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40th Annual Festival of New American Music
November 3-12, 2017

Admission to all events is free! Daily concerts, masterlcasses, and forums.

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Stephen Blumberg, Director
David A. Wells, Co-Director

Parking is free after 7pm in PS1 for the evening concerts.

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Festival of New American Music

Friday, November 3
  • 10:00am - Composer's Forum: James Hartway (Capistrano Hall 205)
  • 11:00am - Composer's Forum: Steven Snowden (Capistrano Hall 209)
  • 3:00pm - Masterclass: Line Upon Line Percussion (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • 8:00pm - OPENING NIGHT GALA: David Tanenbaum, guitar; Line Upon Line Percussion; Citywater with guest harpist Jennifer Ellis (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Saturday, November 4
  • NOON - PERFORMANCE: Citywater with guest harpist Jennifer Ellis; Sacramento State Symphony Orchestra, Thomas Derthick, conductor, with guest harpists Beverley Wesner Hoehn and Kerstin Allvin (Capistrano Concert Hall)
  • 3:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Jennifer Ellis, harp, with members of Citywater: Music by students and alumni (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • 7:00pm - Pre-concert talk: Steven Snowden, composer (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • 8:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Line Upon Line Percussion (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Sunday, November 5
  • 3:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Faythe Vollrath, harpsichord with Roozbeh Nafisi, composer/santur and visual artist Sarah Granett (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • 8:00pm - PERFORMANCE: David Tanenbaum, guitar (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Monday, November 6
  • 10:00am - Composer's Forum: Jeffrey Hoover (Capistrano Hall 205)
  • 11:00am - Composer's Forum: Scott Perkins (Capistrano 223)
  • 1:30pm - Lecture/Performance: Robert Pollock, piano/composer
  • 4:00pm - Young Festival Performers masterclass with Robert Pollock (Capistrano Concert Hall)
  • 7:00pm - Pre-concert talk: Jeffrey Hoover and Scott Perkins, composers (Capistrano Hall 209)
  • 8:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Festival Ensemble (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Tuesday, November 7
  • 9:00am - In Class Performance: Lois Herbine, piccolo (Capistrano Hall 209)
  • 10:30am - In Class Performance: David Tanenbaum, guitar (Capistrano Hall 223)
  • 12:00pm - Keynote Address: "Self-Determination for a 21st-Century Musician" with Gabriela Lena Frank, composer (Capistrano Concert Hall)
  • 1:30pm - Masterclass: David Tanenbaum, guitar (Capistrano Hall 209)
  • 7:00pm - Pre-concert talk: Howard Hersh, composer (Capistrano Hall 209)
  • 8:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Lois Herbine, piccolo with Jooyoung Kim, piano (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Wednesday, November 8
  • 10:00am - Composer's Forum: Howard Hersh (Capistrano Hall 205)
  • 11:00am - Composer's Forum: Gabriela Lena Frank (Capistrano Hall 209)
  • 4:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Student Artists Competition (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • 7:00pm - Pre-concert talk: Gabriela Lena Frank, Beatrice Ferreira, Gilbert Galindo, Ethan Helm, Lisa Neher, Garrett Schumann, Matt Taylor, composers (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • 8:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Mayumi Hama and Chris Froh, marimba duo (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Thursday, November 9
  • 4:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Student Composers Competition (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • 7:00pm - Pre-concert talk: Members of ACME (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • 8:00pm - PERFORMANCE: ACME (American Contemporary Music Ensemble) (Capistrano Concert Hall)


Saturday, November 11
  • 10:00am - Masterclass: Daedalus String Quartet (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • Noon - PERFORMANCE: Young Festival Performers (Capistrano Concert Hall)
  • 2:00pm - Masterclass: Gilbert Kalish, piano (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • 8:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Daedalus String Quartet (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Sunday, November 12
  • 3:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Andrew Blanton, composer/percussionist/electronics (Crocker Art Museum) *museum admission applies
  • 8:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Gilbert Kalish, piano (Capistrano Concert Hall)