Bowling Green New Music Festival Starts Today

Source: Bowling Green New Music Festival.

Thursday, October 22

1pm, Bryan Recital Hall
Composer Talk: Jennifer Higdon
Jennifer Higdon is a major figure in contemporary Classical music, receiving the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her Violin Concerto and a 2010 Grammy for her Percussion Concerto. Higdon enjoys several hundred performances a year of her works, and blue cathedral is one of America’s most performed contemporary orchestral works, with more than 500 performances worldwide since its premiere in 2000. Her works have been recorded on over four dozen CDs. Higdon’s acclaimed first opera, Cold Mountain, by based on the best-selling novel by Charles Frazier, was premiered by the Santa Fe Opera in August 2015. Higdon holds the Rock Chair in Composition at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.

3pm, Bryan Recital Hall
Concert 1: chamber works by Jennifer Higdon, Tom Beverly, Sean Harold and Steven Mackey.
Flute Poetic
Harold: Feeling at moments of deathlike being…
Mackey: See Ya Thursday

7:30pm, Kobacker Hall
Concert 2: Ensemble works by Burton Beerman, Jennifer Higdon, Aaron Travers and Murray Gross
Higdon: O magnum mysterium
Beerman: Quintet
Gross: Watchman, Tell Us of the Night
Travers: Concierto de Milonga

9:30pm, Clazel Theatre (127 N. Main St., downtown Bowling Green)
Concert 3: Works by John Adams, Nicholas Deyoe, Christopher Dietz, Bill Ryan, Kurt Isaacson and James Young
Young: Propaganda
Deyoe: new work
Adams: American Berserk
Dietz: Until the end, my dear
Isaacson: flickering species
Ryan: Simple Lines

Friday, October 23

10:30am, Bryan Recital Hall
Concert 4: Chamber works by Marilyn Shrude, Clint Needham, Jennifer Higdon, Joshua Jandreau and John McCowen
Needham: Mobiles
Jandreau: Kasl
Beverly: Ocotillo
Higdon: Piano Trio
Shrude: energy flows nervously…in search of stillness
McCowen: Mundana for Duo

2:30pm, Kobacker Hall
Concert 5: Works by Bin David Li, Rob Deemer, Jennifer Higdon and Elainie Lillios
Li: Fanfare for the Midwest
Lillios: The Rush of the Brook Stills the Mind
Higdon: Splendid Wood
Deemer: Prolegomenon
Higdon: Zaka!

8pm, Kobacker Hall
Concert 6: Fifth House Ensemble
Fifth House Ensemble is one of Chicago’s most imaginative and innovative chamber music groups. Since its inception, Fifth House Ensemble has been committed to the mission of sharing the art of chamber music in a way that is personal, relevant, and entertaining. Their concert will feature music by Dan Visconti, Stacy Garrop and Jennifer Higdon.
Garrop: Frammenti
Silver Dagger
Visconti: Low Country Haze
Higdon: Smash
Autumn Music
This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from
the Ohio Arts Council, the Crane Group and General Mills Foundation.

Saturday, October 24

10:30am, Conrad Choral Room, Wolfe Center for the Arts
Young Composers’ Concert

2:30pm, Bryan Recital Hall
Concert 7: Electroacoustic works by Mikel Kuehn, Carolina Heredia, Mark Bunce, Benjamin Taylor, Luigi Nono and Bret Bohman.
Bunce: Schroedinger’s Cat
Heredia: Dejate Caer
Bohman: Traces
Nono: …sofferte onde serene…
Kuehn: Rite of Passage
Taylor: Can You Crack It?

8pm, Kobacker Hall
Concert 8: Orchestral and wind ensemble works by Jennifer Higdon, including her Oboe Concerto (Nermis Mieses, soloist) and Violin Concerto (Caroline Chin, soloist)
Higdon: Fanfare Ritmico
Oboe Concerto
Violin Concerto