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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento
October 21, 2003
Modern music showcased at Festival of New American Music
Festival of New American Music - Schedule of Events
The Festival of New American Music returns to California State University, Sacramento
Nov. 5 to 16 for its 26th year as one of the nation’s longest running
annual events dedicated to contemporary music.
All festival events are open to the public and nearly all are free. Included
are concerts, lectures, classes and presentations at area schools. Venues range
from the University’s Music Recital Hall to downtown Sacramento’s
Sterling Hotel to the historic Crocker Art Museum.
Local performers and composers from the CSUS music department will showcase
their considerable talents alongside a lineup of visiting artists of the highest
caliber from across the nation. The exclusive list of performers includes new
music ensemble eighth blackbird, New York-based MOSAIC, the Cassatt String Quartet,
violin virtuoso Rolf Schulte and pianist James Winn. Visiting composers include
Rand Steiger, Ross Bauer, Alex Shapiro, Belinda Reynolds, Andrew Imbrie, Wayne
Peterson and, as keynote speaker, Steven Mackey.
a professor of music at Princeton University, cut his musical teeth
on the electric guitar before turning toward concert music. He has composed
for orchestras, chamber ensembles, dance and opera, all to great critical acclaim.
Returning to the electric guitar in the mid-1980s, he has performed his original
compositions for the instrument worldwide.
again this year are cutting-edge performances of modern music coupled with electronic
imagery. Works from composer Stephen Blumberg and artist Rachel Clarke,
both CSUS professors, along with the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the
United States, will be presented in this multi-media format.
For more information, contact the CSUS music department at (916) 278-5155. For
media assistance, contact public affairs at (916) 278-6156.
California State University, Sacramento Public Affairs
6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 (916) 278-6156