2018 Festival

The Women Composers Festival of Hartford continues its annual tradition of celebrating the diversity of women’s music with its 2018 Festival. Featuring Composer-in-Residence Tawnie Olson, Guest Ensemble Cuatro Puntos String Quartet, and Keynote Speaker Karen Cook. The festival includes performances of historical and living women composers, held at iconic Hartford institutions, Trinity College, The Wadsworth Atheneum, and St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church.

2018 Festival Schedule

Friday, April 6, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm: Women Composers Forum, Gruss Hall (located in the Austin Arts Center) at Trinity College
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Cuatro Puntos String Quartet Student Workshop, Gruss Hall (located in the Austin Arts Center) at Trinity College
7:3o pm – 9:30 pm: Cuatro Puntos String Quartet Concert, St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry

Saturday, April 7, 2018
9:00 am – 5:00 pm: Music Marathon, Gruss Hall (located in the Austin Arts Center) at Trinity College
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm: Opera Scenes Performance and Talk by Tawnie Olson, the Aetna Theatre at the Wadsworth Atheneum

Sunday, April 8, 2018
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Sybil of the Rhine performed by Ensemble Musica Humana, St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church


The 2018 Women Composers Festival is made possible from funding from the following foundations: