Classical Music and Living Composers Celebrated At University of Wyoming
Modern classical music and living composers will be celebrated next week through concerts and master classes at the University of Wyoming . All performances for New Frontiers: The Contemporary Music Project at the University of Wyoming are free.
Throughout the week, music will be performed by the New Frontiers artists-in-residence as well as by UW faculty members and students, including the Wyoming Jazz Ensemble directed by Ben Markley; the Collegiate Chorale directed by Nicole Lamartine; the Wind Symphony, conducted by Robert Belser; and compositions by UW composer Anne Guzzo.
This year’s artists-in-residence are composer and Latin Grammy-winner Gabriela Lena Frank, the composer-in-residence with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the recording artists Allegresse (flute, oboe and piano), and the string trio Musica Harmonia (violin, viola and cello.).
Here is the New Frontiers concert schedule:
Monday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts concert hall: Apprentice concert, UW student composers and performers present music from the last 50 years.
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m., UW Art Museum main gallery: Allegresse concert with Annie Gnojek (flute), Margaret Marco (oboe),and Ellen Bottorff (piano).
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts concert hall: Micro concert with Frank, includes arias by Guzzo and UW Department of Geology Professor Ron Frost’s geologically inspired opera-in-progress, “Clinker: Between an Opera and a Hard Place.” The concert also includes a verbally fluent flute and piano work by Jason Barabba.
Thursday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts concert hall: Macro concert featuring the Collegiate Chorale, Wind Symphony and Wyoming Jazz Ensemble.
Additionally, Frank will lecture on “Compositional Methods” Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. in Room 128 of the Performing Arts Building. She will lead the panel discussion “Commissions and Collaborations, making new music come to life." on Thursday, Oct 9, at 1 p.m. in the Performing Arts concert hall.
For more information about the festival, call the UW Department of Music at (307) 766-5242 or email Guzzo at email@example.com.