RED NOTE New Music Festival (March 3-7, 2013)
Welcome to the homepage for the 2013 RED NOTE New Music Festival.
This year we are excited to have as our guest composer Joan Tower, an icon of American music.
She celebrates her 75th birthday this year.
She will give a master class and will be in attendance at a concert featuring her music, on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013, in Kemp Recital Hall.
The opening concert on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013, will be held in the Center for the Performing Arts, and will feature contemporary wind ensemble works performed by the acclaimed Illinois State University Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. Daniel Belongia.
The program will include the winner of this year's Call for Scores.
The dynamic Chicago-based ensemble Spektral Quartet will be our featured guest artists on Monday, March 4th, 2013.
They will give a masterclass to the string studio at the School of Music, and present a concert of works by Illinois composers. On Tuesday the 5th, they will give a reading of new compositions by student composers at ISU.
The concert on March 6th, 2013, will feature the students and faculty of Illinois State University.
The program will include David Kirkland Garner's "Forward/Still", the winning piece in the annual Composition Competition, as well as the winner of the Contemporary Music Competition for Young Performers. Tenor Justin Vickers and pianist R. Kent Cook will also perform Tony Solitro's song Cycle War Wedding.
The final concert of the Festival will be on March 7th, 2013, will be held in the Center for the Performing Arts, and will feature contemporary wind ensemble works performed by the Illinois State University Symphonic Band, conducted by Dr. Daniel Belongia.
The program will include music of Roy D. Magnuson, John Mackey, and Steve Danyew.
We are very pleased that so many composers will be able to attend the Festival this year, including:
David Kirkland Garner
Roy D. Magnuson
Marcus Karl Maroney
Please see the Events page for more information. And, click HERE to see this year's poster, designed by Jeremy Christy.