upcoming events

August 2018

Orientation Begins

When: Sat Aug 18 2018 9:00am to 12:00pm

Description: First-year and transfer students attend a special extended New Student and Transfer Orientation (August 18-26, 2018) that will help you prepare to navigate our academic program and allow you the opportunity to meet the new friends and network that will get you to your graduation day. Learn more at http://www.ncf.edu/orientation

Fall Classes Begin

When: Mon Aug 27 2018 8:00am to 9:00am

Where: New College

Description: View the complete New College Academic Calendar at https://www.ncf.edu/academics/academics-at-new-college/academic-calendar/

September 2018

Tuition and Fees Payment Deadline

When: Fri Sep 7 2018 8:00am to 9:00am

Description: View the complete New College Academic Calendar at https://www.ncf.edu/academics/academics-at-new-college/academic-calendar/

October 2018

New Music Free Artist Conversation: Sō Percussion

When: Thu Oct 4 2018 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA

Description: Meet the artists in advance of their Oct. 6 performance. This quartet of master percussionists will challenge expectations. Their performance will include Bryce Dessner's Music for Wood and Strings and Julia Wolfe's String Quartet No. 5, both Sō Percussion commissions. Yes, this is a quartet of percussionists, and yes, both commissions are for strings. This is not your average percussion ensemble; these are ground-breaking musicians who challenge themselves and their commissioned composers to reach new heights of inventiveness. read more at www.newmusicnewcollege.org/so-percussion.

New Music New College: Sō Percussion

When: Sat Oct 6 2018 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA

Description: A pre-concert talk begins at 7:30 p.m. This quartet of master percussionists will challenge expectations. Their performance will include Bryce Dessner's Music for Wood and Strings and Julia Wolfe's String Quartet No. 5, both Sō Percussion commissions. Yes, this is a quartet of percussionists, and yes, both commissions are for strings. This is not your average percussion ensemble; these are ground-breaking musicians who challenge themselves and their commissioned composers to reach new heights of inventiveness. Read more at newmusicnewcollege.org/so-percussion

Fall Break Begins

When: Mon Oct 15 2018 8:00am to 9:00am

Description: View the complete New College Academic Calendar at https://www.ncf.edu/academics/academics-at-new-college/academic-calendar/

Fall Classes Resume

When: Mon Oct 22 2018 8:00am to 9:00am

Description: View the complete New College Academic Calendar at https://www.ncf.edu/academics/academics-at-new-college/academic-calendar/

November 2018

Spring 2019 Registration Begins

When: Thu Nov 8 2018 8:00am to 9:00am

Description: View the complete New College Academic Calendar at https://www.ncf.edu/academics/academics-at-new-college/academic-calendar/

New Music Artist's Conversation: Inter/Action

When: Thu Nov 8 2018 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA

Description: Meet New College professor of digital media and music Mark Dancigers, and New College students who will perform a new piece Nov. 10 that uses the sound of rain data as an inspiration for improvisation and dance. The second half of the concert will feature the duo Grand Electric -— Dancigers on guitar and electronics and renowned New York City-based pianist Aaron Wunsch —- as a bridge between the electric and acoustic worlds. Read more at www.newmusicnewcollege.org/interaction

New Music New College: Inter/Action

When: Sat Nov 10 2018 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA

Description: Composer and electric guitarist Mark Dancigers returns to New College as the college’s first professor of digital media and music. Inter/Action will engage the possibilities of digital media through works that explore sound, music, movement, and images. Dancigers will lead New College students in a new piece that uses the sound of rain data as an inspiration for improvisation and dance. The second half of the concert will feature the duo Grand Electric — Dancigers on guitar and electronics and renowned New York City-based pianist Aaron Wunsch — as a bridge between the electric and acoustic worlds. A pre-concert talk begins at 7:30 p.m. Read more at www.newmusicnewcollege.org/interaction

January 2019

Artist's Conversation: Ensemble Dal Niente with George Lewis

When: Thu Jan 24 2019 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Club Sudakoff

Description: Meet Chicago-based Ensemble Dal Niente in advance of their Jan. 26 concert. Their program for NMNC will feature pieces by George Lewis, Anthony Braxton, and Katherine Young that, while notated, each have origins in improvisation. Composer and MacArthur (“Genius Grant”) Fellow George Lewis will join us for this concert. Read more at www.newmusicnewcollege.org/dalniente

