The Athenaeum Presents: SoundON Festival of Modern Music Jan 8-11

The soundON Festival of Modern Music, presented by San Diego New Music and The Athenaeum, is an annual festival that showcases music by young and emerging composers alongside the visionary masters of the 20th century. The Festival will feature unconventional works in an informal and enjoyable setting at The Athenaeum, as well as a series of interactive workshops for younger music and art aficionados. Now in its eighth year, the soundON Festival has become an important fixture in the musical landscape of San Diego.

All performances will be held in the Joan & Irwin Music Room at the Athenaeum, with the exception of the January 9 Workshops, which will be held at either the Athenaeum’s School of the Arts La Jolla Studio and at the School Studio on Park Blvd. in University Heights. The 2015 soundON Festival of Modern Music will be presenting exclusive world premieres by Mark Menzies, Christopher Adler, and festival favorite Juan Campoverde Q, along with works by Sidney Marquez Boquiren and New York composer Eric Wubbels. They will also be celebrating contemporary virtuosos, including Pierre Boulez, Elliott Carter, and San Diego’s very own Chinary Ung.

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SoundON 2015 Timetable at The Athenaeum

Festival Concert—Thursday, January 8 at 7:30PM featuring:
Juan Campoverde Q. – Nocturno/Muna World premiere
Elliott Carter – Epigrams
Sidney Marquez Boquiren – Babalyan
Stuart Saunders Smith – Hearts
James Erber – Trattenimento da Camera
Jean-Charles Francois – Fragments II

Community Workshop—Friday, January 9 from 6-10PM
Workshop Concert—Saturday, January 10 at Noon (a free event!)
Workshop Concert—Saturday, January 10 at 7:30PM
Workshop Concert—Sunday, January 11 at 2PM

San Diego New Music is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the public performance of exceptional 20th and 21st century music. They aim to advance and promote the art of music by showcasing world-world class works and enrich the artistic culture of San Diego through annual concerts – particularly the SoundON Festival of Modern Music!

Details regarding the workshops will be released and updated before the event, so stay up-to-date with their website and check back regularly!


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