COLUMBIA, Mo., June 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — After two years of running shows online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mizzou International Composers Festival is pleased to announce the 13e The annual MICF will return to in-person concerts for 2022.
Monday July 25 through Saturday July 30the Mizzou New Music Initiative and the University of Missouri The School of Music will present five concerts at venues across Colombia. Plus, presentations by renowned guest composers Monk Meredith and Angelica Negron – as well as the eight Resident Composers selected for the MICF 2022 – are programmed. All MICF events free and open to the public. All concerts will be streamed live on:
Monk and Negrón Guest Composer presentations will be streamed live only on Facebook Mizzou New Music Initiative.
The acclaimed new music group The alarm will sounddirected by the artistic director Alan Piersonwill once again serve as the resident ensemble, as AWS has done since MICF began in 2010. AWS will perform the music of Monk, Negrón and the composer Don Freund on Thursday July 28followed by Saturday July 30e concert which will feature world premieres of eight compositions by the 2020 and 2022 MICF Resident Composers. Both concerts will take place at the Missouri Theater in 7:30 p.m..
The resident composers for 2022 are:
These five composers will be joined by three composers who were chosen for the 2020 Festival, but whose works could not be premiered when COVID-related restrictions forced the festival to be reconfigured into an online event. Listed with their current places of residence, they are:
Additional concerts featuring Mizzou School of Music students and faculty will take place on Monday July 25 and Wednesday July 27 at Sheryl Crow Hall at the Sinquefield Music Center. Monday’s “Mizzou Student New Music” concert will feature Mizzou students performing compositions by Mizzou student composers. Wednesday’s “Mizzou New Music” concert will feature the Mizzou New Music Ensemble and the Mizzou Faculty Trio. Both concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m..
On Friday, the MNMI will team up with Colombia community arts organization dismal niche to present performances from the Mizzou International Composers Festival by an experimental composer and sound sculptor Guillaume Basinski, Katina Bitsicasand the Onishi-Beis duo.
A full schedule of events, times, dates and locations for the 2022 Mizzou International Composers Festival will be released soon. In addition, future press releases will contain biographical information and composition links for each guest composer and resident composer. Additional information on the MICF schedule is also available on the FMIC website.
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