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New Music Ensemble

THE KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
NEW MUSIC SERIES

The Kent State University New Music Ensemble
Frank Wiley, Director
Anthony Donofrio, Artistic Advisor

FALL 2013 CONCERTS

Saturdays at 8:00 P.M.
Carl F. W. Ludwig Recital Hall
Admission Free


CONCERT 1
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, 8:00 P.M.
Faculty Guest Artists
Eve McPherson, soprano
Raquel Teare, piano
Bill Sallak, conductor

Roger Zahab:  Remorseless . . .     
Samuel Huang, violin
Heather Johnson, Drew Adametz and Alec Schumann, percussion
Bill Sallak, conductor

James Tenney:  Form 2 (in memoriam John Cage)  
The Kent State University New Music Ensemble
Anthony Donofrio, leader

Stuart Saunders Smith:  Tunnels    
Alec Schumann, percussion/actor

Nevit Kodallı:  Garip Şarkılar Albümü (Album of Strange Songs), Op. 18
Eve McPherson, soprano
Raquel Teare, piano

Jordan Nobles:  Pulses
The Kent State University New Music Ensemble
Frank Wiley, leader

CONCERT 2
Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

Guest Artist Jin Yang, pipa
Faculty Guest Artist Yu Jin, viola

Chen Yi:  Duo Ye
For solo pipa

Krzysztof Penderecki:  Cadenza
For solo viola

Anthony Donofrio:  Piano Quartet (premiere)
For violin, viola, cello, and piano

Morton Feldman:  Only
For solo voice

Larry Baker:  The Unreasoning Mask
For flute, clarinet, and marimba

Marilyn Shrude:  Trope
For ensemble

Frank Wiley:  Caverns
For solo tuba

Morton Feldman:  The Viola in My Life
For viola and ensemble

Philip Glass:  Music in Similar Motion
For ensemble

SPRING 2014 CONCERTS

Saturdays at 8:00 P.M.
Carl F. W. Ludwig Recital Hall
Admission Free

March 1
April 19


THE KENT STATE UNIVERSITY NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE

The Kent State University New Music Ensemble, directed by Frank Wiley, is a student ensemble that presents a broad range of new music, with an emphasis on works by living composers.  World premieres of new compositions are often included in the repertoire.  

The Ensemble incorporates small chamber groups as well as larger ensembles.    Guest artists, including faculty guest artists from the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music, frequently perform with the New Music Ensemble.

The New Music Ensemble performs on the Kent State University New Music Series and on other concerts, on and off campus, throughout the year.  All music majors and other qualified students are invited to participate.  

In recent years New Music Ensemble performances have included works by:

John Luther Adams
Louis Andriessen
Larry Baker
Eve Begarian
Luciano Berio
George Crumb
Richard Devore
Anthony Donofrio

Gareth Farr
Peter Garland
Henryk Górecki
Jennifer Higdon
Thomas Janson
David Kulma
Otto Luening
Witold Lutosławski

Robert Moran
James Nicholson
Zoltan Paulinyi
Shulamit Ran
Steve Reich
Terry Riley
Frederic Rzewski
Stuart Saunders Smith

Alan Stout
James Tenney
Jacob Ter Veldhuis
Frank Wiley
John Zorn

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