2013/14 SEASON

• September 14, 2013
New Music Detroit's Strange Beautiful Music VI
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
4pm-12am

We perform Steve Reich's Pulitzer Prize winning composition Double Sextet at New Music Detroit's annual new music marathon. Our third appearance on the festival!

• September 20, 2013
eighth blackbird field trip.
Chicago, IL

We travel to eighth blackbird's home studio to observe them rehearsing for their upcoming concert season.

• November 8, 2013
Fall Concert
Large Dance Studio
Performing Art Center, Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
8pm

We perform the world premiere of Wide Open Spaces by Armando Bayolo, composed just for us. Also on the program--ensemble member Ashley Stanley premieres her new work for flute and electronics, In C remixes by Mason Bates, Zoe Keating, and Jad Abumrad, Chicago Symphony composer-in-residence Anna Clyne's 1987, for quartet and electronics, and Steve Reich's Pulitzer Prize winning composition Double Sextet.

• November 22, 2013
PAC 1410
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
2:45pm-3pm

A micro concert for the visiting students from Libertyville High School. We perform Ashley Stanley's ensemble arrangement of her Blue Sketches, plus Zoe Keating's Zinc.

• December 4, 2013
Area 51, Kirkhoff Center
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
12pm-2pm

A Holiday fundraiser. We perform while you purchase and consume lots of Krispy Kreme doughnuts! Music by Mason Bates, Zoe Keating, Jad Abumrad, and ensemble member Ashley Stanley.

• March 13, 2014
Art Gallery, Performing Arts Center
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
8-9pm, free admission

Our annual composition competition continues, as GVSU student composers created twenty six 60-second works in response to the Art Gallery show The History of Space Photography. A judging panel chooses three cash awards, and the audience favorite wins a prize as well.

• March 14, 2014
PAC 1410
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
2:45pm-3pm

A micro concert for the visiting Clarinet Day students from throughout Michigan. We preview David Biedenbender's work Red Vesper.

• March 19, 2014
13th Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium
Mary Idema Pew Library
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI

We perform and demonstrate how we incorporate iPads and other technology into our performances. Works by Dan Rhode, David Biedenbender, Paul Rudy, Jad Abumrad.

• March 28, 2014
Detroit Institute of the Arts
Detroit, Michigan
7 and 8:30pm
Free with museum admission

The Detroit Institute of Arts presents us on their Friday Night Live! series. Two hours of great music delivered in two sets, including the world premiere of David Biedenbender's Red Vesper. Other composers presented include Marc Mellits, Mason Bates, Paul Rudy, Steve Reich, Dan Rhode, Zoe Keating, Jad Abumrad, Armando Bayolo, Ashley Stanley, and Bill Ryan

• April 1, 2014
University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
1pm, free admission

An exciting 50 minute program. Works by Marc Mellits, Bill Ryan, Dan Rhode, Armando Bayolo, Zoe Keating, and Jad Abumrad.

• April 4, 2014
Spring Concert
Large Dance Studio
Performing Art Center, Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
8pm

Our last campus event of the year, featuring commissioned works by David Biedenbender and Dan Rhode, plus works by Marc Mellits, Paul Rudy, Steve Reich, Bill Ryan, and the winners of our student composition competition.

• April 24, 2014
St. Mary's Catholic School
Spring Lake, MI

We share our music with K-8 students. Works by Dan Rhode, Zoe Keating, Jad Abumrad, Mason Bates, and David Biedenbender.

NATIONAL PARKS TOUR

• April 29
Arches National Park
1-3pm (four 30 minute concerts)
Visitor Center Auditorium
Moab, Utah

• April 30
Capitol Reef National Park
4pm/5pm (two 30 minute concerts)
Outdoor Amphitheater
Torrey, Utah
Tour of southwest National Parks

• May 1
Zion National Park
3:30pm-5pm, (three 30 minute concerts)
Zion Lodge
Springdale, Utah

• May 2
Grand Canyon National Park
3pm-5pm (two 60 minute concerts)
Shrine of the Ages Auditorium
Grand Canyon, Arizona

• May 3
Great Sand Dunes National Park
2-4pm (two 60 minute concerts)
Visitor Center
Mosca, Colorado

• May 4
Colorado College
7:30pm-8:30pm (with Bowed Piano Ensemble)
Packard Hall
Colorado Springs, Colorado