New Music Concert Project: The Music of George Crumb March 17

Presented by the Young Artist Program of the Mason Gross Extension Division
The Young Artist Program of the Mason Gross Extension Division provides an annual opportunity for students to participate in a contemporary classical music project.  The purpose of the project is for participants to gain a better understanding of modern musical language and related performance practices through the experience of learning and performing masterworks of contemporary music.
This year, Young Artist Program members and auditioned guests, will explore the sound world of iconic American composer, George Crumb (1929- ).  Each student will learn a work by Crumb that features extended performance techniques and unconventional notation.  Additionally, participants will consider repertoire from which Crumb drew inspiration, as well as the works of composers whom Crumb inspired.
Participation in the project includes learning an assigned musical selection, discussion and informal performance of that selection during the performance seminar segment of the Young Artist Forum held on February 17, 2013, and participation in a concert on March 17, 2013 in Schare Recital Hall.
Sample performance selections for Young Artist Program members and auditioned non-program members include:
DEBUSSY                                            Prelude No.2, Book I
CHOPIN                                               Fantasie-Impromptu, Op.66
CRUMB                                                Makrokosmos No.11, Book I
CRUMB                                                Little Christmas Suite, movement 9
Difficulty of these selections is on par with Level 7 of Achievement Program.

Program Details
  • Concert date & time: March 17, 2013, 2-4 pm
  • Concert location: Schare Recital Hall, Marryott Music Building, 81 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ


FREE and open to the public