Daily Archives: October 12, 2010

BGSU Young People’s Concerts series begins with ‘Wishing on A Star’

This year’s Young People’s Concerts series at Bowling Green State University will begin Saturday (Oct. 16) with “Wishing on a Star,” a presentation by the musical theater program in the College of Musical Arts.

Musical theater students will present a special salute to songs from Disney musicals such as “Aladdin,” “The Little Mermaid” and “Hercules” in a program that is sure to have everyone singing along.

The series continues on Nov. 13 with “Jazz!” a presentation by the Student Jazz Combos and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. The concert will offer young audience members a glimpse into the world of jazz.

“Holiday Brass” will be presented Dec 4, featuring BGSU’s brass students as they celebrate the season with musical favorites.

Students from the voice department will perform a tribute to Valentine’s Day with “Serenade” on Feb. 12.

The final program of the season, “Renaissance Festival,” will entertain with music and mischief. Featuring members of the Collegiate Choral, directed by Dr. Sandra Frey Stegman, and other special guests, the show is scheduled for April 9.
All concerts in the series begin at 11 a.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Admission is $1 for children and $2 for adults and is payable at the center’s box office the morning of the event. The box office will open at 10:30 a.m. for each concert.

The Young People’s Concerts are recommended for children ages 5 and up, but younger music fans are welcome to attend. For more information, call the Moore Musical Arts Center Box Office at 419-372-8171 or 800-589-2224.

New Music Festival draws eclectic mix of performers

Bowling Green State University’s 31st annual New Music Festival will showcase the work of more than 25 guest composers and performers October 21-23. The international festival includes concerts, lectures and workshops.

This year’s featured guests include acclaimed composer Robert Morris, the JACK String Quartet and Duo Diorama.

Organized by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music and the College of Musical Arts at BGSU, the festival supports the creation of new work and engages both the University and city communities in the process of music appreciation and awareness.

Highlights of this year’s festival include the world premieres of works by Robert Morris and former featured festival guests Chen Yi and Steven Stucky and a special late-night performance at the Cla-Zel Theatre in downtown Bowling Green on Oct. 21.

Begun in 1980, the New Music Festival has hosted John Adams, Samuel Adler, Milton Babbitt, William Bolcom, Anthony Braxton, John Cage, Chen Yi, John Corigliano, George Crumb, Mario Davidovsky, Anthony Davis, Philip Glass, John Harbison, Lou Harrison, Karel Husa, Joan La Barbara, Paul Lansky, Pauline Oliveros, Shulamit Ran, Bernard Rands, Terry Riley, Christopher Rouse, Frederic Rzewski, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Schwantner, Bright Sheng, Steven Stucky, Morton Subotnick, Joan Tower, Vladimir Ussachevsky and more than 400 other guest composers and musicians.

Most festival events are free and open to the public. For ticket information, contact the Moore Musical Arts Center box office at 419-372-8171 or 1-800-589-2224.

For a complete schedule of festival events, visit http://festival.bgsu.edu or contact the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at 419-372-2685.