Madison New Music Festival 2019 Takes Place This Weekend

Source: Tone Madison.

Friday’s opening-night show, at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, is a program of music by “ten living composers who were born, educated, or currently reside in Wisconsin.” Those composers include UW-Milwaukee lecturer Amanda Schoofs, whose work has spanned a number of avant-garde and electronic approaches, and Jeff Herriott, whose project Bell Monks ended up on Tone Madison’s top 20 Madison records of 2016 list. During Saturday’s “World Premieres” concert at the First Unitarian Society, cellist James Waldo will play a new work from veteran jazz saxophonist and UW-Madison professor Les Thimmig, and violist Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti and pianist Karl Larson will play new sonatas from composers Andrew Norman, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Scott Wollschleger.