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Madison New Music Festival (multiple venues)


  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art 227 State Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

The Madison New Music Festival got a modest start last summer with plans to expand in the future, and this year it's back with a three-day program of performances focused on contemporary classical music and new compositions. An opening-night program at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art combines politically charged visual art with performances of works ranging from John Luther Adams' "Drums Of Winter" to Nico Muhly's "It Goes Without Saying" for clarinet and electronics. Friday's program at downtown's Bethel Lutheran Church features a performance of "13 Changes" by beloved experimental-music pioneer Pauline Oliveros, who died in November 2016. Saturday brings two more eclectic programs, one at the Terrace and one at Robinia Courtyard. —Scott Gordon

Later Event: August 10
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