Because of illness, the featured composer and ensemble scheduled to headline this weekend’s New Music Festival have had to cancel their appearance at Heidelberg University. However, the final concert for the weekend, New Music Live!, will go on as scheduled at 3 p.m. Sunday (April 14) in Brenneman.
New Music Live! will feature recent and classical contemporary works, performed almost exclusively by Heidelberg faculty and students, according to organizer Dr. Doug McConnell.
One guest pianist, Stephanie Titus, a doctoral student at Bowling Green State University, will kick off the program. Other performers on the program include Melissa Bosma (oboe), Eric Rutherford (bassoon) and December graduate John Huenemann, who will perform an original composition. The Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. John Owen, will conclude the program with a performance of Flashbax by contemporary composer Jesse Ayers, who is on the music faculty at Malone University.
The concert is free and open to the community.