An Introduction


My name is Gala Flagello and I am delighted to be this year’s Festival Assistant for the Women Composers Festival of Hartford! I am currently a composition student at The Hartt School, studying composition with Gilda Lyons and French horn with Sue Spaulding. Much of my music is based in rhythmic motives, and lately I’ve been exploring the many possibilities of integrating narrative and my own poetry into my pieces.

As a female composer, I’m excited to be working on the Women Composers Festival of Hartford because it gives voice to an underrepresented part of the composition community. The Festival creates a platform for new music and contemporary thought that both entertains and informs musicians, fellow composers, and audience members alike. From score calls going on now to the concerts and lectures in March, I am happy to be a part of a festival so alive with the talent and creativity of women composers.

2015 Festival Guests Announced

We’re pleased to announce guests for our upcoming festival! The fifteenth annual festival, scheduled for Wednesday, March 4, to Sunday, March 8, at the historic Charter Oak Cultural Center, features Lisa Coons as composer-in-residence alongside guest artists Iktus Percussion and New England Guitar Quartet. Be sure to read up on our guests and upcoming activities.

Iktus Percussion, 2015 festival guest artists
Iktus Percussion, 2015 festival guest artists
Lisa Coons
Lisa Coons, 2015 festival composer-in-residence