Iowa Composers Forum

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The Iowa Composers Forum is excited to announce our fall concert series, featuring new music written by Iowan composers, performed by a range of performers from the region.

Included on the series will be works by Shawn Crouch, Elaine Erickson, Ben Hippen, Denise Knaack, Robert Martin, Jerry Owen, James Romig, Ray Songayllo, David Vayo, Randy Wells, Jonathan Wilson, and Alec Wood. Performers include Lynne Hart, clarinet; Ben Hippen, piano; Craig Hultgren, cello; Brooke Joyce, piano; Miko Kominami, piano; Ashlee Mack, piano; and Lisa Neher, mezzo-soprano.

The program will be presented three times:

1)     at the Porter House Museum in Decorah, on Thursday, October 4 at 7:30 pm. Tickets available by contacting the Porter House,

2)     at the Cedar Rock House, a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian home, in Quasqueton, on Saturday, October 6 at 5 pm. Tickets available by contacting Brooke Joyce,

3)     at Montauk Historic Site in Clermont, on Sunday, October 7 at 3 pm. No tickets required

The Iowa Composers Forum (ICF) was founded in March of 1987 in Des Moines by seven composers who wished to create an environment for the performance and dissemination of music composed by Iowans. Over the intervening years, the ICF has presented more than 100 concerts and tour recitals of works by member composers. These concerts have featured the performances of over 800 works of new music, including works by student composers from the elementary, middle, high school and collegiate level. The ICF has commissioned many new works, both unilaterally and in partnership with other organizations such as the Iowa Music Teachers Association and the Iowa Choral Directors Association. The ICF sponsors its own annual student composition competition, open to students studying at the collegiate level and earlier.

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This article was written on 26 Aug 2017, and is filled under Uncategorized.