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2008/09 SEASON

• September 8, 2008
Louis Armstrong Theater
Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI

Fall Arts Celebration, featuring new GVSU music faculty, plus the New Music Ensemble. We'll perform Blurred composed by Bill Ryan

• September 26, 2008
Marriott Atrium Ballroom
Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

We perform seven pieces on a concert at the College Music Society national conference. All works written just for this event.

• November 16, 2008
Dance Studio

Join us on November 16 as the acclaimed GVSU New Music Ensemble presents an evening of classic contemporary music with Grammy nominated pianist Andrew Russo. In honor of what would have been Olivier Messiaen's 100th birthday, three of the French composer's works will be performed--Oiseaux Exotiques, a prelude for solo piano, and a movement from his Quartet for the End of Time , which will also be choreographed by new GVSU dance faculty member Shawn Bible. In addition, the world premiere of J. Anthony Allen's composition Pierrot Variations will be performed. This work, a remix for chamber ensemble and electronics of Arnold Schoenberg's seminal work Pierrot Lunaire, was commissioned by the New Music Ensemble and GVSU Alumni Association in honor of Allen receiving the 2008 GVSU Young Alumnus Award. Rounding out the program will be contemporary arrangements of classic works by Radiohead, Velvet Underground, Steppenwolf, and James Blunt. These arrangements were recently released to rave reviews on Russo's CD Mix Tape.

• March 12, 2009
Art Gallery, PAC

We premiere a dozen or so new works commissioned by the NME and the College Art Gallery, written by the composition studio. All works were composed in response to the art that will be on display in the gallery. Cash prizes given after the concert for the top three works as determined by the audience.

• April 1, 2009
Dance Studio

Our spring concert features the world premiere of a new work by Belinda Reynolds. Also on the program is music by Dan Becker, and GVSU's own top student composers.

• April 24, 2009
Stern Auditorium
Carnegie Hall
Tickets $21-$72 purchase here

We join the legendary Kronos Quartet as they lead an all-star ensemble in a performance celebrating the 45th anniversary of Terry Riley's seminal work In C.