BGSU hosting 44th annual Bowling Green New Music Festival starting Oct. 19

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio — Featuring seven concerts over three days, Bowling Green State University will host the 44th annual Bowling Green New Music Festival from Oct. 19-21 in the Moore Musical Arts Center and streaming live online.

Highlights of this year's festival include a talk by guest composer Marcos Balter on Oct. 19 and a performance by ensemble Dal Niente, a Chicago-based contemporary chamber orchestra, on Oct. 20. Special performances by the duo andPlay and T.H.E. Modern Dance Company are also planned.

All events are free and open to the public except for the closing orchestral and choral concerts. Tickets are available for purchase online at

Organized by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music and the BGSU College of Musical Arts, the festival supports the creation of new work while engaging the University and surrounding communities in the pursuit of music appreciation and awareness.

Previously, the Bowling Green New Music Festival has hosted notable composers such 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, Steven Stucky, Joan Tower and more than 400 other guest composers and musicians.

For a complete list of performances and events, visit

Updated: 10/13/2023 02:29PM