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2019 Women Composers Festival of Hartford

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.

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2019 Women Composers Festival of Hartford

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 – 4:00 pm: Women Composers Forum
6:00 pm: Student Composers Workshop with The Nouveau Classical Project
7:45 pm: Score Call Winners Open Dress Rehearsal with The Nouveau Classical Project

Saturday, March 30, 2019

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

WCFH presents Duo Alterity

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.

2019 Student Workshop Application Now Open!

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.

Calls for Participation

We are now accepting submissions for our 2019 International Score Call for the 2019 Ensemble-in-Residence, the Nouveau Classical Project. We are also accepting applications from composers/performers to be a part of the 2019 Music Marathon, and from presenters/performers for the 2019 Women Composers Forum.

The 2019 Women Composers Festival of Hartford is scheduled to take place March 29 & 30, 2019.

We also have a rolling application process for composers and performers interested in being our future Composer-in-Residence and Ensemble-in-Residence.