New Music On The Point
June 5-17, 2019
The New Music On The Point Festival encourages imaginative collaboration among composers, instrumentalists, and singers
Our two-week program fosters collaborative music-making in a relaxing environment where aspiring musicians explore contemporary music in a glorious setting on the shores of Lake Dunmore
NMOP 2019 Community Concerts:
June 8: Percussion Music at the Burlington Farmer’s Market 10AM – Noon
June 8: Vocal Music featuring Pamela Z (8pm, Salisbury Congregational Church)
June 12: Works of Huang Ruo, Natacha Diels, and Frederic Rzewski, featuring Jan Williams (percussion), Shelley Monroe (bassoon) and Robert Black (bass) (8pm, Salisbury Congregational Church)
June 15: Sounds of the Earth featuring John Luther Adams (12-6pm, Shelburne Farms)
June 16: Participant Premieres #1 (7pm, Salisbury Congregational Church)
June 17: Participant Premieres #2 (3pm, Salisbury Congregational Church)
The above concerts are free and open to the public.
- John Luther Adams (Featured Guest Composer)
- Pamela Z (composition, voice)
- Rebekah Heller (bassoon)
- Shelley Monroe (bassoon)
- Amy Williams (Artistic Director, composer-in-residence, piano)
- JACK Quartet (ensemble-in-residence)
- Duo Diorama (guest ensemble-in-residence) (Winston Choi, piano and MingHuan Xu, violin)
- Tony Arnold (voice)
- Erin Rogers (saxophone)
- Jan Williams (percussion)
- Natacha Diels (composition)
- Felipe Lara (composition)
- Huang Ruo (composition)
- Robert Black (bass)
During our program, participants engage in an intensive schedule of instruction, rehearsals, seminars, workshops and nightly concerts. Every day there is time for composing, practicing, rehearsing and spontaneous musical and recreational experiences. Participant composers receive individual lessons with faculty composers and present their own work for feedback from faculty and peers. The Festival culminates with each of the participating composers having a new chamber work premiered on the final concerts.
Faculty and Master Artist performers give individual lessons as well as coaching chamber works, leading workshops and presenting seminars on their professional work. Faculty performers “coach from within” on the participant composer works. Participants will interact with Master Artist composers. Each performer will perform on a faculty composer’s work and will have several faculty-coached ensembles to participate in. In 2019, participants will be involved in a day-long festival at Shelburne Farms, celebrating the music of John Luther Adams.
New Music On The Point is situated right on Lake Dunmore, VT, beneath the Green Mountains and under a nighttime sky filled with stars. There are rehearsal studios and practice cabins that dot the woods, most with lake views, and rustic sleeping bunkbed cabins. Chef Steve and his staff serve three locally-sourced, sometimes foraged, gourmet meals daily!
LocationPoint CounterPoint 1361 Hooker Road Leicester, VT 05733
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