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National Association of Composers USA Virtual New Music Festival
April 17 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pmfree
Cascadia Composers, the Northwest chapter of the National Association of Composers USA, in partnership with Lewis & Clark College, will host National Association of Composers USA’s biennial conference as a virtual experience with all events held online for the very first time in the organization’s 87 year history. The events will take place from April 17 to May 2. The conference is open to the public and offers abundant opportunities to experience the hottest trends and most captivating techniques in modern classical music through six days of concerts and presentations. All events are free (donations encouraged) and available at www.cascadiacomposers.org.
The conference features performances from a host of local ensembles including Friends of Rain, Evergreen Experimental Music Ensemble, and members of the Portland Percussion Group, in addition to renowned music organizations from across the country, including The Crossing, Sam Houston State University Symphony Orchestra, Texas Christian University Concert Chorale, Pacific University Chamber Singers, Duo Stephanie and Saar, American Wild Ensemble, and members of the International Contemporary Ensemble and members of Ensemble Dal Niente. Performances showcase the music of a dozen local composers, plus two dozen more composers from around the country. The variety of programs, ensembles and composers provides an engaging cross-section of relevant thematic content, appealing to both avid new music fans and occasional concert-goers.