Sydney Hodkinson will be the featured guest composer of the 2017 RED NOTE New Music Festival from March 26th through March 30th. Hodkinson will work with student composers, and his works performed at the festival will include Symphony No. 10 for wind symphony, on March 26th performed by the ISU Wind Symphony (Dr. Joseph Manfredo, conductor), and Drawings No. 8 for young string orchestra, which will be performed by students in the ISU String Project. His String Quartet No. 7 will be performed on March 28th by the Jupiter Quartet.
This year, Red Note features guest composer Sydney Hodkinson as well as guest artists Del Sol String Quartet and loadbang, who will lead a Student Composers Workshop open to all student composers. For three days, participants will work with Professor Hodkinson and the ensembles as well as resident composers Martha Horst, Roy Magnuson, and Carl Schimmel. The Workshop will culminate in a concert of the participants' compositions on Wednesday, March 29th, and a concert of contemporary works for bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, and baritone voice, presented by loadbang, on March 30th (8 pm, Kemp Recital Hall).
Details about the various events of the Festival are available at the Events page.
Now in its tenth season, RED NOTE New Music Festival at Illinois State University is a week-long event which features outstanding performances of contemporary concert music.