New Music Festival to Take Place Oct. 25-26

The Truman State University Department of Music, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Alpha Iota and The Mostly Live Composers Society would like to invite everyone to join them for the 2007 Truman State University New Music Festival, which will take place Oct. 25 and 26.

The festival will feature guest composer Matthew Tommasini, winner of the international 2007 Truman State University-MACRO Composition Competition, who will speak to music classes, work with student composers in a master class, and rehearse with Truman musicians. Tommasini is an internationally recognized award-winning composer.

Two concerts will be presented during the festival. Both concerts will include performances of new music by Tommasini and by Truman faculty and graduate student composers.

At 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall, Tommasini’s new composition, “And the Tree Grows Again,” will be premiered by Julianna Moore (flute), Michael Bump (percussion) and members of the Truman State University Wind Symphony under the direction of Dan Peterson. This work was co-commissioned by the University’s chapters of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Sigma Alpha Iota. In addition to the premiere, a variety of new instrumental and choral music will be presented by Truman musicians.

From 1:30-3 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall, chamber music by Truman composers will be performed. The program will also include instrumental music by guest composer Tommasini.

Tommasini will talk about his music at both concerts. The public is cordially invited to attend these free events. For more information, contact Warren Gooch at or 785.4429. Other information about Tommasini is available at
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