Recordings and Media

Check out these recordings and photos from past Festivals and our Documentary!

2023 Feature Concert

Chartreuse, 2023 Ensemble-in-Residence, performs five pieces during the 2023 Feature Concert. Score Call Winners included Ulterior Motives by Dorothy Hindman, Breath II by Geli Li, and Lines for Strings by Sofía Scheps Barreira. Other works included Quorum Sensing II by Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir and the newly-commissioned work, If I Go, by 2023 Composer-in-Residence Maria Kaoutzani.

From our 2021 Virtual Festival, here is String Quartet No. 7: dust motes floating in light by Composer-in-Residence Melika M. Fitzhugh, as premiered by Ensemble-in-Residence, the Craft Ensemble. Click here for complete program notes, as well as information about our 2021 Composer- and Ensemble-in-Residence.

Melika M. Fitzhugh:
String Quartet No. 7: dust motes floating in light

Craft Ensemble:
Amy Sims and Colleen Brannen, violin
Amelia Hollander Ames, viola
Velleda Miragias, cello
Six Japanese Songs, Margaret Garwood (1927-2015)
Pioneer Women: From Skagway to White Mountain, Barbara Harbach (b. 1946)
Whistling Hens: Jennifer Piazza-Pick, soprano; Natalie Groom, clarinet; Ying-Shan Su, piano
Recorded live at Gruss Hall, Trinity College.
Photos from Michael Zager.

See the full 2019 gallery from photographer Michael Zager.

F I X E D HbeaRt by Niloufar Nourbakhsh
Sugar Vendil, piano
Recorded live at Asylum Hill Congregational Church.
Photos from Michael Zager.
Grace Carver (UConn) asked Penny Brandt, former Artistic Director of the WCFH, why the festival celebrates the music of women composers.
You Are Not Alone by Jennifer Jolley. Text by Scott Woods.
Performed by the Nouveau Classical Project.
Recorded live at Asylum Hill Congregational Church.
Commissioned by The Johnstone Fund for New Music and the WCFH.
Photos from Michael Zager.

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