Works by Connecticut composers showcased at Wilton Library

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

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 and the organization’s primary purpose is to bring public attention to the work of its members by promoting performances through its own concerts, collaborations with other organizations, broadcasts and CD releases.

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, but also solo works written for the guitar and the clarinet that will be played in an unusual and unexpected manner.  Also featured is a  sonata written for the recorder.

The performers for the concert include pianist and composer Allen Brings and violinist Deborah Wong. Soprano Korliss Uecker and mezzo-soprano Tammy Hensrud are Feminine Musique, a vocal chamber music group. Pianists Christopher Oldfather and Richard Damion Person, and clarinetist Alexander S. Kollias will also perform. On the recorder will be Deborah Robin and Nancy Tucker will perform on guitar.

Admission to this concert is free. Registration is strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 4:50 to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 4:50 if space is available. Visit for more information or call the Circulation Desk at 203-762-6334.