BGSU New Music Festival

43rd Annual New Music Festival, BGSU

The 43rd Annual New Music Festival
OCTOBER 12-15, 2022

The Mid America Center for Contemporary Music is proud to once again host the 43rd New Music Festival. Right here in in Northwest Ohio, Bowling Green State University plays host to some of the best and brightest musicians. In the world of schools and university performing arts, BGSU’s College of Musical Arts is a shining jewel.

Featuring guest composer STACY GARROP
and a performance by the AMERICAN BRASS QUINTET

At the heart of the Center’s activities is the renowned New Music Festival. This annual event celebrates the contemporary arts through concerts, panels, art exhibitions, seminars, master classes and papers. Begun in 1980, the festival has hosted John Adams, John Luther Adams, Samuel Adler, Milton Babbitt, William Bolcom, Anthony Braxton, John Cage, Chen Yi, John Corigliano, George Crumb, Mario Davidovsky, Anthony Davis, Dai Fujikura, Philip Glass, John Harbison, Lou Harrison, Jennifer Higdon, Karel Husa, Aaron Jay Kernis, Joan La Barbara, David Lang, Paul Lansky, George Lewis, Steven Mackey, Robert Morris, Pauline Oliveros, Shulamit Ran, Bernard Rands, Terry Riley, Christopher Rouse, Frederic Rzewski, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Schwantner, Bright Sheng, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Steven Stucky, Morton Subotnick, Joan Tower, Vladimir Ussachevsky, Evan Ziporyn and more than 400 other guest composers and musicians.

In 2022, we are  proud to feature the music of Stacy Garrop, with a special performance by the American Brass Quintet.

Hourly Schedule

Wednesday, October 12

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Composer Talk: Stacy Garrop
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
American Brass Quintet

Thursday, October 13

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Concert #2
Chamber works by Stacy Garrop, Jeffrey Mumford, Jessie Montgomery, Udi Perlman, and David Biller

Friday, October 14th

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Concert #4
Music by Lei Liang, Catherine Likhuta, Stacy Garrop, Emily Koh, and Mikel Kuehn
2:30 PM - 4:00 Pm
Concert #5
Music by Mathew Kennedy, Stacy Garrop, Jennifer Jolley, and Terri Sanchez
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Concert #6
Music by Gregory Mertl, Anne LeBaron, David T. Little, Molly Joyce, and Steven Naylor

Saturday October 15

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Orchestral and Choral Music
Music by Stacy Garrop, Jessie Montgomery, Joan Tower, Adolphus Hailstorm, Jocelyn Hagen, Chen Li, Reeena Email, and Leah Tracy

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