52nd Concert Season Preview

  Sunday September 3, 7:30 pm at the Concert Hall
The SCI 24 + 24 Hour Concert Project

The project was conceived in 2012 by the University of Iowa’s Society of Composers, Inc., by Student Chapter leaders Brian Penkrot, Jason Palamara and Will Huff, with the goal of fostering strong bonds and collaborative relationships between performers and composers at the School of Music.
The event begins by randomly assigning composers to a volunteer musician or small ensemble from the school of music. These composers then have twenty-four hours to compose an original work for their assigned performer or ensemble. Once the performers receive the new work, they have up to twenty-four hours to learn, practice, and rehearse the piece until they perform it.

  Sunday September 10, 7:30 pm at the Concert Hall
Guest violinist Davis Brooks with composer Frank Felice

Guest violinist Davis Brooks will present a recital of 20th and 21st-century music for solo violin and fixed media, including works by James Aikman, Patrick Long, Otto Luening, C. P. First, Hugh Levick, Tyler Entelisano, Thomas Wilson and Frank Felice.
Brooks, currently professor of violin at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN., comes from a diverse musical background. Felice is an eclectic composer who writes with a postmodern mischievousness: each piece speaks in its own language. Recent projects of Felice's explore a consonant adiatonicism.

  Sunday September 24, 7:30 pm at the Concert Hall
CNM Ensemble

Guest composer and UI alumnus Amy Dunker is a Professor of Music at Clarke University where she teaches music theory, aural skills, composition and trumpet. Amy has a DMA in Composition from the University of Missouri‐Kansas City Conservatory of Music, MM in Composition from Butler University

  Sunday October 22, 3:00 pm at Stark Opera Studio

The performance group, a.pe.ri.od.ic, led by Nomi Epstein, to present a 'trash opera.'
Using absurdity, humor, and non-narrativity to redefine notions of music and memory, Time With People is an hour-long music and theatre work by British composer Tim Parkinson (b. 1973). As Parkinson writes, the opera in seven scenes for ten people and assorted objects “redefines fundamentals of opera from its 16th century origins... reconceived from elements of 21st century post-historical culture.”

  Sunday October 29, 7:30 pm at the Concert Hall
UI Composers' Workshop I

The concert will present new works by UI composers that will be also performed at the Midwest Composers Symposium held at the University of Michigan, November 10 & 12.


The Center for New Music
  David Gompper, Director
  Jean-François Charles, Music director, LOUi
  Josh Levine, Adjunct Asst Professor, 2017
  Jinwon Kim, Research Asst, CNM
  Zachery Meier and Jeremy Maas, Research Assts, CW

The CNM ensemble in concert on April 23. 2017 performing new works by UI alumni David Maki (1996), Ching-chu Hu (1996) and John Allemeier (1998).
  Friday November 4, 7:30 pm at the Recital Hall
Guest Cellist, Tim Gill

  Sunday November 5, 7:30 pm at the Concert Hall
Two Concerti by Gompper

  Friday & Saturday, November 10-11, at MCS, UM
CNM with MCS, at UM in Ann Arbor, MI 

  Wednesday November 15, 7:30 pm at the Concert Hall
JACK Quartet with UI Composers

  Friday November 15, 7:30 pm at the Concert Hall
JACK Quartet Concert

  Friday December 1, 7:30 pm at the Recital Hall
LOUi Concert

  Sunday December 10, 7:30 pm at the Concert Hall
Composers Workshop 2