In cooperation with the UI String Quartet Residency Program, CNM hosts the JACK Quartet. After holding masterclasses with UI student composers, the JACK Quartet will perform a concert of works composed by UI student composers on December 4 and, on December 5, perform works by guest Caroline Shaw along with works by John Zorn and Elliott Sharp.
The CNM Ensemble is programmed to perform works by guest composer Caroline Shaw, as well as works by Greek composer and UI Alumnus Dimitri Papageorgiou and Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. Also performing is special guest cellist Kevin McFarland in a new work by Prof. Josh Levine.
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.