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Cancelled: 2020 USF New-Music Festival: Finale Concert

Event Type: Music
Facility: School of Music (MUS)
Presented By: School of Music
April 3-4, 2020 USF continues its tradition of hosting an international new music festival with over 40 
visiting composers and performers, presenting six concerts of innovative compositions. 

The New Music Consortium (NMC) at the University of South Florida will present a festival of new 
compositions by the festivalís guest composer David Rakowski, one of the most prominent 
composers of our time, and 37 other living composers, who were selected by an international call for 
scores. NCM received about 400 submissions from 32 different countries throughout Asia, North 
America, South America, Oceania, and Europe. Invited composers were chosen through multiple 
rounds of adjudication by members of the consortium. All selected composers will be traveling to 
Tampa to attend rehearsals of their pieces, all of which will be performed over the course of the 
festivalís six concerts. These include a variety of cutting-edge acoustic, electronic, and multimedia 
works. Some composers will also be given the opportunity to give talks and presentations. Concerts 
will take place on April 3rd  at 11:30am, 4:00pm, and 7:30pm, all in Barness Recital Hall; and on April 
4th at 11:30am and 4:00pm in Barness Recital Hall and at 7:30pm in the USF Concert Hall. A solo or 
ensemble work by David Rakowski will be featured on every one of these concerts. 

Performers for the festival include students, faculty, and ensembles from the USF School of Music, in 
addition to guest soloists and ensembles. Among the USF ensembles will be the award-winning 
percussion ensemble McCormick Percussion Group, New Music Consortium Ensemble, USF Flute 
ensemble. Soloists include Erol Oszever, Francesca Arnone, JT Posadas, Calvin Falwell, and Eunmi 
Ko. Guest performers include Sini Virtanen, Ann DuHamel, Doug OíConnor, Katherine Weintraub, 
Jason Calloway, Songeaters (Thea Lobo & Eunmi Ko), among others. 

Composers ranging from students to professional freelance and university professors will be in 
attendance to hear their works performed at the festival. This is the fourth installment of this biennial 
festival, which began in 2014, and a continuation of the long tradition of new music festivals at the 
University of South Florida, with past festivals including the Bonk Festival and Robert Helps Festival. 

The New Music Consortium is based in the Composition Department at the University of South 
Floridaís School of Music and advised by Benjamin D. Whiting and Eunmi Ko. The goal of the New 
Music Consortium is to produce concerts of new music not only at the university but also throughout 
the local community. All concerts produced by the NMC over the year are free of charge, and feature 
acoustic and electronic compositions that audiences have most likely never heard before. 

Admission to all concerts of the festival is free and open to the general public. Barness Recital Hall 
and the USF Concert Hall are both located at the USF School of Music, 3755 USF Holly Drive, 
Tampa, FL 33620. 

Festival Website:
Date: 4/4/2020
Event Information: For additional event information, please visit:
Purchase Tickets: Free Event.
Location: Concert Hall-Stage
Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
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