The ninth annual Acadia New Music Festival February 9 – 11, 2017
Dorothy Chang SOCAN Foundation Composer in Residence Featuring: Students and Faculty from Acadia's School of Music, plus the Acadia Youth Band, Acadia University Symphonic Band, and The Acadia University Wind Ensemble Derek Charke and Mark Hopkins Co-directors
The Acadia New Music Society is thrilled to host composer Dorothy Chang as our SOCAN Foundation Composer-in-Residence during our 9th annual new music festival. "The music of composer Dorothy Chang has been described as "evocative and kaleidoscopic” (Seattle Times) and praised for its colourful scoring and range of dramatic expression. Her music is rooted in the Western art music tradition but often reflects the eclectic mix of musical influences from her youth, ranging from popular and folk music to elements of traditional Chinese music."Read more…
In addition we are featuring home-grown talent this year including many Acadia School of Music students and faculty, and ensembles.
Please join us for three days of new music, culminating in the ever popular Tom Regan memorial concert, with a focus on new and exciting works!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
DAY 1 Thursday February 9, 2017
Lecture by Dr. Dorothy Chang February 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Denton Hall Auditorium, Acadia School of Music
SOCAN Foundation and the Acadia New Music Festival present UBC Composition Professor Dr. Dorothy Chang, lecturing about her music, her inspirations, and her compositional process. This Concert Event is Presented by the Acadia New Music Festival (∀NMF). Admission is free.
Masterclass with Dr. Dorothy Chang February 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Room 234, Denton Hall Acadia School of Music
Dr. Dorothy Chang will work with students from the composition studio of Acadia University in a masterclass setting. This Concert Event is Presented by the Acadia New Music Festival (∀NMF). Admission is free.
AMFIG @ ANMF February 10 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm KC Irving Centre Garden Room, 32 University Ave Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P2R6 Canada
Join members of AFMIG (Acadia Music Faculty Improv Group) for an hour of freely improvised music. Always exciting. It’s anyone’s guess what will happen! This Concert Event is Presented by the Acadia New Music Festival (∀NMF). Admission is free.
Wind Band Explosion! 3 Bands, One Stage, plus the Canadian Premiere of SaxOpera! February 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Festival Theatre Auditorium, 504 Main St Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P2R6 Canada
Come and listen to the Acadia Youth Band (Paul Hutten, conductor), the Acadia University Symphonic Band (Ardith Hayley and Tristan De Borba, conductors,) and The Acadia University Wind Ensemble (Mark Hopkins, Conductor) performing mostly Canadian Wind works. Don’t miss Sunan Dances by SOCAN Foundation Composer in Residence Dorothy Chang, and the Canadian Premiere of Faustus: A SaxOpera by John Plant, featuring saxophone Virtuoso and Acadia Faculty Tristan De Borba, Saxophone Soloist. BOTH COMPOSERS WILL BE PRESENT FOR THE PERFORMANCE. This Concert Event is Presented by the Acadia New Music Festival (∀NMF). Admission is by freewill donation.
Tom Regan Memorial Concert February 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Festival Theatre Auditorium, 504 Main St Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P2R6 Canada
Acadia School of Music students, faculty, alumni and friends An annual showcase of the diversity and depth of the musical talent at Acadia. Always a special evening! This Concert Event is Presented by the Acadia Performing Arts Series. Purchase tickets here.