NSMF 2017

The Truman State University Department of Music
Sigma Alpha Iota
invite you to experience two days of contemporary music

October 27 and 28
Seven Concerts
All concerts Free and Open to the Public

 Friday, October 27

Eli Lara, cello and Julia Bentley, mezzo-soprano
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall

The Festival opens with a concert of modern works for cello and voice performed by contemporary music specialists Eli Lara and Julia Bentley.

October 27, 2017
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Ophelia Parrish 2350

The Festival welcomes the Kansas City composers collective BetaMax in a concert of composed and improvised music.

Truman All-Stars
October 27, 2017
10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Festival continues with a concert of improvised music accompanied by video in Truman’s lovely Planetarium. This concert features Truman jazz musicians lead by Tim AuBuchon. Mr. AuBuchon will be joined by Chicago laptop artist Theodore Moore.

Saturday, October 28

Theodore Moore
October 28, 2017
2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Ophelia Parrish 2340

Chicago laptop musician, composer, improviser, video artist and Truman alum Theodore Moore opens the second day of the North Star Music Festival with a concert of electronic soundscapes.

Uncommon Practice
October 28, 2017
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ophelia Parrish 2350

Truman State University’s modern music collective perform a variety of contemporary works for acoustic instruments in the fifth concert of the North Star Music Festival.

Modern Chamber Music
October 28, 2017
6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall

Featuring the compositions of Costa Rican musician and guest artist Vinicio Mesa, the sixth concert of the North Star Music Festival focuses on modern works for acoustic instruments.

North Star Music Festival Final Concert
October 28, 2017
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall

The North Star Music Festival concludes with a concert of modern works, featuring the premiere of FANTASÍA SOBRE TRES CANCIONES COSTARRICENSES, newly composed by guest artist Vinicio Meza for the Truman State University Symphony Orchestra.

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Music featured in the video:

Carnival Daring-Do
Jay C. Batzner, Music
Video created and directed by Carla Poindexter

Winter’s Summer
Ted King-Smith, composer and performer

Radiance Swells
Thomas L. Wilson, composer
Matthew Shaver, vibraphone

the bunyip
Thomas Dempster, composer
Russell Thorpe, saxophone

TSU All-Stars
Timothy AuBuchon, saxophone
Jay Bulen, trombone
Michael Bump, percussion
Charles Gran, synthesizers

Theodore Moore, composer and video
Kyle Hutchins, saxophone
Theodore Moore, electronics and video

Barry Moon, video, electronics and guitar
Doug Nottingham, percussion and electronics

Hunger Dreams in Flocks
Hunter Ewen, composer and electronics

“Nonette” by Amy X Neuburg, performed by Kate Stenberg
Released on Other Minds Records: Scenes from a New Music Séance.

Amy X Neuburg
composer, percussion, electronics, vocals

Crowd Source
Amy X Neuburg (Premiere of the 2014 Festival Commission)
Amy X Neuburg, vocal
Truman Percussion Ensemble: Michael Bump, director, Ben Barker, Hannah Gallamore, Angela Hilton, Tori Hosler, Jensynn Kasper, Brett Morris, Matt Musselman, Janelle Walker, Nicole Ulmer, Conner Viets

Last Round
I. Movido, urgente
Osvaldo Golijov, composer
Quartet I: Sarite Brown, Hunter Takamiya, violins Emily Koboldt, viola, Daniel Yung, cello
Quartet II: Ava Pacheco, Claire Clausen, violins Christopher Aman, viola; Alyssa AuBuchon, cello Darby Dachroeden, bass
Sam McClure, conductor