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West Fork New Music Festival
September 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 11:00 am, repeating until September 28, 2019
Fairmont State University is hosting the 6th annual West Fork New Music Festival with nearly a hundred local, national, and international composers and performers sharing their talents on the campus of the university as well as downtown Fairmont.
The festival will showcase internationally renowned touring ensemble Leviathan Trio. Now in their fifth season, this dynamic trio is comprised of new music specialist Lindsey Goodman on flute, renowned chamber musician Hannah Pressley on cello, and prize-winning composer Joseph Dangerfield on piano.
Great Noise Ensemble, another internationally recognized performing ensemble based in Washington, D.C., will be the featured performers on Saturday at 7:30 pm. “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.
Two “After Hours” concerts will be held in downtown Fairmont: the first on Friday at 9:30 pm at Joe N’ Throw and the second on Saturday at 9:30 pm at The Rambling Root.
All performances, except the “After Hours” events, are at held in Fairmont State University’s Wallman Hall Theater and workshops by the guest artists are being held throughout the festival in Wallman Hall’s room 229. All concerts and workshops are free and open to the public.