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Madison New Music Ensemble Concert

March 9, 2024

6:00 pm

227 State Street Madison, WI, 53703


Saturday, March 9 • 6 PM • Main Galleries • Free Admission

The Madison New Music Ensemble presents a concert of contemporary classical music inspired by the intersection of music and scientific concepts, featuring five works written in the 21st Century by living American composers. The concert will take place in the Museum’s Main Galleries, emphasizing the connection between scientists, artists, and composers as they explore and seek out musical patterns, formulas, time-keeping, and other mathematical concepts. 

The Madison New Music Ensemble is dedicated to the performance of current compositions by contemporary composers whose works are related to the tradition of “written-out music” (concert music) which has been a mainstay of Western musical culture for many years. The six-member ensemble, led by Artistic Director Joseph Koykkar, is comprised of local professional musicians, many of whom perform regularly with Madison orchestras and chamber music groups. Admission to the concert is free. 

The Life of Birds (2008) by Mason Bates
Blurred (2003) by William Ryan
Duo for Violin and Cello (2015) by Jessie Montgomery
Portrait of Langston (2007) by Valerie Coleman
Double Take (1992) by Joseph Koykkar

Joseph Koykkar, artistic director/composer/conductor
Danielle Breisach, flute
Bethany Schultz, clarinet
Wes Luke, violin
Amy Harr, cello 
Elena Ross, percussion
Stacy Fehr Regehr, piano