New Music Festival organizers receive kudos from Augusta Read Thomas

New Music Festival organizers receive kudos from Augusta Read Thomas

Augusta Read Thomas, Founder and Director of Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition at The University of Chicago was a guest of the Seventh Annual New Music Festival at NIU.  Thomas is one of the most revered and honored composers of of this era. She gave a pre-concert talk on the second night of festival and that night’s concert was a celebration of her work.

She sent the following note to Greg Beyer, NIU Professor and Director of Percussion Studies, who is the Artistic director of the New Music Festival, and to all of the friends of the NIU School of Music who made this year’s New Music Festival such a success.

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Upcoming Holiday Concerts

Upcoming Holiday Concerts

Swingin’ in the Holidays
Sunday, November 26, 3 p.m., Boutell Memorial Concert Hall
$10 adults, $5 students, (get $2.50 off if you bring a non-perishable food item)

 


20th Annual Choral Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 3 at 3 p.m., Boutell Memorial Concert Hall
$10 adults, $5 seniors and students, children under five free

YouTube live stream Livestream available

 


Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Campus Strings Holiday Pops Concert: Winter Wonderland
Friday, December 8, 7 p.m., Boutell Memorial Concert Hall
Saturday, December 9, 2 p.m., Boutell Memorial Concert Hall
$16 adults, $11 seniors (62 and older), $6 children under 12, $6 students (with school ID)