Local Composers Concert

The 12th annual Women Composers Festival of Hartford begins a five day run of concerts with an evening of chamber music written by women from Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts. This Local Composers Concert features a diverse array of new music being written by living composers of all ages in the tri-state area, many of whom will be present to discuss their works that evening. New music ensembles 016 and the Dahlia Duo are featured guest performers for the event. The festival’s 2012 guest composer, Judith Shatin, will also be present.

The Local Composers Concert will take place Wednesday, March 7, 7:30PM, at the Mandell JCC’s Chase Family Gallery, on Bloomington Ave. Admission is $20, $10 for students and seniors.


Hearing the Call (Judith Shatin, 2012 WCF Guest Composer)
David Perkins, David Schultz – trumpet;
Chelsea Tinsler, Vanessa Wudyka – percussion

Forget Nothing (Ines Thiebaut)
Janet Jacobson – violin; Jordan Jacobson – narrator

blue continuum (Kathryn Swanson)
New England Guitar Quartet
Nick Cutroneo, Daniel Hartington,
Christopher Ladd, Jeremy Milligan – guitar

Sisters Face West (Rebekah Driscoll)
Janet Jacobson – violin; Han-Wei Lu – violoncello

Three Miniatures (Jessica Rudman)
The Dahlia Duo
Mary Matthews, Melissa Wertheimer – flute

Percussion Sculpture No. 1 (Lisa Coons)
Owen Weaver – percussion

Moon Lilies (Lydia Busler-Blais)
Joshua Thompson – horn; Elisabeth Tomczyk – piano

Resilience (Jessica Rugani)
Janet Jacobson – violin; Han-Wei Lu – violoncello
Elisabeth Tomczyk – piano


When: Wednesday, March 7th, 7:30PM
Where: Chase Family Gallery
Mandell JCC of Greater Hartford
335 Bloomfield Ave.
West Hartford, CT
Admission: $20/$10