James Madison University School of Music

The 34th Annual JMU Contemporary Music Festival

February 17 - 19, 2015
Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

Guest Composer: Roger Reynolds, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for music


Guest Ensemble: JACK String Quartet

This year's schedule:

Tuesday, February 17
5:00 – Informal question/answer session on the FLiGHT Project (Concert Hall)
7:30 – Pre-concert talk (Recital Hall)
8:00 – Concert I: JMU Performs New Music (Recital Hall) - program to include Lansky, Kurtag, Dzubay

Wednesday, February 18
9:00 – Composition Master Class with Roger Reynolds (Music Building Room 204)
1:00 – Open presentation of FLiGHT “materials under construction” (Concert Hall)
5:00 – Student Composers Recital, featuring winners of the JMU Young Composers Competition (Recital Hall)
7:30 – Pre-concert talk (Duke Hall Atrium)
8:00 – Concert II: JACK String Quartet (Duke Hall Gallery) - program to include Reynolds, Carter, Xenakis

Thursday, February 19
9:30 – Visiting Scholar Lecture by Roger Reynolds (Music Building Room 142)
11:00 – Musical Careers, Musical Lives: presentation by JACK String Quartet (Music Building Room 142)
5:00 – Reading session for student composers with JACK Quartet
7:30 – Pre-concert talk (Concert Hall)
8:00 – Concert III: The FLiGHT Project, with JACK Quartet and JMU faculty and student actors

All events except Concerts I, II and III are free and open to the public.

For ticket information, visit The Forbes Center , call the Forbes Center Box Office at 540.568.7000, or visit the Box Office between 10:00 am and 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

This festival is made possible by the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the School of Music, and the JMU Visiting Scholars Program.



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