The Mizzou New Music Summer Festival is the subject of two more stories published yesterday by Columbia’s newspapers.
The Missourian‘s Mallory Benedict wrote a story about the Festival highlighting the contribution of Thomas McKenney, MU professor of composition and music theory. McKenney’s new piece “Thirteen Ways of Looking at A Blackbird” (“loosely inspired” by a Wallace Stevens poem) will receive its world premiere at the Festival’s opening concert on Monday, July 12 at the Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts. You can read that article online here.
Also, the Tribune‘s Aarik Danielsen continues his extensive coverage of the festival with an interview of resident composer Moon Young Ha for the paper’s Art Axis blog. You can see that interview here.