Three concerts, April 6th, and 7th at the UVM Recital Hall
All Events are Free and Open to the Public
Saturday, April 6th at 4:00 pm (students works concert)
Saturday, April 6th at 7:30 pm (vocal works concert, featuring Counterpoint, reception to follow)
Sunday, April 7th at 4:00 pm (instrumental works concert)
UVM Recital Hall, Redstone Campus
384 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT
To celebrate the music of our time, the Department of Music and Dance at the University of Vermont is hosting a festival of new music. All the composers will be in attendance. The festival will include three concerts over two days--a student works concert, a vocal concert with featured choral ensemble Counterpoint, and a concert of chamber works including pieces by the two winners of the Festival's international call for scores, which yielded 699 entries from 456 composers.
Both winners will be in attendance for the Vermont premieres of their prizewinning works: "Spiral Sequences" for string quartet by Jack Frerer and "The Speaking Tide" for bass clarinet, cello, and piano by Alexandra du Bois. The music of composer and violinist Alexandra du Bois has been performed in concert halls across five continents. Du Bois writes music that "explores the landscape of war and conflict" (BBC) as "an impressivley sustained essay in musical melancholy" (Guardian, London). Jack Frerer is an Australian-American composer of music for concert, film, and dance, as well as a producer and filmmaker. He is currently Composer-in-Residence with the Arapahoe Philharmonic and is a student of John Corigliano at the Julliard School.
Composers include UVM faculty members Tom Cleary, David Feurzig, Patricia Julien, Yutaka Kono, Matt LaRocca, and John Mantegna. Counterpoint will perform the world premiere of "Creationism," composed by Patricia Julien, setting the poem of the same name by UVM's Richard Dennis Green and Gold University Distinguished Professor Major Jackson. World premieres also include a piano trio by Yutaka Kono, and "Three Mnemonics", a choral work by David Feurzeig.
More information, including program details, can be found at the Festival website.
The UVM Festival of New Music is funded in part by the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Development Grant for the Arts and the UVM Humanities Center Lattie Coor Programming Grant