Church, 60 Gold St. Hartford, CT 06103

Wednesday, March 7, 2012
5:00 pm – ICAM Composer’s Seminar, The Hartt School Rm 410/12, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave. Hartford, CT 06117
7:30 pm – Local Composers Concert, Chase Family Gallery, Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford, 335 Bloomfield Ave. Hartford, CT 06117

Thursday – March 8, 2012
3:00 pm – CCSU Music Forum, Welte Hall, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley St. New Britain, CT 06050
5:00 pm – Electro-Acoustic Concert , Capital Community College, 950 Main St. Hartford, CT 06103

Friday, March 9, 2012
7:00 pm – Chamber Orchestra Concert, Founders Hall, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley St. New Britian, CT 06050

Saturday, March 10, 2012
7:30 pm – Concert Pro Femina, Unitarian Society of Hartford, 50 Bloomfield Ave. Hartford, CT 06105

Sunday, March 11, 2012
2:00 pm – Solo Vocal Works Concert, Berkman Recital Hall, The Hartt School, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117