Now in its fifteenth 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 Spektral Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, 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, Sydney Hodkinson, Lee Hyla, 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 Bright Sheng and Missy Mazzoli, as well as featured guest ensembles h2 Saxophone Quartet and Hub New Music. Together with the Illinois State University music composition faculty, Bright Sheng and Missy Mazzoli and the two guest ensembles will lead a Composition Workshop which is open to all student composers. You can learn more about the festival by accessing the flyer posted on this page or by exploring the tabs at the left.