New Music Festival to Take Place Oct. 27-28

The Truman State University Division of Fine Arts, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Alpha Iota and The Mostly Live Composers Society are pleased to announce the 2005 Truman State University New Music Festival, which will take place Oct. 27 and Oct. 28. The festival will feature guest composer Paul Hayden, winner of the international 2005 Truman State University Composition Competition, who will speak to music classes, work with student composers in a master class, and rehearse several of his works with Truman musicians.
Two concerts will be presented during the festival. The concerts will include performances of music by Hayden, Truman faculty and student composers, and other contemporary composers.
The Truman State Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Sam McClure, will premiere Hayden’s “Four Cajun Songs,” featuring Thomas Hueber, professor of music at Truman, at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 27, in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. McClure is an associate professor of music at Truman. This work was co-commissioned by the University’s chapters of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Sigma Alpha Iota. In addition to the Symphony Orchestra, the Truman State University Wind Symphony, Cantoria, Brass Choir and other Truman musicians will perform in this concert.

Chamber music by Hayden, Truman composers and other contemporary composers will be performed from 1:30-3 p.m., Oct. 28, in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The program will feature Katherine Kemler, professor of flute at Louisiana State University, along with Truman faculty and student musicians.

Guest composer Hayden will talk about his music at both concerts.

The public is cordially invited to attend these free events. For further information, contact Warren Gooch, professor of music at Truman, at or 785.4429.
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