Join the University of Louisville School of Music and featured Grawemeyer Award-winning guest composer Kaija Saariaho (2003) for a weeklong tribute to outstanding achievements in music composition. Other festival guests include French composer and visual artist Jean-Baptiste Barrière, American flutist Camilla Hoitenga and Danish cellist Jakob Kullberg. On November 12, the Louisville Orchestra will present a concert featuring works composed by Grawemeyer Award-winning composers including Jacob’s Dream by Krzysztof Penderecki and Notes on Light by Kaija Saariaho.
Unless otherwise noted, concerts begin at 8 p.m. and take place in the Comstock Concert Hall at the School of Music. Admission is free and events are open to the public.
For a detailed event listing and bios of the guest composers and artist, click here.
Tuesday, November 10
Faculty Chamber Music Concert
Program will include Penderecki’s Sextet and Saariaho’s Six Japanese Gardens
Wednesday, November 11
University New Music Ensemble and Wind Ensemble
Program will include Penderecki’s Entrata, Quartet for Clarinet and String Trio, and Cello Octet; and Saariaho’s Dust
Thursday, November 12
Louisville Orchestra Concert
Featuring music by Saariaho, Penderecki, Adams, Lutoslawski and Salonen
Friday, November 13
University of Louisville Symphony Orchestra
Program includes works by guest composers and the premiere performance of Elegy, Soliloquy, and Epilogue for Flute and String Orchestra by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
Saturday, November 14
Electronic Music Concert
Flutist Camilla Hoitenga will present an evening of audio-visual performances of music by Kaija Saariaho and Jean-Baptiste Barrière
Sunday, November 15
Cardinal Singers and the University Collegiate Chorale
Featuring a selection of contemporary choir music
In addition to taking part in nightly concerts, the festival guests will present master classes and lectures throughout the week. There also will be a special audio-visual installation, Nox Borealis, by Jean-Baptiste Barrière and Kaija Saariaho at the Rauch Planetarium on November 12, 13 and 15.