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Madison New Music Festival Inaugural Concert!

  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art 227 State Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

Started by Zachary Green, K.C. Peck, and Joseph Connor.

This concert will feature a diverse range of composers including: 
Pulitzer-winners John Luther Adams and Caroline Shaw
Grammy-winner Eric Whitacre 
Celebrated Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu 
Celebrated English composer Brian Ferneyhough 
as well as Wisconsin composers such as:
Renowned opera composer Daron Hagen 
Emerging composers JP Merz and Kimberly Osberg
and a Wisconsin premiere by recent Juilliard graduate and festival director Zachary Green.

It wil feature incredible performers from around the midwest, including: 
Festival organizer and Madison native Joe Connor, along with Dan Reifsteck and Ilan Blanck of the new music ensemble Slipstream.
Madison-Based Chamber Ensemble Willy Street Chamber Players
Ukranian-born Madison-based Pianist Yana Avedyan (of the New Muse Ensemble)
Chicago-based Flutist Robin Meiksins and Clarinetist Emily Mehigh
Chicago-based LUNA Voice & Piano Duo
Principal Bassoonist of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic JJ Sechan
And More!! 

Come hear new sounds over a glass of wine at the museum!!


About the Madison New Music Festival: 

Started in 2016 by Madison-born composer Zachary Green and co-founders Joseph Connor and K.C. Peck, the Madison New Music Festival aims to strengthen Madison’s cultural vitality through the celebration of contemporary works. The festival will present brand new pieces by the world’s leading living composers, shine a spotlight on new music being created in Wisconsin, and finally, share underplayed classics of the contemporary repertoire with the Madison community.

This year, the MNMF will have a “soft launch” from August 13-14, featuring a free concert on Saturday, August 13th at 7:30 PM at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, and an outreach event on Sunday, August 14th at the University Hospital.

In future years, the Madison New Music Festival aims to become a several day-long summer festival of performances at different venues throughout the city featuring world premieres and educational opportunities with artists-in-residence. Central to the mission will be a collaborative event partnering with community leaders of an underrepresented neighborhood to create a joint musical experience that serves the needs of that community.