Mention of our composer pal Jeremy Podgursky a couple days ago brought this late word (but better late than never, right?):

Gary Kass wrote to tell us about the inaugural Mizzou New Music Summer Festival, which starts tomorrow (Monday), July 12th, at the University of Missouri and runs the whole darn week. Quite a lot happening: five big concerts and lots of open rehearsals;  two great guest composers (Martin Bresnick and Derek Bermel); eight resident composers getting world premieres (Francisco Cortés-Álvarez, Christopher Dietz, Paul Dooley, Moon Young Ha, Edie Hill, Amy Beth Kirsten, Jeremy Podgursky, Zhou Juan); stellar ensemble Alarm Will Sound, pianist Lisa Moore, the Missouri Symphony Society Music Ensemble led by Kirk Trevor; resident, guest and faculty (including MU composer and festival organizer Stefan Freund) presentations and meet-ups… the website will give you a full rundown on times, pieces, performers and composers, and their blog provides lots of extra goodies.  Here’s hoping for a good run, all success, and that we’ll be talking about a second round come next year!

2 thoughts on “The Show-Me State puts on a show”
  1. I would like to invite all composers and Sequenza 21 readers to the largest concert in the nation for new music composition, the inaugural New Music Initiative Summer Festival. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see and hear the works of eight talented, bright world-class composers who are certain to be thrilling music lovers for many years to come. Personally, I can’t wait to hear what the next generation of new music composers has to offer, and I look forward to seeing you there. Please feel free to pass this along to anyone else you know who will appreciate this unique musical event.

    To purchase tickets, visit the Missouri Theatre website Ticketholders are invited to a pre-concert reception on the rooftop.


    Dr. Jeanne Sinqufield
    Founder of the Mizzou New Music Initiative
    String Base Player

  2. Thanks very much for mentioning the Mizzou New Music Summer Festival.

    Steve, I am a Mizzou alum & part of the publicity team for the Festival. I know we sent you a couple of emails in the last two months with information about the event, but perhaps they didn’t penetrate your spam filters and/or other screening procedures.

    We’d definitely like to keep you apprised of future developments with regard to the Festival and the Mizzou New Music Initiative, so if there’s a better way to do that, other than sending a news release to your published email address, please let me know. (I’m assuming you have access to the email address I entered with this comment…)

    Anyway, we are most grateful for the coverage, and are looking forward to a great week in Columbia, MO!

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