New Music Ensemble
Recognized for its "crisply responsive" delivery, the University of Louisville New Music Ensemble, Frederick Speck, Director, exemplifies the spirit of adventure in the study and performance of music of our time. Flexible instrumentation including both non-conducted and conducted chamber ensembles allows students to experience diverse repertoire. The ensemble has maintained a special connection with the music of Grawemeyer Award-winning composers and visiting composers-in-residence for the annual New Music Festival. To enroll, students must secure the permission of the instructor.
In Photo: Per Nørgård and Frederick Speck in rehearsal of Concerto No. 1 "Helle Nacht" for Violin and Sinfonietta
Helle Nacht - Violin Concerto No. 1 (rev. 2006) Per Nørgård
Peter Herresthal, solo violin
2. II. Adagio
5. Together from Cello Concerto No. 2 (2007-2009) Per Nørgård
Jacob Kullberg, solo cello
The chamber orchestra performing with Mr. Herresthal was comprised of both students and faculty. The chamber orchestra performing with Mr. Kullberg was comprised of students of the New Music Ensemble.