College of Fine Arts and Communication
To engage our community in all phases of new music's culture:
Visiting artists (listed below,
here) are deeply involved with the creation and dissemination of new musical ideas. Guests will work with our community in:
Each year we will (see video introduction to the unique program):
NewMusic@ecu.edu to be a part of
Guest artist Chris Grymes performs in Todd Dining Hall
OUR HISTORY(& archives)
2017 - 2018Schedule of Events
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East Carolina University School of Music
Greenville, North Carolina (driving directions)
8 concerts/recitals, 4 Master Classes, Readings of student compositions, and a seminar/discussions on Music & Movement will highlight this Second Annual Festival of New Music at East Carolina University.
For more information contact: Edward Jacobs, 252-328-4280
All events in the A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall unless noted.
February 27, Wednesday
Master Class: Ross Bauer, composer, with the ECU New Music Camerata
Concert I: ECU New Music Camerata
featuring a world premiere preview of Ross Bauer's This, That and the Other; concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Chamber Orchestra (Winner, National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors Bi-Annual Composition Competition) featuring Jeff Bair, saxophone; also Varese's Octandre, and Rzewski's The People United Will Never Be Defeated!
February 28, Thursday
Recital: Abbie Conant & William Osborne, Music & Theatre
"The Mad Soprano"
Concert II: Music, Multimedia & Theatre
Abbie Conant, trombone, William Osborne, composer
Maggi Payne, Hum 2 (2000); Cindy Cox, Hysteria (2001); Chris Brown, Time Bomb (1999); Anne LeBaron, Sauger (2001); William Osborne, Music for the End of Time (1998)
March 1, Friday
Master Class: Abbie Conant, trombone
11:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
Reading Session: student works read by NewMusic@ECU Festival performers.
Mark Taylor (George Mason University): To September 11, 2001 for clarinet, violin, cello, bass
11:00 –11:30+ a.m.
Nick Patrone (ECU): Dance of the Sprites for clarinet, violin, viola, cello
John Frantz (U. South Carolina): Hören Sie for clarinet, violin, piano
Richard Zarou (Shenandoah University): Fragile Wraths for baritone and piano
Works to be read have been chosen by competition open to students in NC, SC, TN, and VA colleges/universities
Concert III: Chamber Music
Shulamit Ran, Monologue for an Actor
Libby Larson, Jazz Variations for Solo Bassoon
Charles Ives, Sonata No. 2 for Violin, Piano;
Andrea Clearfield, Songs of the Wolf
Britt Theurer, Ryoko (world premiere) for trumpet and synthesizers
Elliott Carter, Gra
Concert IV: Duo Recital
Kelley Mikkelsen, cello and Peter Henderson, piano
Anton Webern, Cello Sonata
Anton Webern, Drei Kleine Stucke
Witold Lutoslawski, Grave
Andrew Waggoner, Third Sonata (NC premiere)
Joan Tower, Tres Lent
Edward Jacobs, al momento (world premiere)
Concert V: Contemporary Jazz
ECU Jazz Ensemble's "Jazz at Night"
in the Mendenhall Student Center (tickets required for this event)
March 2, Saturday
Panel: "Music and Movement"
An open forum and panel discussion--including choreographers, composers, dancers, and performing musicians--addresses the challenges of combining music and movement..
Master Class: Members of the New Millenium Ensemble
Master Class: David Rakowski, composer and Amy Dissanayake, piano
Concert VI: Bang the Drum--Move to the Music
Charles Argersinger, Celestial Dances, for marimba and tape
John Serry, Therapy
Edgard Varese, Ionisation
Edgard Varese, Density 21.5
Crossing Paths, with choreography by Patti Weeks, ECU dancers
Concert VII: Alone with the piano
Amy Dissanayake, piano
Etudes: Books II and III complete, and
excerpts from Book IV, by David Rakowski
Concert VIII: members of The New Millenium Ensemble
Tara O'Connor, flute, Greg Hesselink, cello, Margaret Kampmeier, piano
Bun Ching Lam, Trio: Robert Morris, Traces; C. Bryan Rulon, The Hyena and the Stork; and more