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39th Annual Festival of New American Music
November 4-13, 2016

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

Full schedule here
Download the 2016 poster
Watch the concerts online

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

Parking is free after 7pm in PS1 for the evening concerts. Evening concerts will be livestreamed here.

Driving Directions

Festival of New American Music

Friday, November 4
  • 11:00am - Composers Forum: David Crowell (Capistrano 205)
  • Noon - Composers Forum: Clare Shore (Capistrano 205)
  • Noon - Percussion Workshop: Sandbox Percussion (Capistrano 329)
  • 8:00pm - OPENING NIGHT GALA: Sandbox Percussion; Earplay, Paul Hanson, bassoon (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Saturday, November 5 Sunday, November 6
  • 3:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Sacramento State Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Capistrano Concert Hall)
  • 7:00pm - Pre-Concert Talk: Ken Ueno (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • 8:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Splinter Reeds (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Monday, November 7
  • 10:00am - Composers Forum: Ken Ueno (Capistrano Hall 205)
  • 11:00am - Composers Forum: John MacCallum (Capistrano Hall 205)
  • Noon - Keynote Address: Sarah Cahill (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • 4:00pm - Masterclass: Young Festival Performers, with Sarah Cahill, piano (Capistrano Concert Hall)
  • 7:00pm - Pre-Concert Talk: Vivian Fung, Howard Hersh, John MacCallum (Capistrano Hall 227)
  • 8:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Earplay (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Tuesday, November 8
  • 9:00am - Composers Forum: Vivian Fung (Capistrano Hall 205)
  • 10:30am - Composers Forum: Howard Hersh (Capistrano Hall 205)
  • 1:30pm - Workshop: Bassoon and electronics with Paul Hanson (Capistrano Hall 143)
  • 3:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Sac State New Music Ensemble (Capistrano Hall 143)
  • 6:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Society for Electro-Acoustic Music (Sacramento City College)
  • 8:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Paul Hanson, bassoon (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Wednesday, November 9
  • 9:00am - Composers Forum: Stephen Blumberg (Capistrano Hall 205)
  • Noon - PERFORMANCE: Riverrun (Capistrano Concert Hall)
  • 1:00pm - Masterclasses: Cassatt String Quartet (Capistrano 319 and 321)
  • 4:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Student Artists Competition (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • 8:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Cassatt Quartet (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Thursday, November 10
  • 2:00pm - Workshop: Violin with Maximilian Haft (Capistrano 319)
  • 4:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Student Composers Competition (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • 8:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Festival Ensemble (Capistrano Concert Hall)

Friday, November 11 NO EVENTS - VETERAN'S DAY HOLIDAY

Saturday, November 12
  • Noon - PERFORMANCE: Young Festival Performers (Capistrano Concert Hall)
  • 3:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Mana Quartet (Capistrano Concert Hall)
  • 8:00pm - PERFORMANCE: The Wee Trio (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Sunday, November 13
  • 3:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Laurel Zucker, flute with John Cozza, piano (Crocker Art Museum) *museum admission applies
  • 7:00pm - Pre-Concert Talk: Larry Polansky and Amy Beal (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • 8:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Sarah Cahill, piano (Capistrano Concert Hall)