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
The NMOP 2019 Performance Schedule:
NMOP concerts are free and open to the public. All concerts are held on-campus at 1361 Hooker Rd., Leicester unless
designated in the list below.
June 5: Faculty Works featuring Duo Diorama and Erin Rogers (saxophone)
June 6: Faculty Works featuring Tony Arnold (soprano) and Rebekah Heller (bassoon)
June 7: Participant Performer Showcase #1
June 8: Community Concert at the Burlington Farmer’s Market 10AM – Noon
June 8: Pamela Z Concert (8pm, Salisbury Congregational Church)
June 10: Participant Performer Showcase #2
June 11: JACK Quartet
June 12: Faculty Works featuring Jan Williams (percussion)
June 13: John Luther Adams workshop
June 14: Faculty Works
June 15: John Luther Adams Day at Shelburne Farms (12-6pm)
June 16: Participant Premieres #1 (7pm, Salisbury Congregational church)
June 17: Participant Premieres #2 (3pm, Salisbury Congregational church)
- 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)
- Rebekah Heller (bassoon)
- Jan Williams (percussion)
- Natacha Diels (composition)
- Felipe Lara (composition)
- Huang Ruo (composition)
Participants who work within all contemporary musical aesthetics, as well as those who will interact with our 2019 themes, are encouraged to apply by February 1. Performer-composers are also encouraged to apply.
- Music and the Environment
- New Opera
- Video Collaboration
- Live Electronics
- Intercultural Music
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 at least one faculty composer’s work and will have several faculty-coached ensembles to participate in. In 2019, all participants will be involved in a day-long festival in and around Burlington, VT 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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