Thirty composers in the spotlight at Ohio new-music festival

Posted on: October 12, 2018

“Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis and Sha Sha Higby, a puppetry and dance artist with the contemporary classical ensemble Hub New Music, are the featured artists at the 39th annual New Music Festival at Bowling Green State University,” writes Wayne Anthony in Wednesday’s (10/11) Toledo Blade (OH). The October 17-20 festival “offers the work of more than 30 composers, BGSU faculty and guests, with concerts, composer talks, panel discussions, and a performance by Higby, the artist-in-residence…. Hub New Music will perform Oct 19 with the BGSU Philharmonia [on] Oct. 20. Interspersed are several other concerts, all featuring works by contemporary composers. Running concurrently with the festival is an exhibition [at the university], ‘Works by Sha Sha Higby,’ showcasing her intricate textile costumes …. Most of the festival’s events and concerts are free and open to the public.” The festival will feature orchestral and large-scale works by John Corigliano, Martin Kennedy, Aaron Jay Kernis Kory Reeder, and Erkki-Sven Tüür. Other featured composers include Samuel Adler, Andy Akiho, Daniel Felsenfeld, Kristin Kuster, Missy Mazzoli, Eric Moe, Shulamit Ran, and Ted Hearne.

Posted October 12, 2018