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Posted:
October 18, 2000

Trailblazing Composers Crumb, Reich
And More at CSUS Music Festival

Appearances by two of the country's most innovative composers, Pulitzer Prize Winner George Crumb and founding minimalist composer Steve Reich, will lead a mix of performances and talks at the 23rd annual CSUS Festival of New American Music, Nov. 1 - 12.

Founded in 1978, the festival celebrates original works by American musicians of the 20th Century. More than 20 guest ensembles and soloists will perform and speak at this year's 12-day festival.

Festival events will take place at the CSUS Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall, and at various Sacramento locations including the Crocker Art Museum, 216 O St. and for the first time at the Crest Theater, 1013 K St. Performances are free except at the Crocker where museum admission applies.

The festival will open at 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 1 at the Sterling Hotel, 1300 H St. The performance will be broadcast live on Capital Public Radio KXPR 90.9 FM.

Festival headliners include Juilliard String Quartet cellist Joel Krosnick, pianist Gilbert Kalish and San Francisco's Citywinds Woodwind Quintet.

First appearances will be made by classical guitarist David Starobin, Grammy-nominee soprano Phyllis Bryn-Julson, the British ensemble Psappha, the Atlantic Brass Quintet and the contemporary ensemble Mosaic.

Along with Reich and Crumb, other festival composers include CSUS professor Stephen Blumberg, Stewart Smith, Howard Hersh, Rob Knable and Ron Caltabiano.

For more festival information call CSUS professor and festival director Daniel Kennedy on campus at (916) 278-7988.

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