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41st Annual Festival of New American Music
November 2-11, 2018

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

Festival Highlights

Stephen Blumberg, Director
Scott Perkins, Co-Director

Parking is free after 6pm in PS1 for the evening concerts.

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Festival of New American Music

Friday, November 2
  • 7:00pm - OPENING NIGHT GALA: Empyrean Ensemble, pianist Jeffrey Jacob, soprano Jamie Jordan, pianist Daniel Schlosberg (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Saturday, November 3
  • Noon - Voice Masterclass with Jamie Jordan, soprano (Capistrano Concert Hall)
  • 3:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Boyce Jeffries and Adam Davis, percussion (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • 7:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Jamie Jordan, soprano (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Sunday, November 4
  • 3:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Laurel Zucker, flute with John Cozza, piano (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • 7:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Empyrean Ensemble (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Monday, November 5
  • 9:00am - Composer's Forum: Stephen Blumberg (Capistrano Hall 205)
  • Noon - Percussion Masterclass: Ensemble dal Niente (Capistrano Hall 329)
  • 4:00pm - Young Festival Performers Masterclass: Jeffrey Jacob (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • 7:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Jeffrey Jacob, piano (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Tuesday, November 6
  • 10:30am - Composer's Forum: Martin Rokeach (Capistrano Hall 223)
  • 1:30pm - Percussion Masterclass: Bonnie Whiting (Capistrano Hall 329)
  • 7:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Eight Strings and a Whistle (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Wednesday, November 7
  • 3:00pm - Flute Masterclass: Suzanne Gilchrest (Capistrano Hall 321)
  • 3:00pm - Strings Masterclass: Ina Litera and Matthew Goeke (Capistrano Hall 209)
  • 4:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Student Artists Competition (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • 7:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Ensemble Dal Niente (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Thursday, November 8
  • 3:00pm - Keynote Address: Terry Riley, composer (Capistrano Concert Hall)
  • 7:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Festival Ensemble (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Friday, November 9
  • Noon - Composer's Forum: Jean Ahn (Capistrano Hall 209)
  • Noon - Guitar Masterclass: Matt Gould (Capistrano Hall 319)
  • 4:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Student Composers Competition (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • 7:00pm - PERFORMANCE: HUB New Music Ensemble (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Saturday, November 10
  • Noon - PERFORMANCE: Young Festival Performers (Capistrano Hall 151)
  • 3:00pm - PERFORMANCE: Sac State Jazz Combos (Capistrano Concert Hall)
  • 7:00pm - PERFORMANCE: enhake (Capistrano Concert Hall)
Sunday, November 11