RED NOTE New Music Festival
Welcome to the homepage for the 2016 RED NOTE New Music Festival.
Now in its ninth season, RED NOTE New Music Festival at Illinois State University is a week-long event which features outstanding performances of contemporary concert music.
Highlights of past seasons include appearances by the City of Tomorrow, Momenta Quartet, Orchid Ensemble, Fulcrum Point New Music Ensemble, Color Field Ensemble, Spektral Quartet, and Ensemble Dal Niente.
Featured guest composers have included Steven Stucky, Joan Tower, Lee Hyla, and Augusta Read Thomas.
RED NOTE also holds an annual Composition Competition which brings in entries from around the world.
This year, we are pleased to host featured guest composer Stephen Hartke and guest ensemble ENSEMBLE MISE-EN, who will lead a Student Composers Workshop open to all student composers.
For three days, participants will work with Professor Hartke and ENSEMBLE MISE-EN, as well as resident composers Carl Schimmel and Roy Magnuson.
The Workshop will culminate in a concert of the participants' compositions on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016.
The opening concert on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016, will be held in the Center for the Performing Arts, and will feature contemporary works for wind ensemble performed by the Illinois State University Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. Martin Seggelke.
The program will include the winner of the Wind Ensemble Category of this year's Composition Competition.
The concert will be live streamed on this webpage.
On Monday, April 4th, 2016, faculty and students of the Illinois State University School of Music will perform works by Stephen Hartke, as well as the winning piece in the Chamber Ensemble Category of this year's Composition Competition.
The concert on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016, will feature guest performers ENSEMBLE MISE-EN, who will perform a program of contemporary works by Midwestern composers.
The concert on Wednesday, April 6th, 2016, will feature guest artists ENSEMBLE MISE-EN.
The ensemble will present eight world premieres of chamber works by talented student composers from around the country.
Finally, on Thursday, April 7th, faculty and students of ISU will perform a variety of contemporary works to conclude this year's series of programs.
More details about the various events of the Festival are available at the Events page.
To view the official RED NOTE New Music Festival poster, click here.
To view the full program, click here.