New Music Festival Launches August 13

Posted by on August 4, 2016 in Special Announcements | 0 comments

jazz band  (Editor's Note: this post is excerpted in large measure from a local list serve announcement.)  

Started in 2016 by Madison-born composer Zachary Green, the Madison New Music Festival aims to strengthen Madison’s cultural vitality through the celebration of contemporary works. The festival will present brand new pieces by the world’s leading living composers, shine a spotlight on new music being created in Wisconsin, and finally, share underplayed classics of the contemporary repertoire with the Madison community. The concert takes place 

Saturday, August 13     7:30 PM – 10 PM 

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

227 State St, Madison, Wisconsin 53703


It features  a diverse range of composers including: 

Pulitzer-winner John Luther Adams

Grammy-winner Eric Whitacre 

Celebrated Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu 

Celebrated English composer Brian Ferneyhough 

as well as Wisconsin composers such as:

Renowned opera composer Daron Hagen 

Emerging composers JP Merz and Kimberly Osberg

and a world premiere by recent Juilliard graduate and festival director Zachary Green.


It also feature performers from around the midwest, including: 

Ukranian-born Madison-based Pianist Yana Avedyan (of the New Muse Ensemble)

Chicago-based Flutist Robin Meiksins

Chicago-based LUNA Voice & Piano Duo

Principal Bassoonist of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic JJ Sechan

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