Honoring the Centennial of New Mexico’s Statehood, the 2012 John Donald Robb Composers Symposium (March 22-31) - in conjunction with UNM-Albuquerque - will focus on American composers associated with the State. Richard Cameron-Wolfe’s 1981 work Reconciliation (for wind and string quintets), commissioned by and premiered at the New Mexico Music Festival, will be performed on the 2:00PM concert, Tuesday March 27, in UNM’s Keller Hall. Artistic Director of the Symposium (since 2001) is ACA composer Christopher Shultis, whose work CIRCLINGS will be performed in a version for string quartet, by the Del Sol Quartet.
The works of more than 40 contemporary composers with ties to New Mexico will be featured from Thursday March 22 through Saturday March 31st at the 41st annual University of New Mexico (UNM) John Donald Robb Composers’ Symposium. Guest artists will include Emanuele Arciuli, pianist; Gamelan Encantada; Kay Stonefelt, percussion; and Artists in Residence the Del Sol String Quartet. Performances will take place in venues across Albuquerque and Santa Fe.