Mizzou New Music Ensemble’s April 24th performance to feature five world premieres

The Mizzou New Music Ensemble will continue its 2021-2022 concert series with a performance at 7:30 pm on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at the Sinquefield Music Center’s Sheryl Crow Hall on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia.. The concert is free and open to the public. For those unable to attend in person, the concert will be livestreamed on the MU School of Music YouTube channel.

Members of the 2021-22 Mizzou New Music Ensemble, with Yoshiaki Onishi (third from front) and Stefan Freund (fifth from front)

The Ensemble (pictured) will open the program with a performance of Conversación a distancia by Angélica Negrón, who will be a guest composer at the 2022 Mizzou International Composers Festival, July 25-30. The first two world premieres of the evening will follow; Benditos by Luis Hermano Bezerra, and In Rilievo by Santiago Beis. Both compositions were written as theses for the master of music degree.

After intermission, the NME will be joined by Robin Sieh, piano, and Santiago Beis, piano and electronics, to play world premieres by these composers. In addition Romance of the Worms by Emily Shaw will be premiered. Sieh will join NME for the premiere of her work, After Hours. To conclude the concert, Beis will then join NME for a performance of his composition, Provinciana. Bezerra, Sieh, Shaw and Beis are all composition students at the University of Missouri School of Music.

The Mizzou New Music Ensemble is made up of University of Missouri School of Music graduate students under the direction of Mizzou New Music Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow Yoshiaki Onishi, the Ensemble’s Artistic Director.

Members of the 2021-22 Mizzou New Music Ensemble who will perform on April 24th: Valentina Arango Sánchez, flutes; Andrew Wiele, clarinets; Johanny Veiga Barbosa, violin; Andy Lewis, cello; Jordan Nielsen, percussion; Stephen Landy, percussion; Eve Werger, piano; and Daniel Fitzpatrick, piano. Members of the New Music Ensemble are fully funded through research assistantships.