2014 Festival

The Women Composers Festival of Hartford continues its annual tradition of celebrating the diversity of women’s music with its 2014 Festival. Featuring Composer-in-Residence Andrea Clearfield, and Guest Artists Oboe Duo Agosto & Sylvanus Ensemble. The festival includes performances of historical and living women composers held at the historic Charter Oak Cultural Center and across the Greater Hartford area.

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

2014 Festival Schedule

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
5:00 pm – ICAM Composers Seminar Presentation, The Hartt School Rm 410/12, University of Hartford 200 Bloomfield Ave. West Hartford, CT 06117

Thursday, March 6, 2014
3:00 pm – CCSU Music Forum, Founders Hall, Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley St. New Britain, CT 06050
5:00 pm – Festival Welcome/Reception, Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford, CT 06106
8:00 pm – Concert Winds, Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford, CT 06106
8:30 pm – Concert Reception, Peppercorn’s Grill, 357 Main St. Hartford, CT 06106

Friday, March 7, 2014
10:00 am – WCForum Session One “Electric-Drama,” Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford, CT 06106
12:00 pm – WCForum Session Two “2014 Composer-in-Residence Presentation,” Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford, CT 06106
1:00 pm – Lunch Reception, Peppercorn’s Grill, 357 Main St. Hartford, CT 06106
7:30 pm – Oboe Duo Agosto, Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford, CT 06106
8:30 pm – Concert Reception, Peppercorn’s Grill, 357 Main St. Hartford, CT 06106

Saturday, March 8, 2014
11:30 am – Out of the Shadows, Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford, CT 06106
3:00 pm – WCForum Session Three “Winds and Song,” Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford, CT 06106
5:00 pm – WCForum Session Four “On Song,” Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford, CT 06106
7:30 pm – Sylvanus Ensemble, Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford, CT 06106
8:30 pm – Concert Reception, Peppercorn’s Grill, 357 Main St. Hartford, CT 06106

Sunday, March 9, 2014
10:00 am – Brunch Reception, LOCATION TBA
1:30 pm – Strings and Other Things, Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford, CT 06106