The 39th Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival – October 17-20, 2018

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio —The 39th Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival will showcase the work of more than 30 guest composers and performers October 17-20. The four-day international festival includes concerts, lectures and an art exhibition. This year's featured guests include Pulitzer Prize and Grawemeyer Award-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis, the ensemble Hub New Music, and artist Sha Sha Higby.

Organized by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music (MACCM), the College of Musical Arts and the Fine Arts Center Galleries at BGSU, the festival supports the creation of new work and engages both the University and city communities in the process of music appreciation and awareness.

Founded in 1980, the New Music Festival has hosted such notable composers as John Adams, Milton Babbitt, John Cage, Chen Yi, John Corigliano, George Crumb, Philip Glass, Jennifer Higdon, Lou Harrison, David Lang, Pauline Oliveros, Terry Riley, Christopher Rouse, John Luther Adams, Bright Sheng, Steven Stucky, Joan Tower, and more than 400 other guest composers and musicians.

Most festival events are free and open to the public. For a complete schedule of events, visit or contact the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at 419-372-2685.

Updated: 09/25/2018 02:11PM