Artistic Director James Wilding presents the eighteenth annual Akron New Music Festival, which will feature faculty and students from the University of Akron and guest artists. The 2018 festival will feature five events on Wednesday and Thursday, April 25th and 26th. Guest composer Anthony Donofrio will give a lecture and masterclass. His compositions will feature on all concerts. New this year will be the inaugural concert of the Akron Contemporary Players. Also presented will be the pre-college student composer Cole Johnson, who for the past three years has won the prestigious Gillman Award of Children's Concert Society Scholastic Composer's Contest. All events will be held in Guzzetta Hall at the University of Akron and at the Akron Art Museum. Hospitality and operations management will be provided by the New Music Association, under its president, Cody Ray. Admission will be free for all events.
Richard Rodney Bennett
WEDNESDAY, April 25 MEET THE COMPOSER 5:00 pm, Guzzetta Hall 149 Lecture with guest composer Anthony Donofrio
WEDNESDAY, April 25 COMPOSERS FORUM I 7:30 pm, Guzzetta Recital Hall Student composers and performers from the University of Akron School of Music in concert
THURSDAY, April 26 NEW MUSIC AT THE MUSEUM 1:00 pm, Akron Art Museum Works by Robert Brownlow, David Biedenbender, James Wilding, and Anthony Donofrio; Performed by the Akron Contemporary Players: Todd Gaffke, saxophone Daniel Velasco, flute Minju Kim, violin Milena Albrecht, cello James Wilding, piano Reserve your free ticket here
THURSDAY, April 26 GUEST MASTERCLASS 5:00 pm, Guzzetta Hall 147 Guest composer Anthony Donofrio works with students from the University of Akron Composition Studio
THURSDAY, April 26 COMPOSERS FORUM II 7:30 pm, Guzzetta Recital Hall Works by Tom Janson, Libby Larsen, Richard Rodney Bennett, Anthony Donofrio, Nicola Resanovic and Cole Johnson