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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Music Festival explores sonic terrain

Jack Quartet
The JACK Quartet

The 31st annual New Music Festival will showcase the work of more than 25 guest composers and performers October 21-23. The three-day international festival includes concerts, lectures and workshops.

This year's featured guests include acclaimed composer Robert Morris, the JACK String Quartet and Duo Diorama.

Organized by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music and the College of Musical Arts, the festival supports the creation of new work and engages both the University and city communities in the process of music appreciation and awareness.

Highlights of this year's festival include the world premieres of works by Robert Morris and former featured festival guests Chen Yi and Steven Stucky, plus a special late-night performance at the Cla-Zel Theatre in downtown Bowling Green on Oct. 21.

Works by BGSU composers, including Drs. Burton Beerman, Mikel Kuehn, Elainie Lillios and Marilyn Shrude, will also be performed over the three-day event.

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Robert Morris

Since its inception in 1980, the festival has hosted and showcased the work of some of the most prominent composers and performers of new music, from John Adams and Philip Glass to Terry Riley and Joan Tower.

Most festival events are free and open to the public. For ticket information, contact the Moore Musical Arts Center box office at 2-8171.

For a complete schedule of festival events, visit or contact the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary
Music at 2-2685.

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October 13, 2010