Archive for July 14th, 2017

2017 Mizzou International Composers Festival
schedule of events and ticket information

Here is the complete schedule of events and information on how to get tickets for the 2017 Mizzou International Composers Festival.

The 2017 MICF begins on Monday, July 24 and continues through Saturday, July 29.

Festival events will be held at the Fine Arts Building, Loeb Hall, and Whitmore Recital Hall on the campus of the University of Missouri and at the Missouri Theatre in downtown Columbia, including:

Monday, July 24

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Resident Composer Presentations:
Carolina Heredia, Amadeus Regucera, and Charles Peck
Fine Arts Building Room 145 on the Mizzou campus
Open to the Public

1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Resident Composer Presentations:
Aaron Parker, Clare Glackin, Selim Göncü,
Henry Breneman Stewart, and Christopher Mayo
Fine Arts Building Room 145 on the Mizzou campus
Open to the Public

7:30 p.m.
Music of MICF Alumni & More
Whitmore Recital Hall on the Mizzou campus
Open to the Public
This concert will feature members of Alarm Will Sound performing chamber music by former MICF resident composers David Biedenbender, Ian Dicke, and Steven Snowden and AWS pianist John Orfe.

Tuesday, July 25

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Alarm Will Sound – Open Rehearsal with Distinguished Guest Composers
Missouri Theatre, 203 South 9th Street, Columbia, MO 65201
Open to the Public

7:00 p.m.
Georg Friedrich Haas, Distinguished Guest Composer Presentation
Fine Arts Building Room 145 on the Mizzou Campus
Open to the Public

8:15 p.m.
Don Freund, Guest Composer Presentation
Fine Arts Building Room 145 on the Mizzou Campus
Open to the Public

Wednesday, July 26

7:00 p.m.
Dan Visconti, Distinguished Guest Composer Presentation
Fine Arts Building Room 145 on the Mizzou Campus
Open to the Public

8:15 p.m.
Robert Sirota, Guest Composer Presentation
Fine Arts Building Room 145 on the Mizzou Campus
Open to the Public

Thursday, July 27

7:00 p.m.
Pre-concert talk with composer Robert Sirota, artist Simon Dinnerstein, and Alex Barker, director of Mizzou’s Museum of Art & Archaeology.
Missouri Theatre, 203 South 9th Street, Columbia, MO 65201
Admission included with a ticket to the concert
Sirota, Dinnerstein, and Barker will discuss Sirota’s new work “Three Nocturnes” (which will be premiered at the concert immediately following) and Dinnerstein’s drawings “Night,” “Night Scene I,” which provided inspiration for the work.

7:30 p.m.
Alarm Will Sound
Missouri Theatre, 203 South 9th Street, Columbia, MO 65201
Tickets are $18 adults, $10 students
The concert will feature the festival’s resident ensemble Alarm Will Sound performing music by 2017 MICF distinguished guest composers Georg Friedrich Haas and Dan Visconti, plus world premieres of new compositions by Robert Sirota and Caleb Burhans, and a work by Don Freund.

Friday, July 28

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Alarm Will Sound Open Rehearsal with Resident Composers
Loeb Hall 201 on the Mizzou campus
Open to the Public

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Alarm Will Sound Open Rehearsal with Resident Composers
Loeb Hall 201
Open to the Public

7:30 p.m.
Mizzou New Music
Missouri Theatre, 203 South 9th Street, Columbia, MO 65201
$18 adults/ $10 students
This concert showcases the Mizzou New Music Ensemble, the flagship group of the Mizzou New Music Initiative, performing music from distinguished guest composers Georg Friedrich Haas and Dan Visconti. Also featured will be guest performing artists DRAX, with Mizzou faculty members Leo Saguiguit, saxophone, and Megan Arns, percussion; and cellist Eli Lara.

Saturday, July 29

7:30 p.m.
Eight World Premieres performed by Alarm Will Sound
Missouri Theatre, 203 South 9th Street, Columbia, MO 65201
$18 adults/ $10 students
More than 260 composers from around the world submitted their portfolios to the festival, and eight were selected. The grand finale concert features the world premieres of eight works composed specifically for the acclaimed new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound by the festival’s resident composers:
* Clare Glackin, Los Angeles, CA
* Selim Göncü, Berkeley, CA
* Carolina Heredia, Ann Arbor, MI
* Christopher Mayo, Toronto, Canada
* Aaron Parker, Manchester, England
* Charles Peck, Ithaca, NY
* Amadeus Regucera, Oakland, CA
* Henry Breneman Stewart, Columbia, MO

Tickets

Festival passes good for admission to all three concerts are on sale for $80 for the VIP package, which includes reserved premium seating and other benefits; $40 for adults; and $20 for students.

Single tickets are priced at $18 for adults, $10 for students. Tickets can be charged by phone using Visa, MasterCard or Discover by calling 1-573-882-3781. To buy tickets online, visit http://composersfestival.missouri.edu/.

Box Office Hours and Location

Missouri Theatre, 203 S. Ninth St, Columbia, MO
Regular business hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Hours during Mizzou International Composers Festival concert days:
Thursday, July 27: 9:00 AM – Performance Intermission (approx. 8:30 PM)
Friday, July 28: 9:00 AM – Performance Intermission (approx. 8:30 PM)
Saturday, July 29: 5:00 PM – Performance Intermission (approx. 8:30 PM)

Composers Festival spotlight: Clare Glackin

Resident composer Clare Glackin comes to the 2017 Mizzou International Composers Festival from the West Coast via Houston, Texas, where she recently graduated with an MM degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.

A native of Mount Vernon, Washington, Glackin (pictured) previously earned a BM from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, where she was named a Discovery Scholar and Outstanding Graduate of the composition program.

Her primary teachers have been Stephen Hartke, Frank Ticheli, Pierre Jalbert and Richard Lavenda. She also attended the Aspen Music Festival and School in the summer of 2016, where she studied with Chris Theofanidis.

Glackin writes instrumental and vocal concert works, seeking “to craft music that is engaging, unique, and fulfilling for both performers and audiences.” Her music has been performed by the Culver City Symphony, USC Thornton Symphony, Aspen Conducting Academy Orchestra, and others.

Her composition “Sammy Saguaro” will be included on the upcoming CD 16×16: The Rice Encores Project, which compiles sixteen new short works for violin and piano written by composition students at Shepherd School of Music.

Also an oboist, Glackin has been a member of the USC Concert Orchestra (receiving the USC Concert Orchestra Award in 2015), and Rice University’s Campanile Orchestra, and has played in various premieres of student compositions in performances at USC, Brevard Music Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium, and more. When not composing, she also enjoys running, biking, kayaking, and baking desserts.

You can find out more about Clare Glackin by listening to the interview she did earlier this summer for KMUC’s “Mizzou Music” program, and you can hear some examples of her music on her SoundCloud page and in the embedded players below.

“Concertino for Oboe and Orchestra” (2014), performed on October 23, 2014 at Bovard Auditorium on the USC campus in Los Angeles by Rachel Van Amburgh, oboe, and the USC Thornton Symphony, conducted by Donald Crockett.

“Sonata for Violin and Piano” (2015)

“Poetic Study” (2015)