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San Diego New Music Concert

May 6: Affiliated Artist Series Concert
Jessica Aszodi, soprano; Rachel Beetz, flute; Julie Smith Phillips, harp; Sarah Skuster, oboe; Jory Herman, contrabass; Steve Solook, percussion

George Crumb, Madrigals Books I & III
Lou Harrison, First Concerto for Flute and Percussion
Andrea Clearfield, Three Songs for Oboe and Double Bass After Poems by Pablo Neruda
Thea Musgrave, Impromptu for flute and oboe
Michael Mauldin, Birds in Winter: six preludes for harp


About San Diego New Music

San Diego New Music is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the public performance of notated music of the highest integrity and artistic caliber from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We seek to advance the art form by promoting music composed with conceptual rigor, passionate energy, and singular artistic vision. SDNM enriches the artistic culture of San Diego through the presentation of an annual concert series and the soundON Festival of Modern Music, and through fostering its resident performing ensemble, NOISE. Both concerts are held at the Athenaeum library in La Jolla.

In addition to classical and jazz, the Athenaeum supports new, or modern, music. New music refers to chamber music written by 20th century composers. Since 1996 the Athenaeum has worked with San Diego New Music and their resident ensemble, the NOISE Ensemble, to present new music at the library. For ten years, a season called NOISE at the Library was presented. In 2006, the shift was made to presenting a once-a-year festival of music called soundON. soundON is three days of music, including concerts by the NOISE Ensemble, visits by guest composers, open rehearsals, workshops, and a community concert in which anyone, with any level of experience can participate. It is the only festival of its kind in San Diego.