31st Annual Contemporary Music Festival

31st Annual Contemporary Music Festival
Printable PDF: http://ow.ly/d/lQA

Will you be in the Washington DC area October 3–5? Please join me, along with John Hollenbeck, jazz and classical composer; The Claudia Quintet; Theo Bleckmann, vocalist, and Jan Horstmann, conductor… for the 31st Annual Contemporary Music Festival. It’s at the James Madison University School Of Music in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Here’s also a printable PDF of the festival poster Download PDF

Guest Artists
John Hollenbeck, jazz and classical composer | The Claudia Quintet Theo Bleckmann, vocalist | Christina Petrowska-Quilico, pianist Jan Horstmann, conductor


Monday, October 3:
1:30–4:00 Piano Masterclass with Christina Petrowska-Quilico (Forbes Recital Hall, free)
8:00 Concert I John Hollenbeck: Grey Cottage Studies — Wanchi Huang, violin; Michael Overman, vibraphone | Claudia Quintet with John Hollenbeck and Theo Bleckmann (Forbes Concert Hall)

Tuesday, October 4:
9:30–10:30 Discussion with Christina Petrowska-Quilico (Recital Hall, free) 11:00 –12:00 Discussion with John Hollenbeck and Theo Bleckmann (Recital Hall, free)
5:00 Concert II Christina Petrowska-Quilico, piano (Recital Hall) | Program includes Rivers by Ann Southam
7:30 Pre-concert talk with John Hilliard and Jan Horstmann (Concert Hall)
8:00 Concert III Contemporary Voices | Hilliard: Love Songs for a New Kingdom — Carrie Stevens, mezzo-soprano; Beth Chandler, flute; Ian Zook, horn; Paulo Steinberg, piano | David Lang: Cheating, Lying, Stealing, for bass clarinet, cello, piano
and 3 percussionists | Oliver Korte: Copernicus-Material, for string orchestra (world première) | Benjamin Britten: Les Illuminations — Dorothy Maddison, soprano; string orchestra conducted by Jan Horstmann (Concert Hall)

Wednesday, October 5
12:20 Composition Masterclass with John Hollenbeck (Music Building Room 142, free) 1:25 Voice Masterclass with Theo Bleckmann (Music Building Room 142, free)
5:00 Student Composers Recital featuring the winners of the JMU Young Composers Competition (Recital Hall, free)
7:30 Pre-concert talk with John Hollenbeck (Concert Hall)
8:00 Concert IV Chamber Music Meets Jazz | Michael Gordon: Industry for solo amplified cello — Carl Donakowski, cello | John Hollenbeck: Ziggurat, for 4 saxophones and 5 percussionists | JMU Jazz Ensemble plays selections by Hollenbeck, featuring Theo Bleckmann, the JMU Chorale and faculty soloists

All concerts are ticketed unless otherwise noted. For pricing and to order tickets, go to www.jmu.edu/JMUarts, call 540.568.7000, or visit the Forbes Center box office.

This festival is made possible in part by the JMU Office of International Programs

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