Friday Festival Recap – July 12, 2013

Another week, another recap! It’s almost too hard to decide which of the great performances and talks to re-live each time.


Mary Matthews, David Cyzak, and Grace Smith

Mary Matthews, flute, David Cyzak, oboe, and Grace Smith, piano, perform Ingrid Stölzel‘s There Are Things To Be Said at the 2013 Concert Pro Femina.



Jessica Rudman presents research on pitch processes in the music of Ellen Taaffe Zwillich at the 2013 WCForum.


Sheri Brown performs Hilary Tann’s Windhover to much acclaim at the Local Composers Concert.

Friday Festival Recap – July 05 – 2013

Today’s recap takes a slightly different bent. With so much focus on our recent festival it seemed appropriate to take a step back. Here we have glimpses at Local Composers Concerts from years past. We’re proud of our tradition fostering regional music.


Two composers chat at the 2010 Local Composers Concert

Kathryn Swanson-Ellis and Gale Gardiner chat after successful performances of their music at the 2010 festival.


Tawnie Olson introduces her work, À mon seul désir, during the 2011 Local Composers Concert.


Owen Weaver takes a much deserved bow after an incredible performance of Lisa Coon‘s Percussion Sculpture No. 1 at the 2012 festival.



Friday Festival Recap – June 28, 2013

Today’s Friday Festival Recap happens to coincide with Gilda Radner‘s birthday, the amazing comedienne whose career ended too soon.  Here we have a few photos from some of the wonderful concerts during March 2013.


Susan Mardinly and Michael Korman

Susan Mardinly, soprano, accompanied by Michael Korman, joined the countless other singers who brought Amy Beach’s songs to life during the American Women in Song concert.


Colette Hall

Colette Hall gave a rousing performance of Hilary Tann’s Like Lightnings during a full concert of saxophone repertoire.




Dr. Stephanie Lind presented on Betsy Jolas at the 2013 WCForum.

Friday Festival Recap – June 14, 2013

Happy Flag Day everyone! Welcome to another edition of the Friday Festival Recap. This week we have a few candid photos of performers and presenters after events. With the large number of diverse events presented in just a few days, it’s great to see guests and performers taking time to socialize and share laughs.


2013 festival guest composer Hilary Tann enjoying a light-hearted exchange after the ICAM Composers Seminar at The Hartt School.


Daniel Morel, Mary Matthews, and Melissa Wertheimer

Mary Matthews and Melissa Wertheimer, members of the 2013 guest ensemble The Dahlia Flute Duo, and festival director Daniel Morel after an electrifying concert of new flute music.



Nicole Chamberlain, composer, sharing a joke during a discussion on building performer/composer relationships at the 2013 WCForum.

Friday Festival Recap – June 7, 2013

Time for another recap of the many wonderful events from this year’s festival. Be sure to keep an eye out for news regarding next year’s events. We hope to see you there!

Festival guest composer Hilary Tann speaks to the Music Forum at Central Connecticut State University.


Erica Maas, soprano, performs Elizabeth Austin’s Three Sandburg Songs


Monika Krajewska and Natasha Ulyanovsky

Monika Krajewska, soprano, and Natasha Ulyanovsky, piano, perform Pauline Viardot’s Havanaise and Hymne a l’amour by Marguerite Monnot and Edith Piaf.