New Music Festival brings world class composers, concerts to Louisville


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville School of Music presents its annual New Music Festival Nov. 6-10, with a slate of renowned guest artists such as composers David Dzubay and Ryan Ingebritsen and the chamber music group Elysian Trombone Consort. 

    The festival will include the premier of “Sacred Heart,” a collaborative piece by Boston playwright Heidi Decker and UofL professor of composition Steve Rouse, during the Faculty Chamber Music concert Nov. 6. The two will also give a presentation about their collaboration before the concert at 7 p.m. in which Decker will perform selections of her monologues.

     Dzubay, the festival’s headlining composer, is professor of music, chair of the composition department and director of the New Music Ensemble at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington. He’s received numerous top fellowships and his music has been performed by orchestras, ensembles and soloists in the U.S., Europe, Canada, Mexico and Asia.

    In addition to taking part in nightly concerts, festival guest artists will present master classes and lectures throughout the week. See the detailed schedule for all events, which are free and open to the public.

    For more information, contact John Ritz at 502-852-4137.


    Niki King
    Niki King Jones is positive she has the best job at the University of Louisville, serving the communication needs of the departments of fine arts and theatre, the School of Music, University Libraries and Alumni – all the fun, creative stuff. Before coming to UofL in 2015, Niki held communication positions in both private and nonprofit sectors in Louisville, Ky., including at Heaven Hill Distilleries and the Jewish Community of Louisville. For 10 years prior, she was a reporter at various newspapers across the country, most recently The Courier-Journal. Niki graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in journalism and has a masters degree in community and leadership development from the University of Kentucky.