Festival Schedule

2024 Concerts

This concert is done in collaboration with two local organizations: Dismal Niche and Lanlocked Opera. 

The first half of the concert will feature New York based electro-acoustic composer / improviser Zeena Parkins, a pioneer of contemporary harp practices. Using expanded techniques, object preparations, and electronic processing she has re-defined the instrument’s capacities.

The second half of this concert is the World Premiere of Pompadour Porcelain, by Felix Jarrar, under the direction of Christina Ray and Landlocked Opera. 

7:30 PM CDT
Location TBD

 

Program: coming soon

 

Alarm Will Sound performs music by by Freund, Lewis, Kouyoumdjian, and Norman

7:30 PM CDT
Missouri Theatre

Stream at the Mizzou New Music Facebook or MU School of Music YouTube

 

Program: coming soon

Mizzou New Music Ensemble and Mizzou Faculty

7:30 PM CDT
Sheryl Crow Hall

Stream at the Mizzou New Music Facebook or MU School of Music YouTube

 

Program: coming soon

MIZZOU FACULTY PERFORMING

Amanda Collins, french horn

Megan Arns, percussion

Curtis Pavey, piano

Helena Hyesso Kim, piano

 

MIZZOU NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE

Nicholas Wu, flutes 

Meghan Brown, clarinets 

Alexandre Negrão, violin 

Dean Wibe, cello 

Olivia Sletteland, percussion 

Seda Balci, piano

Jinhong Yoo, piano

Utku Asuroglu, conductor

Stefan Freund, artistic director

Eight World Premieres

7:30 PM CDT
Missouri Theatre

Stream at the Mizzou New Music Facebook or MU School of Music YouTube

The final event of the 2023 MICF will feature Alarm Will Sound performing new works from eight resident composers:

  • Lukáš Janata
  • Claire Hu
  • Lila Meretzky
  • Benjamin Scheuer
  • Davor Vincze
  • Mahbod Shirvani
  • Ess Whiteley
  • Yingting Liu

2024 Festival Schedule

All dates, times and locations are tentative and subject to change.

Monday, July 22 • Sinquefield Music Center

  • TBD

Tuesday, July 23 • 

  • TBD

Wednesday, July 24 • Sinquefield Music Center

  • Dismal Niche, Landlocked Opera, and MNMI present Zeena Parkins, harp and electronics and the premiere of the Opera Pompadour Porcelain by Felix Jarrar. Location: Locust Elementary School, Black Box Theatre (1208 Locust St, Columbia, MO)

Thursday, July 25 • Missouri Theatre

  • Alarm Will Sound performs music by Freund, Lewis, Kouyoumdjian, and Norman

    7:30 p.m.

Friday, July 26 • Sinquefield Music Center

  • Mizzou concert (New Music Ensemble and faculty).

    7:30 p.m. Sheryl Crow Hall (Sinquefield Music Center 132)

Saturday, July 27 • Missouri Theatre

  • Alarm Will Sound performs 8 World Premieres by MICF Resident Composers Benjamin Scheuer, Claire Hu, Davor Vincze, Ess Whiteley, Lila Meretzky, Lukáš Janata,  Mahbod Shirvani, and Yingting Liu. 

    7:30 p.m.