New Music from Bowling Green


Faculty and graduate students from Bowling Green State University’s renowned contemporary music program will be performing at Trinosophes in Detroit (1464 Gratiot.) with a program of new music by Georges Aperghis, John Drumheller, Jonathan Harvey, BGSU faculty composer Mikel Kuehn, Bright Sheng, Toru Takemitsu and Ashley Fu-Tsun Wang. The concert will take place on Saturday, April 18th at 8 p.m.

Participating faculty from the College of Musical Arts include  flutist Conor Nelson, pianist Solungga Fang-Tzu Liu, trumpeter Charles Saenz, saxophonist John Sampen, and cellist Alan Smith, with DMA student saxophonist Matthew Younglove, violist Kalindi Bellach, clarinetist Gunnar Owen Hirthe, pianist Zachary Nyce, and guest pianist Jeannette Fang.

Tickets for the concert are $5 at the door, and can be reserved through Trinosophes at 313-737-6606.



In 2014, faculty and graduate students performed at Constellation in Chicago (3111 N. Western Ave.) with a program of new music by Marcos Balter, Louis Andriessen, George Lewis, Stephen Hartke, BGSU faculty composer Christopher Dietz, Marc Mellits and Monte Weber. The concert took place on Sunday, April 13 at 8:30 p.m., and was presented as part of the Frequency Series, a regular new music showcase curated by Peter Margasak from the Chicago Reader.

Watch the performances here!

For more information about Constellation in Chicago visit their website:



In April of 2013 a group performed at Le Poisson Rouge in New York. The program from that concert is available here, and an archived internet broadcast of the concert is available from WQXR's Q2 "New York Now" series here.

Radio Series

Also part of the New Music from Bowling Green initiative is a radio series devoted to living composers and their works. Produced by WGTE Public Media and hosted by Brad Cresswell, New Music from Bowling Green draws primarily on live concert recordings from the New Music Festival and Music at the Forefront concert series, as well as commercial recordings featuring the Bowling Green Philharmonia and the BGSU Wind Symphony. Designed with the mainstream classical music listener in mind, the program features audience-friendly modern works that are introduced by their composers. We also hear from the performers who bring those works to life – in some cases, for the very first time.

The list of composers who appear on the series to introduce their own work reads like a Who's Who of Modern Music: Samuel Adler; Caleb Burhans; Sebastian Currier; Michael Daugherty; David Lang; Ingram Marshall; Kevin Puts; Shulamit Ran; Huang Ruo; Steven Stucky, and Christopher Theofanidis, among many others. Also featured is Pulitzer Prize-winner (and BGSU alumna) Jennifer Higdon, who personally takes us on a three-episode tour of her Grammy award-winning discography. A third season is now in production!

Season two can be streamed from PRX here.