Festival Schedule

**Schedule for the 2018 Mizzou International Composers Festival will be announced in Spring of 2018**

2017 Concerts

Monday, July 24 • Music of MICF Alumni & More

Whitmore Recital Hall • 7:30 PM • FREE

Get a taste of the festival at a FREE concert featuring members of Alarm Will Sound playing new chamber works from former MICF resident composers David Biedenbender, Ian Dicke, and Stephen Snowden and AWS pianist John Orfe.  

Program includes:

  • John Orfe, We Two Form a Multitude
  • Steven Snowden, Long Distance
  • David Biedenbender, Liquid Architecture
  • Steven Snowden, Shovelhead
  • Ian Dicke, Latest and Greatest

Thursday, July 27 • Alarm Will Sound

Music of MICF Guest Composers

Missouri Theatre • 7:30 PM

“One of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene.” – The New York Times

**Pre-Concert talk at 7:00 PM with composer Robert Sirota, painter Simon Dinnerstein, and director of MU Museum of Art & Archaeology Alex Barker**

Program includes:

  • Georg Friedrich Haas, REMIX
  • Don Freund, Hard Cells
  • Caleb Burhans, Escape Wisconsin (Alarm Remix)*
  • Robert Sirota, Three Nocturnes*
  • Dan Visconti, Psychedelia*

* world premiere, commissioned by Alarm Will Sound

Friday, July 28 • Mizzou New Music

Mizzou New Music Ensemble, Eli Lara, and DRAX

Missouri Theatre • 7:30 PM

The Mizzou New Music Ensemble performs works by guest composers Georg Friedrich Haas and Dan Visconti. Additionally, Mizzou faculty performers DRAX (Leo Saguiguit and Megan Arns) perform new works for saxophone and percussion by MICF alumni Steven Snowden and Asha Srinivasan, and faculty cellist Eli Lara performs a program of works dedicated to iconic Swiss conductor Paul Sacher.

Program includes:

  • Dan Visconti, Fractured Jams
  • Georg Friedrich Haas, ...aus freier Lust...verbunden
  • Asha Srinivasan, Tantrums*
  • Steven Snowden, Where Are Our Mothers/We Don't Have Enough Time
  • Henri Dutilleux, Trois Strophes sur le Nom de Sacher
  • Various Composers, Selections from Mystery Variations for Ansi Karttunen

* world premiere, commissioned by DRAX

Saturday, July 29 • Alarm Will Sound

Eight World Premieres

Missouri Theatre • 7:30 PM

More than 250 composers from around the world applied, the top eight are here! Alarm Will Sound performs world premieres by resident composers Clare Glackin, Selim Göncü, Carolina Heredia, Christopher Mayo, Aaron Parker, Charles Peck, Amadeus Regucera, and Henry Stewart.   

Program includes:

  • Clare Glackin, Dance of the Hedgehogs and the Wood Fairies
  • Selim Göncü, post-pandemonium
  • Carolina Heredia, essentia
  • Christopher Mayo, Beast (for Hugo Ball)
  • Aaron Parker, atholhu
  • Charles Peck, Vinyl
  • Amadeus Regucera, CRVD
  • Henry Breneman Stewart, Wreck

 

2017 Festival Schedule 

Monday, July 24 - Concert #1
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Resident Composer Presentations
MU Fine Arts Building 145 - Open to the Public

  • 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM: Introductory Remarks
  • 9:45 AM – 10:25 AM: Carolina Heredia
  • 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM: Amadeus Regucera
  • 11:15 AM – 11:55 AM: Charles Peck

1:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Resident Composer Presentations
MU Fine Arts Building 145 - Open to the Public

  • 1:30 PM – 2:10 PM: Aaron Parker
  • 2:15 PM – 2:55 PM: Clare Glackin
  • 3:00 PM – 3:40 PM: Selim Göncü
  • 4:00 PM – 4:40 PM: Henry Breneman Stewart
  • 4:45 PM – 5:25 PM: Christopher Mayo

7:30 PM: MUSIC OF MICF ALUMNI & MORE, featuring music of John Orfe, Steven Snowden, David Beidenbender, and Ian Dicke
MU Whitmore Recital Hall - Open to the Public

Tuesday, July 25
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Alarm Will Sound Rehearsal with Guest Composers
Missouri Theatre, 203 S. 9th Street - Open to the Public

7:00 PM: Georg Friedrich Haas, Guest Composer Presentation
MU Fine Arts Building 145 - Open to the Public

8:15 PM: Don Freund, Guest Composer Presentation
MU Fine Arts Building 145 - Open to the Public

Wednesday, July 26
7:00 PM: Dan Visconti, Guest Composer Presentation
MU Fine Arts Building 145 - Open to the Public

8:15 PM: Robert Sirota, Guest Composer Presentation
MU Fine Arts Building 145 - Open to the Public

Thursday, July 27 - Concert #2

7:00 PM: PRE-CONCERT TALK with Robert Sirota (composer), Simon Dinnerstein (painter), and Alex Barker (director, MU Museum of Art & Archaeology)

7:30 PM:  ALARM WILL SOUND OPENING CONCERT, featuring music of Dan Visconti, Robert Sirota, Caleb Burhans, Don Freund, and Georg Friedrich Haas
Missouri Theatre (203 South 9th Street, Columbia, MO 65201)

ALARM WILL SOUND IS
 “…one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene.” – The New York Times

Friday, July 28 - Concert #3
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM: AWS Rehearsal with Resident Composers
Loeb Hall 201 - Open to the Public

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM: AWS Rehearsal with Resident Composers
Loeb Hall 201 - Open to the Public

7:30 PM:  MIZZOU NEW MUSIC CONCERT
Missouri Theatre (203 South 9th Street, Columbia, MO 65201)

The Mizzou New Music Ensemble performs works by guest composers Georg Friedrich Haas and Dan Visconti. Additionally, Mizzou faculty performers DRAX (Leo Saguiguit and Megan Arns) perform new works for saxophone and percussion by MICF alumni Steven Snowden and Asha Srinivasan, and faculty cellist Eli Lara performs a program of works dedicated to iconic Swiss conductor Paul Sacher. 

Saturday, July 29 - Concert #3

**6:00 PM: VIP Reception @ Palmer Room of Reynolds Journalism Institute 

7:30 PM:  ALARM WILL SOUND: EIGHT WORLD PREMIERES
Missouri Theatre (203 South 9th Street, Columbia, MO 65201)

ALARM WILL SOUND IS
"youth, energy, and talent focused on making us hear what the music’s up to.” – Boston Globe
“…insouciant virtuosity…a force to reckon with in contemporary American music.” – Financial Times
 
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