Programming New Music: Strategies, Successes, Challenges
Daylong symposium to focus on recent developments, challenges in new music programming
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Flutist Claire Chase, the Institute for New Music’s Visiting Artist and executive director of ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble) will be the keynote speaker at Northwestern University’s “Programming New Music: Strategies, Successes, Challenges” symposium.
Presented by the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music’s Institute for New Music, the daylong event will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 17, at Lutkin Hall, 700 University Place, on Northwestern’s Evanston campus.
Free and open to the public, the purpose of the symposium is to begin a discussion on the aspects of the concert programming of new music, including commissioning new works, re-conceptualizing the concert as a whole, understanding the cultural and political place of a work of art and management strategies.
Additional participants are leading figures from Chicago’s music scene, including Spektral Quartet violist Doyle Armbrust and violinist Austin Wulliman; Peter Margasak, curator of the weekly new music “Frequency Series” at the new Roscoe Village venue Constellation; Hamza Walker, director of education and associate curator of the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago; Peter Taub, director of performance programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art; Amy Iwano, executive director, The University of Chicago Presents; and Bienen School faculty members Hans Thomalla, director of the Institute for New Music; Donald Nally, director of choral organizations; and Ryan Dohoney, assistant professor of musicology.
For more information, visit http://www.music.northwestern.edu/academics/new-music/.