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37th Annual Contemporary Music Festival A Musical Celebration of Canada's 150th birthday

James Madison University School of Music

October 23 - 25, 2017

Guest Artists

Kelly-Marie Murphy, composer - Elizabeth Raum, composer - Alexandra Smither, soprano
L+M Duo - Trevor Chartrand, pianist

Monday, October 23

Concert I: CELESTIAL MEDITATIONS

8 PM - Forbes Center Concert Hall

Murphy: Lines of Movement for flute, viola and Harp

Hilliard: Samadhi

Murphy: Winter Songs

Murphy: Give Me Phoenix Wings to Fly for piano trio

Elliot Weisgarber: Ko-ku = Empty Sky (A meditation on the Void – the Darkness beyond the stars)

Denis Gougeon: Piano-Soleil

Telfer: The Blue Eye of God

Daley: The Lake Isle of Innisfree

Glick: Psalm 23

Tuesday, October 24

JMU Student Composers Recital

5pm - Forbes Center Recital Hall

Tuesday, October 24

Concert II: RITES & RITUALS

8 PM - Forbes Center Concert Hall

TUNE INTO THE LIVE STREAM

Jacques Hétu: Le Tombeau de Nelligan

Raum: Trio

Christos Hatzis: Fertility Rites

Raum: Men I Have Known

Raum: Sirens

Diana McIntosh: All Too Consuming

Murphy: The Reanimation of Forster’s Corpse

Wednesday, October 25

Alexandra Smither, soprano; Trevor Chartrand, piano

5pm - Forbes Center Recital Hall

Wednesday, October 25

Concert III - THE LONELY ROAD

8 PM - Forbes Center Concert Hall

Murphy: The Lonely Road

John Greer: Sing Me at Midnight

Haney: Reef

Murphy: Let Hands Speak

Benton Roark: Invocation of Aeolius

John Luther Adams: Dust into Dust

Richard Auldon Clark: And justice for all

Macdonald: Ave Maris Stella

Murphy: Miserere

Macdonald: Selene's Boat

Worthington: And Einstein Said

Additional Events

Open to the public - free admission

Monday, October 23, 10pm - CMF Afterhours with Sam Suggs at Pale Fire Brewery

Tuesday, October 24, 9:30am - Guest composer presentation, Room 142

Wednesday, October 25, 9:00 - Kelly Marie-Murphy Composition Masterclass, Room 204

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