The Center for New Music prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary of its inception on October 28, 1966. CNM Ensemble is featuring works by guest composer Dan Welcher, who has created a body of compositions in almost every imaginable genre including opera, concerto, symphony, vocal literature, piano solos, and various kinds of chamber music. The ensemble will perform two works for bassoon and string quartet and clarinet and ensemble. The concert will also include Bruno Maderna's Oboe Concerto No. 1 and Zack Stanton's Horn Concerto.
Craig Hultgren will play a solo program of contemporary cello compositions by members of the Iowa Composers Forum. This concert titled Cello = Sound + Image features the work of living composers with connections to the state of Iowa and includes compositions for acoustic cello along with pieces using amplification, audio sound-file playback, and visual images. A couple of the pieces were written for Hultgren. The Cello = Sound + Image program will be performed throughout eastern Iowa in early 2016.
GRIT is an interdisciplinary performance representing the collaborative efforts between Rebekah Chappell (choreographer), Joshua Marquez (composer), and Dana O'Malley (visual artist) culminating in a performance at The Englert Theatre on February 21, 2016. Read more
The works to be performed at this concert will be those selected from the 2015-16 SCI Iowa Chapter Call for Scores. In 2012, the call for scores garnered over 100 submissions from students all over the world, which were adjudicated by the SCI members in the composition program at the University of Iowa.