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.

Wednesday Picture of the Week!

          Hello again! Hopefully everyone is safe and recovering from Sandy. We have another picture post from the 2011 Holiday Fundraiser concert that may help to get your spirits up. In this picture, Festival Director Daniel Morel is chatting with some of the fantastic ladies who were involved with the concert. From left to right they are: Mattie Banzhaf, Sheri Brown, Patrice Fitzgerald, and Grace White. The fundraiser gala included food, drinks, and performances.

         This winter we will be running our fundraiser on the Fractured-Atlas website. This will allow us to create a home page about the organization and the upcoming festival. There will also be descriptions of the various donation levels and the fun prizes we will be giving as thanks for any donations. The fundraiser will be running for a couple of weeks. So be sure to check it out when it launches and then spread the word!

Picture of the Day: July 24, 2012

How about a little Christmas in July?  The next few featured photos come from our 2011 Benefit Concert.  Despite being postposed due to last October’s surprise blizzard, the concert – held in December instead – was a great success.  Talented musicians from around Hartford presented music that has been performed on previous festivals and previewed works from future events. Today’s photo shows Sheri Brown performing on the alto saxophone.


Picture of the Day – July 14, 2012

Here’s a photo from the 2010 Festival’s Local Composers Concert.  Festival Director Daniel Morel introduces Carrie Koffman and Sheri Brown before they perform an arrangement of Tanya Anisimova‘s Caravan.  

Daniel Morel introduces Carrie Koffman and Sheri Brown at the 2010 Local Composers Concert


Originally composed for two cellos, Koffman and Brown performed a version for two alto saxophones.  You can hear the composer and cellist Ole Akahoshi perform the original here.