New Music Festival begins this week

The 2011 East Carolina University New Music Festival will bring artists from around the country, including the Genkin Philharmonic from Buffalo, New York, Yukiko Sekino from Boston, and composer Ross Bauer from California, to the university’s campus.

The festival also features ECU faculty and students performing in conjunction with bands in the current Greenville popular music scene. More than 50 percent of School of Music students will participate in festival performances.

The New Music Festival performance schedule is as follows:

Tuesday: Ensemble 4.33 presents Morton Feldman’s “Crippled Symmetry,”

7:30 p.m., A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. Free.

Wednesday: Jon Nelson, trumpet; Jon Lombardo, trombone; Tom Kolor, percussion, 7:30 p.m., A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. Free.

Thursday: Genkin Philharmonic, 7:30 p.m., A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. Free.

Friday: Yukiko Sekino & Keiko Sekino, piano duo, 7:30 p.m., A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. Free.

Saturday: ECU NewMusic Camerata, 3 p.m., A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall; East Carolina University Orchestra, 7:30 pm, Wright Auditorium. Both free.

March 20: marc faris’ Alternative Community, 3 p.m., Toyota Amphitheater, Greenville Town Common, free; Chris Ulffers and friends, bassoon, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Church, free; Midori, violin, 7:30 pm, Wright Auditorium, Ticketed event. Call 1-800-ECU-ARTS.

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