(August 23, 2007) – New College of Florida presents the ninth season of contemporary music, New Music New College, which begins Sept. 15 and runs through the spring semester.Guest artists include pianist/performance artist Kathleen Supové, the Sylvia Smith Percussion Duo, The JACK Quartet, a “New Music Cabaret,” featuring compositions by New College graduate Silas Durocher performed by professional regional musicians, and a seminal work by British composer Cornelius Cardew performed by New College students.
The program invites audiences to experience new music and provides educational opportunities for New College students, including the participation of guest artists in classroom residencies and a spring event that showcases student creativity.
The series is under the direction of music Associate Professor Stephen Miles.
All concerts take place Saturday evenings at 8, with the exception of the Nov. 16 and April 26 performances. Tickets for the 2007-08 series are $10 per concert for the public, or $35 for a season subscription, which includes several free bonus events. New College of Florida students, faculty and staff may attend concerts at no charge. Most are in New College’s Sainer Pavilion, Caples Fine Arts Complex, Bay Shore Road.
The 2007-08 New Music New College season includes:
l New Music Cabaret: Silas Durocher and Friends
Saturday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m., Sudakoff Center, New College
Pre-concert discussion, 6:45 p.m.
l Lecture/discussion with Stuart Saunders Smith and the Sylvia Smith Percussion Duo
Thursday, Nov. 15, at 3:30 p.m., Sainer Pavilion
l A Night at the “Opera”: Music by Stuart Saunders Smith
Friday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m., Sainer Pavilion
(Non-series bonus concert, free for season subscribers, all others $10)
l The Sylvia Smith Percussion Duo: The Percussion/Theater Music of Stuart Saunders Smith
Saturday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m., Sainer Pavilion
l Lecture/demonstration by pianist Kathleen Supové
Friday, Jan. 18, at 3 p.m., Sainer Pavilion
l Kathleen Supové, pianist: Digits
Saturday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m., Sainer Pavilion
l The Great Learning, Paragraph 7: Music of Cornelius Cardew
Saturday, March 15, at 8 p.m., mack b gallery, 500 Tallevast Road, Sarasota
l The Florida String Quartet Plays Music by New College Composers
Saturday, April 26, at 4 p.m., Sainer Pavilion
l The JACK Quartet: Inventions of Memory
Saturday, May 10, at 8 p.m., Sainer Pavilion
Pre-concert discussion, 6:45 p.m.
Media sponsors are the Herald-Tribune Media Group, ABC 7 and WUSF Public Broadcasting. For brochure and more information, call 487-4154 or go to the Web site at www.newmusicnewcollege.org.