Marshall to host 4th annual Festival of New Music - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

Marshall to host 4th annual Festival of New Music

Posted: Updated:
  • COUNTRY ROADS JOURNALCountry Roads JournalMore>>

  • Bluegrass Week set for July 27 through August 1

    Bluegrass Week set for July 27 through August 1

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:26:07 GMT

    From July 27 through August 1, concerts, a book signing, nightly jam sessions and a time-honored blend of music and dance abound, courtesy of the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College Bluegrass Week.

    From July 27 through August 1, concerts, a book signing, nightly jam sessions and a time-honored blend of music and dance abound, courtesy of the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College Bluegrass Week.

  • Family feud returns

    Family feud returns

    Saturday, July 26 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:00:14 GMT
    Photo courtesy of Brightwell PhotographyPhoto courtesy of Brightwell Photography
    It took a family feud to save Theatre West Virginia.“Hatfields and McCoys” has been an annual Theatre West Virginia production since 1970, making this the 54th consecutive season for the venue’s summer outdoor drama series, but it nearly didn’t happen. Business dried up for Theatre West Virginia, and it closed down, but many Southern West Virginia residents and the West Virginia Legislature offered help to rescue the Beckley institution.“Hatfields and McCoys” was scheduled to run for 17 perfo...
    It took a family feud to save Theatre West Virginia.“Hatfields and McCoys” has been an annual Theatre West Virginia production since 1970, making this the 54th consecutive season for the venue’s summer outdoor drama series, but it nearly didn’t happen. Business dried up for Theatre West Virginia, and it closed down, but many Southern West Virginia residents and the West Virginia Legislature offered help to rescue the Beckley institution.“Hatfields and McCoys” was scheduled to run for 17 perfo...
  • West Virginia national park one of 28 grant recipients

    West Virginia national park one of 28 grant recipients

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:49:40 GMT
    Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. The Harpers Ferry area is full of history. This view is from Bolivar Heights.Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. The Harpers Ferry area is full of history. This view is from Bolivar Heights.
    The National Park Foundation awarded $504,000 in grants to 28 national parks across the United States and the Virgin Islands, including one in West Virginia, through its Park Stewards Program.
    The National Park Foundation awarded $504,000 in grants to 28 national parks across the United States and the Virgin Islands, including one in West Virginia, through its Park Stewards Program.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Tornado Confirmed in Pleasants and Ritchie from Sunday's Storm

    Tornado Confirmed in Pleasants and Ritchie from Sunday's Storm

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:48:10 GMT
    Storm Damage in Ritchie CountyStorm Damage in Ritchie County

     Struck Sunday Evening with wind gusts to 100 MPH.  

     Struck Sunday Evening with wind gusts to 100 MPH.  

  • West Virginia Agencies Host Workshop on Human Trafficking

    West Virginia Agencies Host Workshop on Human Trafficking

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:26:38 GMT
    First responders, police officers, and educators from our state attended a workshop on Human Trafficking and related issues. West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center and the Department of Homeland Security hosted the event.
    First responders, police officers, and educators from our state attended a workshop on Human Trafficking and related issues. West Virginia Intelligence Fusion Center and the Department of Homeland Security hosted the event.
  • Wide West Weekend: Great Durbin Train Robbery Train Ride Aug 9 & 10

    Wide West Weekend: Great Durbin Train Robbery Train Ride Aug 9 & 10

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:23:22 GMT
    Guests are encouraged to experience the historic Durbin Rocket and travel back in time for a real 1885 train robbery on Aug 9-10 in Durbin.The Great Durbin Train Robbery will have guests witness a cowboys on horseback and railroad agents shoot out.
    Guests are encouraged to experience the historic Durbin Rocket and travel back in time for a real 1885 train robbery on Aug 9-10 in Durbin.The Great Durbin Train Robbery will have guests witness a cowboys on horseback and railroad agents shoot out.

Marshall University's 4th annual Festival of New Music will feature the music of Marshall alumna Esin Gunduz, as well as compositions by Kelly Rossum, Marc Satterwhite, Gabriel Araujo and others.

Performances will take place at 8 p.m. Feb. 28, in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall's Huntington campus; at noon March 1, at First Presbyterian Church, 1015 5th Ave. in Huntington; and at 8 p.m. March 1, in Smith Recital Hall.

"Those with an interest in contemporary music will experience an exciting array of new works," said
Mark Zanter, professor of music at Marshall and coordinator of the festival.

Guest performers during the festival will include Lindsey Goodman, principal flutist of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra; violinist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport; faculty chamber ensembles from Marshall and Morehead State University and the MU Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Thursday evening and Friday noon concerts feature a variety of chamber music, including works with electronic media and many U.S. premieres of works composed within the past two years, Zanter said. Three new commissioned works by Zanter, Suite, Gestures II and The Persistence of Memory, are included.

The Friday evening concert will feature a performance of Rossum's score to the John S. Robertson's
1920 film, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. "Rossum's jazz-inspired score adds an entirely new dimension to the viewer's experience of the film," Zanter said. "[His] interpretation of Jekyll's struggle with 'good and evil' adds a modern twist to the classic tale."

In addition to the concert performances, Satterwhite will give a presentation at 2 p.m. Feb. 28, in Drinko Library room 341 on Marshall's Huntington campus. The discussion will focus on issues concerning composition and composing concert music. Satterwhite is professor of music at the University of Louisville and coordinator of that university's Grawemeyer Award in Music Composition.

All events are free and open to the public. For information, persons may contact Zanter at 304-638-3481 or by e-mail at zanter@marshall.edu.