New Music Festival

"Believe it or not, a little town in northwest Ohio is one of the liveliest spots for new music in the whole United States. For 25 years, MACCM has pursued the latest musical ideas and the highest musical standards with fearless vision. Bowling Green students are lucky to have this amazing resource — but so are we all."
                                                                                   —Steven Stucky, 2012

The 42nd Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival
OCTOBER 21-23 2021

Featuring guest composer AUGUSTA READ THOMAS

At the heart of the Center’s activities is the renowned New Music Festival. This annual event celebrates the contemporary arts through concerts, panels, art exhibitions, seminars, master classes and papers. Begun in 1980, the festival has hosted John Adams, John Luther Adams, Samuel Adler, Milton Babbitt, William Bolcom, Anthony Braxton, John Cage, Chen Yi, John Corigliano, George Crumb, Mario Davidovsky, Anthony Davis, Dai Fujikura, Philip Glass, John Harbison, Lou Harrison, Jennifer Higdon, Karel Husa, Aaron Jay Kernis, Joan La Barbara, David Lang, Paul Lansky, George Lewis, Steven Mackey, Robert Morris, Pauline Oliveros, Shulamit Ran, Bernard Rands, Terry Riley, Christopher Rouse, Frederic Rzewski, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Schwantner, Bright Sheng, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Steven Stucky, Morton Subotnick, Joan Tower, Vladimir Ussachevsky, Evan Ziporyn and more than 400 other guest composers and musicians.

In 2021, we are AGAIN proud to feature the music of Augusta Read Thomas, with featured performers Michael Hall (viola) and Marianne Parker (piano).

Programs and performers will be announced soon. Watch this space!


Watch this space for a full schedule of events and composer listings.
See our Media page for archived performances from 2020.
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

COMPOSER TALK: Augusta Read Thomas
1:30 p.m., Thursday, October 21 - Bryan Recital Hall

CONCERT #1
3:30 p.m., Thursday, October 21 - Kobacker Hall

CONCERT #2
8 p.m., Thursday, October 21 - Kobacker Hall

CONCERT #3
2:30 p.m., Friday, October 22 - Kobacker Hall

CONCERT #4
8 p.m., Friday, October 22 - Kobacker Hall
Michael Hall, viola - Marianne Parker, piano

CONCERT #5
2:30 p.m., Saturday, October 23 - Kobacker Hall

CONCERT #6
8 p.m., Saturday, October 23 - Kobacker Hall

Concerts will be streamed live at youtube.com/bgsumusic

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