BGSU’s Early Music Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Arne Spohr, has been selected by Early Music America to perform at Early Music America’s Young Performers Festival in Berkeley, CA. This nationally recognized festival will be featuring top university early music ensembles from around the United States, including groups from Indiana University, University of Southern California, Case Western Reserve University, and Brigham Young University Idaho. All performances will take place at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church from June 8th – 10th as part of the Berkeley Music Festival.
BOWLING GREEN, OH— Orchestral compositions written by Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts students will be read, rehearsed and recorded by Toledo Symphony Orchestra (TSO) musicians on Tuesday, Nov. 10, from 3:30-6 p.m. in BGSU’s Kobacker Hall. Michael Lewanski, a prominent figure on the international contemporary music scene, will lead the orchestra while acclaimed composer, conductor author and educator Samuel Adler will be present to observe the session and give comments in an evening masterclass.
After a review of the submitted scores, the following works were selected for the session:
– Richard Arndorfer Aurora
– Andrew Binder Endleofan
– Emily Custer Seelenruhe
– Matthew Ramage Mutability
– Jacob Sandridge I-77
The TSO will be bringing its largest complement of players to BGSU, 72 musicians in all. “Few academic institutions can offer this kind of professional experience, making this a unique opportunity for BGSU students,” said Christopher Dietz, a faculty member in musicology, composition and theory and organizer of the session.
The event is open to students, faculty and staff of the BGSU College of Musical Arts and invited guests. Members of the public who would like to attend should email faculty liaison Christopher Dietz (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be included on the guest list.
The College of Musical Arts mourns the death of Gunther Schuller, composer, conductor, performer, author and teacher. He died on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the age of 89. He was a frequent guest on the BGSU campus having received an Honorary Doctorate and serving as the special guest of the annual New Music Festival.
BOWLING GREEN, O. – Faculty and graduate students from Bowling Green State University’s renowned contemporary music program will be performing at Trinosophes in Detroit (1464 Gratiot) with a program of new music by Georges Aperghis, John Drumheller, Jonathan Harvey, BGSU faculty composer Mikel Kuehn, Bright Sheng, Toru Takemitsu and Ashley Fu-Tsun Wang. The concert will take place on Saturday, April 18th at 8 p.m.
Home to the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, the renowned Bowling Green New Music Festival (now entering its 36th year), a robust composition program and a vibrant new music-focused Doctor of Musical Arts curriculum, the BGSU College of Musical Arts has been an active contributor to the national and international new music scene for almost four decades.
Participating faculty from the College of Musical Arts include flutist Conor Nelson, pianists Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu and Jeannette Fang, trumpeter Charles Saenz, cellist Alan Smith, and saxophonist John Sampen, along with clarinetist Gunnar Owen Hirthe, pianist Zachary Nyce, violist Kalindi Bellach and saxophonist Matthew Younglove, all of whom are students in the DMA program.
Tickets for the concert are $5, and can be reserved through Trinosophes at 313-737-6606. More information about the venue can be found at http://www.trinosophes.com.
For more information contact the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at 419-372-2685, email email@example.com, or visit us on the web at http://www.bgsu.edu/musical-arts/maccm/NMBG.html
“Bowling Green State University will continue its Music at the Forefront series by presenting the Fidelio Trio in a free concert at 8 p.m. Nov. 13 in Bryan Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center. The series is organized by BGSU’s MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music.
Based in London, the Fidelio Trio specializes in performing new music, even commissioning many new works by international composers. But they also keep alive works by well-established composers from the past.
Their latest CD release includes music by Arnold Schoenberg and Josef Korngold; the trio is preparing a recording of the complete Schumann piano trios. They have been artists-in-residence at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and State University of New York.”
This past weekend, October 15-18th, Bowling Green heard some of the freshest and boldest voices in contemporary music. The 35th Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival featured a number of prominent artists active in the creation of new works, including featured guest composer Paul Dresher. The Sentinel Tribune covered his recent residency and writes on the background Dresher’s eclectic body of work.
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