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Connecticut Summerfest, Inc.

West Hartford, CT         

Connecticut Summerfest brings together talented emerging composers with some of the country’s most inventive chamber music ensembles for a week-long festival of artistic exchange culminating in nine world premieres. Since our inaugural season in 2015, we have premiered 35 new works, collaborated with 9 chamber ensembles, engaged 11 composition faculty members, and presented 9 lectures and workshops. In our 2019 season, we had 370 audience members attend our concerts and watch our livestreams. Our fifth season will be taking place virtually from June 11–17, 2020. Check back soon for updated concert information!

“Connecticut Summerfest manages to create a warm, close-knit, and welcoming community without sacrificing the rigor, intensity, and quality one hopes to find at a summer new music festival.” —Dale Osterman, 2019 Festival Composer

Connecticut Summerfest 2020 Promo

Find out about Connecticut Summerfest’s 5th Anniversary Season, featuring Ensemble-in-Residence the International Contemporary Ensemble!

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2019 EVENING OF PREMIERES

Check out the live premieres of new works by our 2019 Festival Composers! The concert took place on June 18, 2019 in Berkman Recital Hall, West Hartford, CT.

New works by Leah Blankendaal, Andrew Filson, Michael Grebla, Tzu-Chin Hsu, Dale Osterman, Nathan Scalise, Becky Turro, Ginny Wang, and Chin-Shuo Wu were premiered by our incredible Ensembles-in-Residence Duo Alterity, Hub New Music, and Quince Ensemble.

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2019 Interview Series

Hear what our 2019 Ensembles-in-Residence and Festival Composers had to say about their experiences at Connecticut Summerfest 2019!

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