New Music: Ensemble Dal Niente with George Lewis

When: Sat Jan 26 2019 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Where: Club Sudakoff

Description: Chicago-based Ensemble Dal Niente has been showered with critical praise and prestigious awards since forming in 2004. Their astonishing virtuosity is put entirely in the service of musical communication, making even the most demanding contemporary works accessible and compelling. Their program for New Music New College will feature pieces by George Lewis, Anthony Braxton, and Katherine Young that, while notated, each have origins in improvisation. Composer and MacArthur (“Genius Grant”) Fellow George Lewis will join us for this concert. A pre-concert talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Read more at www.newmusicnewcollege.org/dalniente

February 2019

New Music: Tigers Above and Tigers Below

When: Fri Feb 15 2019 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Where: New College of Florida - Black Box Theater, 5845 General Dougher Pl, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA

Description: Here we are. What are we going to do? In this new commission Eliza Ladd, in collaboration with New College students, will create a score of “Live Sound Action” (her theatrical approach to composition and performance) to be performed in the New College Black Box Theater. Ladd’s approach, at once visual, aural and physical, combines the sounds of objects and human movement with layers of primitive voice and song. This original New Music composition will be influenced by a theme of migration: what gets carried over time across place, and the act of searching, listening and thriving as it manifests in the flight of birds, the walking of humans, and on an elemental scale of geology. What is the sound image of our human contraption moving ‘forward’ in time and space? What is the moment of tigers above and tigers below? How do we locate ourselves? A pre-concert talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Read more at www.newmusicnewcollege.org/tigers

New Music: Tigers Above and Tigers Below

When: Sat Feb 16 2019 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Where: New College of Florida - Black Box Theater, 5845 General Dougher Pl, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA

Description: Here we are. What are we going to do? In this new commission Eliza Ladd, in collaboration with New College students, will create a score of “Live Sound Action” (her theatrical approach to composition and performance) to be performed in the New College Black Box Theater. Ladd’s approach, at once visual, aural and physical, combines the sounds of objects and human movement with layers of primitive voice and song. This original New Music composition will be influenced by a theme of migration: what gets carried over time across place, and the act of searching, listening and thriving as it manifests in the flight of birds, the walking of humans, and on an elemental scale of geology. What is the sound image of our human contraption moving ‘forward’ in time and space? What is the moment of tigers above and tigers below? How do we locate ourselves? A pre-concert talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Read more at www.newmusicnewcollege.org/tigers

April 2019

Artist Conversation: Kate Soper

When: Thu Apr 25 2019 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA

Description: Meet Kate Soper's Ipsa Dixit, as she returns to NMNC April 27 to perform Voices from the Killing Jar, another of Soper's theatrical works. This work from 2010-12 depicts a series of female protagonists caught up in “hopeless situations, inescapable fates, impossible fantasies, and unlucky circumstances.” Soper writes, “The women in ‘Voices’ are bound together by their pain, their silence, their anger, their perception, connected not just via juxtaposition, but through their communal duress. As the narrator of their stories, I empower them by resurrecting their voices, which echo and forge connections across the movements, and by bringing them to life before an audience. I inhabit these voices in part by recalling the emotions and mental states which are the catalysts for their speech and song.” Read more at www.newmusicnewcollege.org/killing-jar

New Music: Wet Ink Ensemble -- Voices From the Killing Jar

When: Sat Apr 27 2019 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA

Description: Kate Soper's Ipsa Dixit, which New Music New College presented as a work-in-progress in 2015, went on to be a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. Wet Ink returns to NMNC to perform Voices from the Killing Jar, another of Soper's theatrical works. This work from 2010-12 depicts a series of female protagonists caught up in “hopeless situations, inescapable fates, impossible fantasies, and unlucky circumstances.” Soper writes, “The women in ‘Voices’ are bound together by their pain, their silence, their anger, their perception, connected not just via juxtaposition, but through their communal duress. As the narrator of their stories, I empower them by resurrecting their voices, which echo and forge connections across the movements, and by bringing them to life before an audience. I inhabit these voices in part by recalling the emotions and mental states which are the catalysts for their speech and song.” A pre-concert talk begins at 7:30 p.m. Read more at www.newmusicnewcollege.org/killing-jar