Elizabeth R. Austin


On the occasion of her 75th birthday, Elizabeth’s music has been recognized through a story in the current issue of the Journal of the International Alliance of Women in Music (Fall, 2013).

The article by Deborah Hayes, a distinguished musicologist and professor emerita at The University of Colorado at Boulder, is a discussion and analysis of her opera, “I’m one and double too”.

Jeffrey James, an art consultant, describes this magazine: “The Journal of the IAWM is published twice a year and is read world-wide. It includes articles about women musicians, both contemporary and historic, interviews, reports on major conferences, congresses, and festivals, information on current research, IAWM news and members’ news, and reviews of books, concerts, CDs, and scores.”

Germany: Renate Kaschmieder, mezzo-soprano, and Florian Kaplick, piano,have presented Frauenliebe und -leben, both the Austin and the Schumann versions, in an original dramatization/collage. On September 7 and 8, this duo performed the music in Bremen. On October 19, two days after Ingeborg Bachmann's 40th anniversary of death, the performance of the music and its relation to Bachmann's Malina was also discussed in a lecture by Sigrid Nieberle in Nurnberg.

Elizabeth R. Austin's Rose Sonata for piano and reciter will be featured in: 
Kathleen Dale, Piano Recital
Sunday, June 16 at 2 pm;
admission is free, with optional donation for additional library books on women composers
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music
1584 N. Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202 (414) 276-5760

May 26, Circling for ‘cello & piano: Connecticut Composers Inc. Concert; 016 Ensemble of Hartford at The Hartt School of Music

​Erica Maas, soprano, recent graduate of The Hartt School of Music (Hartford) has sung Three Sandburg Songs for soprano & piano on several concerts in the Hartford area:
April 14, at The Hartt School (her Senior Recital)
March 7, 2013 at The Musical Club of Hartford
March 2, 2013 through the Women Composers Festival of Hartford
February 16, B-A-C-Homage for viola & piano, performed by Laura Krentzman and Erberk Eryilmaz; at The Society of Composers National Conference, Columbus, Ohio
September 8, 2012 at Christ Church Cathedral (through Hartt)


Sunday, May 27:
at The Hartt School, Hartford, CT
Elizabeth's "B-A-C-Homage" for viola and piano was premiered by the Hartford-based new music ensemble 016 as part of a concert of chamber music by Connecticut Composers, Inc. Laura Krentzmann was the violist, Anastasia Seifetnova, the pianist.

Sunday, May 13:
Elizabeth's "Mass of Thanksgiving" ('We Gather Together') for SATB chorus, organ, and optional instruments, was performed in a Mother's Day/Women's Mass at St. John's Episcopal Church in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY, Cryder Banks, Organist.

Calendar of Events - Page One

Art After Dark: Fire & Ice

Thursday, February 1, 2018, 5 pm – 8 pm Visit the museum after hours for music, free snacks, cash bar, tours, a film, an art activity, and much more!

February’s event features an ice sculpture and a fire eating demonstration, trivia, and dance performances by The Dance Collective. 

College students receive free admission with a valid ID!

Five choreographers paired with five musicians: Lydia McClain, soprano, will perform Elizabeth R. Austin’s Three Sandburg Songs, composer at the piano. 

Tickets are $10/$5 members and are available for purchase at the door.
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Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art · 600 Main Street · Hartford, CT 06103 · 860.278.2670