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Feminine Musique in Concert on March 6 at Women Composers Festival of Hartford, Connecticut

March 3, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net

Feminine Musique – mezzo soprano Tammy Hensrud and soprano Korliss Uecker, will present Songs of Sassiness and Spirit, a concert on Friday, March 6 - 2:00 PM at Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue in Hartford, Connecticut. This event will be part of the Women Composers Festival of Hartford and is presented with a Seed Money Grant from New York Women Composers.

Songs of Sassiness and Spirit presents lighter fare of contemporary American Women Composers and the U.K.’s Rebecca Clarke, and integrates jazz, dance and cabaret influences throughout the program. Repertoire includes Beth Anderson's duet song cycle, Dark Songs, Stefania DeKenessey's Cabaret song cycle, Well Tempered Woman, Mira Spektor's Il neige dans on coeur with words and music by the composer, Libby Larsen's song cycle ME, from poetry by Brenda Ueland and Tiger, Tiger, a 1933 setting of Blake’s poem “The Tyger” by Rebecca Clarke. More about the concert at http://womencomposersfestivalhartford.com/?page_id=1022 (scroll down the page for information). Beth Anderson, Stefania DeKenessey, and Mira Spektor are members of New York Women Composers - http://www.newyorkwomencomposers.org/.

Tickets for the March 6 concert are available at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/wcforum-tickets-15851763050. For more information about the Festival, visit http://womencomposersfestivalhartford.com/?page_id=31.

Founded in 2008, Feminine Musique has been in demand presenting recital programs in concert series, universities, art galleries, libraries and other venues throughout the continental United States and abroad. These two singers with international careers and credits have presented lecture recitals at conferences and festivals including the International Conference of Arts and Humanities in Hawaii, Representing Gender in the Performing Arts Conference in The Netherlands, at the Women and the 19th Century Lied Conference in Maynooth, Ireland and in Kentucky at the Athena Festival for Women Composers. This season, Feminine Musique was the recipient of a New York Women Composers Grant. Tammy and Korliss are currently collaborating with contemporary composers Juliana Hall, Stefania DeKenessy, Beth Anderson and others regarding premiering new works in the future and are working on their first CD featuring duet literature by women. Visit them at http://femininemusique.com.

For photos or press inquiries about Feminine Musique, contact Jeffrey James Arts Consulting at 516-586-3433 or jamesarts@att.net.

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