Hosted by Stony Brook University, the festival showcases a roster of world-class music faculty alongside local graduate students and alumni. Among featured artists are members of the Grammy-winning Emerson String Quartet and faculty from the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus, Denmark and the Norwegian Academy of Music.
All are welcome to attend the following events, which take place in the Staller Center Recital Hall:
Monday, August 19, 6 pm
Pre-concert talk by faculty
Monday, August 19, 7:30 pm
Recital by NMFS faculty and artists-in-residence; music by Eugene Drucker, Eivind Buene, Kaija Saariaho and composers-in-residence
Wednesday, August 21, 4 pm
Lecture by Professor Judy Lochhead, Stony Brook University, regarding music and the social and political spheres
Thursday, August 22, 7:30 pm
Recital by NMFS faculty and artists-in-residence; music by Anton Webern, Bela Bartók, John Harbison and composers-in-residence
New Music for Strings fosters an interdisciplinary space between the fields of string instrument performance and composition. Composers and performers interact and inspire one another while working on the different aspects of creating and interpreting compositions for string instruments.