The complete program for the 2017 RED NOTE New Music Festival can be viewed here.
SUNDAY, MARCH 26TH
The Festival opens with a concert featuring the Illinois State University large ensembles. Dr. Glenn Block conducts the ISU Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the winning work in this year’s Composition Competition for Full Orchestra, Melody Eötvös’ The Saqqara Bird. The Symphony will also perform Carl Schimmel's There Was, and There Was Not with cello soloist Adriana Ransom. The ISU Concert Choir, conducted by Dr. Karyl Carlson, performs the winning piece in the Composition Competition for Chorus, Gaudete by Jorge Andrés Ballasteros. Guest composer Sydney Hodkinson is represented on the remainder of the program by his Symphony No. 10, performed by the ISU Wind Symphony (Dr. Joseph Manfredo, conductor), and his Drawings No. 8 for young string orchestra, which will be performed by students in the ISU String Project. (7 pm, Center for the Performing Arts)
Sunday livestream Link: http://www.finearts.ilstu.edu/live
MONDAY, MARCH 27TH
Featured guest ensemble Del Sol String Quartet takes the stage to perform a diverse set of works by Lembit Beecher, Gabriela Lena Frank, Lou Harrison, Huang Ruo, and Ben Johnston. (8 pm, Kemp Recital Hall)
TUESDAY, MARCH 28TH
ISU students and faculty present a program of works by featured guest composer Sydney Hodkinson, and the Jupiter Quartet performs Hodkinson’s String Quartet No. 7. The concert will also include the winning work in this year’s Composition Competition for Chamber Ensemble, Maple in Twilight by Zhiyi Wang. (8 pm, Kemp Recital Hall)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29TH
Guest ensembles Del Sol String Quartet and loadbang present a concert of premieres by the participants in the RED NOTE New Music Festival Composition Workshop: Alex Berko, David Bridges, Andrew Davis, Daniel Harrison, Ian Evans Guthrie, Nicholas Landrum, Michael M. Lee, and Chris Neiner. (8 pm, Kemp Recital Hall)
THURSDAY, MARCH 30TH
loadbang holds a Reading Session for ISU Student Composers (1 pm, Center for the Performing Arts)
The Festival concludes with a concert of contemporary works for bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and baritone voice, presented by loadbang. (8 pm, Kemp Recital Hall)
The REDNOTE New Music Festival is thankful to have the opportunity to utilitze the Illinois State University campus and it's facilities for this event.