This year’s Women Composers Festival of Hartford was a great success! We hope you enjoyed all of the festival events and discovered some new composers and pieces you love. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without the passion a dedication of all of our performers, composers, and presenters, and our growing audience. Thank you for your attendance and continued support!
And thanks again to our generous sponsors:
Stay tuned for more from the 2018 WCFH!
Tickets for the 2018 Women Composers Festival of Hartford and for individual events, April 6 – 8, are now on sale! Festival Passes give you access to all events, as well as admission to The Wadsworth Atheneum.
Explore the tab for the 2018 festival for a more detailed schedule, information about each venue, and to learn more about each event and the performers, presenters, and composers who will be with us.
We are pleased to announce the venues for the 2018 Women Composers Festival! Festival events will be held at iconic Hartford institutions, Trinity College, The Wadsworth Atheneum, and St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church and Franciscan Center for Urban Ministry. Listed below is the preliminary schedule for the 2018 Festival.
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 – 5:00 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 performance, 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
Today is #GivingTuesday, and our fundraising campaign is for a collaboration with Elevartepr.
We have the opportunity to bring Puerto Rican director/videographer Raisa Bonnet to our 2018 festival to video our artists and talk about her work with Elevartepr, a community-led initiative supporting art and artists in Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane María. Any funds that you donate to this #GivingTuesday campaign will go toward bringing Raisa and elevArte to Hartford, and compensating her for her work. Check out their facebook page or website for more information about the initiative in Puerto Rico! (If you would like to donate to this fundraiser, not via Facebook, you can send a check to WCFH at PO Box 370632, West Hartford, CT 06137. Please write “elevArte” in the subject line of the check.) Thank you!
Mark you calendars! WCFH is having a Women in Music Networking Night, November 10 at Black-Eyed Sally’s in Hartford!
RSVP to join us!
Come share a meal with us, have a drink or two, and get to know other women in music! Through Group Raise, Black-Eyed Sally’s will donate 15% of meal prices to WCFH. Artistic Director Penny Brandt will be visiting from Austin. Learn about our projects this season, and share your own projects and ideas. Academic musicians, professional and amateur musicians of any genre, music lovers, and thoughtful friends of all genders are happily welcome. And stay to hear live music from singer Kelly Rago and her band Easy Baby!
Plus we will have door prizes, swag, and more! So don’t forget to RSVP. And if you can’t join us, you can still donate through our Generosity campaign.
We hope to see you there!