New Sounds Festival

The New Sounds Festival, originally an annual showcase concert for Western Michigan University composition students, has expanded to highlight some of the best contemporary music in the world. The festival has featured the genre-bending 20-member new music ensemble, Alarm Will Sound; the international contemporary ensemble, the Dither Electric Guitar Quartet; and numerous premieres by WMU's new music group, Birds on a Wire. The schedule for 2014's festival is below. Information on the concerts can be obtained by calling (269) 387-4678.

Spring 2014 events

Dalton Wed@7:30pm: University Chorale with Birds on a Wire
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Dalton Center Recital Hall, charge

Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Birds on a Wire with James Mobberley, composer
Wednesday, March 12, 7:30 p.m. 
Dalton Center Recital Hall, charge
Part of the 2014 New Sounds Festival

Guest artist recital: Dal Niente
Tuesday, March 18, 7:30 p.m. 
Dalton Center Recital Hall, free
Part of the 2014 New Sounds Festival

Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Dither Quartet
Wednesday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. 
Dalton Center Recital Hall, charge
Part of the 2014 New Sounds Festival

Society for Composers Inc. Region 5 Conference
Thursday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. in Dalton Lecture Hall
Friday, March 28, 9:30 a.m. in Dalton Recital Hall
Friday, March 28, 2:30 p.m. in Dalton Recital Hall
Friday, March 28, 8 p.m. in Dalton Recital Hall
Saturday, March 28, 9:30 a.m. in Dalton Recital Hall
Saturday, March 28, 2:30 p.m. in Dalton Recital Hall
Saturday, March 28, 8 p.m. in Dalton Recital Hall

Guest artist recital: Samuel Wells, composer/trumpet
Friday, April 4, 2 p.m. 
Dalton Center Recital Hall, free
Part of the 2014 New Sounds Festival Festival

Student Composers I
Saturday, April 5, 5 p.m. 
Multimedia Room, free
Part of the 2014 New Sounds Festival

Student Composers II
Friday, April 11, 8 p.m. 
Dalton Center Recital Hall, free
Part of the New Sounds Festival 2014

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