Capital University’s prestigious Conservatory of Music will celebrate unique musical styles and enrich the Central Ohio community through exposure to international, national and regional living composers and their music through its annual NOW MUSIC Festival. This year's featured artists include:
The festival serves as a comprehensive and diversified celebration of 20th- and 21st-century art music styles, including progressive jazz and contemporary popular music. The festival will be hosted at various sites at the Conservatory February 10-16.
As its name suggests, the festival has an emphasis on music being composed “now” — within the last decade. Many works are premiered during the festival concert series, including music that receives its world debut, or, in some cases, its American or Ohio premier. In addition to concerts, the festival hosts lectures and workshops, as the role of music in contemporary society is exposed, explored and discussed.
The festival is open to all Capital University students, faculty, administration and staff, as well as the general public. All festival events are free of charge. Students from across Capital University will participate in the festival by attending activities as part of their curriculum, and many Conservatory students are involved in the ensembles performing during the festival. Attendees are encouraged come to the concerts and events for unique experiences and to open their mind and ears to new music.
A full schedule of events is available here.