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Wilton Library Showcases Works By Connecticut Composers

The Wilton Library will host Connecticut Composers, Inc. for a concert on Sunday.
The Wilton Library will host Connecticut Composers, Inc. for a concert on Sunday. Photo Credit: File photo

WILTON, Conn. – Wilton Library’s Connecticut’s Own concert season ends on a high note on Sunday, May 1, from 5-6 p.m. with compositions from the Connecticut Composers, Inc. (CCI) in the library’s Brubeck Room.

Sunday’s concert highlights the works of six composer-members – Elizabeth Austin, Allen Brings, Juliana Hall, Daniel Morel, Margaret Collins Stoop and Nancy Tucker.

Included will be two settings of poems by Sara Teasdale along with new compositions for piano, and for violin and piano, in addition to solo works written for the guitar and the clarinet that will be played in an unusual and unexpected manner.

Also featured is a serious sonata written for the recorder – an instrument probably better known to children.

One of the performers are Allen Brings, pianist and composer, who is professor emeritus of music at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College of the City University of New York and a co-director of the Weston Music Center and School of the Performing Arts in Weston. In his spare time, he has been the chairman of the Recorded Music Selection Committee of the Wilton Library and is still vice-president of Connecticut Composers.

Other performers include Deborah Wong (violin), soprano Korliss Uecker and mezzo-soprano Tammy Hensrud, pianist Christopher Oldfather, Richard Damion Person (piano), Alexander S. Kollias (clarinet) and Nancy Tucker (guitar).

There is no charge for the Connecticut’s Own concert. Registration is strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 4:50 p.m. to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 4:50 p.m. if space is available. Click here for information, directions and registration, or call the circulation desk at 203-762-6334.

CCI is a nonprofit organization founded in 1981 by 18 charter members living in or having ties to Connecticut that has since grown to almost 50 members from all regions of the state. Its composers represent diverse musical styles including such media as orchestral, choral, solo, chamber music, jazz, improvisational, folk, electronic and experimental music.

Wilton Library is at 137 Old Ridgefield Road in the heart of Wilton Center.

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