Now in its sixteenth 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 Ensemble Dal Niente, 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 George Tsontakis and Melinda Wagner, as well as featured guest ensembles Utari Duo and Momenta Quartet. Together with the Illinois State University music composition faculty, George Tsontakis, Melinda Wagner, and the two guest ensembles will lead a Composition Workshop which is open to all student composers.