WEST HARTFORD — The Women Composers Festival of Hartford will hold its annual showcase of women’s music March 19-21 at the University of Hartford. The Festival will include a Welcome Concert and reception on March 19, a free Research Forum and a Student Workshop for young composers on March 20, and an all-day Marathon of music on March 21. The Festival will conclude that evening with a performance of new music by the Boston-based Craft Ensemble according to a release from the Festival.
Established in 2001, and now in its 20 th year, the Women Composers Festival of Hartford showcases the diversity of musical contributions by women from the Renaissance to the present day and strives to elevate the works of women composers overlooked throughout history.
This year’s three-day Festival will feature African American Composer-in-Residence Melika Fitzhugh and Ensemble-in-Residence Craft Ensemble. Musical performances include historic pieces as well as a newly commissioned work composed for the Festival and music by winners of an international composition competition.
Ticket prices range from $10 to $30, and, in keeping with the mission of the Women Composers Festival, no one is ever turned away due to an inability to pay.