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RED NOTE New Music Festival

Now in its seventeenth season, the 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 Momenta Quartet, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble, Del Sol Quartet, Fifth House Ensemble, Iridium Quartet, and loadbang. Featured guest composers have included William Bolcom, Chen Yi, Stephen Hartke, Bright Sheng, Missy Mazzoli, Steven Stucky, Martin Bresnick, and Joan Tower. 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 composers Han Lash and Ted Hearne, as well as featured guest ensembles HYPERCUBE and Dal Niente. Together with the Illinois State University music composition faculty, Han Lash, Ted Hearne, and the two guest ensembles will lead a Composition Workshop which is open to all student composers. 

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