New Music Festival 2017

Friday, September 8 and

Saturday, September 9

Fairmont State University in Fairmont, WV

Festival Host: Daniel Eichenbaum

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Featuring Great Noise Ensemble Among the most exciting and ambitious new music ensembles in Washington, D.C.” (Kyle Gullings, A Composer’s Notebook), and “perhaps the DC region’s most exciting professional group dedicated to performing new classical music” (Jason McCool, The Pinkline Project), Great Noise Ensemble is a working embodiment of its mission to fight for the performance of new works and promote emerging talent in contemporary music. Registration Fee: All composers having works performed at West Fork this year must submit a $30 registration fee.  To pay the registration fee, please call Valerie Woofter in the FSU Fine Arts office at (304)367-4219 during normal business hours and use a major credit card.  There is no registration fee for performers or audience members. Tentative Schedule of Events: Concerts are performed in Wallman Hall Theater Presentations are in Wallman Hall Room 229 unless otherwise noted Friday, September 8 11 AM  Concert 1 1 PM    Presentation: Great Noise Ensemble 2 PM    Concert 2 3 PM    Steinway Special Presentation in Wallman Theater 4 PM    Presentation: Dylan Findley 7:30 PM  Concert 3 (GNE)- Works by Scott Blasco, Daniel Eichenbaum, Timothy Kramer, Réjean Marois, Mark Phillips, Ingrid Stöltzel, Rodney Waschka, and Bailey Whanger 9 PM    After Hours concert at Joe ‘n Throw, 323½ Adams Street, Fairmont   Saturday, September 9 11 AM  Concert 4 12 PM  Presentation: Ingrid Stölzel 1 PM    Presentation: Robert McClure 2 PM    Concert 5 3:30 PM  Presentation: Joseph Koykkar 4:30 PM  Presentation: Ashlee Busch 7:30 PM  Concert 6 (GNE) Works by Aaron Alter, Armando Bayolo, Joseph Bohigian, Ashlee Busch, Dylan Findley, Matthew Jaskot, and Richard Pressley 9 PM    After Hours concert at The Rambling Root, 101 Fairmont Avenue, Fairmont Lodging Information: There is also a block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Fairmont.  Rooms with 2 beds are $80 per night and include free breakfast and wifi.  Call (304)367-9150 and mention code “WFMS by August 18 to book this rate.  Please be advised that this is a West Virginia University home football game weekend and rooms may book quickly.
All are events are free and open to the public. For additional festival information, please email Festival Host Daniel Eichenbaum. Funding for this festival is provided by the Department of Music, School of Fine Arts at Fairmont State University. The use of a Steinway Model D concert grand piano is provided by Steinway & Sons.