2017

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.

https://music.acadiau.ca/event/lecture-by-dr-dorothy-chang/


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.

https://music.acadiau.ca/event/masterclass-by-dr-dorothy-chang/


Emerging Voices — Student Composers and Performers
February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
KC Irving Centre Garden Room, 32 University Ave
Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P2R6 Canada

An evening of new works by Acadia School of Music composers and performers. This Concert Event is Presented by the Acadia New Music Festival (NMF).  Admission is free.

https://music.acadiau.ca/event/emerging-voices-student-composers-and-performers/

DAY 2 Friday February 10, 2017



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.

https://music.acadiau.ca/event/wind-band-explosion-3-bands-one-stage-plus-the-canadian-premiere-of-saxopera/

DAY 3 Saturday February 11, 2017



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.


https://music.acadiau.ca/event/tom-regan-memorial-concert/



Program Book (PDF)
Poster (PDF)

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We wish to thank and acknowledge our funding partners, including:

SOCAN Foundation and Acadia University.

We wish to thank and acknowledge our funding partners, including:

Arts Nova Scotia, Canada Council for the Arts, SOCAN Foundation, CBC Radio 2, Canadian Music Centre, Kings County, and Acadia University.

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