Now in its tenth 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 Ensemble Mise-en, 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 Stephen Hartke, 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. Program information from past festivals can be viewed on the Events page.
This year, we are pleased to host featured guest composer Sydney Hodkinson and guest ensembles Del Sol String Quartet and loadbang, who will lead a Student Composers Workshop open to all student composers. For three days, participants will work with Professor Hodkinson and the two guest ensembles, as well as resident composers Martha Horst, Roy Magnuson, and Carl Schimmel. The Workshop will culminate in a concert of the participants' compositions on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017.
Details about the various events of the Festival are available at the Events page.