Visiting Performers

Each academic year, the Mizzou New Music Initiative invites renowned composers, performers, and ensembles to the University of Missouri to present, perform, and hold workshops and lessons.

2019-20 Visiting Performers

October 10, 2019

Amy Williams, composer/pianist

  • Private lessons for composers
  • Presentation for composers
  • Performance of John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano (excerpts)

October 21, 2019

Michael Harley, bassoonist

  • Master class for bassoonists
  • Presentation for composers
  • Concert with Phillip Bush (piano) in Whitmore Recital Hall, program:
    • Reginald Bain, Totality
    • Carl Schimmel, Alarums and Excursions: A Puzzle-Burlesque in Four Polymythian Acts
    • Fang Man, Lament
    • Caleb Burhans, Harbinger of Sorrows 
    • Stefan Freund, Miphadventures

November 1-4, 2019

Tesla Quartet

  • Presentation for composers
  • Reading session for composers
  • Master class with strings students
  • Recording session for Carolina Heredia's Ius in Bello (with Wesley Warnhoff)
  • Concert in Whitmore Recital Hall, program:
    • Michael Ippolito, String Quartet no. 3, "Songlines"
    • Carolina Heredia, Ius in Bello
    • Grażyna Bacewicz, String Quartet no. 4
    • Giovanni Sollima, Sonnets et Rondeaux

November 4-5, 2019

Ken Thomson Sextet

  • Presentation for composers and jazz students
  • Master class for composers
  • Rehearsal and performance with MU Concert Jazz Band


February 18-23, 2020

Quatuor Diotima

  • Presentation for composers
  • Reading session for composers
  • Recording session for new work by Yoshiaki Onishi
  • Concert in Whitmore Recital Hall, program:
    • Alban Berg, String Quartet op. 3
    • Yoshiaki Onishi, TBA
    • Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartet in A minor, op. 132
  • Concert in First Baptist Church (Odyssey Chamber Music Series), program:
    • Alban Berg, String Quartet, op. 3
    • Béla Bartók, String Quartet no. 4
    • Dmitri Shostakovich, Two Pieces for String Octet, op. 11 (with Esterhazy Quartet)

April 6-10, 2020

Khemia Ensemble

  • Presentation for composers
  • Reading session for composers
  • Master classes/private lessons with instrumental students
  • Concert at Sinquefield Music Center, program TBA

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