22nd Annual New Music Series:

"Out of Doors" featuring guest artists and CSUF New Music Ensemble
Dr. Pamela Madsen, Artistic Director
Select dates: February - May, 2023

Formerly known as the New Music Festival

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HEX Ensemble and Soprano Stacey FraserOpens in new window with CSUF New Music Ensemble present the world premiere of Sacred Mountain, by CSUF faculty composer Pamela MadsenOpens in new window , preceded by the world premiere of Prelude to Sacred Mountain by Fahad SiadatOpens in new window .  

Tuesday, February 28 at 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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HEX Ensemble Workshop
Featuring new works by CSUF composers
Wednesday, March 1 at 6pm
Recital Hall

Free of charge

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HEX Ensemble

Stacey Fraser
Stacey Fraser, soprano

Brightwork newmusic trio

Wednesday, April 5 at 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

BrightworkOpens in new window members Shalini Vijayan, Brian Walsh, and Aron Kallay tackle one of the 20th Century's most iconic works, Bela Bartok's Contrasts, in addition to some favorite trios from the present and recent past.

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Bela Bartok: Contrasts

Aram Khachaturian: Trio for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano

Rebecca Saunders: The Underside of Green

Alvin Singleton: Jasper Drag

Pamela Madsen:
Sea-Change with a new work by a CSUF student composer


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Brightwork newmusic trio


Jean Ferrandis, flute, and Dominique Williencourt, cello, with CSUF New Music Ensemble

Wednesday, April 12 at 8pm
Meng Concert Hall

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Heitor Villa Lobos: Duo, Assobio a jato for flute and cello

Pamela Madsen: Why Women Weep: IT IS THE QUICKEST WAY TO REJOIN THE OCEAN, cello solo and electronic

D. de Williencourt: Edgédé, la dune qui chante (Edgede, the singing dune), opus 4, flute solo. 

Yuko Uebayashi: Sonata, duo for flute and cello

Dominique de Williencourt: Mount Ararat, opus 2, cello solo

Pamela Madsen: Premiere of The Land of Little Rain Suite for flute and cello (with CSUF New Music Ensemble)

1. The Land of Little Rain-Water Trails of the Ceriso
2. The Land of Journey’s Ending-Sacred Mountain. 
3.  Lost Borders -The Walking Woman

CSUF New Music Ensemble and CSUF Contemporary Chamber Music Ensemble
Pamela Madsen and Eric Dries, directors

This performance focuses on the theme of OUT OF DOORS,  Deep Listening and MUSIC AS DRAMA.

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 at 8pm 
CPAC 119

Free and open to the public.

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CSUF Composers Forum

Thursday, May 4, at 8pm 
Recital Hall

Free and open to the public.




Tuesday, May 16th at 6pm
Recital Hall

InterArts Collaborative Projects Symposium

Presentation of Music as Drama Projects, with guest artists HEX Ensemble, Fahad Siadat, Performing Stockhausen: Stimmung, Composer/performer

Free and open to the public.

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