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2019-2020 Wunsch New Music Festival
November 10-14, 2019

Each year, KU Music provides students — and the public — with the opportunity to experience innovative new music from some of today’s leading established and emerging contemporary composers during the Wunsch New Music Festival. The festival is free and open to the public.

GUEST ARTISTS FOR THE 2019-2020 FESTIVAL
Composer-in-Residence:  Melinda Wagner – winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize in Music
Ensemble-in-Residence:  Left Coast Chamber Ensemble – one of the premier contemporary music ensembles in the country

 


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Sunday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall
CONCERT:  Kansas Virtuosi performs music of Melinda Wagner

Monday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m. | Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania, Lawrence, KS
CONCERT:  Music of KU composition faculty

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 10:00 a.m | Swarthout Recital Hall
OPEN REHEARSAL:  Guest ensemble concert featuring Left Coast Chamber Ensemble

Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m | Swarthout Recital Hall
CONCERT:  Guest ensemble concert featuring Left Coast Chamber Ensemble

Thursday, Nov. 14, 10:00 a.m | Swarthout Recital Hall
LECTURE:  Composer-in-Residence Melinda Wagner

other festival events include masterclasses and readings of student compositions


Previous Festivals

Feb. 13-14, 2019

Feb. 13

Guest Composer Portraits | 12 p.m. | Hall Center for the Humanities
Lectures by Amy Beth Kirsten, Tonia Ko, Hannah Lash and Nina Young
 
Pre-Concert Talk | 6:45 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall
with Amy Beth Kirsten, Tonia Ko, Hannah Lash and Nina Young
 
Kansas Virtuosi | 7:30 p.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall
Presenting music by Amy Beth Kirsten, Tonia Ko, Hannah Lash and Nina Young
 

Feb. 14   

Panel Discussion | 10 a.m. | Swarthout Recital Hall
with Amy Beth Kirsten, Tonia Ko, Hannah Lash and Nina Young

Salon Concert and Conversation | 7:30 p.m. | Cider Gallery, 810 Pennsylvania St.

 


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