Concert 4: 2nd Annual KC Contemporary Music Festival

KCContemporary Music Festival Year 2

May 4th,  5 PM – 9 PM, The Bauer Event Space  115 W 18th St., Kansas City, Missouri 64108

(If parking at Union Station, take the Streetcar to Kaufman Center, 16th and Main,Crossroads, 19th and Main)


Kansas City’s Contemporary Chamber Music Festival!!

newEar presents the 2nd annual Kansas City Contemporary Chamber Music Festival!

Come down to Kansas City’s First Friday in May to hear the city’s best contemporary chamber ensembles. Last year’s festival featured music from newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Mnemosyne Quartet, KCEMA (Kansas City Electronic Music & Arts Aliance), and the Davis and Harte Duo. The event is free and open to the public. A suggested donation of $5 will be collected at the door. More on this year’s lineup coming soon!

newEar Program Details

Our final concert of the season is a pre-Pride kickoff event where we will perform
pieces by LGBTQ and allies composers. We will also perform the world premiere
of a commission by Nick Omiccioli, who currently teaches at the Yong Siew Toh
Conservatory of Music and lives with his wife, bassist Kristin Shafel, in
Singapore. The central piece on the program is Stay On It by the out and proud
black composer Julius Eastman, whose life ended tragically in 1990. Other
LGBTQ composers featured are Meredith Monk, the Mid-America Freedom Band
artistic director and conductor Lee Hartman, and Barr Institute Laureate
composer at UMKC, Jennifer Higdon.

Our Father – Julius Eastman

Stringsongs – Meredith Monk

Banshee Reels – Lee Hartman

Southern Harmony – Jennifer Higdon

Commission – Nick Omiccioli

Stay On It – Julius Eastman

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