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Contemporary Music Performances & Series


Innovation Celebration – “Unaccustomed Earth”
New Music Weekend at the University of Southern Maine School of Music
Portland Conservatory of Music’s Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival

“Unaccustomed Earth” - Friday, April 15, 2011, 8 PM
Two Sides Sounding (New York-based new music group), in collaboration with USM faculty member Daniel Sonenberg's composers collective “South Oxford Six”
Works by:  (click on composer's name for more information)
Aleksandra Vrebalov (world premiere)
Edward Ficklin
Kala Pierson
Michael Rose
Daniel Sonenberg
Tickets: $15 general public, $10 seniors/USM employees, and $5 students/children
Call the USM Music Box Office at 780-5555

Master Class on Ccomposition - Saturday, April 16, 2011, 10 AM
Featuring “South Oxford Six”
Tickets: $6
Call the USM Music Box Office at 780-5555

USM Composers Ensemble, Sunday, April 17, 2011, 8 PM
Daniel Sonenberg, director
Concert is Free.

For more information
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see Press Release  here
Contact Joyce Doyle at 780-5256 or
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Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival - Third Annual
PROGRAM I - Saturday, April 16, 2011, 4:00 PM
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Don Pride                     The Declaration of Independence
Beth Wiemann            Waver
Bill Matthews               Three Pieces for Piano
Beth Wiemann            Segue
Kitty Brazelton            Preface (suung)
                                       The beginning and Ending of All Things (pre-recorded)
                                       Bells and Words (voice and soundtrack)
PROGRAM II - Saturday, April 16, 2011, 7:30 PM
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Elizabeth Austin         Frauenliebe und Leben (A Woman’s Life and Love) 
                                           I.  “Seit ich ihn gesehen..”   (“Since I have seen him...”)
                                           II.  “Er, der Herrlichste von allen..”  (“He, most wonderful....“
                                           III. “Ich kann’s nicht fassen..”   (“I cannot grasp it....”)
                                           IV. “Du Ring an meinem Finger..”   (“O ring on my finger..”)
                                           V.  “Süsser Freund..”   (“Dearest friend..”)
                                           VI.  “Traum der eignen Tage..” (“Dream of days gone by..”)
Nancy Gunn                Three Bagatelles for Violin and Piano
Joshua DeScherer     Study in Metal
Gay Pearson               Crossings
Dianne Goolkasian-
                     Rahbee   Tango for String Quartet
Daniel Sonenberg      Seven Jarring Dances

PROGRAM III - Sunday, April 17, 2011, 4:00 PM
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 Harold Stover           springsongs
                                          I. in time of daffodils(who know)
                                          II. spring!may!
                                          III. sweet spring is your
Dalit Warshaw           Dreidel Variations
Peter McLaughlin      Stagnation in No Parts
Gia Comolli                  Horn Trio
Elliott Schwartz          Blossoms and Cannons: A Birthday Tribute

All concerts at:
Portland Conservatory of Music
202 Woodford Street, Portland Maine 04103
(207) 775-3356

Check the Portland Conservatory's website  here


Yarmouth Contemporary Music Days 2011
April 29, 2011, Friday, 7:30 PM
April 30, 2011, Saturday, 7:30 PM
For FULL detail see the  YCMD 2011 webpage


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