Friday Festival Recap – August 09, 2013

Another happy Friday recap to everyone! If you didn’t see our announcement from earlier this week, be sure to check out our announced guest composer for 2014, Andrea Clearfield. We’re thrilled to have her join us in March for another series of programs celebrating the diversity of women’s music.

In honor of the guest composer announcement, this week’s photos are all of previous guests. It’s been an honor to host each and every one.

2011 guest composer Gilda Lyons gives a passionate performance of her work A Small Handful


2013 guest composer Hilary Tann receives a warm applause after her talk to Central Connecticut State University


2010 guest composers Cherise Leiter and Marie Incontrera smiling after a hugely successful choral concert


Friday Festival Recap – July 19, 2013

Allison Holst-Grubbe and Michael Korman

Allison Holst-Grubbe, soprano, accompanied by Michael Korman, performs songs by Amy Beach along with many other singers on the American Women in Song concert.


Alyssa Hoffert, soprano saxophone, Lauren Wasynczuk, alto saxophone, Benjamin Carraher, tenor saxophone, and Li-Chun Hsiao, baritone saxophone, give an excellent performance of Hilary Tann’s Some of the Silence at the Hartford Musical Club.



Mary Matthews and Melissa Wertheimer

Mary Matthews and Melissa Wertheimer of The Dahlia Flute Duo give a stunning performance of the 2013 Competition winning work by Anna Rubin, Consulting the Oracle.

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.