2014 New Music Festival

Danish composer Bent Sørensen will be guest composer at the 2014 University of Louisville New Music Festival, Nov. 5 ‒ 9.

Danish pianist Katrine Gislinge will perform Sørensen’s Pantomime - Papillons together with the University Symphony Orchestra and will premiere Nocturns for piano and wind ensemble during the festival week. The choirs will perform a large selection of Sørensen’s music on Sunday, Nov 9.

Polish composers and performers Agata Zubel, Cezary Duchnowski and Pawel Hendrich will also be festival guests. They will perform at the Chamber Music concert and Computer Music concert. Besides taking part in nightly concerts, the festival guests will present master classes and lectures throughout the week.

Unless otherwise noted, concerts start at 8 p.m. and are in Comstock Concert Hall at the School of Music. Admission is free and events are open to the public.

  • Nov. 5: Faculty Chamber Music including Sørensen’s wind ensemble piece Trotto and Agata Zubel’s Cascando performed by the composer herself.
  • Nov. 6: Electronic and Improvised Music - Zubel, Duchnowski and Hendrich will perform various composed and improvised works for voice, piano, electric guitar and electronics. Concert will be held at Rauch Planetarium.
  • Nov. 7: The University New Music Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra will feature works by Sørensen and Lutoslawski.
  • Nov. 8: The University Wind Ensemble with pianist Katrine Gislinge will premiere Sørensen’s Nocturnes.
  • Nov. 9: University Choirs will perform Sørensen’s Fragments of Requiem, among other pieces. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 14: New Music Festival Postlude - a special event featuring the Illinois Modern Ensemble, conducted by Stephen Andrew Taylor, performing works by Agata Zubel, Cezary Duchnowski, Pawel Hendrich, Ewa Trebacz and festival director Krzysztof Wolek.

For more information, contact Krzysztof Wolek 502-852-7879.

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