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MusicUNB - Contemporary Music Festival

Author: Yunjia Dai

Posted on Nov 12, 2019

Category: News and Notices

The MusicUNB Contemporary Music Festival will be held November 14 - 18 in Memorial Hall.

MusicUNB’s Musician-in-Residence, Nadia Francavilla, presents a new three-concert Contemporary Music Festival during November 14-18, spotlighting Canadian female composers and performers. Nadia Francavilla, violinist, is a specialist in contemporary musical idioms and women composers in particular. Francavilla’s passion as Resident Musician of University of New Brunswick Centre for Musical Arts; bringing the vibrant and diverse world of contemporary to life for audiences in New Brunswick.

The series will contain collaborations with strings and synthesizers in “Strings & Wires,” chamber music and performance art in “With a Blue Dress,” and sonic landscapes for strings, piano, and percussion in “Rose Bolten: Portrait.”  All concerts will be performed in the historic Memorial Hall.  The festival will present a mix of instrumentation and affects, and will explore intersections between classical, electronic, and contemporary idioms.

Concert Details:

Artists: Nadia Francavilla (violin), Indigo Poirier (composer), Emily Kennedy (cello), and Erin Goodine (synthesizer)

Curated by Indie electronic musician Indigo Poirier and Nadia Francavilla, this concert explores the combination of contemporary classical and electronic music influences and includes an original piece by Indigo Poirier. Nadia Francavilla (violin), with members of Terra Wa, Emily Kennedy (cello) and Erin Goodine (synthesizer), will perform various pieces combining electronic and acoustic instruments in unique ways.


Artist(s): Nadia Francavilla (violin), Carl Gionet (piano), and Sally Dibblee (vocals)

Featuring music for all your senses, this concert features music from composers Nicole Lizée, Kate Soper, Joan Tower, Meredith Monk and Julia Wolfe. With the help of pianist Carl Philippe Gionet and soprano Sally Dibblee, violinist Nadia Francavilla will astonish you with the depth of musical expression.


Artists: Nadia Francavilla (violin), Rose Bolten (composer), Andrew Miller (double-bass), and Sasha French (choreographer)

Composer Rose Bolten describes herself as a “Sonic Landscapist.” Her music emerges from repetitions, loops, and meditative musical figurations. Concerned with melody inspired by classical composers, as well as fiddling, folk songs, and electronic music, the one thing that links all her music is the composer herself and her creative process. Come and hear for yourself!

More info and tickets here

Festival Pass (three concert package) is also available!

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